Archive of: Retail

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NFIB seeks to kill I-1433 ‘sick leave’

Small business representatives, retailers and some farm industry organizations are challenging the state mandate for all employers to pay sick leave starting Jan. 1, 2018.

February 2017

Snow reduces business significantly

Mother Nature perhaps needed an extra day to recover from Sunday's spectacular Super Bowl over-time finish, so she dished up a hefty dose of winter weather today.

February 2017

Retail sales growth in South Sound

Retail sales continued to climb in the South Sound as the marketplace recovered from the recession. Pierce County shows the 9th-fastest growth rate among the state's 39 counties.

January 2017

Christmas sales were ‘merry’

Our most recent holiday gift-giving and dining out season increased by twice from the year before, U.S. Census Bureau reports today.

January 2017

Amazon will hire 100k more by 2018

The world's largest retailer will get even bigger in the next year-and-a-half, as Amazon plans to hire 100,000 additional employees over 18 months.

January 2017

New auto giant coming to Puyallup

The South (and north) Sound will have new competition for used car sales by March, as CarMax opens its two newest dealer lots. Hiring is underway now.

January 2017

‘Boss of Year’ honorees named

Three top business leaders were announced today as Boss of the Year honorees in Thurston County. Formal recognition will come at a mid-December chamber of commerce luncheon.

November 2016

Kids benefit from Rotary, Harkness

Local merchants and members of a service club conducted a funds generating, fu event that will put area youth in a new ride for their club activities.

November 2016

Black Friday, #ShopSmall, Cyber Monday

'Let the shopping begin!' Actually, that might have been the exclamation yesterday afternoon and evening as major American retail chains put turkey drumsticks down to unlock their doors for bargain-hunting customers.

November 2016
Let the ‘Small’ shopping begin

Let the ‘Small’ shopping begin

With a whole turkey and pies headed for the oven, it won't belong before 2016 holiday shopping begins in earnest. Small Business Saturday is this weekend and local merchants are getting ready.

November 2016
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