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Panda Express looks to build restaurant in Tupelo

Another new restaurant is coming to Tupelo, and it’s Panda Express, the fast-casual Chinese food chain with some 1,800 locations int the U.S. Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Mexico, Dubai and South Korea. Plans show the restaurant will be on the lot south of the entrance to The Shops at Barnes Crossing (which houses Bed Bath & Beyond, Dickey’s Barbecue, Dollar Tree, […]

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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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One mystery work site in Tupelo solved, the other still a mystery

There’s been some speculation on a couple of sites in Tupelo recently, where crews have been bringing in lots of dirt, leveling the sites, etc. Biz Buzz can tell you what one of them is. On South Gloster Street, next to Advance Auto Parts – which is adjacent to an O’Reilly Auto Parts – will […]

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Tanger to open outlet mall in north Mississippi

Outlet mall operator Tanger is partnering with Poag Shopping Centers in the development of a 310,000-square-foot outlet center in Southaven.  The Greensboro, North Carolina-based company said in a release that it would partner with Memphis-based Poag Shopping Centers to develop the mall at Interstate 55 and Church Road. Tanger Outlets Memphis is expected to have […]

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Raybern Foods to employ 200 at former Sara Lee plant

UPDATED VERSION 1/8/15: The creator of the frozen deli sandwich soon will be making them in Mississippi, creating 200 jobs and occupying what had been an empty building.  Hayward, California-based Raybern Foods, which specializes in heat-and-serve sandwiches sold at grocers including Walmart, is relocating its manufacturing operations to the former Sara Lee building in the […]

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ICYMI: Four Walmart Neighborhood Markets now open in region

There’s still no official word if Walmart plans to build up to three of its  Neighborhood Markets in Tupelo, but we do know four have opened – all this month – in towns around the city. And more are likely on the way as the retail giant looks to capture more market share. So perhaps it’s inevitable Tupelo […]

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OptimComfort made its announcement at the CDF boardroom Tuesday morning.

OptimComfort adding 70 furniture-related jobs in Plantersville

Two years ahead of where they thought their business would be, Angela Howard and Judith DeShong celebrated Christmas a little early with business and community leaders in Lee County. Their company OptimComfort, a medical furniture designs and manufacturing firm, has opened a manufacturing plant in Plantersville. The company moved into the 27,000-square-foot building formerly owned by […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Plantersville0 Comments

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