Shopping is an activity that can be enjoyed in all climates. Due to the rural nature of the state, retail in Alaska relies almost as heavily on e-commerce as it does on brick-and-mortar malls and storefronts. Our coverage of the retail sector includes small businesses, new ventures, online offerings from local artisans and nationwide giants such as Amazon, as well as craft fairs and farmer’s markets. Look to Alaska Business for robust coverage of the retail sector, from retail jobs to the newest mall tenants.
Latest Retail News
Jersey Mike’s Subs Opens First Alaska Location in Wasilla
Nationwide sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its first Alaska location in Wasilla, and more are on the way throughout the summer.
Bill Defines e-Bikes as Bicycles
Clearing up regulatory confusion, the Alaska House and Senate passed legislation to treat electric-assisted bikes as, well, bikes.
New Storefront for Fishe Wear Outdoor Fashions
The “she” in Fishe Wear signifies outdoor fashions designed by and for women. To show off the Alaskan-owned brand to the tourist crowd, Fishe Wear is expanding to a new location in Downtown Anchorage.
Anchorage Assembly Approves 2-Year Marijuana Licensing
The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance to extend the licensing period for local marijuana businesses to two years instead of requiring annual renewals.
Brown Jug Opens Newest Anchorage Location
Brown Jug opened a new store on Huffman Park Drive in Anchorage that features rare and exclusive wines and a curated selection of cigars.
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This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.