Retail


Mayor Lucas Chooses TIF Commission Nominees

Mayor Quinton Lucas has chosen six members and six alternates for the city's TIF (tax-increment finance) Commission who will decide which development projects do and don't get tax breaks over the next four years, if the nominees are approved by… more

Hallmark Discontinues Home & Gifts Business

Hallmark is ending its Home & Gifts business line, and its activities are now being absorbed by the Hallmark Retail and Hallmark Greetings divisions in a transition expected to last through the end of the year. The 60 employees that… more

KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,… more

Forever 21 Closing Three Area Locations as Part of Bankruptcy

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21, which filed for bankruptcy over the weekend and announced plans to close 178 locations, and three of them are in high-profile Kansas City-area shopping centers, according to court documents filed today in the United States Bankruptcy… more

State AG Lawsuits Against Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Keep Coming

Pennsylvania is the latest state to join a coalition of 18 attorneys general suing to challenge Sprint's merger with T-Mobile, and an analyst said that if they are successful in court, T-Mobile would likely back out of the deal.  “The… more

World Cup Economic Impact On KC Would ‘Dwarf’ Super Bowl

If some of the men's 2026 FIFA World Cup games are played in Kansas City, the economic impact on the local area would likely double that of a Super Bowl, speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion at Children's Mercy… more

The Royals Fate: From Fear to Excitement

When Matt Condon first heard a rumor earlier this week that the Kansas City Royals were being acquired, his first reaction was: Uh-oh... Then the CEO of Bardavon Health Innovations--and former chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce--heard… more

Industry ‘Disruptors’ Becoming the Norm

A regular occurrence we are seeing in business nowadays is a bevy of firms proving that a "business as usual" approach to running industries won't fly anymore. It's becoming commonplace for firms' businesses to be based on finding where a… more

MU Returning to Arrowhead Stadium in Showdown Against Arkansas

The University of Missouri is returning to Arrowhead Stadium next year to play its annual Thanksgiving game versus the University of Arkansas at the facility. Called the Battle Line Rivalry, it will be sponsored by Shelter Insurance and played on… more

Veterinarians Face An Uphill Battle

It's getting harder to find a business that doesn't compete with Amazon, and that's not good news for veterinarians. The animal-health business, which was once squarely in the arena of vets' recommendations and advice, is rapidly losing market share to… more