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CarMax to open Tupelo store next week

CarMax is set to open its Tupelo location next week, the company confirmed today.  A soft opening is planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the used car giant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. It will be the second CarMax store in the state; the other location is in Jackson. The Tupelo store – located […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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UAM’s disassembly operations, facility in Tupelo get accreditation

Microsoft Word – UAM Receives AFRA Certification.docx Universal Asset Management‘s disassembly processes and its facility at the Tupelo Regional Airport have received accreditation from the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, the company announced. Here’s the press release: Universal Asset Management, Inc. (UAM), a leader in aviation asset management, aircraft disassembly and commercial aviation aftermarket component sales, […]

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Posted in Business news, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport, Universal Asset Management0 Comments

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Peavey Electronics downsizing as part of reorganization

Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing in a move that company officials say will result in some layoffs. “Less than 100 employees will be affected,” Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corp., said. “We’re keeping certain parts of that factory open; certain parts of it we’re closing down,” Peavey said about plans for […]

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Williams-Sonoma expanding in Olive Branch, adding 900 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its 2 million-square-foot distribution center in Olive Branch. The project is creating approximately 900 new jobs, in addition to the over 650 current employees. Additionally, the facility employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers each year during peak periods. “Williams-Sonom, Inc. […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, National0 Comments

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ICYMI: Walmart Neighborhood Markets opening across region

In case you missed it in today’s Daily Journal, here’s my follow-up story to the efforts of Tupelo First to halt the encroachment of Walmart Neighborhood Markets into Tupelo (click here for that story) from Wednesday. Here’s today’s story, with comments from Walmart:  Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren’t too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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‘Tupelo First’ group looking to stop Wal-Mart expansion in city

A nonprofit group, Tupelo First, has created a Facebook page, asking citizens to tell city leaders to stop Wal-Mart Inc.’s rumored interest in building smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city. In its post, Tupelo First asks fans to contact Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and City Council members by phone or by sending them a copy of […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, National, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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Nine Miss. catfish and poultry operations get financial help

Nine poultry and catfish producers in Mississippi have been selected to receive a total of $288,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran today reported.  The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants were approved for operations in Bay Springs, Brooksville, Carthage, Indianola, Magnolia, […]

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Posted in Agriculture & livestock, Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, State1 Comment

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