Archive of: Retail

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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
More Amazon in Sumner

More Amazon in Sumner

After recent hiring events around the South Sound, the retail giant Amazon is announcing a second order processing center in Sumner.

June 2017

Retail building development slow

The strong economy in western Washington is pushing the region's status in retail property rankings, even as there isn't much new construction evident at this time. The result: lease rates creep up as vacancies slide down.

May 2017

Tacoma’s social enterprise business plan

Neighbor businesses and residents along South Tacoma Way may get their skeptical questions about a youth drop-in center and young adult emergency shelter answered at a meeting next week.

April 2017

Car wash empire expanding

One smaller family-operated car wash group in the South Sound is moving into a larger chain, still locally owned by a family.

April 2017
Family-owned McLendon sells

Family-owned McLendon sells

An announcement this morning from the fourth-generation family leader of McLendon Hardware stores disclosed that the group is being sold to a nationwide retail conglomerate. Gail and Mike McLendon reportedly will continue as corporate managers.

March 2017

Car dealer drives $$ to non-profits

Puyallup gained another major car dealer today, with the grand opening of CarMax just north across the river from Auto Row. CarMax celebrated by gifting $25,000 to a pair of Puyallup charities.

March 2017

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
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