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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.

July 5, 2012

Commercial Real Estate Advisors said that Rock’N Babies has relocated its store to Plaza Sonora, located in Tucson, Ariz.

March 28, 2012

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group said that its Premium Outlets division has launched construction of Phoenix Premium Outlets, an upscale outlet shopping center serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.

March 15, 2012

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market received the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership’s highest award — Platinum-Level Store Certification — for green refrigeration technology at its new store in Folsom, Calif.

November 17, 2011

PetSmart Inc. reported that net income for the quarter ended Oct. 30 rose 22% to $56.2 million, from $45.6 million a year earlier.

November 7, 2011

Retail brokerage Streetsense said that Tucson, Ariz.-based fashion re-seller Buffalo Exchange will open its first store in Washington, D.C., in the first quarter of 2012.

July 15, 2011

Lucescu Realty said it has opened a new regional office in Phoenix, its second office outside its California headquarters.

June 24, 2011

Commercial Retail Advisors said that Ben's Speedy Two-Wheelers is opening the first bike store in the Rita Ranch area of Tucson's southeast submarket.

June 16, 2011

Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate said it has acquired through foreclosure two Phoenix-area shopping centers totaling nearly 220,000 sq. ft.

May 20, 2011

Simon Property Group Inc. announced that its Premium Outlets division has reached an agreement with the Gila River Indian Community's Wild Horse Pass Development Authority to develop Phoenix Premium Outlets, an upscale outlet shopping center serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.

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