April 30, 2015

Local communities in Arizona reportedly can no longer ban plastic bags. According to the Associated Press, the Arizona state legislature has voted to make it illegal for cities and town to forbid the use of plastic bags, as well as Styrofoam containers or other disposable products, within their limits.

March 23, 2015

McAlister's Deli is targeting Phoenix for franchise growth.

January 27, 2015

Mall owner Macerich is hosting a large-scale, week-long public event at its Scottsdale Fashion Square property, as a tie-in to the NFL’s Super Bowl XLIX showdown on Feb. 1 between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

November 26, 2014

The Esplanade mixed-use development on E. Camelback Road in Phoenix will under significant renovations beginning in first quarter of 2015, according to third-party manager CBRE.

November 6, 2014

Simon broke ground Thursday on Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana, Arizona. The multi-million dollar project will feature more than 90 retailers, and is slated to open fall 2015.

October 7, 2014

Cypress Equities companies announced that Cypress Lake Pleasant, LP, a new affiliated partnership, has purchased the fee simple interest in the Lake Pleasant Crossing shopping center in Peoria, Arizona.

September 23, 2014

CBRE has completed the sale of Peoria Marketplace, a 25,481-sq.-ft. multi-tenant shopping center in Peoria, Arizona.

September 23, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open a new store in Arizona on Oct. 11. The store is located in the Maryvale Plaza Shopping Center in Phoenix.

August 15, 2014

Team International partner Velocity Retail Group has completed a lease with At Home for a 104,967-sq.-ft. store in Tempe, Arizona.

July 18, 2014

PBteen opens its first Arizona-based PBteen store at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, Arizona on July 18.

July 16, 2014

X Team International announced that partner Velocity Retail Group has completed deals with Goodwill of Central Arizona and six other retailers in the metropolitan Phoenix market.

July 11, 2014

Smoking Vapor.Phoenix, which manufactures and sells electronic cigarettes, has opened a store in Phoenix, and plans to open four more locations in the coming months, according to a report by Phoenix Business Journal.

June 4, 2014

American Girl, a division of Mattel, announced plans to open its newest store at Scottsdale Quarter, an open-air lifestyle center owned by Glimcher Realty Trust and located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

May 21, 2014

Sparty Holdings has acquired the 10,017-sq.-ft. Coldwater Plaza in Avondale, Arizona, for $2.085 million.

May 5, 2014

WinCo Foods LLC has announced that it will begin shipping from its new distribution center in Phoenix.

May 2, 2014

WinCo Foods LLC will begin shipping from its newest distribution center in Phoenix, on May 14.

December 5, 2013

The Tabani Group has acquired the 578,666-sq.-ft. Prescott Gateway Mall in Prescott, Ariz.

October 25, 2013

The metropolitan Phoenix retail market ended the third quarter with a retail vacancy rate at 10.5%, down nearly a full point from 11.3% a year ago, according to CBRE’s Phoenix Retail MarketView report for the third quarter.

October 22, 2013

I’ve tapped Dave Cheatham from Phoenix-based Velocity Retail Group, an X Team International Partner, to help me examine the recent ups and downs of the local retail market in Arizona — and what the lessons learned here mean for brick and mortar retailers nationwide.

July 31, 2013

Conn’s Inc. is opening a Conn’s HomePlus store in Phoenix.

July 17, 2013

GDC/RE has leased a 47,036 former Phoenix Safeway to Epic Stores.

April 5, 2013

Simon Property Group announced that it opened Phoenix Premium Outlets, the upscale outlet shopping center serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.

September 13, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it has launched an expansion of its solar initiative in Arizona at its Buckeye distribution center near Phoenix.

September 12, 2012

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage said it plans to open seven new stores by March 2013, bringing the total count to 64 in 12 states.