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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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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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Posted in Business news, Community development, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Food & Dining, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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TVA: $1.2B in investment and 4,700 jobs in Miss.

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its economic development efforts were successful in attracting and retaining more than 60,300 jobs and spurring a record $8.5 billion in business investments in the TVA region in fiscal year 2014. In Mississippi, TVA said its efforts resulted in 4,700 jobs and $1.2 billion in investment. Last year, TVA said across the valley […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Energy, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tennessee Valley Authority0 Comments

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Downtown Tupelo Main Street marks 25 years

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) celebrated 25 years of Tupelo Main Street at their annual meeting today.  The following were awarded for their contribution toward the growth of Downtown Tupelo: Special Service Award: Boyd Yarbrough Mitchell Distributing Best Business Promotion: Caron Gallery Park Heights Elvis “Can to Can’t” Caroline Turney Lisa Hall Business […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Downtown Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 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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Brooks Grocery still a go for West Tupelo

Plans for a Brooks Grocery in West Tupelo are still in the works and have not been abandoned. Rumors have circulated recently that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to to build three of its smaller-format stores nearby, including two within a relatively short distance of the proposed Brooks Grocery store. Speculation has been that the Brooks store will […]

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