5 08, 2021

Retail Success – Even in a Pandemic?!

By |2021-08-05T16:50:12-05:00August 5th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

While retail stores have had a very rough year and many have closed for good, new ideas are always percolating.  Foxtrot is a new upscale food and specialty retailer headquartered in Chicago, that is now expanding across the country.  This is a company that started online-only in 2014 and is pivoting into bricks and mortar.  They have 19 stores now and plan to have 63 locations by the end [...]

27 07, 2021

Like an Airbnb for Backyard Pools

By |2021-07-27T15:38:07-05:00July 27th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

As the thick of summer kicks in, many people start thinking about summer travel plans, even if it means time spent close to home, or at a weekend getaway.  Even a dip in a friend’s pool may feel like a vacation.  While travel websites may be used to find a place to stay for vacation, how about using a site to rent a private pool by the day or [...]

19 07, 2021

Inflation is All the Rage- Part III

By |2021-07-19T15:32:38-05:00July 19th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Here is additional insight on some of the factors baked into the inflation equation, as we continue a dialogue on how The Topic of Inflation is All the Rage and The Topic of Inflation is All the Rage- the Sequel. "Inflation today is transitory" we are told by the Fed.  Meanwhile, we live through this economy and feel the cost pressure, don’t we? June '21 CPI- Year Over [...]

16 07, 2021

The Topic of Inflation is All the Rage, the Sequel

By |2021-07-16T15:34:57-05:00July 16th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

We’ve talked recently about how The Topic of Inflation is All the Rage.  Here is some insight on some of the factors that are baked into the inflation equation. Lumber prices have been super volatile, causing building and housing prices to spike. Lumber hit a record high of $1,670.50 per thousand board feet on May 7th- this is a 600% increase since April 2020!  Prices have declined since then, [...]