Hemispheres opens in Moore
MOORE — Hemispheres, an upscale furniture and home decor store, has opened its Moore location at SW 19 and Telephone Road. The 50,000-square-foot store celebrates its grand opening at 9 a.m. Thursday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Hemispheres, a Hobby Lobby affiliate, is also building a new Oklahoma City location, which will replace the store on Northwest Expressway. The new store, just northeast of Quail Springs Mall, is expected to open in late October.
Newalla gets Dollar General
NEWALLA — Dollar General is giving away gift cards and prizes at its new location, 9000 S Harrah Road in Newalla. The celebration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. The first 50 shoppers will receive a $10 gift card and the first 200 will receive a tote bag. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
McAlister’s franchisee to expand
The largest franchisee for McAlister’s Deli has agreed to open 30 new restaurants in several markets, including Oklahoma. The Saxton Group will grow the McAlister’s Deli brand in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, primarily focusing on Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City, Mo. In Oklahoma, a Lawton location is expected to open early in 2014. Three locations in the agreement have already opened this year, including the Midwest City store.
Nintendo cuts Wii U system price
WASHINGTON — Nintendo is cutting the price of its Wii U video game system as it braces for the fall release of new, competing consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo announced Wednesday that it will reduce the price of the Wii U deluxe set from $349.99 to $299.99, effective Sept. 20. The Wii U has struggled to find an audience. Nintendo sold 3.61 million of the consoles between the Wii U’s launch last November and the end of June. The company aims to sell 9 million Wii U units over the fiscal year through March 2014. Sony’s new console, the PlayStation 4, is due Nov. 15 with a $399 price tag. Microsoft has not announced an exact launch date for its Xbox One, which will cost $499.
Pilgrim’s Pride invests in Alabama
GREELEY, Colo. — Shortly after announcing it would close an Arkansas rendering plant, Pilgrim’s Pride on Wednesday announced it would put $25 million into its Alabama operations with a new feed mill and renovation of an existing processing plant. The investment includes $15 million into the construction of a new feed mill facility in Pinckard, Ala., and a $10 million renovation of the company’s poultry processing facility in Enterprise, Ala., according to a news release.
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