A different shopping experience thanks to apps

Amidst all the noise and debate over whether Apple wields too much power as a platform is this undeniable fact: for brick-and-mortar retailers, mobile apps and the App Store have been a game-changer.

The earliest days of the pandemic brought retailers to a standstill. Customers, afraid to shop in-person for fear of the coronavirus, immediately turned to smartphones and laptops to purchase the things they needed and wanted. Curbside pick-up and home delivery of everything from groceries and meals to home improvement and pet food became the order of the day, forcing retailers to revamp e-commerce platforms and launch mobile apps in record time.

CNBC Technology Executive Council members Andy Laudato of The Vitamin Shoppe and Tractor Supply Company’s Glenn Allison understand this transformation first-hand. They recently spoke at a TEC livestream event on LinkedIn where they explained how digital apps transformed the entire shopping experience for their customers throughout

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Albemarle selects NJR Group to build infrastructure for new Business Center – The Stanly News & Press

The Albemarle City Council has awarded NJR Group, a construction company based in New London, the bid to begin constructing the infrastructure for the Albemarle Business Park.

The council decided between NJR Group and J.T. Russell & Sons, which were the only two companies who submitted bids for the project. Each listed a baseline bid, along with up to three alternative bids.

The business park is a roughly 282 acres at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 52 and N.C. Highway 24-27 that can hold up to 2.5 million square feet of industrial and warehouse space.

The scope of the work needed involves the construction of a new road through the business center with the main entrance off U.S. Highway 52 and connecting with Henson Street, extending the water and sewer lines to the site and increasing the water line size to 16-inches.

The business center will eventually also include curb

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Aerospace Fastener Market: Growth, Revenue, Business Outlook & Forecast 2021-2031

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The report offers bits of knowledge with respect to the developments and

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Here’s Suze Orman’s best advice for small business owners

Suze Orman in New York City.

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As small business owners recover from the pandemic, it’s important to make sure they get their personal and business finances back on track, said personal finance expert and best-selling author Suze Orman.

That includes saving, investing and managing credit card debt.

“You have got to put yourself in a situation that no matter what happens, you can pay your bills,” said Orman, host of the podcast, “Women & Money (And Everyone Smart Enough To Listen).”

Orman shared her advice and much more to LGBTQ+ small business owners and allies during CNBC + Acorns Invest in Pride: Ready. Set. Grow. on LinkedIn Thursday.

Here’s how Orman suggests small business owners tackle their money as they move forward post-pandemic.

Retirement planning

There are several options for small business owners to save for retirement.

They

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