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09Jun 15

Raleigh Leaders Back Off Patio Ordinance

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)- A victory Tuesday night for Raleigh’s Save the Patio movement as city leaders decided to back off the ordinance. The original proposal that suggested an establishment have…

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06May 15

NC has paid off unemployment debt

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina no longer owes $2.75 billion it borrowed from the federal government pay first-time unemployment claims during the recent recession, action that will translate into lower…

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27Jan 15

10 Challenges for Fast-Casual Leaders

No matter how successful the industry is, there will always be bumps in the road.  From technology to fuel prices, we will see constant changes and challenges around every corner.…

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23Jan 15

Retail Predictions 2015

With 2015 upon us, it's time to evaluate your marketing strategy for the new year.  See below for four areas to pay attention to: 1. Social will become more shoppable.…

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20Jan 15

Holiday Sales Increase 4 Percent

Confident consumers stocked up on holiday gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall holiday retail sales to their highest level since 2011.  Total holiday retail…

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06Jan 15

Five Tips For Merchant Success in 2015

A new year is always a time of reflection, and for small merchant owners there are no exceptions. With success coming in different shapes, sizes and even dollars, consider how you…

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12Dec 14

Retail Sales Increase 0.6 Percent in November

Retail Sales Increase 0.6 Percent in November; In line with NRF Holiday Forecast Discounting Throughout the Month Shifted Consumer Spending WASHINGTON, December 11, 2014 – Holiday shoppers took advantage of…

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