May 30, 2019

Former Wakefern exec named to lead marketing, merchandising for Rite Aid

Erik Keptner was appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer, effective June 24, 2019.

May 29, 2019

Glen Rock company hosts nation’s biggest franchise expo

MFV Expositions will host the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center in New York May 30 through June 1, exposing an estimated 15,000 attendants to more than 400 emerging franchise brands as well as education on financing options.

May 23, 2019

Walmart has hired 2,341 in NJ in veteran job initiative

"It’s encouraging to see the numbers being reported today," said Regional General Manager for New Jersey Glen Spencer. "It shows that when we set a goal and focus on achieving it, we can accomplish so much.”

May 23, 2019

Interim financial officer named CFO for The Vitamin Shoppe

Charles Knight assumed the role of interim chief financial officer on April 8.

May 21, 2019

Dressbarn to wind down retail operations

Plans for the closing of the Mahwah-based retailer's 650 individual locations, including information about store closing sales, will be forthcoming.

Union-based Bed Bath & Beyond
May 13, 2019

Temares out, Winston in as Bed Bath & Beyond CEO

Steven Temares has stepped down from his post as chief executive officer of Bed Bath & Beyond and resigned as a member of its board of directors after 16 years days after activist investors filed a complaint against the Union-based retailer in federal court.

May 13, 2019

Kids hair cutting franchise continues NJ expansion with Livingston location

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids will open two additional salons in the state on the heels of the Essex County store's opening.

Union-based Bed Bath & Beyond
May 13, 2019

Activist investors file complaint against Bed Bath in federal court

Legion Partners Holdings alleges that the Union-based retailer has made efforts to subvert the rights of shareholders in relation to the roster of director candidates that Legion nominated for the board at the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, which has been reduced from 16 nominees to 10.

Party City
May 10, 2019

Party City to shutter 45 stores; finds new helium source amid global shortage

The Rockaway-based novelty purveyor will close stores from among its 870 locations across the country. The impending closures are not directly related to the helium deficit.

May 7, 2019

Ascena Retail Group completes $300M Maurices sale

Mahwah's Ascena Retail Group Inc. has completed its sale of Maurices Inc., which was first announced in March.

May 7, 2019

Upgrades come to Newark Liberty’s Terminal B

Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport is getting an upgrade, with new stores slated to roll out in 2019 as part of efforts to enhance and expand customer services and options across the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's facilities.

A Whole Foods storefront.
May 7, 2019

Whole Foods moves northeast HQ to Jersey City

Currently located in Englewood Cliffs, the grocer has signed a lease for 47,398 square feet of space for its new regional headquarters in Hudson County.