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


In Somerville, a ‘wood magician’s’ sanctuary

By , Globe Staff

For artist-carpenter Tim Lorenzo, being creative is a messy business.  

Why is oat milk suddenly so popular, and what’s it actually like?

By , Globe Staff

After Swedish brand Oatly made inroads into the US, HP Hood brought its own oat milk to market. In Boston, baristas are having a hard time keeping cartons on hand.

Some Somerville businesses are seeing red over Green Line project

By , Globe Staff

With construction on the extension is underway, merchants are navigating a new landscape — literally.

For some Craft Beer Cellar franchisees, it’s a bitter taste after jumping in

By , Globe Staff

A number of franchisees say they find themselves facing mounting financial pressures and fearing failure.