Spectrum Farms flowers

Felton farm to offer state’s first cut-it-yourself flowers next year

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

It’s not visions of sugarplums dancing in the heads of Chris and Ashley Sylvester right now. It’s visions of the flowers they will share with the public next spring when they open what they say will be Delaware’s first U-cut flower farm. “This will be the first time that customers will actually be able to come to the farm for …

Delaware Tech Croda

Croda helps DelTech buy critical safety training equipment

Staff Writer Business, Headlines

A sustainable chemical manufacturer with a plant in New Castle has joined with Delaware Technical Community College to buy a training system that will allow students to practice critical industry safety procedures. Croda Inc.’s donation allowed DelTech to buy a new DAC Worldwide Lockout/Tagout Training System. The realistic, hands-on training equipment simulates standard lockout/tagout procedures vital to the safety of people …

The 24-hour pharmacy is back at the Walgreens in Bear. (Walgreens photo)

Exclusive: 24-hour Walgreens pharmacies returning to Delaware

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Good news for Delawareans who need prescriptions overnight: Walgreens has reopened its 24-hour pharmacy in Bear. And its “Seaford and Lewes locations are planned to return to 24-hour Rx services,” said Samantha Stansberry, manager of retail merchandising and marketing communications. DelawareLive.com is the first media outlet to report the news. The Bear store is at 1120 Pulaski Highway (Route 40) …

The Farmacy Market

Milford’s new ‘Farmacy Market’ grew out of an abundant garden

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  A new market in Milford hopes to help the community harness the nutritional power of locally grown produce and regionally made products. The Farmacy Market at 28 South Walnut St., near My Sister’s Fault Bakery, hosted invited friends and family Wednesday and will formally open Saturday for Small Business Saturday. It has its roots in a scary episode of …

Mountaire Farms Thanksgiving for Thousands chicken

Mountaire Farms’ ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ breaks record

Katie Kazimir Business, Headlines

SELBYVILLE – More than 350 community members worked elbow to elbow Saturday at Mountaire Farms shipping warehouse to pack 14,000 holiday meals for area churches and nonprofits to distribute to families in need. “We’re only able to do this because of their help,” said Mountaire Farms Spokeswoman Cathy Bassett said.  Mountaire Cares This is the 29th annual Mountaire Cares’ “Thanksgiving …

The only Rite Aid in Claymont has closed. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Another Rite Aid has closed, this time in Claymont

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Rite Aid’s declaration of bankruptcy in mid-October was quickly followed by the announcement that it was closing two stores in Delaware – in Chestnut Hill Plaza near Newark and at 3209 Kirkwood Highway, near Prices Corner. The only Rite Aid in Claymont – at 2713 Philadelphia Pike – closed Nov. 16, but without any announcement to customers. Rite Aid now …

Tanger outlets

Black Friday shoppers will find Tanger Outlets diversifying

Katie Kazimir Business, Headlines

REHOBOTH BEACH – Turkey dinner and pumpkin pie aren’t the only Thanksgiving traditions for Sue Hall of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Once the holiday dishes have been washed, she and four female relatives will make their annual pilgrimage to Delaware’s shopping mecca, the Tanger outlets at Rehoboth Beach. They will be among the hundreds to descend on the beaches with a singular …


Wilmington continues to see weak demand for office space

Peter Osborne Business, Headlines

Weaker demand for Wilmington office space coupled with rising interest rates and continuing corporate cost-cutting efforts is painting a dismal picture for the immediate future, according to a new 3Q 2023 Office Market Overview by Newmark. “Chief financial officers are looking at their remote and hybrid workers and thinking they can cut costs by downsizing,” said Newmark Senior Managing Director …

Joseph Janvier Jewelers mural Kent Krech

Janvier jewelry store’s stunning mural wows customers

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Joseph Janvier Jewelers doesn’t go out of its way to call attention to itself — from the outside. The Elsmere business is housed in a nondescript brick building on Kirkwood Highway. Customers walk from a modest parking lot to the front door and press a bell to be admitted. They step in, and their mouths drop open. “Wow” is usually …

The Port of Wilmington, in 2011. (Diiscool photo from Wikimedia.org)

Port of Wilmington gets $50M from feds for container yard

Ken Mammarella Business, Government, Headlines

The federal government has awarded $50 million to construct a container yard at the Port of Wilmington. It’s the latest investment announcement for the port, which has gone through multiple operators in the last decade. The container yard will feature all-electric operations, a truck gate complex, terminal buildings, a 100,000-square-foot warehouse and inspection platform. The port was built by Wilmington …