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On the menu: Food inspections report for 1/23/15

Not a lot of inspection reports this week, although we do have another restaurant getting a “C.” The honor goes to a West Point restaurant listed as Midsouth Waffles, but you’d know it better as Waffle House. The only critical violation listed on the report was that the restaurant didn’t have a certified manager.  Last week, Robin […]

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Ni hao! Chinese delegation to visit Tupelo Furniture Market

Retailers and representatives of furniture associations from China will visit the Tupelo Furniture Market next month officials announced today.  They’ll meet with state furniture manufacturers at the Spring Market, which will be held Feb. 4-6. The visit was organized by the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. In 2006, a delegation from Mississippi, including officials from the […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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Tupelo eatery Grady’s Korner Kitchen now closed

Grady’s Korner Kitchen – which opened last March as Grady’s – has closed, the family confirmed. The restaurant on the corner of Daybrite and South Green in Tupelo originally opened with the intent to bring back some nostalgia with the old Grady’s 10-Cent Hamburger Huts. Grady Wood founded that popular place many years ago. Alas, […]

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United Furniture holds job fair, plans to open plant in February

United Furniture Industries, which last month had the winning bid to buy the former Lane Furniture facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona, is having a job fair today. The company, which employs some 1,600 workers at its plants in Okolona, Amory, Nettleton and Hatley, as well as a frame shop in Vardaman, looks to […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Verona1 Comment

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Toyota holds on to global sales crown for third year

For the third year in a row, Toyota Motor Corp. led the globe in auto sales in 2014. Toyota edged Volkswagen AG, while General Motors Co. was third.  Toyota’s sales were up 3 percent from 2013,  selling 10.23 million vehicles last year. Volkswagen sold 10.14 million vehicles in 2014, up  4 percent. GM’s global sales rose 2 percent […]

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Hawkeye Industries invests $750K, to add workers

Hawkeye Industries Inc. in Tupelo announced it has invested $750,000 in new equipment to expand its operations as its business has increased. The company also will add up to five more employees.  “We are busier now than we have been in a long time, especially during this time of year, which is typically our slowest quarter,” […]

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And another Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in the area

With at least four Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Northeast Mississippi up and running, another is about to open. On Wednesday, Derma in Calhoun County will get its own store. Like its counterparts in Mantachie, Nettleton, Belmont and Walnut, the Derma Neighborhood Market will cover 12,000 square feet and employ about 30 people. The store opens […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News0 Comments

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