Westlake Ace Hardware Parent Expands Illinois Footprint, Acquires 13-Store Chain

Posted May 13, 2024 Westlake Ace Hardware's parent company announced it has agreed to acquire Bishop Ace Hardware, a 13-store chain in central Illinois. The acquisition is expected to be completed on July 28, 2024, according to the company. Ace… more

Westlake Ace Hardware Officially Opens Third Lee’s Summit Location

Posted February 12, 2024 Westlake Ace Hardware announced it will soon be hosting a grand opening event for its third location in Lee’s Summit. The new Westlake Ace Hardware in Lee’s Summit, located at 3511 S.W. Market Street near the… more

Ingram’s September 2023 Digital Edition

You can read all about the Ingram's 250 in the September Digital Edition here.   more

Recession Treats ‘Beef’ For Costco Customers

As the recession worsens and creeps deeper into our wallets shoppers are now more wary of what goes into their carts, mainly meats. In an investor call, Costco CFO Richard Galanti said customers are less interested in pricier beef products… more

July 2021 Digital Edition

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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