Archive of: Retail

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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

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
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