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NRF Expectations Met by Holiday Retail Sales


Severe winter weather did not dampen December retail sales as shoppers took advantage of heavy promotions and last-minute deals. According to the National Retail Federation – one of the world’s largest retail trade associations – December retail sales, which excludes automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month, and 4.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.


Tidel Engineering Rolls Out Tidel Series 4

2014-01-14 Tidel Engineering, a world leader in Cash Management Systems and Robbery Deterrent products, announces the Tidel Series 4, a new cash management syste...

How to Prepare Yourself as a Quick-Serve Entrepreneur

2014-01-10 Launching a quick-serve concept is no walk in the park, and entrepreneurs just starting out in the restaurant field must have realistic expectations, ...

Component Hardware Welcomes New CFO

2014-01-06 Component Hardware Group announced that Frank Probst has joined the company as vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

Fransmart Launches New Private Equity Firm FranInvest

2013-12-11 Fransmart—the franchise development company that launched the franchise programs for Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Vapiano, Zpiz...

Dickey's Rings in Largest Sales Day in History

2013-12-05 For Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. the holiday season is off to a great start.

Restaurants Turn to CEO Billy Morrissey for Cash Advances

2013-12-03 More than 100 restaurateurs and franchisees from around the U.S.

NRA Helps Operators Optimize Financial Performance

2013-11-19 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released a new edition of the Restaurant Operations Report, a comprehensive resource that helps restaurant o...

Heartland Offers American Express Merchant Financing

2013-11-13 Heartland Payment Systems, a payment processor and provider of business solutions, announced that it will be the first processor to distribute America...

East Coast Aligns with BDO for Next Phase of Nat'l Growth

2013-11-05 In a continual effort to drive national growth and achieve operational excellence, East Coast Wings & Grill, the North Carolina-based casual dine ...