Economic Trends

As referenced above, BLS data now shows many industry-average wages exceeding the $15 per hour mark. Additionally, as we approach the September expiration of the unemployment premium benefit that is keeping many from returning to work, further data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a week ago shows there were 10.1 million job openings…

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Where’s the Consumer’s At?

Keeping an eye on the sentiments of the consumer as some restrictions are lifted or rolled back across the country. Well first, just a slight majority are comfortable going out to dine at a restaurant. According to the latest data from Morning Consult, 51 percent of Americans feel safe going out to eat, up from…

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Miscellaneous

According to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics earlier this month, the leisure and hospitality industry brought back 271,000 jobs in October – over 70 percent of which were at bars and restaurants. Furthermore, the unemployment rate for the hospitality sector of the economy dropped from 19 percent in September to 16.3…

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Dunkin’ Doings

They missed the 2016 presidential election by a mile, but the polling experts nailed this one! A recent Harris Poll published this week in USA Today identified Dunkin’ coffee as first among eight brands of packaged coffee rated above average by the nation’s consumers. The other seven in order of preference included: Starbucks, Café Bustelo,…

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2019 DDIFO National Conference Will Feature Insights and Opportunities

October 28th & 29th, 2019 DDIFO Conference Home At 6.7 million square feet, Foxwoods Resort and Casino is larger than the Pentagon. Since it opened – first as a high-stakes bingo hall in 1986 and then as a full-fledged casino in 1992 – Foxwoods has raked in billions of dollars in revenue. This year, Foxwoods…

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Dunkin’ Doings

The votes have been tallied, the results are in, and all is right with the world – Dunkin’ has reclaimed the top spot in the Harris Poll Equi-trend Brand of the Year Rankings for 2016.   The annual study is based on a sample of 97,120 US consumers age 15 and older.  A total of 3,837…

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