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India's Big Bazaar Direct turns small merchants into franchisees


  • Internet Retailer

Indian apparel retailer Big Bazaar Direct's 300 stores only reach about 18% of the country's population, but a new program that arms small merchants with tablets that turn them into franchisees aims t… Read More

Boston is installing new wayfinding signs downtown


  • Boston Herald

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is adding signage as part of a $750,000, multiyear project designed to make it easier for visitors to find their way around and locate features includ… Read More

Grainger revenue, profit up for Q1


  • MarketWatch

W.W. Grainger increased revenue and profit during the first-quarter despite a decline in sales from Canada. Grainger's profit of $216.7 million and overall sales of $2.39 billion for the quarter were … Read More