Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rick Romell

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

More signs emerge that the pace of Foxconn's Wisconsin project is falling short of expectations

Despite applause for "tremendous progress" by Foxconn, new signs indicate the pace of the project the company promised has fallen short of expectations. → Read More

Milwaukee could get center for bowling-football hybrid called "fowling"

A Kansas man wants to open a center for "fowling," a game that mixes bowling and football, in an industrial building on the near south side. → Read More

Schoep's Ice Cream Co. files for receivership. A sale of the business is likely, the receiver says.

Schoep's Ice Cream Co., a 90-year-old family-owned Madison firm, has gone into receivership but is expected to be sold as a going business. → Read More

Nestle will cut 126 jobs in Wisconsin, including 62 in Sussex and Delavan

Nestle USA is cutting 126 jobs in Wisconsin as it reorganizes its ice cream business. → Read More

Kohl's No. 2 executive, who had been in running for top spot, will leave the company

Sona Chawla, the No. 2 executive at Kohl's Corp. and once viewed as a candidate for the top spot, will leave the company "to pursue new opportunities." → Read More

Foxconn's Louis Woo steps down from oversight of Wisconsin project

Louis Woo, the Foxconn executive who has been the face of the company's presence in Wisconsin, is stepping down from that role. → Read More

Harley-Davidson unveils new bikes – as in bicycles

Milwaukee motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson appears to be thinking of venturing into the rapidly growing electric bicycle niche. → Read More

Duluth Trading Co. chief executive Stephanie Pugliese resigns

The CEO of Duluth Trading Co. has resigned to take an unnamed job at another firm. → Read More

MillerCoors wins another battle in 'corn syrup' war with Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch must stop declaring on its packaging that its beer contains "no corn syrup," a judge has ruled. → Read More

Former Kohl's Corp. CEO Larry Montgomery dies at 70

Larry Montgomery, who was CEO from 1999 to 2008, ran the company during its most aggressive expansion phase. → Read More

Hogan sets Sept. 3 as date he will leave Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Mark Hogan, who helped forge the deal that brought Foxconn to Wisconsin, will resign as leader of the state's job-creation agency on September 3. → Read More

Office furniture firm expands to Milwaukee in wake of closing of Forrer Business Interiors

A Chicago office furniture firm will expand to the Milwaukee area in the wake of the abrupt closing earlier this month of Forrer Business Interiors. → Read More

Farm Bureau report: Wisconsin again leads nation in family farm bankruptcies

Wisconsin continues to lead the country in farm bankruptcies, data compiled by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows. → Read More

Time, memory and mistaken identity

It seems I'm not who I thought I was - at least in a sort-of famous, 50-year-old photograph taken in the rain at the Woodstock festival. → Read More

Kohl's revenue and same-store sales drop in second quarter

Kohl's revenue and same-store sales fell in second quarter. It was the second straight quarter of declining sales at established stores. → Read More

Foxconn begins raising walls for factory in Mount Pleasant

Foxconn said Monday it has begun building the walls of its planned factory in Mount Pleasant. → Read More

North side hotel project should get another $5 million city loan, Department of City Development recommends

With a $4 million loan already approved, a city agency is recommending an additional $5 million loan for a planned hotel at Fond du Lac and North avenues. → Read More

I went to Woodstock and missed Jimi Hendrix. But I think this muddy Life magazine photo might include me.

Business reporter Rick Romell got sick of the mud, missed most of the music but still has a great story. → Read More

Franklin meatpacker Strauss Brands is purchased by private equity firm

A private equity firm has bought a majority stake in family-owned Strauss Brands, a specialty meatpacker in Franklin that plans to build a new plant. → Read More

Forrer Business Interiors closes with less than a day's notice, cutting 58 jobs in Glendale

Glendale office furniture firm Forrer Business Interiors Inc. has suddenly closed, throwing 58 people out of work. → Read More