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Six Mississippi startups get a leg up with Wal-Mart

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Six Mississippi startup companies went to Bentonville, Ark., last week, and all came back as certified suppliers for the international retailing giant. “The potential for these Mississippi startups is incredible,” said Tony Jeff, president and chief executive of Innovate Mississippi. Billy’s Original Foods is indeed a startup. “We just opened our manufacturing facility about a month ago,” ...

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At Home moving into former Sam’s Club quarters on County Line in Jackson

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By JACK WEATHERLY At Home will fill a major hole in the retail lineup along County Line Road left when Sam’s Club vacated its 128,000-square-foot quarters in August. Plano, Texas-base At Home wasted no time in grabbing the property, having its permits in hand by November, according to spokeswoman Stacey Sullivan. Its arrival will precede the arrival of a 50,000-square-foot Burlington ...

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Update: Six Mississippi Wal-Mart Express stores to close; 180 jobs to get axe

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By JACK WEATHERLY Six  Wal-Mart Express stores in Mississippi are among 154 of various Wal-Mart models  in the United States that the retailer will soon close. All 102 Express stores, a pilot program launched in 2011, will close Jan. 28, Wal-Mart said in a release on Friday. The Express stores in Mississippi are located in Belmont, Mantachie, Sardis, Walnut, Derma and ...

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TODD SMITH — The most popular brands in each state

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Public relations and marketing agencies make it a priority to identify the nation’s regional brand tastes – why people choose Coca-Cola over Pepsi, or Ford over Chrysler – in one part of the country over another. While the volumes of marketing research can point to the brands that are held in high regard in a given state – and why ...

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Mississippi auto parts workers in union drive plan protest

JACKSON — Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state. A group of workers and supporters at the Faurecia (FOR’-see-uh) SA seating plant in Cleveland plans a Tuesday ...

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Walmart pilot store rumored for Mantachie in Itawamba County

Adam Armour / Itawamba County Times Walmart is rumored to be eying Mantachie to open one of its 300 or so pilot small-form Walmart Express stores. Although still unofficial, town officials say the town has been talking with engineers about constructing a convenience store on property located off Highway 371, across from Delmar’s. The landowner reportedly sold the land to ...

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New faces in new places leave fate of inventory tax reform unclear

New legislative leadership does not necessarily guarantee easy victory for an old fight over inventory taxes. That’s something on which parties from both sides of the issue agree. Mississippi is one of nine states that still impose an inventory tax on its businesses. Arkansas is the only bordering state to still impose it, and Georgia is the only other Southeastern ...

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OSHA penalty upheld in trampling death of Wal-Mart worker

Shopper stampedes in your store that kill or injure workers are your responsibility.That’s the message Chief Administrative Law Judge Covette Rooney of the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has given Wal-Mart for inadequate crowd management following a November 2008 trampling death of a worker at one of the company’s retail locations in New York.The U.S. Department of Labor’s ...

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