Michael Jones, chief custom officer of Lowe’s until October 2016
Michael Jones, chief custom officer of Lowe’s until October 2016 PRNEWSFOTO/LOWE’S COMPANIES
Michael Jones, chief custom officer of Lowe’s until October 2016 PRNEWSFOTO/LOWE’S COMPANIES

As the retail and sports business reporter for the Observer, Katie Peralta covers everything from grocery-store competition in Charlotte to tax breaks for pro sports teams. She is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame.