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How Manufacturers Are Making Faster, More Automated Decisions

August 25th, 2014 | Posted by MHarper in Retail | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on How Manufacturers Are Making Faster, More Automated Decisions)

APT SVP Aaron Fidler discusses APT’s software suite for manufacturers.

Restaurant Guests Spend Over $1 Billion More this July

August 12th, 2014 | Posted by MHarper in APT Index - (Comments Off on Restaurant Guests Spend Over $1 Billion More this July)

Restaurant same-store sales increased 2.3% in July 2014 compared to July 2013, or more than $1 billion, according to data from the APT Index. Areas that performed better included those where rainfall decreased versus last year, where median income is less than $75K, and where unemployment decreased. Click here to view the top and bottom performing cities.

Shoppers Spend $3.6 Billion More this July

August 12th, 2014 | Posted by MHarper in Retail | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Shoppers Spend $3.6 Billion More this July)

Retail same-store sales increased 1.2% in July 2014 compared to July 2013, or $3.6 billion, according to data from the APT Index. Areas that performed better included those where temperature increased versus last year, where rainfall decreased, and where median income is less than $75K. Click here to view the top and bottom performing cities.

Competing with Fast Casual

August 6th, 2014 | Posted by CCorman in Restaurants - (Comments Off on Competing with Fast Casual)

APT SVP Jonathan Marek says that fast casual has been the single most important secular trend in the restaurant industry. Watch this video to hear his thoughts.