Retail

Athens reaches out for retail | Local News

Officials continue to cast nets far and wide hoping to draw new businesses to the city. Athens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Lisa Denton said r360, a retail recruiting firm hired by the city last year, continues to contact developers and businesses to attract larger stores. “He gave me an update on the Karns Development, which is the property on ...

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‘Retail refugee crisis’ is coming with store closures

The retail industry is losing scores of jobs. AP/Elaine Thompson The retail landscape looks like it’s about to get rougher for everyone — especially those on the lowest rung of the ladder. Retail is the largest employer in the US, employing an estimated 4.6 million people in full- or part-time jobs. But estimates also say that the sector has shed more than 89,000 ...

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‘It’s a no-brainer’: Residents call for £32m Kingswood Retail Park expansion to go ahead

Residents have called on councillors to give the seal of approval to the “no brainer” £32m expansion of Kingswood Retail Park. The proposed, controversial 10-unit development would create 250 jobs on empty land to the west of Next and bring “high-brand” stores to the city. It was initially rejected by Hull councillors last year over fears it would impact city ...

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Warren police arrest suspects for retail fraud at Target

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) – The Warren Police Department arrested three suspects for retail fraud at Target, located on Dequindre Road, on Monday morning. Officers responded to a call that reported two men entering the store and loading a shopping cart full of laptop computers. They then pushed the cart out the front door without paying.  The suspects reportedly loaded the ...

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Hull city centre traders urge planning committee to reject Kingswood retail plans | Calendar

Traders and business people have urged councillors to reject an out-of-town retail development they claim is threatening their businesses and the regeneration of Hull city centre. They have signed a petition objecting to the proposed development at Kingswood and appealed to members of Hull City Council’s Planning Committee to act to support the city centre and traders in the heart ...

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Independent pharmacies emphasize personal service as a way to compete with retail drugstore giants | Local

To compete against the big drug store chains, Buford Road Pharmacy sells home health equipment and offers in-store fitting for custom order Dr. Comfort brand orthopedic shoes, among other services. “Because there is not much (profit) margin in pharmacy retail sales of medications, that’s why we have the home health department,” said pharmacist Wendy Bare, store manager at Buford Road ...

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Weekend penalty rates slashed under union deal

THE weekend penalty rates of thousands of low-paid Queensland workers employed by four corporate giants have been slashed under deals struck by the Australian Workers’ Union. The dud agreements, which were struck by Queensland AWU state secretary Ben Swan and expire this year, have left weekend workers hundreds of dollars worse off each year and bear similarities to deals struck ...

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