Polaris mall owner Washington Prime files bankruptcy

Marco B Divaio

Washington Prime Group, the Columbus-based owner of Polaris Fashion Place and 102 other shopping centers, has filed for bankruptcy.  Washington Prime filed Chapter 11 late Sunday, after struggling for more than a year with a pandemic that crushed mall revenue and traffic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for many […]

Let your flowers say, ‘Welcome’

Marco B Divaio

Spring and summer arrive in the Lowcountry with warming temperatures turning practically every blade of grass green. It actually spreads like a contagious disease to a lot of homeowners’ hands, turning their thumbs green, too.  Hordes of gardeners head to local stores to snag some flats of blooming annuals to get […]

Emami raises stake in Helios Lifestyle to 45.96%

Marco B Divaio

Kolkata-headquartered FMCG company Emami Limited has raised its existing strategic stake of 33.09% in Helios Lifestyle Pvt Ltd  — owner of the male grooming brand The Man Company (TMC) — to 45.96%, the company said in a regulatory filing. Emami had previously acquired 33.09% equity stake in Helios Lifestyle, in […]

28 LGBTQ-owned brands and businesses to support in 2021

Marco B Divaio

Over the years, you’ve probably seen companies embrace Pride Month through advertising campaigns — including rainbow flag logos and even limited-edition items like Skittles’ colorless candy. But it wasn’t always like this — LGBTQ-inclusive ads only really started to appear in the ‘70s. It was vodka brand Absolut’s introduction of […]

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