VOL. 129 | NO. 171 | Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A few weeks ahead of its fiscal fourth quarter earnings announcement, Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. disclosed it’s reached a deal to buy Interamerican Motor Corp., the second-largest distributor of original equipment import replacement parts in the U.S.
College of Pharmacy finding ways to compete
Of the six colleges and schools of pharmacy in the state, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy by far has the lowest annual tuition – around $21,000 as compared to about $31,500 for the next-lowest, Union University.
Russ Williams, CEO of Memphis-based marketing communications firm archer-malmo, doesn’t want to take credit for the creative vibe and culture found inside his firm – and, moreover, he doesn’t even think the firm has necessarily cracked any kind of secret code to put its own culture in place.
City government’s open enrollment period for health insurance begins in October and new details of health insurance benefit cuts approved in June go in the mail later this month. Yet Memphis City Council members meet in a special committee session next week to again review conflicting numbers from actuaries on the coverage.
A larger share of business for minority- and women-owned local businesses should begin with an inventory that matches existing businesses with existing opportunities.
The West Tennessee Home Builders Association has paid $4.4 million for an office building at 5400 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis that will house the organization’s new headquarters.
Delta Airlines will resume nonstop service between Memphis International Airport and Cancun International Airport in December.
First-year Memphis Redbirds general manager Craig Unger grew up a St. Louis Cardinals fan and he spent the last five years working in the team’s front office. He even wears a huge World Series ring from the team’s 2011 championship.
Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.
Your brand is more than your logo. In fact, customers view brands through three distinct lenses – verbal, visual and experiential.
Movements between the dollar, euro, and yen profoundly impact global flows of goods and capital. Given recent language and policy shifts from the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ), let’s re-examine global currency trends.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Dassault Falcon Jet has officially begun work on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – If you're a sportsman, this weekend is your holiday.
COVINGTON, La. (AP) – Land is being cleared in St. Tammany Parish for a 175,000 square-foot distribution center for Federal Express.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.
DETROIT (AP) – Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales.