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


Macy’s hopes Backstage will put it back in the spotlight

By , Globe Staff

The troubled retailer is bringing its “store within a store” concept to Massachusetts.

How Toys ‘R’ Us became the island of misfit toys

By , Globe Staff

The chain’s announcement that it would close stores sent ripples throughout the industry.

A whiteout outside; an ocean-themed fish convention inside

By , Globe Staff

As the wind whipped snow into drifts along Summer Street, few ventured out in the Seaport District on Tuesday. Except for the fish people.

How the partnership between 600 lb Gorillas and Mister Cookie Face crumbled

By , Globe Staff

It’s 600 lb Gorillas, a cookie maker, against Mister Cookie Face, the company that supplied the ice cream for its ice cream sandwiches.