Fourth Quarter 2015 GDP and Employment Costs

[img id=”1″ align=”right”]KEY DATA: GDP: +0.7%; 2015: +2.4%; Private Domestic Spending: +1.8%; Consumption: +2.2%; Consumer Prices: +0.1%/ ECI (Year-over-Year): +2.0%; Wages and Salaries: +2.1%; Benefits: +1.7% IN A NUTSHELL: “The warm winter...

4th Quarter Workforce Vitality

[img id=”1″ align=”right”]KEY DATA: Sales: +10.8%; Year-over-Year: +14.5%; Prices (Year-over-Year): -4.3%/ Workforce Vitality (Year-over-Year): +4% IN A NUTSHELL: “It was a great year for housing and workers didn’t do that badly either.” WHAT...

People, Profits, Planet, Purpose – Part 1

[img id=”1″ align=”right”]Each year at Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K)’s Global Best Practices Conference, restaurant leaders gather to discuss the state of the industry, potential challenges and celebrate the brands that have raised...

January Consumer Confidence

[img id=”1″ align=”right”]KEY DATA: Confidence: +1.8 points; Philadelphia Fed NonManufacturing Index: -21.6 points; Case-Shiller Home Prices (Year-over-Year): +5.3% IN A NUTSHELL: “The stock market is falling and with it business confidence,...