| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
After three years mixing, bottling and boxing natural personal care products to be sold in local shops at their home in Annapolis, Robert and Zoe Benzinger are poised for bigger things.
For the first time their company, eco-armour, will be among the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:02 AM
Based on various customer satisfaction ratings, Consumer Reports has put out its annual list of the best supermarkets across the U.S. and once again Trader Joe's has made it near the top of the list.
Another chain to maintain last year's ranking was...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Open retail strife has broken out in White Marsh as the owners of the area's mall and other established retail centers foment opposition to a proposed upscale outlet mall along Interstate 95.
Paragon Outlet Partners proposed building a 525,000-square-...
| Apr 10, 2014
Blake Wollman has gone from a food processor in his kitchen at home to a commercial kitchen in Randallstown. He's progressed from selling his product at farmers markets to two distributors placing it in 50 locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. Now,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:21 AM
The initial results of an economic study of eight of Columbia's village centers identified adding more restaurants as the best future use for the centers, some of which have seen a decline in recent years.
"Most of the village centers, from my point...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:27 AM
When Kavita Shukla was 8, she designed a cage cleaner for her pet rabbit, Monet. Removing the cage’s tray to empty bunny pellets and food scraps was difficult and messy, and the third-grader was determined to improve on its design.
| May 7, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down.
One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
| May 11, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Herb Lotman, a food industry entrepreneur who founded Keystone Foods and developed a mass-production system for making McDonald's frozen hamburgers, has died. He was 80.
Lotman died Thursday at a suburban Philadelphia hospital from complications of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The specialized market for sustainable seafood has gone mainstream. Even Wal-Mart is promoting its environmental credentials in the seafood aisle.
More supermarket shoppers are demanding to know they are buying from operations that don't threaten fragile...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The Downtown Columbia Partnership has named Gregory A. Fitchitt as president and chair of the board and appointed Barbara A. Nicklas executive director.
Established in 2013, the Downtown Columbia Partnership is an independent nonprofit dedicated to...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The recipe is familiar, but with a fresh twist. Mix the salty, crunchy goodness of traditional munchies with the spicy kick reminiscent of Maryland's steamed crabs — and add the power of several professional Baltimore athletes for good measure...