Monday, February 25, 2019

New England News

Stop & Shop plans to test driverless vehicles this spring in greater Boston that bring consumers a selection of groceries when summoned via an app. When the vehicle arrives, customers unlock the vehicle’s doors and pick the fruit, vegetables, and other products they want to buy off the shelves inside. The vehicles’ technology automatically records the products customers selected and charges them. Receipts are e-mailed in seconds... PGHC Holdings, Inc., parent company of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo, announced that the New England restaurants will be sold to private equity investment firm Wynnchurch Capital. The deal does not include franchisee locations. There are still 141 company-owned Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo locations in New England... Retail developer Gazit Globe Ltd. is expanding its Boston portfolio with the purchase of 341 Newbury St., a 6-story, 49,000 s/f building leased to Uniqlo and fitness studio SLT, for $51 million. The property also includes a 98-space parking garage. Gazit’s portfolio includes 3 retail properties in Boston’s Downtown Crossing...Milk Bar and &pizza opened their first-ever joint storefront in Harvard Square, Cambridge last month. Milk Bar now has 17 locations from New York City to Las Vegas. &pizza has grown to more than 30 locations along the East Coast...Oak Furniture Land, the UK’s largest furniture retailer, has opened its first US store, at Wayside shopping center, in Burlington, MA. The company has 100 showrooms across the UK... Artichoke Basille’s Pizza opened its first of 5 CT locations in Newington this month.

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