Archive of: Retail

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Dollar Tree store gets $145k safety fine

Repeated, willful violations of state worker safety rules brought a proposed $145,200 fine to a South Sound retail chain, after inspections at its Chehalis and Aberdeen stores.

November 2016

Washingtonians buying more

Confirming political positions defending the state's strong economy, a Quarterly Business Review released today shows retail sales in this year's second fiscal quarter were 8.6 percent above one year ago.

November 2016

4 of Top 10 for retail sales in South Sound

The City of Fife records more than six times the average per capita retail sales over the whole state, according to new publication. Three other South Sound cities also made the top 10 performing markets.

October 2016

Inflation rising faster here than in U.S.

Probably related to western Washington having one of the best-performing economies in the nation right now, the local cost of living is also measured above regions.

October 2016

Food collections by Haggen

Regional grocery chain Haggen has a one-week food drive going that hopes to collect 300,000 pounds of foods for distribution to hungry families in the market.

October 2016

Police watch West Oly store vandal

A lone male apparently suffering from mental health issues attacked a furniture store in west Olympia early yesterday and caused around $50,000 in damage. He was eventually talked down by police officers and taken to a local hospital.

October 2016

Holiday hiring outlook stronger

Washington state's strong economy bodes well for an active holiday shopping season, according to labor economists. As a result, they are predicting nearly twice as many seasonal jobs to be created this year, compared to 2015.

October 2016

New GM at Tacoma Mall

There’s a new name in charge of the Tacoma Mall, as parent company Simon Property Group has announced Cara Ritchie as the shopping center’s new general manager.

September 2016

Local retail sales growth strong

A number of marketplaces in the South Sound showed significant growth in their retail sales over the five years ended 2015. A few, however, fell far behind the trend for growth.

September 2016

From SSBiz: 2nd-hand for fun & profit

Many persons don't have the time (or patience) to scan eBay for particular items, yet they quickly snap them up when they're found. Sounds like a business opportunity, and Sand Macaulay of Lacey agrees.

September 2016
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