Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
The light bulb went on over my head when I heard this number: $15 billion.
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
It seemed like a lesson that should have been learned in a business-basics class: Don’t talk up your product by bashing a competitor’s.
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Last summer, a reader critiqued a column I wrote about Keurig Green Mountain, the Vermont company whose name is synonymous with coffee and coffeemakers, lamenting that I made no mention of the environmental impacts of its single-serve K-Cup brew pods.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Laura Kennedy isn’t sure why Wal-Mart wasn’t able to make a go of its smaller Express stores, a concept the retail giant said it is abandoning.
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Stewart’s Shops, the ubiquitous home-grown convenience store chain, anticipates “an even bigger wow number” for 2016 than the $30 million spent on capital projects last year.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
For Susan Radzyminski, a telling sign is having two Albany chapters of the national Women Presidents' Organization, a select membership group for female executives at multimillion-dollar private companies.
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is leery of the planned merger of KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group, anticipating a loss of bank jobs and competition in the state.
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
I dodged a bullet by not getting a cookbook for Daughter No. 2 for Christmas.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015
It wasn't hard to spot the new player in bottled water on the Whole Foods shelf in Colonie, standing out in all of its baby-blue glory.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
I was out for my morning power-walk in the neighborhood when I heard the familiar sound of the mail truck. Odder than hearing it at that time of day — my street typically has afternoon delivery — was the day itself: Sunday.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
I think I heard a gasp — followed by a “You’re kidding!” — when the woman in front of me at The Fresh Market in Latham showed surprise at her total at the register.
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Had I been polled, I’d have stood shoulder to shoulder with respondents who gleefully said they would switch phone companies to get access to free tools and services to block robocalls.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Daughter No. 2, I learned this week, is part of a big bulge in the really big bulge coming down the demographic pike.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Volkswagen had few friends on Twitter this week after offering gift cards and vouchers to diesel owners caught up in the car company’s emissions software scandal.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Some 4 percent of grocery sales now occur online. In a decade, it could be as much as 17 percent of spending, according to estimates by the Chicago consulting firm Brick Meets Click.