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NRF: Fewer will shop during Thanksgiving weekend


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Only about 11% of consumers will shop on Thanksgiving Day, according to an NRF survey, despite all the recent debate about whether stores should be open. The data also show that fewer people expect to… Read More

Behind ISA's nationwide approach to sign advocacy


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ISA represents about 2,000 U.S. sign manufacturers, with a 22-member staff and a three-person response team that's ready at a moment's notice to travel to cities and towns across the country to educat… Read More

Contingent business-interruption policies require knowledge of suppliers, customers



Companies can benefit from contingent business-interruption insurance covering damage to suppliers and customers, Aon Benfield Analytics executive Paul Cutbush said. Such a policy typically would have… Read More

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