The U.S. Might Not Have Enough Construction Workers to Rebuild Houston After Harvey

Dallas Electricians in shortage as construction and storms occur. "Last fall, as the Wall Street Journal reported, “In Dallas, the King of Texas Roofing Co. says it has turned down $20 million worth of projects in the past two years because it doesn’t have enough workers.” Read more about electricians needed in Dallas here. Read this article

STORES Trends: August 2016

Cashing is on Pokémon GO. The new mobile augmented reality game from Niantic Labs and The Pokemon Company has transformed kids,teens and adults into Pokémon GO "trainers" in search of the iconic creatures.   Pokémon GO uses a smartphone’s GPS and camera, along with augmented reality, to turn the real world into an expansive hunting ground. A new lexicon has even emerged to accompany the game’s success: Local attractions and businesses are turned into Pokémon Gyms; PokéStops are places where… Read this article

Quick Service Restaurants

The fast food industry is projected to grow only about 2 percent annually over the next five years, according to IBIS World. A major challenge is presenting menu offerings for price-sensitive diners who want healthy options. Price competition was evident in the fast food world last year, with promotions that offered consumers menu items at $1 each if bought in combinations of, say, two for $2. “It’s price wars,” says Warren Solochek, head of NPD Group’s food service practice. “If… Read this article