Yo Naturals is joining the healthy revolution by providing natural and organic vending machines. President and CEO Mark Trotter, a veteran of the vending machine business, opened the company last April. It started distribution in January and in just a month, has received interest from locations across the country.
Construction companies are taking out more single family permits. Consumers are feeling more confident. And, people are buying more cars. Three indicators, described in the Quarterly Update by the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, show the local economy has continued its growth since the summer of 2011. The best performance indicators were new single family permits, […]
Merchants can now relax. The House and Senate approved the Credit and Debit Receipt Clarification Act without opposition last month and the president has signed it into law. The act clarifies a provision in the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act — a 2003 update of Fair Credit Reporting Act — that was intended to prevent credit card fraud, but caused confusion for some merchants and sparked more than 300 class action lawsuits.
Sandra Bullock’s character in the 1995 movie “The Net” rarely left the house during her daily routine. The computer programmer worked at home and even preferred to order her pizza online. Bullock’s movie persona was far from mainstream back then, but today her character’s choices are quite common as virtually anything can be purchased online. […]
Five years have passed since part of a fledgling urban renewal project in north-central Colorado Springs began a journey to become a shopping and dining mecca. In those five years, University Village Colorado — an 80-acre property once peppered with derelict motels and blight — has become a major source of both employment and tax […]
American shoppers bought little more than essentials during September as retailers reported disappointing sales for the month. The sharp decline in sales and customer visits forced many retailers, including Kohl’s, Saks Inc. and Nordstrom, to slash their outlooks and use aggressive discounts in an effort to lure nervous consumers.
“I’ve been through booms and I’ve been through busts,” said Paul Paradis, the owner of Paradise Firearms on West Colorado Avenue, “and I don’t like either one. I prefer things to be steady and predictable.” For established gun shop owners such as Paradis, who has sold firearms from his Westside storefront for more than 25 […]
Colorado-based MolsonCoors and SAB Miller PLC, the brewer of Miller Lite, said they will combine their U.S. brewing operations in an effort to compete against industry leader Anheuser-Busch. The joint venture will be known as MillerCoors and will have responsibility for brewing and selling brands including Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors, Coors Light and […]
A National Restaurant Association study found that diners respond better to an ethic restaurant with sophisticated cultural cues in décor and atmosphere, and if servers are able to speak the language of the country where the cuisine is from. That’s what owners of Asian Garden & Bar, 1747 S. 8th St., hope will help them bring in customers. The restaurant, which opened May 12, offers food from three countries. Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine is prepared by cooks who specialize in foods from each region.
Powell’s Books has purchased used books from its customers for more than 30 years, but the Oregon based company has experienced more volume during the past six months than at any time in the company’s history. Powell’s online book-buying program has grown 40 percent since January, when it introduced payment via PayPal. The company’s online […]
The National Retail Federation is predicting that retail industry sales will increase 3.5 percent this year. NRF analysts expect the current slow pace in sales growth to continue before picking up in the second half of the year, with sales increasing 3.2 percent in the first half of the year followed by a 3.8 percent […]
The Little Market and Deli at Willamette and Prospect streets in Colorado Springs is like coming home. It’s comfortable, warm and welcoming. As the front door jingles open, a voice shouts out the visitor’s name along with a greeting. Terry Buterbaugh wants a homemade Polish sausage sandwich, and he gets one at $5.29. “This place […]