Big Lots To Close Dozens Of Stores, Including Massachusetts Location Big Lots To Close Dozens Of Stores, Including Massachusetts Location
Big Lots To Close Dozens Of Stores, Including Massachusetts Location Discount retail chain Big Lots plans to close around 40 stores this year, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). It currently has around 1,425 stores nationwide. Six stores in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are slated to close, with both New York stores on Long Island. No store closures are scheduled for New Jersey. The company cited rising costs and inflation as reasons for the move and said a bankruptcy filing could be coming. Stores in the Northeast slated for closure are as follows: New York 260 Voice Road, Carle Place 231 Centere…
Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions Of BISSELL Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk
Millions Of Bissell Steam Cleaners Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Burn Risk Millions of steam cleaners that may be too hot to handle and were sold nationwide are being recalled after more than 150 burn injuries were reported. An alert was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advising that BISSELL Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaners are being recalled, which can leak hot water or steam onto users, posing a possible burn hazard. Approximately 3.2 million units are subject to the recall. According to CPSC, the recall includes multiple models in the model series 39N7 and 2994. "STEAM SHOT," or "POWER STEAMER" is printed on the side of the product.&nb…
Shaq's Big Chicken Takes First Big Step Into Mass. With Peabody Location Shaq's Big Chicken Takes First Big Step Into Mass. With Peabody Location
Shaq's Big Chicken Takes First Big Step Into Mass. With Peabody Location Shaquille O'Neal is considered one of the most dominant centers in NBA history. But now that the Hall of Famer no longer rules the boards, he's turned his attention to running boardrooms.  One of his successful businesses is Big Chicken, a chain of restaurants with franchises across the country. The latest will open in Peabody on Wednesday, July 10, at Northshore Mall. It's the first of many restaurants the chain hopes to open in the Bay State.  The first 36 customers in line at the 210 Andover St. location will win free drinks and chicken for a year. However, winners can onl…
Wilmington Cafe Closes After 17 Years In Business Wilmington Cafe Closes After 17 Years In Business
Wilmington Cafe Closes After 17 Years In Business The owners of As Good As It Gets, a popular cafe in Wilmington, announced they have decided to close the restaurant.  The 35 Lowell St. eatery announced the closure in a Facebook post over the weekend. Dear Customers and Friends,It is with heavy hearts that we let the community know that As Good As It Gets Cafe has closed, after 17 successful years. The current owners have chosen to retire, and close the restaurant at this time. We have been blessed to serve our wonderful and loyal Wilmington community for 7 of those 17 years, in an often challenging business. Much of our suc…
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When Lettuce talk about the latest buzz in the fast-food world. McDonald’s is bringing back its Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder, first launched in 2022, for another limited run beginning Wednesday, July 10. Brazenly dubbed “everyone's favorite sandwich,” the burger features a “100 percent fresh” Quarter Pounder beef patty, two slices of American cheese, three half strips of applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a special, smoky BLT sauce all on a toasted sesame seed bun. “The smooth and creamy BLT sauce is seasoned to perfection with paprika, parsley and black pepper,” McDonald’s said in a …
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner
Saks Fifth Avenue Acquires Neiman Marcus For $2.65B With Amazon As Partner Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has acquired rival Neiman Marcus, with Amazon jumping on board with a stake in the newly combined company. HBC, the parent company of Saks, entered into an agreement to acquire Neiman Marcus Group, the parent company of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, for a total enterprise value of $2.65 billion.  As part of the deal, Amazon will provide logistics in what HBC says will be a "technology-powered luxury retail company." “We're thrilled to take this step in bringing together these iconic luxury names, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Ber…
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks
Trader Joe's Recalling Candles Sold Nationwide Due To Possible Safety Risks Trader Joe's is cautioning customers to trash a certain scented candle that poses a potential safety risk, the grocery giant announced. The company issued an alert regarding its "Mango Tangerine Scented Candle," which they say may have an "unexpected burn pattern." According to Trader Joe's officials, the candle flame can spread from the wick to the wax causing a larger than expected flame, presenting a burn or fire risk. Trader Joe’s Mango Tangerine Scented Candle Trader Joe's The recalled candles, which are part of the company's seasonal rotation were sold nationwide. The pr…
‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips ‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips
‘Is He Serious?’ NY Ice Cream Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Employees’ Tips Social media is abuzz with outrage after a New York mother accused an ice cream shop owner of withholding customer tips that were given to her 15-year-old son and other employees. In a post on a community Facebook page Monday, July 1, the Long Island resident said her son quit his job at the Hauppauge business after the owner allegedly told him he “can’t figure out” how to separate tips that customers paid using a debit or credit card on his point-of-sale system. “I am not one who tips for every little thing, but people were tipping these kids on their credit cards, which they really apprec…
Bob's To Close Randolph Store After Filing For Bankruptcy, Failing To Secure Funding Bob's To Close Randolph Store After Filing For Bankruptcy, Failing To Secure Funding
Bob's To Close Randolph Store After Filing For Bankruptcy, Failing To Secure Funding Bob's Stores, the family apparel and shoe retailer, will close all of its 21 locations throughout the Northeast after the company said it is bankrupt. The stores will remain open through July 14 as the company sells its remaining items at greatly reduced prices. Some things were marked down as much as 70 percent, according to a news release. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last month, is $29.4 million in debt, according to the court filing.  Bob's President Dave Barton apologized to the communities affected by the closures.  We regret that our financ…
'Heavy Hearts': Quincy Restaurant To Close After 41 Years Serving Tex-Mex Cuisine 'Heavy Hearts': Quincy Restaurant To Close After 41 Years Serving Tex-Mex Cuisine
'Heavy Hearts': Quincy Restaurant To Close After 41 Years Serving Tex-Mex Cuisine The owners of a popular Quincy Tex-Mex restaurant say they are closing the doors after 41 years in business so they can spend more time with their family.  The owners of La Paloma said in a Facebook post that they will close for good on June 29. The restaurant is located at 195 Newport Ave. in Quincy.  It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that La Paloma will be closing our doors for good on June 29. We have been blessed to serve our community for the past 41 years. We have made a lot of great connections, memories and friends along the way through good times and bad. Mic…
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting To fight the recent rise in shoplifting and retail theft, shoppers could see store security employees wearing body-worn cameras to help catch thieves red-handed.  TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Serria, HomeSense, and HomeGoods, said will begin equipping some employees with body-worn cameras similar to those worn by police, the Boston Globe reported. The company started testing the initiative last year.  The company operates nearly 3,400 stores nationwide.  A call to the Framingham, Massachusetts, headquarters of TJX for comment was not immediately r…
Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday
Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday The Burlington branch of Rocco's Doughnut Company will say goodbye to the community on Friday, June 7, which happens to be National Doughnut Day.  The store at 19 3rd Ave. announced the closure in a Facebook post.  Our time here at 19 3rd ave will soon be coming to an end 🥺We came here one year ago (this June) as a pop-up and as our lease comes to a close we would love to thank you for the support you’ve all shown us. Our last day in Burlington will be Friday, June 7th which also happens to be National Doughnut Day 🍩🍩🍩 We hope to see you all these next few weeks and you can always…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Black Pepper Due To Possible Health Risk A nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of ground black pepper that could be contaminated with Salmonella. UBC Food Distributors issued the recall for the product under the Baraka brand name in 7-ounce plastic containers with UPC code 8 22514 26626 6, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The company said it was notified of the potential for contamination based on a routine state surveillance sample collected by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets that tested positive for Salmonella the presence of Salmonella in some packages of the product. Salmon…
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast The future is grim for Stop & Shop's underperforming stores in the Northeast. The grocery giant — which operates 400 stores across Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts (where the company is headquartered) — announced plans to close a number of its underperformers in the interest of company longevity, officials confirmed with Daily Voice. Nearly half of the company's stores have been remodeled, and a Stop & Shop spokesperson said those stores continue to perform well. "We're committed to continuing to invest in our stores - as well in our prices - to deliver a great…
Boston Hot Dog Company Closing In Salem; Chef-Owner Teases New Restaurant Boston Hot Dog Company Closing In Salem; Chef-Owner Teases New Restaurant
Boston Hot Dog Company Closing In Salem; Chef-Owner Teases New Restaurant The Boston Hot Dog company will close its doors following the holiday weekend, but that's not the end for chef-owner Mike Denk. He has some cheesy plans for the location.  Denk announced his decision to close the 60 Washington St. restaurant in a lengthy Facebook post, calling the decision to close after Monday, May 27, "bittersweet." He is keeping the location, but reinventing his vision for it.  Denk calls it "Au Gratin." The new restaurant will have a "scratch-made menu inspired by a love of cheese," he wrote.  But with every ending comes a new beginning, and he…
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target announced that it would lower prices on 5,000 "frequently shopped" items in its stores nationwide, the company said in a press release.  Those items include milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruit and vegetables, snacks, yogurt, peanut butter, coffee, diapers, paper towels, pet food, and more, the chain said in a Monday, May 20, news release. The new prices will be rolled out throughout the summer.  "We know consumers are feeling pressured to make the most of their budget, and Target is here to help them save more," said Rick Gomez, Target's executive vice president and c…
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster has filed for bankruptcy just days after closing dozens of its restaurants. In its bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. The filing stated that the company "intends to use the proceedings to drive operational improvements, simplify the business through a reduction in locations, and pursue a sale of substantially all of its assets as a going concern." The company said restaurants not listed as "temporarily closed" on its website will remain "open and operating as usual during the Chapter 11 process."…
'Bittersweet': Popular Quincy Diner To Close This Summer After Legal Battle 'Bittersweet': Popular Quincy Diner To Close This Summer After Legal Battle
The Wheelhouse Diner Set To Go 'Out With A Bang' On June 30 A popular Quincy diner that has been a South Shore staple for years announced this week that it will close this summer rather than continue to fight with its new landlords.  The Wheelhouse Diner posted a lengthy message on its Facebook page on Wednesday, May 15, explaining that the 453 Hancock Street restaurant would close on June 30.  Owner LeeAnn Vieira McDonough called the decision to close "bittersweet," but said she plans to go "out with a bang." I love the Wheelhouse. My children grew up here and now work with me. I have watched other people’s children grow up here. I have …
'Tough Decision': Peabody Mexican Restaurant Closes After 5 Years; Second Location Remains Open 'Tough Decision': Peabody Mexican Restaurant Closes After 5 Years; Second Location Remains Open
'Tough Decision': Peabody Mexican Restaurant Closes After 5 Years; Second Location Remains Open A popular Mexican restaurant in Peabody announced on social media this week that it was closing so the owner could spend more time with his family.  La Siesta opened five years ago at 3 Main St. and has several positive reviews on Yelp and Google.  The restaurant said in an Instagram post on Wednesday, May 15, that it had closed its doors, but management welcomed their loyal customers to make the trip to 70 Woodside Ave. in Winthrop for the same level of service and quality.  Dear Peabody Community,We wanted to share some news with you all. After five wonderful yea…
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's plans to offer a $5 value meal to lure back dollar-conscious customers. The one-month promotion starts on Tuesday, June 25, according to CNBC, which first reported the news. It will include a McChicken or McDouble sandwich, four-piece chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink, the outlet reports. "We know how much it means to our customers when McDonald's offers meaningful value and communicates it through national advertising," McDonald's said in a statement to CNBC.  "That's been true since our very beginning and never more important than it is today." Click here to read …
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants Fast-casual seafood restaurant Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of its restaurants. The company is also considering filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a CNN report. On its website, Red Lobster lists many of its restaurants as being "temporarily closed," including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook No closures are currently listed for Connecticut or Massachusetts restaurants. Founded in 1968, Red Lobster has around 600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and overseas. According to another CNN report, Red Lobster's prob…
Mimosas? 6 Eastern Mass Eateries Among Best Brunch Spots In America, New Report Says Mimosas? 6 Eastern Mass Eateries Among Best Brunch Spots In America, New Report Says
Mimosas? 6 Eastern Mass Eateries Among Best Brunch Spots In America, New Report Says Whether you're looking to order cocktails or celebrate Mother's Day, an all-new report has named six Massachusetts restaurants as among the best in the country for ordering brunch.  According to OpenTable’s Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America for 2024, six eateries in Essex and Suffolk counties are among the best brunch places in the US.  To determine this, the website took a look at more than 14 million diner reviews to narrow down the brunch spots most enjoyed by visitors.  The first eatery on the list, Brassica Kitchen, is located in Boston at 3710 Washington …
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns A pair of Planters nuts products are being recalled due to possible contamination with the bacteria that causes listeria. Hormel Foods Sales, LLC is voluntarily recalling the two Planters products that were produced at one of its facilities in April, according to an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, sti…
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels A recall has been issued for a popular brand of apple juice due to high levels of arsenic. S. Martinelli & Co. said the recall is for a single lot of Martinelli’s Apple Juice, one-liter (33.8-ounce) bottles.  The recalled product has a “Best By” date of “09MAR2026” or “10MAR2026” on the front of the bottle above the label.  The product was shipped between March 13, 2023, and September 27, 2023, with the majority of the product shipped before July 28, 2023. This recall results from a sampling by the State of Maryland that found samples from one produc…
Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy
Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy A retailer primarily located in malls is set to close all 543 of its stores following its third Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Closures for all rue21 locations are expected to be completed within the next two months with going-out-of-business sales coming soon. Founded in 1970, rue21 specializes in women's & men's casual apparel and accessories. In its filing on Thursday, May 2, the company said, "It became clear that offers to buy the debtors' assets at their current worth could not exceed the expected profits from selling off the closing stores and assets.  "As a result, the deb…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels
Nationwide Recall Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination: View Labels A nationwide recall has been issued for ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is recalling approximately 16,240 pounds of the raw ground beef products, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Wednesday, May 1. The raw ground beef items were produced on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, 27.  The following products are subject to recall: 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "93% LEAN 7% FAT ALL NATURAL LEAN GROUND BEEF" with lot code 117 and estab…
Just Salad Opening Second Mass Location In Needham Just Salad Opening Second Mass Location In Needham
Just Salad Opening Second Mass Location In Needham Just Salad, the national chain restaurant specializing in — well, salads — plans to open its second location in Massachusetts later this week in Needham.  The restaurant will hold a multi-day grand opening for its store in Needham Heights at 669 Highland Ave. beginning on Thursday, May 2, and running through Saturday.  The eatery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and includes indoor and outdoor dining options.  In celebration of the grand opening, the store will include discounts and offers for several days. …
Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens
Popular Frozen Meat Pizza Product Recalled Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens A popular frozen pizza product sold in the Northeast has been recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. 802 VT Frozen, a Newport, Vermont, establishment, said the recall involves approximately 8,220 pounds of its frozen meat pizza. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, April 26. The produced was made from April 25, 2023, through April 25, 2024.  The following product is subject to recall: 17.8-oz. cardboard box containi…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US
Nationwide Recall Issued For Prosciutto Made In Germany, Distributed In US A recall has been issued for a brand of deli meat that authorities say was uninspected. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that ConSup North America Inc., based in Lincoln Park, New Park, is recalling approximately 85,984 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sliced prosciutto ham produced in Germany without the benefit of equivalent inspection. The RTE sliced prosciutto ham item was produced on various dates from Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, through Wednesday, March 6, 2024, and shipped to retail locations nationwide. FSIS said it is concerned th…
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Public Health Alert Issued For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Contamination Ground beef products distributed nationwide may be contaminated with E. coli and should not be consumed, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. FSIS has issued a Public Health Alert on Saturday afternoon, April 20.warning consumers about the issue. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. FSIS said it is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ and food service institutions’ freezers.  The raw ground beef products were produced on Thursday, March 28 and have a “Use/Freeze By” date o…