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My Turn: Path to prosperity doesn't include more taxes

...000 based on the current $1 million-plus in property tax they pay each year. That doesn't mention the other large retail operations in Juneau that will pass costs on to consumers. In addition, freight costs are projected to increase significantly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-01/my-turn-path-prosperity-doesnt-includ
Opinion
Safeway pays fine to EPA, plans to reduce emissions

...said. "One of the goals is to let people know that we take these violations seriously. There are certainly other large retail chains that have refrigeration systems that we will continue to look at."Blumenfeld wouldn't specify which other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-04/safeway-pays-fine-epa-plans-reduce-emis
State
A level playing field could mean a $23 billion annual cash boost

...Congress can give Falls Road Running Store and other brick-and-mortar retailers the level playing field they deserve.? Shay is president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-22/level-playing-field-could-mean-23-bil
Opinion
What's up with that?

...United States. By the time the Fred Meyer chain merged with The Kroger Company in 1999 - creating the nation's largest retail grocery firm - Fred Meyer had grown from the single Portland grocery store into a chain of almost 800 stores in 12...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051602/thi_whatsup.shtml
This WeeK
Harness supplier caves in to box stores

...dog supply and feed store operating for 30 years - will make its final sale Sept. 15, pushed out by competition from large retail chains. The shop's owner, Patricia Rae, said she can't compete against larger retailers that have moved into...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082805/sta_20050828009.shtml
News
Aging Alaska: Is the state ready for boom in seniors?

...Cornerstone employees start at $10.50 an hour. Most in-home caregivers in Juneau could earn as much working at a large retail outlet or seasonally in tourism, Ray said. And many do switch in the summer, making it even harder to find workers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110501/Loc_agingstories.shtml
Local
Kenai woman develops spa for animals

...runs the business from her home in Kenai. After her husband fell ill with cancer, she chose not to continue with a large retail grooming outfit in Anchorage. Instead, she opted to stay close to her husband, while still pursuing her passion for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122002/sta_petspa.shtml
News
Wal-Mart not such a good deal for all, especially workers

...pdf ) that compared Wal-Mart employees with other large retail employees. It concluded that California's Wal-Mart employees earn 31 percent less than other large retail workers ($9.70 versus $14.01 per hour) and are...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123104/let_20041231016.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Anchorage has prompted what some are calling a severe shortage of housekeepers and food and beverage workers. The growth of large retail chains also is adding to the labor crunch. And with many new stores under construction in the region, such as Office...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072099/Biz_jobmarket.shtml
Turn the tides in your house

...all. I am happy to say that Costco, Fred Meyer, Rainbow Foods, Safeway, Super Bear, Wal-Mart and many other large retail chains all have alternatives in place so that no one ever needs to use plastic bags again. We the people hold the purse...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011308/out_20080113001.shtml
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