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Organizers high on spring furniture trade show

TUPELO — The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market opens Thursday with organizer saying that preregistration numbers up nearly 30 percent and available space is 99 percent filled. The biannual furniture industry trade show ends Sunday. Market president Kevin Seddon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal if the weather cooperates and if the early numbers hold up, the spring market could be ...

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Viking to make history at kitchen and bath show

GREENWOOD — Viking Range, LLC will unveil more new products at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) than ever before in company history. Viking will showcase more than 50 new, innovative products at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4-6. “I have personally, along with the team at Viking, sought input from dealers, end users, engineers and builders ...

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Nissan exec high on January sales despite weather

CANTON — Nissan Group has released January U.S. sales number. Mississippi-built product highlights include: • Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to 4,931 units • Nissan Altima sales totaled 22,515 units in January, an increase of 4.9 percent • Sales of Nissan Xterra rose 52.3 percent in January to 1,518 units • Nissan Sentra sales rose to ...

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New Belgium Brewing brands available in Mississippi March 3

New Belgium Brewing will make Mississippi its 37th state of distribution on March 3, according to a news release from the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewer. Brands immediately available will include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift, Trippel, 1554, Summer Helles and some Lips of Faith brands. Wholesale partners across the state include: -Capital City Beverage (Miller/Coors) -Mitchell Distributing (ABI) ...

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Mississippi's business incubators hatch success stories

There are 20-plus business incubators throughout Mississippi nurturing startups until their owners are ready to graduate and leave for their own location. The incubator experience gives the new ventures a boost in longevity. “We do know that when people are part of an incubator organization, they stand an 80 percent chance of succeeding,” said John Brandon of the Mississippi Development ...

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NEW & IMPROVED — With Business Marketplace, the MBJ puts a new slant on an old standard

The state’s largest business-to-business networking event will unveil a new name and a new format when it opens for its 31st year on April 3 at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson. The MBJ Business Marketplace — formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO — will now allow vendors to sell their wares on the showroom floor. ...

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Fertilizer manufacturer adding to product line-up

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corp. plans to add to its product line. In a news release, the company said beginning in mid-February it will add monoammonium phosphate to take advantage of broader market opportunities. The company already produces diammonium phosphate, which is sold through traditional domestic and international channels. The company says both products are considered the most common forms ...

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PepsiCo beverage warehouse to close next month

CORINTH — PepsiCo is closing Corinth beverages warehouse by the end of February. PepsiCo said the operations are moving to its Tupelo warehouse. Of the 31 employees affected by the closure, the majority will be given the opportunity to transfer to Tupelo, says Vincent Bozek with PepsiCo North America spokesman. The warehouse has operated in Corinth for 25 years. Headquartered ...

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