Richmond Business News

  Thousands of 8th graders learn about future careers at Mission Tomorrow

Nearly 150 area businesses set up hands-on booths for students on Thursday and Friday to visit and learn more about their industries and types of jobs available.

Retailers offer gift cards to get flu shots

  Generic vs. name-brand items: App helps you find the lowest cost

  Jewelry store donating to breast cancer patients

Natural Light releases 77-pack of beer to honor year it was created

  Man gets once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Nike

Kroger, Walgreens teaming up for one-stop shop

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ALDI opens new Virginia distribution center

  Facebook plans $750 million investment in Henrico

Virginia picks 5 companies to dispense medical marijuana

Kroger gives $7,500 to area schools to fight lunch debt

  Richmond City Council approves off-track betting site

  Richmond mayor introduces new legislation for legalizing electric scooters

Church Hill store offers $2 ice cream cone inspired by hurricane

Church Hill store offers $2 ice cream cone inspired by Hurricane

Canadian group purchases Richmond-based sweetFrog for $35 million

sweetFrog, named 2016's best frozen yogurt shop in the U.S. by the Daily Meal, now operates 254 franchised locations and 78 corporate-owned locations globally.

  Richmond company seeks to aid nationwide EpiPen shortage

Even families with no insurance who have an income less than $100,000 may qualify to get the device for free through a patient assistance program.

Walmart to hold first-ever “National Play Day”

Walmart is bringing its first-ever "National Play Day" to select Richmond area Walmart's this Saturday, September 8th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  Henrico store owner says customers can decide to buy or not buy Nike

  3 new businesses to open at Regency Square Mall in Henrico

Need Supply Co. to expand, relocate in Scott’s Addition

WillowTree to expand, add 200 jobs in Virginia

  Steps to protect your accounts from hackers

  Kroger plans to ditch plastic bags

Transport company bringing nearly 130 jobs to Richmond

Ocean Network Express, a global transport company, is investing $2.5 million to expand its North American Regional Headquarters office in Richmond and bringing 129 new jobs.

Richmond pulls plug on new electric scooters

The City of Richmond has shutdown the California-based company called Bird Rides Inc.

Virginia unemployment drops to lowest level since 2007

Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday that the unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, matching the August 2007 number.

  6-year-old Virginia girl writes book on money management for kids and adults

When it comes to money management, millions of people turn to financial gurus like Dave Ramsey, Mellody Hobson, and Suze Orman for guidance. But there is a new expert flying on to the scene - a six-year-old superhero.

Dick’s to close Stony Point store

The retail giant confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the location at Stony Point Shopping Center is leaving, but offered no details.

Popular shoe-fitter set to retire after 66 years in the business

After nearly 70 years in the shoe business, a popular shoe-fitter in the Richmond area is retiring.

Bon Secours hospitals receive top rankings in report

Bon Secours announced that several of its hospitals have been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.

  McDonald’s investing $163 million to revamp Virginia restaurants

The company says in a news release that it is "transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant."

VCU cancer center using new device to remove breast cancer tumors

VCU Massey Cancer Center is the first hospital in the region to use a new FDA-approved device to remove breast tumors.

  Secrets to scoring good concert tickets

Got a concert you want to attend? Scoring good seats can be tricky, though, thanks to ticket brokers.

  Tax free weekend kicks off, continues through Aug. 5

The three-day sales tax holiday in Virginia starts on Friday, Aug. 3 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 5.

VSU’s Multi-Purpose Center to hold job fairs

The MPC is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose facility that hosts a wide range of events managed by Spectra, who is an industry leader in sports and entertainment venue management.

  Richmond area Kroger kicks off new wave of grocery shopping

A new wave of grocery shopping is here for Kroger customers in Richmond!

Cardiac rehab center opens in Chesterfield

Bon Secours Richmond Health System has opened a new Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, which is the health system's first cardiac rehab center in Chesterfield County.

Lumber Liquidators moving headquarters to Henrico

A press release said the new headquarters in Henrico will employ 200 people.

  Former Kmart could become an off-track betting site

Colonial Downs is considering buying a former Kmart building in South Richmond and transforming it into a betting site with slot-like gambling machines, according to a spokesman.

  Nacho Mama's restaurant closing in August

A Carytown staple restaurant is closing next month. Nacho Mama's will officially close on Aug. 31.

Longtime farmer's market sellers say they're getting pushed aside

Space in the newly renovated farmer's market will be given to new vendors once it reopens.

Company to invest $275 million, create 140 jobs in Hanover paper mill

A Canadian company is set to invest $275 million into the old Bear Island Paper Mill in Hanover County, which will create 140 new jobs.

Vasen Brewing throwing anniversary party

Live music, food trucks and of course beer will be part of the celebration.

  Richmond votes to move forward on Westhampton redevelopment

Bon Secours Richmond Health System plans to redevelop the Westhampton School property at Libbie and Patterson avenues into a mixed-use business area.

  Neighbors: Landfill makes Petersburg stink

Officials say the smell in the air is still safe to breathe, and they are not required by law to monitor "stink."

Sisters win $10M in Virginia Lottery scratcher

The two women refer to themselves a "sister-girlfriends" and chose the cash option of $5.6 million over the 30-year $10 million payout.

  Mini-golf coming to Hotel John Marshall

A one-of-a-kind attraction is coming to a historic building in downtown Richmond. The co-owner of Greenleaf's Pool Room, Jim Gottier, wants to open a mini golf course in the Hotel John Marshall building.

New dine-in movie theater coming to Chester

A new dine-in movie theater is coming to Chester, VA.

  New 100% all vegan restaurant opens in Richmond

Nuvegan café is an all vegan restaurant chain that just opened its doors in Richmond at 417 W Grace St.

Virginia Lottery takes in record profit

The lottery also awarded a record $1.3 billion with 48 tickets winning $1 million or more.

7-Eleven handing out free Slurpees on July 11

Celebrating its founding birthday, 7-Eleven's annual Free Slurpee Day is upon us yet again. On July 11 (7/11) the store is giving away free Slurpees. Customers can claim their complimentary small-size drink by stopping by a participating 7-Eleven store from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dominion to reconsider facility site near Mount Vernon

A week after Mount Vernon launched a campaign against Dominion Energy's plans to build a natural gas compressor station across the Potomac River from the Virginia estate, the company says it is seeking an alternate...

  New RVA donut shop debuts; also serves alcohol

Hot Diggity Donuts debuts in Richmond's Manchester neighborhood Thursday with made-to-order fried sourdough donuts.

Panera, Chipotle coming to Hanover Square shopping center

Construction is underway on a new building at Hanover Square on Bell Creek Road in Mechanicsville that will house two new restaurants.

This week is your last chance to be a Toys R Us kid

The store announced on social media last week that all its stores will close for good on Friday, June 29.

  'Go back to Africa': Business owner criticized over Facebook post

The comment on Judy Maxie's page told Congresswoman Maxine Waters to go back to Africa.

Northrop Grumman cutting hundreds of jobs

Northrop Grumman announced this week that it is laying off 348 workers in Chester after the state ended a contract with the company.

ALDI to hire more than 100 people for new Petersburg warehouse

Grocery retailer ALDI, is set to bring 120 new jobs to the Richmond area with the opening of its new warehouse in Dinwiddie County.

Northam approves $500,000 grant for media company expansion

Gov. Ralph Northam has approved a $500,000 state grant for Discovery Inc. to expand its technology and operations hub in Northern Virginia.

  What NOT to buy and sell at yard sales

This is prime season for yard and garage sales with families all over Central Virginia hoping to clean out the clutter and make money in the process.

  National Flip Flop Day: Here's how to snag a free smoothie

Friday is National Flip Flop Day, which means one amazing thing at Tropical Smoothie Cafe - FREE SMOOTHIES!

Eat a burrito to help save the Chesapeake Bay

Every Chipotle restaurant in Virginia is helping support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Thursday from open to close.

RIC sets another passenger record; new flights coming in June

For the seventh straight month, Richmond International Airport set a new passenger traffic record with 340,590 travelers.

Victory Lady Fitness closing after nearly 30 years

After nearly 30 years in the West End, Victory Lady Fitness Center is closing its doors in June.

Zaxby's opens on Midlothian Turnpike

Attention residents south of the James River! There's now a Zaxby's open near you.

Best job ever? Entenmann's looks for 'Chief Donut Officer'

Calling all doughnut lovers - we found the perfect "job" for you ... just don't quit your day job.

Glen Allen hotel sold for $10.85M

The hotel is located at 9701 Brook Road and includes an indoor pool, fitness center and 24-hour market.

Why are pinatas popping up around Richmond?

"What's with all the pinatas around Richmond?" is a question we've been getting a lot this week.

Boss baby: Gerber headquarters coming to northern Virginia

Baby food maker Gerber Products Company is moving its corporate headquarters to northern Virginia, where it will join its corporate cousin, Nestle USA.

$1.6M IT headquarters expansion to bring 51 jobs to Henrico

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on Thursday that 51 new jobs are coming to Henrico County. The consulting firm UDig has invested $1.6 million to expand its headquarters in the county.

Lidl teams up with app for grocery delivery

As the grocery store wars continue in Central Virginia, Lidl is teaming up with an app to for grocery deliveries.

Richmond's 7 Hills Seafood & Brewing Co. closing down

A Richmond brewpub is closing down next week.

Northern VA, DC make Amazon's list for second headquarters

Northern Virginia is among 20 metropolitan areas for Amazon's second North American headquarters, the company announced Thursday.

Dominion to put 9 power-generating units on reserve status

Dominion Energy is announcing plans to move nine of its older, inefficient and rarely-used power-generating units across Virginia into a dormant status.

Study: Lidl drives down grocery prices

A recent study shows that grocery stores near Lidl locations are lowering their prices.

Employee: Sam's Club on Laburnum Avenue closing

The Sam's Club on South Laburnum Avenue is closing, according to an employee at the store.

Circuit City plans comeback online

Former Richmond, VA-based electronic retailer Circuit City is planning an online comeback.

Woman to host networking event for creative professionals

Lee Herron Salter, the creative director at the Lee Salter Creative Firm is hosting a networking event for creative professionals in Richmond.

Barkin tapped as next president of Richmond Fed bank

The Federal Reserve's Richmond regional bank is announcing that Thomas Barkin, a senior executive at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., will be the bank's next president.

Richmond Kmart, Colonial Heights Sears to close in early 2018

The Sears in Colonial Heights and Kmart on Nine Mile Road in Richmond are among dozens of Kmart and Sears locations that will be closing in early 2018.

Kroger hiring management positions in Richmond area

Kroger is holding a hiring event on Thursday for 12 store management positions in the Richmond area.