The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in August. Cadott: Barton Rentals LLC, Barton Chapek, 307 E. Oak St.; CCE Group Inc., Lisa M. Kahler, 8058 223rd St.; Helping Hands 4 Hope LLC, Joan Kinnick, 24290 45th Ave. Henry P. Svetlik Post 159 American Legion Inc., Jon W. Wojciechowski, 110 N. Main St.; Point & Pixel Design Company LLC, Alexandra C. Larsen, 20488 76th Ave.; RWS Welding LLC, Robert W. Schmitt, 9524 240th St.
If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person. A survey from analytics firm Profitect, Inc. said about 42 percent of shoppers age 18-22 (the post-millennial age group) prefer to shop in-store versus online. And 34 percent of respondents said they like both equally, while only 23 percent they preferred online. Surveys like this are a relief to brick-and-mortar
Retailers won’t just be battling each other for customers this holiday season — they’re also gearing up to fight over the temporary workers who will make the sales. A strong economy has retailers expecting a busy holiday shopping season, but with unemployment near historic lows, staffing up to handle extra demand could be a challenge. “It’s going to be a real battle for these retailers to get the right labor in,” said Andrew Challenger, vice president of
SEATTLE — Amazon Go grew from a single convenience store to four over eight months. A report Wednesday suggested that the retail giant is considering a much faster pace of expansion. Bloomberg reported that the Seattle company is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 Amazon Go convenience stores by 2021. That would be an immediate challenge to established chains like 7-Eleven. The story, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter, said the company was considering
Crystal McBride didn’t mind wearing a crop top and shorts to work. She wasn’t bothered by flirty banter with customers — she’s practiced at deflecting comments with a playful, “Oh, I haven’t heard that one before,” or an exaggerated eye roll — and she enjoyed the hustle for tips. But McBride, who until recently worked at Twin Peaks locations around North Texas, did mind what she and other former employees of the Dallas-based
Could India eventually be the crown jewel in Netflix’s streaming empire? It might end up that way, according to a report from Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris. Last week Morris raised his target price on Netflix’s stock to $420 a share from $360 based in large part on the company’s opportunity for growth in India. In July, Netflix rolled out “Sacred Games,” its initial, scripted local-market series in India, and is set to expand its content in the country in the
Creating benefits to attract workers will be explained Offering competitive benefits to attract and retain employees in the current labor market will be the topic of a Tuesday business luncheon in downtown Eau Claire. Jen Rust Anderson, an attorney at Altoona firm Prairieview Law, will discuss standard and nontraditional benefits during her presentation at noon at the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, 101 N. Farwell St. Alternative health plans, flexible scheduling, cafeteria plans and
The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in August. Eau Claire: Grower’s Tools LLC, Mystic Prairie LLC, 1140 Pleasant Hill Road; Guy Rossato Real Estate LLC, Guy Rossato, 5290 Deerfield Road; Half Moon Management Inc., Tom Stuart, 1920 S. Hastings Way; Happy Days Auto Body Repair LLC, Ruder Ware LLSC, 402 Graham Ave., No. 6; Hastings West LLC, Steven Stamm, 310 Pinnacle Way, Suite 300; Hayden Firearms LLC, Jeffrey L.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wells Fargo expects to slash its employment by about 5 to 10 percent over the next three years, as part of a sweeping initiative to streamline the bank and make it more customer-focused, CEO Tim Sloan said Thursday. The reduction would involve job cuts as well as attrition, Sloan said in a statement. Wells Fargo is based in San Francisco but maintains its largest employee base in Charlotte, where it has about 25,100 workers in the metro area. The move comes as Wells
BEIJING — China’s No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing’s technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang’s comments add to Beijing’s effort to portray itself as a defender of global trade in the face of complaints by Washington and other trading partners that China violates its market-opening commitments. Also Wednesday,