Category: In The News

Major Layoff’s For Sam’s Club

February 19, 2014

Wal-Mart Inc. announced 2,300 layoffs from their wholesale retailer Sam’s Club, nearly 2% of their current workforce. The layoffs included predominantly middle management and hourly employees. Some departments are losing as much as 50% of their management team. The company also stated that the management remaining would receive a pay raise. Wal-Mart spokesman said, “We’re […]

Millennials In The Market

January 16, 2014

In Fall 2013 Jones Lang LaSalle published their Cross Sector Outlook. The report shared some very interesting insights into how Generation “Y” is affecting the Real Estate market. Generational trends have taken over many traditional lifestyle expectations and in order to survive markets must adjust to these trends. Renters Generation: According to the report, recession […]

San Antonio’s Answer to Population Boom’s Traffic Increase

January 14, 2014

During 2013, the Raub Blog shared a number of reports on how fast San Antonio is growing. The city was ranked in many categories including Milken Institute’s Top Performing sites, Forbes’ Top Cities for Business and Careers and Forbes’ list of Cities Creating the Most Middle Class Jobs. It comes as no surprise that San […]

The Breach Broadcast Round the World (Update)

January 7, 2014

Update: On Friday January 10, 2014 Target announced that more than the originally stated 40 million customers had their financial information stolen. Target now says the breach has affected 70 million to 110 million customers. Unless you’ve been too busy assembling toys in the North Pole to turn on the news, check a newspaper or […]

Milken Institute Ranks San Antonio as a best performing cities

December 18, 2013

Each year Milken Institute puts together an annual report of the Best-Performing Cities of the year. During 2013 seven Texas cities took spots in the Top 25. The San Antonio- New Braunfels metropolitan area ranked at #12, 10 spots higher than last year’s 22nd place. The report cited military medical-related operations as a major source […]

The Importance of Public Recognition

November 1, 2013

YouTube announced in October they would be joining the Grammys, CMA’s and countless others in the world of Award shows. This made me think how a little recognition can go a long way. YouTube has come a long way since its 3 creators registered their domain February 14, 2005 and is constantly recognized for its […]

Texas on Top

October 30, 2013

Once again Texas is the place to be! The top 4 spots on Forbes’ – “The Cities Creating the Most Middle Class Jobs” list all go to Texas metropolises. Leading the list was the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area, followed by the Houston-Sugar Land- Baytown area. Third on the list was San Antonio- New Braunfels Area […]

Becoming Smaller to Get Bigger- A New Direction in Retail

October 21, 2013

Stores like Walmart and Target are known for their massive store layout and one stop bargain shopping. So it may seem surprising that these large chains are downsizing to better compete with smaller retailers like Dollar Tree, Dollar General and the Dollar Store. See a theme in these titles? Over the past few years these […]

Glazers Brings More Jobs to San Antonio

October 16, 2013

Next week Glazer’s Inc. will open its new San Antonio distribution center. This 518,000 square foot facility will employee more than 450 people in the San Antonio area, 261 will be new hires to the company. The Dallas, Texas founded company was created by Louis Glazer during 1909, under the name “Jumbo Bottling Company” and […]

Retailers Exceeded Expectations For Back to School Season

October 1, 2013

Retailers used discounts as arrows when aiming at sale goals for the month August. Typically the U.S’s second-biggest selling period of the year for retailers, this season shoppers saw an increase in discounts to encourage them to shop back to school. This proved to be a smart payoff as sales increased .2 percent from July […]

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