Retail + Consumer

Three people in full/body white suits and blue surgical gloves work in a factory or laboratory-type setting.
The government is spending billions to support semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. But trainees seeking chipmaking jobs may have to wait.
May. 3, 2024
Skier goes down hill
The Snowbowl ski resort in northern Arizona is extending its season after getting more than 30 inches of new snowfall last week.
May. 3, 2024
On a typical day, Phoenix gets between seven and 21 fire calls. The department reviewed data going back to 2018 and found that on New Year’s Day, calls increased 161%. On the Fourth of July, calls jumped 176%.
May. 2, 2024
By the end of June, nearly 60 alley segments with more than 150 gates should be installed, along with about 25 culverts, which are meant to channel storm water but sometimes attract homeless encampments.
May. 2, 2024
Man in black shirt stands next to potted plant
Native Resources International works to save native plants displaced by construction of TSMC's new plants in metro Phoenix.
May. 2, 2024
Arizona gas prices are down for the second week in a row. The state average dropped by 6 cents to about $4.03 a gallon. But it’s still higher than the national average, which is $3.67.
May. 2, 2024
A divided Phoenix City Council has approved up to $4 million to cover more legal expenses related to the Department of Justice investigation into the police department.
May. 1, 2024
Multicolor castle-shaped bounce house in yard
A 2-year-old was later pronounced dead at a local hospital after a bounce house was swept up by wind in Casa Grande on Saturday.
May. 1, 2024
Man in suit walks with people in construction safety gear
With a booming population and funds starting to roll in, the Phoenix is “ground zero for the new economy.” Will an influx of federal investment in the city's semiconductor industry reshape the economy?
May. 1, 2024
Boarded up brick building
On Wednesday, the City Council is expected to vote on providing a $200,000 grant to the current property owner. If approved, the money will go toward rehabilitating what is historically called Yaun Ah Gim Groceries.
Apr. 30, 2024
Brown, pink and blue eggs in a basket
Attorneys for the state Department of Agriculture have responded to a lawsuit against its rules that will require large egg producers to use cage free hens starting next year.
Apr. 29, 2024
 Kris Mayes
Earlier this week, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes announced that a receiver has been appointed for the Heritage Village assisted living facility in Mesa.
Apr. 26, 2024
Tables and shelves in a classroom
With federal pandemic relief funds set to expire on June 30, child care accessibility and affordability in Arizona could be at risk for both families and care providers, as scholarships and increased reimbursement rates shrink.
Apr. 25, 2024
An Amazon delivery drone
Amazon announced this week that its drones will be flying into metro Phoenix later this year. The Amazon Drone Delivery Program will be based in Tolleson and will deliver packages in less than an hour to West Valley customers who opt in to the service.
Apr. 24, 2024
Woman in suit stands behind podium
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announces some major new projects underway in Phoenix, including a new terminal at Sky Harbor Airport and other innovations.
Apr. 23, 2024
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
Mesa is trying a new strategy to attract retail. The bilingual survey asks people to rank their top three dining preferences — everything from fine dining, to pet-friendly to food trucks. The city also wants to know what kind of businesses residents leave Mesa to visit.
Apr. 18, 2024
self-service checkouts
It’s not hard to find headlines about organized retail theft — and shoplifting in general — from stores around the country. It’s also not hard to find retailers responding to that theft, be it with more items getting locked up, or more surveillance and other security in shops.
Apr. 16, 2024
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is not the only “Final Four” in town. Phoenix has created a competition with a twist after Mayor Kate Gallego pitched to the Arizona Restaurant Association.
Apr. 5, 2024
A 99 Cent Only location in Tempe
The discount chain 99 Cents Only Stores is closing all of its locations after more than 40 years in business. The company announced the "wind-down of its business operations" in a press release on Thursday afternoon.
More Arizona business news
Apr. 5, 2024
Scottsdale
After using a private company for nearly 20 years, Scottsdale is preparing to launch a city-run ambulance program.
Apr. 2, 2024

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