Miscellaneous

It was announced this week that JAB Holdings, the owner of a number of QSR brands and coffee brands in particular, will be combining some of those coffee brands and taking them public. Specifically, it was reported earlier this week that JAB will merge Peets Coffee with Jacobs Douwe Egberts and issue an IPO for…

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Miscellaneous

Small business confidence continues to build according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) as their monthly optimism index for February rose to a total score of 107.6, one of the highest ever. Respondents’ confidence was up across all of the 10 categories that the survey measures, with the one significant red flag being…

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Miscellaneous

CNBC released its annual report on state competitiveness a few weeks ago and the results were surprising in some categories. Measured by overall competitiveness, Washington State led the nation and was followed in order by Georgia, Minnesota, Texas and North Carolina. At the other end of the spectrum, West Virginia was the least competitive along…

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