Sustainable shop BYOC Co. to open soon in downtown Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – BYOC Co. will be opening its doors soon at Liberty Square at 255 E. Liberty Street downtown. Hess offers a variety of personal care and household cleaning products that she will fill customers’ containers with. “I want people to feel confident in the things they’re buying.”Emma Hess sells her all-natural products at one of her pop-ups. All of her sustainable products are natural and are hand-selected based on the needs and preferences of her customers. BYOC Co. is here to help with whatever small steps that people can take to make their lifestyles more sustainable.
Hyperlocal products wanted for Meijer’s Rivertown Market in Detroit
Rendering of Rivertown Market on East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. DETROIT – Meijer’s new Rivertown Market in Detroit is searching for hyperlocal products before it opens for business later this year on East Jefferson Avenue. The store has a goal of 2,000 local products and is inviting local businesses to submit their offerings for consideration right here. This small format store will be located at 1475 East Jefferson Ave. Meijer has three other such “small format” stores: Bridge Street Market in Grand Rapids, Woodward Corner Market in Royal Oak, and Capital City Market in Lansing.
Resurgent virus slows recovery at Coca-Cola
The resurgent coronavirus slowed Coca-Colas recovery in the fourth quarter, and the company said the slump has continued into this year. (AP Photo/John Locher)A resurgent coronavirus slowed Coca-Cola’s recovery in the fourth quarter, and the company said the slump has continued into this year. Juice and dairy sales fell 2% and water and sports drink demand fell 9%. Coke’s net revenue fell 5% to $8.6 billion for the fourth quarter. It was a significant improvement from the second quarter, when revenue fell 29%, and the third quarter, when revenue fell 9%.
Michigan’s first certified organic cannabis company opens shop in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – In a town dense with cannabis dispensaries, it can be difficult to navigate the wide selection. But the newly-opened Apothecare Ann Arbor hopes to stand out from the crowd. It is Michigan’s first organic cannabis company, certified by Certified Kind, featuring 100% organic cannabis flower, concentrates and edibles. (Shanley Pearl)“We are pleased and proud to finally debut our store and to showcase our unique organic cannabis products,” co-owner Jack Edelstein said in a news release. Apothecare Ann Arbor features individual consultation stations.
Value City Furniture hiring for Ann Arbor location opening in March
Applicants are asked to bring several copies of their resume to the hiring event on Dec. 18. ANN ARBOR – Value City Furniture will be taking over two former Loves Furniture locations in Metro Detroit and is doing a push this week to hire 65 new positions. Value City Furniture will be hosting a hiring event on Dec. 18 in Novi, Michigan to fill the positions, which include assistant manager, sales manager, warehouse and home furnishing consultant. This year, Value City Furniture has taken over six new locations across the state of Michigan, all of which were former ArtVan stores. According to an announcement, Value City Furniture is committed to hiring former ArtVan and Love’s employees.
Best Buy will be closed on Thanksgiving Day amid coronavirus pandemic
Best Buy announced Tuesday that all of its stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Best Buys announcement comes just after both Walmart and Target announced that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year due to the pandemic. Many American stores offer a jump-start on Black Friday shopping by opening a day early to customers on Thanksgiving Day. As the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens throughout much of the U.S., stores are beginning to rethink their Black Friday plans -- which often include large crowds and chaos. Related: Walmart, Sams Club to require masks in stores amid COVID-19 pandemic
Detroit store owner says customer attacked him over no returns policy
He said he was attacked in his own store on Thursday. He has released video and photos of the customer he said attacked him. Im not going to let anyone attack me in my store anymore, Faye said. Also, I want the public to know, next time something like this happens, Im not going to sit down, nor stand and wait. Im not going to stand or wait, Faye said.
Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11
DALLAS The coronavirus pandemic has taken away another summertime tradition in the U.S.: There will be no free Slurpees at 7-Elevens on Saturday -- July 11 -- to hail a date that doubles as an abbreviation of the convenience store chains name. 7-Eleven has been giving away its slushy beverage to all customers for nearly 20 years on July 11, but it scrapped the promotion this summer to reduce the risk of people flocking to its stores and risking contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Dallas-based chain instead decided to donate 1 million meals to Feeding America, a hunger relief group. The roughly 33 million people who had 7-Elevens membership app installed on their smartphones as of July 1 are also eligible for a free medium Slurpee at any time this month. READ MORE: Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse
Detroit Style Pizza in St. Clair Shores gets boost after celebritys rave review
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. A little pizza shop in St. Clair Shores was having trouble staying afloat during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic -- but that all changed after a celebrity left a rave review. Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres where we stand as of Monday morningOn April 21 Dave Portnoy left a review of Detroit Style Pizza Co. and now orders are rolling in from across the country. Portnoy is a famous online pizza reviewer and the founder of Barstool Sports. READ: Heres every Michigan county where bars, restaurants, retail will reopen this weekWatch the video above for the full story.
‘It’s something I missed’ -- Livonia man opens his sports store for curbside pickup
With sports on hold, one local businessman decided to open his sport memorabilia shop Friday for curbside pickup. While sports memorabilia isn’t essential, John Yu said the feeling of going to work is essential to him. Yu owns Pro Sports Zone inside the Laurel Place Mall on Six Mile Road in Livonia. Yu said he built his business on personal relationships with his customers and while he could try to sell his memorabilia online, it is not the same. “I like to do that personal touch with my customers," Yu said.
Have you seen what Amazon has in Troy?
Troy, MI – You might be used to shopping on Amazon’s website, but there is a new way to find what you’re looking for. Amazon 4-Star store opened in the Somerset Collection North end in early March. Everything in the store has a 4-star or better rating from shoppers, and there are plenty of various items for sale. If you are an Amazon Prime member, certain items have discounted “Prime Prices”, which is similar to the website. This is one out of 12 brick and mortar Amazon stores in the country, plus you can sign up to be a Prime member there, if you aren’t all ready.
Next wave of store closures includes 2 Metro Detroit Kmart locations
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The last remaining Metro Detroit Kmart stores are closing. The Waterford Township and Warren stores will close their doors for good. The Marshall store is the only Michigan store that will remain open. The newest closures come after eight Michigan Kmart closings were announced in September. READ: 8 additional Michigan Kmart stores to closeThe Sears in Lansing is also on the company’s chopping block, along with nearly 100 Kmart and Sears stores nationwide.