Retail

Jun 18, 2019

Set Free, a retail store with a focus on products made by individuals at risk or rescued from human trafficking, has opened at The Cotton Exchange at 308 Nutt St. Owner Clair Beaver said in an email that she decided to open the store at The Cotton Exchange at the recommendation of other small business owners who said they had a successful start in the location. The s ...

May 22, 2019

More Grocery Delivery Options Coming To Wilmington

By Johanna Cano, posted May 22, 2019

The Fresh Market in Wilmington will now deliver groceries to customers’ homes, joining other grocery stores in the area, such as Whole Foods and Earth Fare, that have also introduced personal shopping and delivery service to provide convenience to customers, according to a Wednesday news release. The Greensboro-headquartered gourmet grocery store has partnered wit ...

May 20, 2019

Construction is underway for the new Lidl store opening at 1445 Eastwood Road, which is expected to be complete by the end of August, according to Zach Klassen, project engineer with EMJ Construction. EMJ Construction, the building company working on the Lidl structure, started the project in February, he said. While the opening date for the store, adjacent to Cambri ...

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Entrepreneurs Tap into Generous Advice

Posted Jun 17, 2019
The Cape Fear region has a new way to give and get business advice – by tapping into a pool of ‘givers’.
 
Adam Grant, renowned author, organizational psychologist, and Wharton professor, delivers a powerful message in his bestseller, Give and Take. His research proved: Those who ask for—and more importantly, give—help, are stronger fo...read entire article
May 14, 2019

Mayfaire Announces Opening Date Of Loft Store

By Cece Nunn, posted May 14, 2019

Women's clothing store and national chain Loft is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mayfaire Town Center, shopping center officials said Tuesday. Loft will begin welcoming customers this weekend in the spot formerly occupied by another clothing retailer, Eddie Bauer, which closed in January. Loft is owned by Ascena Ret ...

May 2, 2019

Stanton Optical Opens First Wilmington Location

By Johanna Cano, posted May 2, 2019

Stanton Optical, an eye care center and retailer, has opened its first Wilmington location at 317 S. College Road, according to a news release. “We love the southeast region of the U.S. and specifically North Carolina,” said CEO Daniel Stanton. “It works perfectly for our growth strategy in the region. There is a demand for our service type in the mark ...

May 2, 2019

The owners of Independence Mall said Wednesday that the mall's transformation is still in the works, with some changes being made recently to the redevelopment plan and the demolition of the old Sears portion expected to take place this year. "We remain committed to this project and are looking forward to construction beginning in the near future," said of ...

May 1, 2019

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday that they have launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Wilmington and other towns across the U.S. The news comes as more grocery stores and delivery services are expanding their reach in the Cape Fear region and elsewhere to capture demand from shoppers for ...

Apr 4, 2019

Hendrick Automotive Group has again partnered with Stevenson Automotive Group to operate Stevenson Mazda, now known as Stevenson-Hendrick Mazda Wilmington, according to a news release Thursday. The Mazda dealership at 6115 Market St. will have a newly renovated facility scheduled to open by the end of 2021. Plans for the facility are expected to be submitted to the c ...

Mar 8, 2019

Two New Retailers Coming To Landfall Area; Artisan Shop Relocates

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 8, 2019

Two new boutiques are coming to the Landfall area this spring, while a locally owned artisan shop has found a new home in Mayfaire. Hilton Head Island-based boutique Spartina 449 has leased a 1,200-square-foot space in Lumina Station, 1900 Eastwood Road, Unit 30, with plans to open its retail shop sometime in April, according to Jessica Maples, marketing and c ...

Mar 7, 2019

More National Chains Closing Stores In Wilmington

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 7, 2019

More national retail chain stores have recently announced closures. Charlotte Russe, which has a retail store at Independence Mall, will close its remaining 416 stores and conduct going-out-of-business sales, according to a Thursday news release by SB360, a liquidation company that purchased Charlotte Russe’s inventory and other assets after the store filed for ba ...

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