Retail + Consumer

Tracks In Wax Record Store in Phoenix
June 12 is Record Store Day, an international celebration of all things vinyl. First launched in 2007, the event was spread out over three dates in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, store owners are welcoming back customers without capacity limits.
Jun. 12, 2021
Real Water box
Bottled water produced in Mesa and Henderson, Nevada, has been found to cause myriad illnesses. Real Water, also called Real Alkalized Water, is connected with non-viral hepatitis, nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue, as well as liver inflammation.
Jun. 10, 2021
A sign on a Phoenix restaurant advertises open positions
Arizona restaurants that survived the pandemic are returning to normal capacity levels. What isn’t returning to normal are their employment numbers.
Jun. 9, 2021
Hermosillo Ford plant
Ford is once again expanding its operations in neighboring Sonora, where it will begin manufacturing a small pickup truck at its Hermosillo factory.
Jun. 4, 2021
takeout box with food
After the murder of George Floyd last year, DoorDash, Uber Eats and its brand Postmates waived delivery fees for some Black-owned restaurants. The delivery companies said they wanted to respond to nationwide calls for racial justice. But legal challenges came quickly.
Jun. 2, 2021
Real Water box
A U.S. judge has permanently blocked a Las Vegas-based bottled-water brand Real Water from being marketed while an investigation continues into at least one death and multiple cases of liver illness among people who reported drinking it.
Jun. 2, 2021
Frys Grocery Downtown Phoenix
Phoenix city leaders will discuss whether to stop offering a controversial tax incentive to developers.
May. 26, 2021
Cars on road
Phoenix topped all the metro areas in the Census Bureau survey on the question of travel.
May. 25, 2021
Crescent Ballroom takeout sanitized pens
The Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey collects data weekly to measure the effect of changing conditions during the pandemic.
May. 25, 2021
A gas pump
Temperatures are reaching triple digits, and reports of potential gas shortages have come from around the United States this week. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Is it safe to keep a full gas can in my trunk during a Phoenix summer?
May. 22, 2021
Broadband ethernet cable
A federal consumer-protection agency, Arizona and a handful of other states have sued an internet service provider over download speeds.
May. 20, 2021
Arizona cities are sounding the alarm over a flat income tax proposal. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns says if state lawmakers approve the change being promoted by Gov. Doug Ducey, it would result in the single largest cut to local governments in Arizona’s history.
May. 20, 2021
Bacanora
Sonoran restaurants are set to start promoting the regional agave spirit Bacanora. For many, boosting its profile on local menus a matter of pride.
May. 14, 2021
Electric Vehicle SOLO
A Canadian company has broken ground on a 230,000-plus square foot factory in Mesa, where it will manufacture a three-wheeled electric vehicle called SOLO.
May. 13, 2021
Monique Sandoval
Monique Sandoval is the dressmaker behind Cleo + Clementine, and she’s been creating dreamy wedding dresses in Phoenix for more than a decade. The Show went to visit her new space recently and saw some of her newest collection.
May. 11, 2021
Live music in the park, a re-telling of “Alice in Wonderland,” poetry, art, literature, live performances. The artists are back, as millions of Arizonans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
More Arizona Arts, Entertainment News
May. 10, 2021
Heather van Blokland
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 48%. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
May. 7, 2021
Groceries
Rising fuel prices and increased packaging costs are contributing to higher grocery bills.
May. 4, 2021
mother and baby looking at camera
The National Retail Federation expects spending for Mother’s Day to top $28 billion, up $1.4 billion from last year. While many restaurants and retailers are looking to cash in, a few companies are offering customers a way to avoid the holiday.
More Arizona Business News
May. 4, 2021
ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced results for the first quarter of 2021 on Monday. The quarterly numbers showed a 16% increase in revenue year over year and record automotive revenue of $515 million.
May. 3, 2021

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