Commercial Real Estate & Business News April 11, 2019

Walmart, Google Partner to Roll Out Voice-Activated Grocery Shopping Walmart continues to ramp up its efforts to compete with Amazon, this time in the fledgling voice-activated shopping space. The discount giant announced that, starting later this month, shoppers will be able to order items directly to their Walmart grocery shopping carts using Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google, talk to Walmart.” The…»
Fitness Chain Plans Major Expansion in Valley, Nationwide
Phoenix-based gym chain Eos Fitness is increasing its footprint across the Valley as well as preparing to expand into new markets. Currently the company has 15 locations across metro Phoenix, but Eos continues to lease big box spaces around the Valley and by the end of the year it plans to have around 20 gyms open in Phoenix. Shilpi Sullivan,…»
Fairlife Will Build $200M Facility in Goodyear
Fairlife, LLC announced plans to increase overall production capabilities with the construction of a new 300.000-square-foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear. The new $200+ million facility, which is slated to begin operation in the back half of 2020, will house production lines that will play a key role in meeting the growing demand for…»
Walmart to Remodel 14 Arizona Stores; Will Add Updated Tech to Assist Shoppers
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) said it is going to spend $71.8 million this year, updating, remodeling and adding new features and technology to its stores in Arizona. The money is coming from the $11 billion Walmart announced at its annual meeting in October 2018 that it would spend in capital and innovation expenditures this year. Last year…»
Papago Plaza Redevelopment to Begin this Summer After Design Tweaks
After receiving approval from the Scottsdale City Council to raze and redevelop the vacant Papago Plaza, to be known as Papago Marketplace, developers are headed back to the design review board after adjusting plans to reflect feedback from neighbors. “We were able to establish a really positive dialogue with the…»