Retail

New Fresno Walmart market opens April 1

Fresno's newest Walmart Neighborhood Market location will open during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 1. The grand-opening ceremony will take place at 7:30 a.m. 

Fresno tea business expanding online, physical presence

Raizana Tea Co. Owner Sol Orozco packs a bag with Raizana's TranquilyTea blend. The tea is one of the business' most popular blends and the bags help cut down on shipment costs for Raizana's wholesale clients.Since its founding in 2009, Fresno-based Raizana Tea Co. has seen a majority of its sales originate online. That trend is set to change, however, as the married owners are increasingly focusing on expanding Raizana’s presence within the physical marketplace while maintaining its essential philosophy.

Simon Property raises bid for Macerich to $16.8B

(AP) — Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and says that will be its best and final offer.

Hobby Lobby coming to Fresno

Hobby Lobby comes to Fresno
A strip mall near the intersection of Blackstone and Sierra will be the new home of Fresno’s first Hobby Lobby.

New Fresno Menchie's location plans deals, giveaways

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is celebrating the opening of its second Fresno location with special giveaways and deals every day next week. 

Simon Property Group launches $16B hostile bid for Macerich

(AP) — Simon Property Group has launched a hostile bid worth about $16 billion for Macerich Co. after saying the rival mall operator refused to discuss a combination. A deal would combine two of the largest mall operators in the United States.

With ban lifted, Guri's Grubhouse unveils foie gras burger

Local restaurant Guri's Grubhouse has announced it will be adding foie gras to its menu in light of the recent lifting of a statewide ban. 

Vintage stores attract modern-day treasure hunters

One shopper likened Alvaro Romero’s Misc. Trading Co. to a museum in its attention to detail.Vintage is the new black.

Fresno agency shopping global food TV show

From left: Peter DeYoung, celebrity chef Robert Del Grande, Karla Stockli (CEO of California Fig Advisory Board), Marissa McPhail (International Marketing Director) and Thomas Payne (food scientist).Fresno-based advertising company Culinary Competitions International (CCI) is currently in talks with several different cable channels to distribute its international commodity-centered television show “Global Bites.”

Les Schwab collects 3,500 toys in Valley

Les Schwab Tire Centers helped collect more than 3,500 toys for the Great Valley Toy Drive this past holiday season, making the toy haul one of the largest ever for the event.