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With Idaho Falls closure, now just two Macy’s left in Idaho (access required)

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Macy’s will close its store at the Grand Teton Mall in Idaho Falls by the end of March. This will leave only two Macy’s in Idaho: one at the Boise Towne Square Mall and one at the Silver Lake Mall ...

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Albertsons has strong third-quarter earnings (access required)

Boise-based grocery giant Albertsons reported favorable third quarter 2020 earnings, which ended Dec. 5, and announced a 10¢ per share fourth quarter dividend on January 12. During its early-morning Jan. 12 earnings call, the grocery retailer saw a 12.3% increase ...

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Little offers Boise Young Professionals timeless advice (access required)

Governor Little at his Oct. 9 press conference. Photo by Catie Clark.

Work hard, make good choices and always keep learning. That’s the advice that Governor Brad Little gave at the first Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Lunch of the new year on Jan. 6. The fact that it was ...

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Can Boise businesses require masks? and other questions (access required)

With the potential for more aggressive demonstrations in downtown Boise at the Capitol, local business owner Mike Rogers is prepared for protesters to enter his business, but he’s not worried. For businesses looking to be prepared for more demonstrations, such ...

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Idaho’s Melaleuca expands into Missouri with purchase (access required)

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Harley-Davidson closed its Kansas City plant in May and laid off hundreds of workers. It then put the 507,729-square-foot plant and its 314 acre site on the market $26.5 million. Melaleuca Inc. of Idaho Falls finalized its purchase of the former Harley-Davidson ...

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Rental management firms see little change in vacancy rates (access required)

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It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a number of unanticipated challenges in 2020, and the trouble has not been limited to isolation. Financial instability appeared as a result of the outbreak across the United States; ...

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Local labor market data firm looks at Idaho talent attraction (access required)

A screenshot of the nation's and Idaho's largest counties in Emsi Talent Attraction Scorecard 2020.

Recently, data experts are saying that, in addition to being attributed as one of the most livable places in the country, Ada County is in the top percentile for attracting workforce talent, including from once-attractive large cities. Ada County has ...

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Study: Idahoans bumming out about working from home (access required)

For the past 18 years, Sharon Koifman has run three companies from his home, and sometimes a remote office, currently two blocks away from his home. When asked if he thought a lot of people have been struggling with remote ...

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Retail expected to continue its evolution in 2021 (access required)

Judy Loomis (left) and Paul Loomis (center) at the Candy Jar in 2019.

Retail suffered a double whammy in 2020 between the ongoing retail apocalypse and the pandemic. Many businesses that were already teetering either liquidated or sought refuge in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Other retailers survived and some even thrived. Several trends emerged ...

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Retail apocalypse and rebirth: Year in review 2020 (access required)

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Retail Obituaries Was it only last year when Shopko, Payless Shoes, and DressBarn took their last trip in the hearse to the retail graveyard, taking their Idaho locations with them? They were joined in 2020 by A.C. Moore, which closed ...

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