Archive of: Retail

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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

Olympia Goodwill location set to reopen next week

A week from today, an official Olympia Goodwill reopening celebration will mark a new look for the nonprofit’s thrift stores in southwest Washington.

September 2016

From Sept. SSBiz issue: ‘Encorepreneurs’

In this article from September's South Sound BIZ magazine, read about experienced, senior citizens who choose to start out again in entrepreneurship.

September 2016

The reason it’s wet this week . . .

Regional car wash operator scrubbed a record number of cars and other vehicles for free to celebrate the company's anniversary.

September 2016

King County residents spending more

With more jobs filled over the prior year, it shouldn't be surprising to see a rise in consumer spending throughout King County from 2014 to 2015, and that trend will likely continue.

August 2016

State GDP growth leads the nation

Strength in local real estate activity, construction and retail trade lead Washington to be tied for the fastest growth rate in real GDP of any state in the nation for first quarter 2016.

August 2016

Reber Ranch to debut Pet Central on Friday

Reber Ranch, the family-owned pet and feed retailer based in the South Sound for more than three decades, will debut a new brick-and-mortar brand on Friday when Pet Central opens in Kent.

August 2016
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