Business

Business
12:11 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Harris Teeter and Kroger Complete Merger

Credit Harris Teeter

The Kroger Company and Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc., announced this week that they have officially completed a merger that has been in the works since July.

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Development
1:15 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Greensboro Seeks Big Win in Development Strategy

Greensboro seeks major new economic developments.
Credit Dave Thrower

With the new year, the city of Greensboro is reviewing its current economic recruitment strategy to see if there's a better way to land a major economic partner. Catherine Carlock covers economic development for The Business Journal. Carlock and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss the business community's rising frustration as major companies have expressed interest in the city, but then settled elsewhere.

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Textiles
1:27 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Triad Manufacturers Are Making Smart Fabrics

Women's marathon runners are among those benefiting from innovative developments in textile technology.
Credit Bob Jagendorf via flickr

Technology is making even the clothes on your back a little smarter.  Business Journal reporter Katie Arcieri covers textiles, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, aviation, tobacco and furniture. In this week's business report, she discusses new developments in the Triad's textile industry with WFDD's Audrey Fannin. 

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Business
4:11 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Exporting Provides Big Opportunities for Business Owners in the Piedmont Triad

Frank Hochberg, Chairman & President of the Ex-Im Bank, says some of the top products North Carolina is exporting to other countries include chemicals, machinery, transportation equipment, computer electronic products and textiles and fabric.
Credit The Export-Import Bank

The export business is growing nationally, especially in the Tar Heel state. According to the federal International Trade Administration, in 2012, North Carolina’s export shipments of merchandise totaled $28.8 billion.

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Business
7:11 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Target Endures More Fallout from Security Breach

Target is running ads in national newspapers with an open letter from company chief executive Gregg Steinhafel. It assures customers that Target is addressing the security breach and says it is offering customers free credit monitoring and identify theft protection.
Credit wikimedia

Consumer confidence in the Target brand appears to be slipping.

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