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Retailers hire fewer seasonal workers than expected

The National Retail Federation reports retailers’ hiring actions may bode well for the holiday shopping season, though the employment numbers missed previous forecasts. NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said, “The nation’s retailers continued to add to their payrolls in December even in the midst of the condensed holiday shopping season. Retailers and merchants, especially those operating clothing and general ...

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Whole Foods sets grand opening; to offer pre-opening tours

JACKSON — Whole Foods Market will open its doors Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. at Highland Village in Jackson, according to release from the company. The 34,000-square-foot store will feature an organic salad bar, in-store smoked barbecue, fresh-made gelato, natural body care and nutritional supplements, beer growler filling station and the Yazoo Bend Coffee & Taproom with 4 beers ...

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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 Mississippi Press. “It’s imminent,” Gollott ...

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City likes retail consultant, but waits on outcome of referendum

There’s no chicken-or-egg issue in Horn Lake when it comes to hiring a consultant to help attract more retailers. City officials are near a deal with Birmingham, Ala.-based Retail Strategies, according to The Commercial Appeal, but will hold out until the results of next week’s referendum on a proposed lodging tax. Voters will decide Tuesday whether the Northwest Mississippi city ...

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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 the public infrastructure for the ...

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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 growth in a still-struggling economy, ...

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Main Street group kicks off new fundraising campaign

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Main Street organization is campaigning to raise money for economic development activities in the downtown area. The Commercial Dispatch reports the campaign — called Main Street in Motion — will take place through September. Money raised will go toward the planning of growth, diversification and preservation of the downtown historic district. Jay Jordan, a member of ...

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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 build the indoor mall along ...

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Mall tenants get termination notice; city working on relocation

GAUTIER — Tenants at Singing River Mall are scrambling for a new place to setup shop. The city of Gautier officials has sent out lease termination notices were sent out this week telling businesses they have to move out soon. One of those tenants is Phillip Henderson, who manages MaCnarb Gaming. The business hasn’t been at Singing River Mall quite ...

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Kmart to close two Coast stores in November

WAVELAND and GULFPORT — Kmart has announced that it will be closing stores in Waveland and Gulfport in south Mississippi. The closings are scheduled for mid-November. The closings mean the only remaining Kmart location in South Mississippi will be on U.S. Highway 49 in Gulfport. Company officials specifically say that location will remain open. The Gulfport location has 52 employees ...

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