Posts Tagged ‘retail’

J.C. Penney to close store on Coast in March

GAUTIER — The J.C. Penney Co. will be leaving Gautier. It and the Belk Inc. department stores are about the only stores still open in the 563,000-square-foot mall, the rest of which is to be torn down for a $90 million makeover. Demolition should begin in the next two weeks, Mayor Gordon Gollott told The […] [...]

Target: 40 million card accounts may be breached

by Published: December 19,2013

Tags: jackson business, Mississippi, retail, target

Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and […] [...]

Organizers gearing up for first-ever furniture show

TUNICA — The inaugural Tunica Furniture Market in January will be held in January and its organizer says about 40 companies are expected to participate. “Despite a lot of doubts and people calling me crazy, the Tunica Furniture Market is happening,” organizer Scott Morton told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Morton proposed earlier this year […] [...]

Shoplifters out for the holiday season

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, law, Mississippi, retail, shopping

Two recent shoplifting incidents reported at outlet malls in Pearl and Gulfport serve as a reminder to retailers and shoppers that you can’t be too careful, especially this time of year. Crowds of holiday shoppers tend to bring out a criminal element looking to lift merchandise from stores and purchases from unlocked vehicles in parking […] [...]

Hancock Fabrics reports improved performance

by Published: December 11,2013

Tags: Hancock Fabrics, loss, operating income, profit, retail, sales, Steve Morgan

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics Inc. has released financial results for its third quarter ended Oct. 26 and first 39 weeks of fiscal 2013. Financial results for the third quarter include: • Comparable store sales increased by 1.1 percent following a 2.3 percent increase in the third quarter of 2012. Net sales were virtually flat at […] [...]

Contact lens investigation leads to multiple arrests

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An undercover operation has resulted in several arrests and numerous businesses facing allegations of unauthorized dispensing of contact lenses, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection and Public Integrity Divisions, working with the Mississippi Optometry Board, conducted a two-month undercover investigation, which resulted in seven arrests […] [...]

Business owners file lawsuit over impact of road construction

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg has denied most of the claims in a lawsuit filed by several West Fourth Street business owners who said the ongoing road construction has adversely affected commerce in the area. Defense attorney L. Clark Hicks tells The Hattiesburg American the city plans to request that the lawsuit be tossed. […] [...]

Coast mall stores closing ahead of demolition

GAUTIER — Singing River Mall is gradually moving towards change. Mall manager Angela Bishop tells The Sun Herald Cinema 5 closed last weekend and the remainder of the businesses will be out by the end of October with the exception of anchor stores Belk and JCPenney. Bishop expects demolition to begin in December and Belk […] [...]

Belk at Dogwood Festival upgrades, enlarges to meet Flowood retail demand

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, retail

  A $9-million expansion leaves no doubt about where Charlotte-based Belk thinks Flowood’s retail market is headed. In fact, the need to simply keep up with current market demand led Belk to enlarge its store at Dogwood Festival by 40,000 square feet, company executives say. The new expansion to 210,000 square feet is the second […] [...]

Another financial plan for proposed mall earns approval

SOUTHAVEN — A new financing plan has surfaced to pay for roads, water and sewer for a proposed outlet mall to be built in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports Southaven Board of Aldermen and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors agreed last year to a $15-million tax increment financing plan to offset the costs of […] [...]

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