Tinker Exchange seeks retailers
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service on Tinker Air Force Base is seeking local businesses to operate as concessions at the exchange. Partner businesses will operate in space primarily in the retail mall area. Contracts are based on a percentage of revenue, and the exchange will assist in marketing and promoting the business. “The addition of local, small (and) minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses can help provide the diversity, value and innovation to further enhance the exchange shopping experience,” said Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson, the exchange's senior enlisted adviser. For information, go to www.shopmyexchange.com/DoingBusiness/index.htm or call 733-1994.
Wine contest is accepting entries
Entries are being accepted to the Southwest Wine Challenge through Sunday. The tasting event is for wines produced in Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. The competition will be March 10-12 in Prescott, Ariz. For information, go to www.southwestwinechallenge.com.
Remodeled U.S. Cellular reopens
MCALESTER — U.S. Cellular has reopened its store here at 1718 E Carl Albert Parkway. The store was expanded to 3,122-square-feet. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Ralph Lauren Corp.
NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren Corp. posted a 27 percent increase in its fiscal third-quarter profit as the designer clothing company enjoyed continued momentum in spending among its affluent shoppers in the U.S. and improving trends in Europe during the crucial winter holidays. The news sent shares of the company up 6 percent Wednesday. The results are an improvement from the first half of the year. But the company managed to navigate through the rough patches and delivered better-than-expected results.
From staff and wire reports