Author: Kim Souza

by Kim Souza -

Restaurants post best holiday sales since 2015

Robust consumer spending at retail during the 2018 holiday season resulted in the best December same-store sales growth (2%) the restaurant industry has seen since August 2015, according to Dallas-based…

by Kim Souza -

The Supply Side: Colavita family business embraces growth

Italy-based Colavita, a longtime Walmart food supplier, embraces the challenges of balancing online commerce and subscription-based meal kits with expanding its brick-and-mortar presence. It’s not often a family-owned business based…

by Kim Souza -

Millennials continue delaying homeownership

The Millennial generation is too big to ignore and is expected to surpass the Boomers as the nation’s largest generation in 2019, according to the Pew Research Center. The sheer…

by Kim Souza -

Retail beef, chicken prices to rise in 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Service estimates retail beef and chicken prices are poised to rise in 2019, while pork prices could continue to decline. Beef production expanded further…

by Kim Souza -

NWA sales tax revenue growth tops 10.4% in 2018

The four largest cities in Northwest Arkansas reported strong sales tax growth though 2018. Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale reported cumulative sales tax revenue through December of $72.99 million, up…