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Donald Applegarth | 12.16.2015

Surge in Retail Industry Helps to Propel Economy

Holiday shopping, along with strong consumer confidence, are propelling the economy. But will it last? Seems that unemployment rates have remained low

Advertising Check - Reaching Millennials

Auto dealerships budget and spend, on average, close to 1% of sales on advertising and other marketing efforts. It may not seem like a large expense, but
Retail
Donald Applegarth | 11.18.2015

Retail Growth Slows

U.S. retail sales rose less than expected last month as consumers remained cautious about spending the windfall of lower gas prices. The Commerce Department
Retail
Adam Goode | 11.11.2015

EMV Chip Card Technology: What You Should Know

October 1, 2015 was the deadline for most merchants to upgrade their credit card terminals to EMV-enabled devices or risk assuming responsibility for any

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Sean Smith | 11.5.2015

Brace Yourself for Holiday Shopping (Already)

I haven’t even finished our leftover Halloween candy, yet I’m already seeing retail point-of-purchase displays for this year’s holiday

Household Income Rises, Yet Nobody's Spending

U.S. Income Rises, Yet Spending Remains Flat as Consumers Increase Savings The consumer spending rebound that many anticipated would begin in April continues

Retail Sales Rebound

With the end of March, retail sales statistics from the year’s first quarter have been released. According to our friends at The Private Bank, Retail
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Doug Morally | 4.7.2015

What to Do With Unredeemed Gift Cards?

During 2014, CEB TowerGroup estimated that more than $124 billion was loaded on gift cards in the U.S. The increased use of gift cards has presented the

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Retail, Tax
Carl Scharf | 2.25.2015

The FICA Tip Tax Credit Available to Restaurant Owners

As our favorite time of the year is currently upon us (yes, tax season!), it is a good time to remind restaurant owners of the tax credit due to them that

Trends That May Impact the Retail Industry in 2015

Articulating just what is happening in the retail industry is often challenging, partly because of the fickle nature of the consumer. Indeed, what incites

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