Walmart set for Choctaw
CHOCTAW — Walmart plans to build a 150,000-square-foot Supercenter in the new Choctaw Town Square development, the developer announced this week. The city of Choctaw and Walmart Real Estate Business Trust entered into a purchase agreement for a site in the northwest corner of the development. The new store will bring jobs and tax revenue to the city, although specifics weren't available Friday. Walmart did not respond to requests Friday to confirm plans for the store. The Supercenter is to open in the spring of 2013, according to Choctaw Town Square LLC. It is part of a larger effort to develop the city's downtown district. Mayor Randy Ross said the development includes a new city hall, landscaped green space, a water park, retail and eating establishments.
Video game sales climb
NEW YORK — U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories rose 1 percent to $1.08 billion in October, helped by sales of “Battlefield 3,” market researcher NPD Group said Friday. Hardware sales, which include game consoles such as the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii, rose 6 percent from October 2010 to $295.6 million. Sales of software, or the video games themselves, rose 3 percent to $621.3 million.
From staff reports