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Masks: A booming industry

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on many industries. However, times like these call for creativity and forward thinking in order to make the most of a difficult

How is covid-19 changing U.S. retail?

How is COVID-19 changing U.S. retail? Changing shopper preferences and habits, and cutthroat competition. Some major retailers are closing their doors, but others are thriving by offering new products, and

Covering the growing popularity of CBD products

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the Farm Bill) legalized the cultivation of hemp and the sale of hemp products, within some legal parameters. Previously, hemp had been classified

Localizing the business of campaign memorabilia

The 2020 presidential election is less than a year away, so yard signs, buttons, bumper stickers, and other memorabilia are already out in full force. Thanks to inexpensive print on

Tips for covering Black Friday 2019

Shopping is often the first word that comes to peoples’ minds when they hear Black Friday. The day after the Thanksgiving holiday is usually the busiest shopping day of the

Navigating the IT Channel

Generally speaking, there are two avenues for selling products: Business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B). Most large information technology (IT) companies get significant portions of the revenue

Pop-up Halloween store story ideas

As we approach Halloween, you’ve probably noticed a few vacant buildings in your neighborhood that are suddenly no longer vacant. Pop-up Halloween stores sweep into town, set up shop and

Covering collector’s items

The concept of value is essential in business reporting, but very hard to comprehend. At a base level, why is one thing more valuable than another? Every person, government and

Reporting on the youth vaping trend

As teen smoking rates drop to historic lows, e-cigarette use, or ‘vaping’ is on the rise among the young. Between 2017 and 2018, the FDA found that e-cig usage among

Find fresh business angles in restaurants

With many readers out enjoying the warm summer weather, the restaurant industry offers ample opportunities for local business stories. Here are some angles to consider. Employee Training Some restaurants are

Covering the growth of the vegan economy

While the term vegan used to connote bland and tasteless in some circles, that’s no longer the case. In fact, vegan products are now big business, as more consumers embrace

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