Retail + Consumer

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Phoenix-based Shamrock Foods has bought 81 acres of land for a distribution center in southern Arizona. The center will be built just off Interstate 10 in Marana, about 20 miles north of Tucson.
Sep. 22, 2022
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The Gila River Indian Community becomes the first Native American tribe to advertise on a National Hockey League jersey.
Sep. 22, 2022
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The largest school district in the Navajo Nation has received its first electric school buses. Some students in the Chinle Unified School District experienced their first rides in electric vehicles this week.
Sep. 15, 2022
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Mesa is accepting applications from small businesses in need of education, training and one-on-one consulting.
Sep. 15, 2022
Thanks to a tight labor market, Mesa is bringing back lifetime medical benefits for eligible employees.
Sep. 13, 2022
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The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest inflation numbers, and they’re not looking good.
Sep. 13, 2022
Interest in labor unions has been growing nationally — and in Arizona. During the first nine months of the federal fiscal year, the National Labor Relations Board saw efforts to unionize spike nearly 60%. In Arizona, it increased more than 50%.
More Arizona business news
Sep. 1, 2022
Scottsdale Community College
Phoenix is giving $5 million to the Maricopa County Community College District Foundation as part of the new Phoenix Promise Program.
Sep. 1, 2022
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Scottsdale has increased financial incentives for residents and businesses to remove grass. The Water Department has $300,000 to offer in rebates this fiscal year, that's $50,000 more than last year.
Aug. 25, 2022
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Glendale will host a free, all-day workshop for people interested in starting and growing a successful venture.
Aug. 16, 2022
People with mobility issues spend more than $58 billion a year on travel and their leisure trips are nearly the same frequency as those without mobility disabilities. But their experiences are much different.
Aug. 9, 2022
United Airlines plane
United Airlines is counting on the West Valley to help grow its pilots. The airline expects to graduate 240 students this year at its training campus at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Aug. 4, 2022
Open house
When it comes to housing availability, buyers’ expectations are improving for the first time since 2020.
Aug. 2, 2022
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The International Association of Venue Managers recently held its annual conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. Many conversations focused on how the events and meetings industry is dealing with high inflation and low staffing.
More Arizona business news
Aug. 1, 2022
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Rising inflation is costing the majority of Arizonans at least an extra $200 per month.
Jul. 29, 2022
The toilet-paper aisle at a north Phoenix Target store
The pandemic and now the war between Russia and Ukraine have brought the notion of the supply chain to many consumers’ minds. Supply chain management professor Mike Crum thinks the creation of a federal office could combat shortages.
Jul. 27, 2022
Honeywell building
More than a hundred people will lose their jobs after Honeywell closes an assembly plant in the West Valley.
Jul. 21, 2022
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Local radio and TV stations are a step closer to cashing in on cannabis. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved language that would allow broadcasters to air marijuana ads.
Jul. 21, 2022
Rachel Mitchell
The interim Maricopa County attorney is assembling a team of prosecutors to work with business owners and police to convict people taking part in organized retail theft.
Jul. 20, 2022
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Nearly 70% of back-to-school shoppers say they’ve noticed higher prices, especially among clothing.
Jul. 19, 2022

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