Retail


Retail most competitive job sector in Missouri

A new study from CareerCloud shows that “retail salesperson” is the most common and competitive job in Missouri, at 1,359 jobs per 100,000 people.  Neighboring Kansas also shows retail as the most competitive job. The study uses recent data from the… more

New ownership will reopen Tiffany & Co. Plaza location

News of Tiffany & Co.'s permanent closure of its location on the County Club Plaza has been reversed. On Jan. 7, 2021, Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE acquired Tiffany & Co. for $15.8 billion, stepping in as its… more

A Whole New World

Ingram's 2021 Historical Perspectives Series: Commercial Real Estate Everything you thought you knew about the history of commercial real estate in Kansas City? Put it on a shelf: That history is being rewritten right now. Various megatrends for years had… more

Macy’s Pulling Plug at Independence Center

For the second time in three years, Independence Center will lose an anchor tenant when Macy's closes the store in the spring. The retailer announced this week that that the site, at a mall routinely plagued by large-scale teen conflicts,… more

Melaleuca, Inc. to expand distribution operations to KC, open in former Harley-Davidson plant

The Kansas City, Mo. Northland will soon see another addition to its array of warehouses and distribution centers. Online wellness company Melaleuca, Inc., noted as the largest online wellness shopping club in North America, announced plans to invest $35.5 million… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Associated Wholesale Grocers partners with Takeoff Technologies on fulfillment centers

A Wednesday news release from Associated Wholesale Grocers announced the grocery retailer has partnered with Takeoff Technologies, a Massachusetts-based eGrocery solution company. The partnership was made to build micro-fulfillment centers in the Kansas City region, centers that are miniature, automated… more

Hybrid learning has resulted in higher spending, according to survey

The impact of COVID-19 has stretched into the 2020 fall semester, back-to-school preparations looking dramatically different compared to last year. With varied school reopening plans and policies occurring across the Kansas City metro and U.S., one broad similarity is the… more

Payless headquarters in Topeka relocates to Miami, Fla.

A relaunch of Payless includes the drop of ShoeSource from its name – as well as a move from its Topeka, Kan. headquarters to Miami, Fla. Payless’ new home in Florida will also be where the company intendeds to open… more

Ascena Retail Group Inc. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

On Thursday last week Ascena Retail Group Inc. , filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Ascena is the parent company of seven different apparel brands including Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, and Justice. The company announced the same day a debt… more