Archive of: Retail

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State tax breaks may help land HQ2

While state lawmakers and even the governor did not make any special provisions to entice Amazon to build its second headquarters in Washington, there are some existing benefits that might apply.

October 2017

Caring for storm-impacted pets

Animal-loving consumers in the South Sound and greater Puget Sound market are opening their wallets to help feed cats and dogs impacted by Gulf Coast hurricanes.

October 2017

Consumer prices steady, earnings flat

Moderating price increases matched fairly flat gains in real personal earnings over the past two months, according to data reported today for the metro-Puget Sound consumer marketplace.

September 2017

Back-to-school spending

Did you spend your fair share in back-to-school shopping? Nationally, it's been estimated the spending totaled $8.5 billion.

September 2017

Retail jobs open as Santa comes our way

Only 103 shopping days 'til Christmas – and merchants are beginning to wonder where they will find retail staff to serve their eager customers. Their trade association is connecting with the state jobs unit.

September 2017

Whole Foods to become Amazon on Monday

The South Sound's only Whole Foods grocery is promising lower prices after next Monday's take-over by Amazon is completed.

August 2017

New execs for water, mall and credit union

As summer heads into autumn, more executive leadership assignments are being announced, including these for a local city water system, a regional shopping mall and the Kent branch of a regional credit union.

August 2017

Chamber members to protest store closure

Local business advocates and neighbors will gather tomorrow to show their support for keeping the neighborhood Albertson's store open.

August 2017

Q1 2017 retail sales up strongly

Both Tacoma and greater Pierce County showed bigger percentage gains in taxable retail sales during the first three months of 2017 than did Washington state as a whole.

August 2017

Other negatives in regional economy

Weaker conditions for manufacturers, slumping new- and used-car sales and continued soaring housing prices are all cited by the latest report from Washington state's official forecast office.

August 2017
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