Archive of: Retail

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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
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
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