Janelle Nanos

Janelle is a business reporter at the Boston Globe, covering retail, restaurants, and consumer culture. She thrives on diving deep into the ideas, people, and businesses that drive Boston’s economy. She has previously worked at Boston Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and New York Magazine, and she currently teaches a class in magazine writing at Boston College. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Latest stories


A better way to buy a bridesmaid dress?

By , Globe Staff

Weddington Way, known for its virtual showrooms, is opening a shop in Natick.

Why your grocery store wants to be like a startup

By , Globe Staff

Expect more technology in the aisles as supermarkets begin to look to the future.

L.L. Bean dropping its unlimited returns policy

By , Globe Staff

L.L. Bean’s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company is now imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud.


Super Bowl defeat has a ripple effect for business and lost income

By , Globe Staff

   The Patriots weren’t the only losers. Consider the plight of T-shirt printers and the parade-route restaurants.