Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

NRF predicts merrier holiday shopping season for retailers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a turbulent start to 2014, the National Retail Federation says it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual 3.1 percent increase during that same time frame. Holiday sales on average have grown 2.9 percent over […] [...]

Council rebrands in effort to push more visitors to Oxford Square

OXFORD — The Oxford Downtown Council has recently been rebranded as the Oxford Square Alliance. The Alliance has a new logo, and decals with the logo will be placed at member locations around the historic Oxford Square. “People from all over the world know about the Oxford Square,” says Mark Huelse, chair of the Oxford […] [...]

NRF: Retail sales increased nationwide in most categories

WASHINGTON — Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation, March retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.8 percent adjusted month-to-month and 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said, “Retail sales increased in most categories and sectors as […] [...]

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 […] [...]

New owners plan cautious change for Highland Village

by Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Black Friday, Business, Maison Weiss, Mississippi, retial, shopping, Whole Foods

As lease renewal time arrived, second-generation Highland Village retailers Ken and Tracy Szilasi weighed the tremendous potential of Ridgeland’s Renaissance at Colony Park and Madison’s thriving retail centers. The Maison Weiss owners ultimately decided their best play was to stay put and continue catering to a customer base Ken Szilasi’s grandparents Nell and Bernie Weiss […] [...]

Outlets of Mississippi mark Jackson’s arrival as the ‘fashion-forward’ market

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Pearl, shopping, tourism

No longer just a place to stop for a break in the monotony of interstate travel, outlet discount centers are shape shifting into destinations onto themselves. Witness the downtown Jackson Marriott’s offering of a travel package (Nov.15-16) for two days of the grand opening of the Outlets of Mississippi Nov. 14-17 a few miles away […] [...]

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 […] [...]

City looking to hire consultant to recruit retailers

HORN LAKE — The city of Horn Lake is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to help the city attract retail development. Mayor Allen Latimer and aldermen agree outside help is needed to bolster the city’s efforts to compete with neighboring Southaven and Olive Branch, as well as other Memphis area communities battling for […] [...]

Council approves measures needed for construction of new mall

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council has approved the zoning change and variances Gulf Coast Galleria needed for the go-ahead and the developers expect to start construction of the mall in the spring. The Sun Herald reports those attending yesterday’s meeting applauded when Mayor Rusty Quave introduced the team of developers who are going to […] [...]

Developer submits plan for one-million-square-foot mall development

D’IBERVILLE — Plans for Gulf Coast Galleria — a million-square-foot mall with restaurants, shops and a hotel along Interstate 10 — have been submitted to the D’Iberville Planning Department. Developer Robert Mandal with Ramco Development tells The Sun Herald the mall will be more than 750,000 square feet, with the hotel and other buildings adding […] [...]

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