Author Archives: Mike Pallerino

Megaprojects forge ahead in pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has done little to delay multibillion-dollar commercial projects. See how contractors are keeping things on track while taking precautions to protect workers. Read the CP Executive story here

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Denny’s rolls out safety plans

Denny’s Corp. has outlined a number of new practices aimed at health and safety as dining rooms reopen amid easing of coronavirus restrictions. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Eateries innovate to celebrate the start of summer

Restaurants have created grilling kits and other promotional packages to help families celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Options range from traditional cookout fare, such as the BBQ Burger Box from San Francisco’s Palette, to the upscale, including lobster roll …

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Focus Brands looks beyond the mall for future growth

Auntie Anne’s, Jamba Juice and Cinnabon parent Focus Brands had been working to move the concepts beyond the mall before the coronavirus outbreak, and the need has grown even more urgent amid the pandemic. The company has a fleet of …

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What’s next for quick-service brands?

Sales at many quick-service restaurants have rebounded after a difficult March with consumer habits, the economy and wider restaurant openings set to influence future results. Read the Restaurant Business online story here

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Bike shops pedal faster amid the pandemic

Bike stores were deemed essential businesses during the pandemic in many US states and bicycle sales grew 50% in March over last year, according to NPD Group data. Consumers sheltering at home bought bikes for exercise, and essential workers are …

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Spending time: Darrel Chaney, Prime Retail Services

The long-time industry veteran and consultant for Prime Retail Services on his days as a member of the Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine, why the follow up is the most important part of the job, and who you should trust …

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AGC Construction employment shrinks in 49 states and DC

Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey …

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Happy Memorial Day

“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” — Claudia Pemberton From our family to yours: Happy Memorial Day from Commercial Construction & Renovation.  

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Cheesecake Factory expects to benefit from bigger spaces

Cheesecake Factory’s large dining rooms could be a plus as eateries reopen with rules in place that limit the number of diners allowed in at one time. Dining rooms range from 7,500 to 10,000 square feet, which will make it …

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