Retail + Consumer

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
woman standing next to table talking to man in chair
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
Person counting money
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
marijuana
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
A display at a Target store
Nearly 70% of back-to-school shoppers say they’ve noticed higher prices, especially among clothing.
Jul. 19, 2022
Dirty Dough cookies
Utah-based Crumbl, the gourmet cookie company known for its weekly rotation of flavors and its long pink box, is suing an upstart cookie company based in Tempe over trademark infringement claims.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 18, 2022
The groundbreaking for the expansion of Mekong Plaza in Mesa, July 13, 2022.
Mekong Plaza broke ground Wednesday on vacant land south of the existing complex at Main Street and Dobson Road.
Jul. 14, 2022
construction workers
Construction costs are forecast to rise 14% this year, but increases are expected to drop significantly starting next year.
Jul. 14, 2022
Dollar store shelves
Despite high inflation and gas prices, some experts predict a robust holiday season for certain retailers.
Jul. 13, 2022
Traveler at airport curb
A new survey finds nearly 43% of Americans traveling in the United States have elevated concerns about their personal safety. And those concerns are more common among certain groups.
Jul. 12, 2022
Airbnb
A new law lets cities and towns better regulate short-term rental properties. Gov. Doug Ducey signed off on the legislation Thursday.
Jul. 7, 2022
A gas pump
The Better Business Bureau says the latest scam involves gas station gift cards.
Jul. 7, 2022
traveler with a suitcase
California is restricting state-funded travel to Arizona after Gov. Doug Ducey signed what he called “common sense” legislation. But in a news release California Attorney General Rob Bonta called it discriminatory.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 7, 2022
McDonald's sign
More than 4% Phoenix area businesses operate as franchises, according to a new report by Lending Tree, an online lending service.
Jul. 7, 2022
Self-checkout shopper
The pandemic and labor shortage is driving grocery retailers to invest more in technology.
Jul. 6, 2022
people shopping for backpacks
Some retailers are preparing for a rocky back to school season as COVID-19’s impact on shipping remains a big concern.
Jul. 6, 2022

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