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OUR VIEW: Leaders pass up chance to stem hunger, diet-related disease

Tell the truth. Didn’t you feel annoyed and inconvenienced the last time a bare cupboard forced you to make a trip to the supermarket down the street? If that is all you felt, you are among the more fortunate Mississippians. For more than a quarter of your fellow Magnolia State citizens – predominantly those  in economically distressed communities and regions ...

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Southaven plans to become regional shopping destination

SOUTHAVEN — Local officials are expecting the outlet mall under construction by Tanger and Poag Shopping Centers to make Southaven a regional business destination. “We are 250 miles from six states and we will probably draw from all of them. This isn’t your local mall,” Carmen Kyle, executive director of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, told The Commercial Appeal. Tanger ...

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Tanger announces outlet mall plans in Miss.

SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is partnering Poag Shopping Centers on a development in Southaven. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to pay for the infrastructure for the outlet mall. In addition, the development has approval for $34 million in sales tax rebates ...

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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 the past 10 years, including ...

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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 Square Alliance and co-owner of ...

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Coast city launches 'Pelican Pound' promotional campaign

A Mississippi Gulf Coast community has unveiled a new effort to keep consumer spending within its city limits. The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau has launched new items to promote the “totally locally” Pelican Pound campaign to help encourage residents and visitors to buy local. The new campaign features pelican artwork by artist Elizabeth Huffmaster. The pelican pound, ...

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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 consumers took to stores to ...

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Shoplifters out for the holiday season

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 lots. Gulfport police arrested four ...

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Red Square Clothing to open at Jackson's Highland Village

WS Development announces that Red Square Clothing Company will open a location at Highland Village, adding another unique Jackson-based specialty retailer to the center’s tenant mix. Highland Village will represent Red Square’s second shop in the Jackson area. Owner/manager Myles Harris debuted the clothing retailer’s first store five years ago. Red Square offers a full line of unisex clothing and ...

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