Retail

October Imports Spike as Retailers Stock Up for Holidays

Oct 12th, 2016 | By
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   In this photo of Oct. 12, customers shop for Rudsak shoes at Macy’s shoe department in New York. Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They’re a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering they don’t usually make peoples’ gift lists.

By The National Retail Federation WASHINGTON – October is expected to be the second-busiest month of the year for the nation’s major retail container ports as merchants stock up for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “The holidays are
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Oct 11th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

This week in Old Town! Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition
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In a tight market, stores lure holiday workers with perks

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By
AP PHOTO
   In this photo of Oct. 12, customers shop for Rudsak shoes at Macy’s shoe department in New York. Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They’re a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering they don’t usually make peoples’ gift lists.

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO,  AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market. They’re also more determined to lock in their workers earlier. Macy’s and Target are holding their first nationwide recruitment fairs, and others
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! I would like to take a moment to welcome Bully Dog/Derive Systems to Old Town Pocatello. They will be relocating to S. 1st on the main floor and loft area of Kinport Junction. Work is currently underway for The Bridge to move into the main floor of the Historic Yellowstone Hotel.
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Retailers File Suit to Block New Overtime Rule

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
   Raquel Ozuna is an associate at Deseret Industries who is working to get retail experience. Ron Francis is the manager at Deseret Industries, and they are celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary.

More than 50 Business Groups Say Rule is Overreach of Authority By The National Retail Federation WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! Found Downtown is now open at 541 N. Main St. Found Downtown is Pocatello’s newest “Eclectic Everything” shop featuring new and like new clothing for ALL tastes and sizes, shoes, boots, home decor, furniture, antiques, collectibles, gifts, and much more. You are invited in to shop Wednesday through Saturday from Noon
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Sep 13th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Join the voices of recovery at this year’s Recovery Fest on Friday, from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. The event is free to the community. There will be live music by “Country Drive,” free food and drinks, kids activities and a health and information fair. Fall is
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi The Pocatello Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. This is the last Wednesday night concert of the summer. KYD-J will be live on stage! The Sandtrap Grill will be grilling up some delicious dinner! Don’t miss the bash to end the 2016 summer. See you
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New at the Pine Ridge Mall: Two new retailers announce opening dates, rue21 to expand

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Two stores at the Pine Ridge Mall recently announced opening dates, and a third is remodeling. Discount Tire, top, will open on Oct. 1. And Pro Image Sports, bottom right, will move into the former Aeropostale location on Sept. 15. Further, rue21 is adding 2,600-square-feet of space, as well as a plus-size line as part of a major remodel. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Customers of rue21 at the Pine Ridge Mall will see a whole new store when it reopens in November. The trendy teen retailer is adding more than 2,600 square feet of retail space, knocking out a wall and taking over the empty storefront next door. All this new
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Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

Aug 30th, 2016 | By

By Phuong Le/Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits. Seattle
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