Americans are concerned that the US economy will get worse before it gets better

Increased interest rates, climbing inflationary costs and a higher cost of living are concerning consumers as they fear a looming recession, leaving them feeling unprepared when it comes to their personal finances. A recent Nationwide Agency Forward survey shows that consumers in the US are feeling vulnerable as they perceive the worsening economy to be … Read more

Another major month of rising sales for Aussie retailers

The latest sales performance analysis from Retail Edge has drawn attention to a second consecutive month of strong performance for local jewelery retailers. Retail Edge’s data is gathered from POS software located in more than 400 Australian independent retail jewelery stores and in September, comparative overall sales increased by 54 per cent compared with 2021. … Read more

Amazon, Target kicking off holiday sales in October

SAN ANTONIO – The holiday creep is on. We’ve barely started carving the pumpkins and retailers are already rolling out the holiday sales. “With two multiday sitewide sales this month, Target Deal Days and Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, you’ll be able to find deals that come close to what we expect for Black Friday … Read more

The need for purpose-built mobility in retail today

Against the backdrop of increasing competition, retailers are increasingly looking for ways in which they can take costs out of their business without sacrificing operational efficiencies. As a result of these business considerations, a growing number of organizations are currently using or considering consumer-grade devices throughout their operations, without realizing that it may be to … Read more

How a BC business owner lost over $12,000 despite having bank check authenticity of bank draft

A BC business owner is warning others after he received a fraudulent bank draft and lost thousands of dollars in merchandise despite having the issuing bank check the draft’s authenticity. “For them to take it in hand and look it up and verify it and give me the green light that just blows me away,” … Read more

Saskatchewan provincial sales tax expansion comes into effect this Saturday

Saskatchewan residents may need to dig a little deeper into their wallets. On Oct. 1., the provincial sales tax (PST) of six percent will be implemented on admission and entertainment charges. The sales tax will apply to sporting events, concerts, museums, movies, and green fees at golf courses. Read more: Roughrider games, concerts, games, gyms … Read more

Companies Struggle to Hire and Promote Amid Uptick in Delayed Retirements

Today, four in 10 older American workers are delaying their retirement due to the rise in living costs – double those who said they delayed their retirement a year ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, released today by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, finds wide-ranging workforce consequences due to delayed retirement. In large numbers, … Read more

Infamous Kitchener, Ont. restaurant up for sale

Another established restaurant in Waterloo Region is up for sale, as the now-infamous Miltons Grill and Bar in Kitchener, Ont., has been listed on MLS. According to the listing, the restaurant, which has been in business for 22 years, is available for $495,000, a price which does not appear to include the land. Read more: … Read more