A tight local labor market, fueled by retiring Baby Boomers at manufacturing plants and worker-hungry Amazon warehouses, are making it hard for manufacturers to find workers and space to expand. Many of these firms are part of the supply chain for bigger companies.
The risk of a cyber attack appears to be worsening for small businesses. In just the past few weeks alone, brands such as Macy’s and T-Mobile and restaurant chains Moe’s, McAlister’s Deli, and Schlotzsky’s all suffered data breaches. And these are just the recognizable companies that we read about.
A Philadelphia city councilman is set to offer a compromise version of his bill to ban plastic bags that he hopes will assuage opposition from the mayor and some his colleagues, as well as the concerns of environmental groups.
For what was once a marketing promotion started by American Express back in 2010 during the great recession, the day that celebrates small merchants on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving has now become a national sales event.