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Retail relief Retail and food-service sales grew by a minuscule 0.1 percent in April, the Commerce Department said, partially reversing a decline in March. The figure was up 3.7...

Seasons Supermarket Chain Files For Bankruptcy

The Seasons supermarket chain of nine stores, including Central Avenue in Lawrence, New York, filed for bankruptcy protection according to court papers available online on Monday. Company executives say...

Elizabeth, N.J. — A Great Place to Call Home

2018 marks the 99th anniversary of the Teitz family rabbanut in Elizabeth, N.J. It has been a remarkable century characterized by outstanding leadership and continuous growth, with the Kehilla...

Pepsi to pick up Israel’s SodaStream for $3.2 billion

PepsiCo will buy the Israel-based DIY soda company SodaStream in a deal worth $3.2 billion. The move is widely seen as an effort by Pepsi to prop up its...

The Karpoff Difference

By Larry Gordon Sometimes there are things in life that are just too difficult to get done—and that is where Marilyn Karpoff comes into the picture. Marilyn has a fascinating story...

From the Editor: Retail Power to the People

One owns a jewelry store in Boro Park and the other owns a clothing store in Cedarhurst. They are closed, but they have more in common than just their...

French-Israeli Billionaire Patrick Drahi Buys Sotheby’s

(JTA) — French-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi is buying Sotheby’s auction house for $2.7 billion. Drahi, who also will take on the company’s $1 billion debt, is an avid art collector, and...

Some Small Kosher Food Businesses Hit It Big During Coronavirus

(JTA) — Like many small business owners, Ian Yosef Hertzmark’s small flour operation saw a precipitous drop when the coronavirus pandemic hit the Unites States in March. Almost overnight, Hertzmark’s...

Manhattan Camera Retailer B&H Sued for Tax Evasion

New York State is suing the owners of B&H Photo Video Electronics Store in Manhattan for allegedly failing to pay millions of dollars in sales taxes over a 13-year...

All In One Athletics: Every Player Is A Shining Star

By Rochelle Maruch Miller All in One Athletics creates champions on court and throughout life. Acclaimed by parents, educators, and the young basketball players, All in One Athletics was created...
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