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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Jos. Bank and MBNA’s heyday

Good afternoon, News that the California company that owns Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse filed for Chapter 11 protection brought to mind tales from the glory days of MBNA. You might remember MBNA had a...
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Wawa to test out small drive-thru store in Bucks County

Wawa plans to test out a store for the Covid-19 era, with a 1,850 square foot freestanding drive-thru and curbside pickup location in Falls Township, PA in Lower Bucks County. The store aims to help...
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Delaware ranks second in concentration of smaller companies selling on Amazon

Delaware ranks second among the 50 states with the largest concentration of small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. The ranking is on a per capita basis to adjust for the size of states. The...
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Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy protection in Delaware

Brooks Brothers filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Wilmington. The company is looking for a buyer for the iconic men's and women's wear brand that has seen demand for its suits plunge...
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Personnel file: DuPont, WSFS, Cinnaire, Botanic Gardens, Beebe, BHHS Fox & Roach, ...

DuPont appoints diversity chief DuPont announced that Kimberly Markiewicz has been appointed Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). She will report to Darrell Ford, Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Markiewicz will advance DuPont’s...
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Analysis: Pike Creek Shopping Center sticking with the basics

The owners of the Pike Creek Shopping Center  have  given up on prospects for a replacement of the shuttered  Kmart store or an overhaul that would combine housing and store.  Plans submitted to the New...
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Three Delaware GNC stores on closing list

Nutritional supplement giant GNC will close three  stores in Delaware, according to a list provided by AI.com The listed stores are as follows: Dover Mall, 1365 N. Dupont Highway, Dover Gateway West Shopping Center, 1030...
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Coronavirus issues not expected to delay opening of first Delaware Wegmans store

The COVID-19 crisis has not led to any delays in plans to build a Wegmans store near Wilmington. A spokesperson for the Rochester, NY-based chain confirmed the location at the former DuPont  Barley Mill Plaza...
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Treasury, SBA agree to disclose recipients of larger Payroll Protection Program loans

Recipients of loans under $150,000 will be exempt The  Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury have agreed with leaders of the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee to make public additional data regarding...
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Our view: The dismal jobless rate

Good afternoon, There's no way to sugarcoat the latest jobless report for Delaware. The 15.8 percent rate for May is appallingly high. As was the case in April, job losses took place across the board. The largest decline...