Jake Calhoun

Jake was born in Anaheim, CA and raised in Tampa, FL. He received his B.A. in History from the University of South Florida. Jake comes to us with a background in Research and a passion for data analytics. When not working, his hobbies include reading, writing, and cooking.

May 23, 2024 NRA Show 2024: Foodservice AI Has No Limits
Tech Trends

It is a pivotal time for the restaurant industry. Higher prices have driven customers away and operators are rushing to incorporate new technologies. It is serendipitous that in this crucial moment, the 2024 National Restaurant Association show arrived, and it […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

May 22, 2024 Breaking News: Retailers and Restaurants Cutting Prices Amid Slow Traffic
B2Trends

The price of goods has been on the rise for years and it was apparent that constant increases were not sustainable, and it was only a matter of time before consumers walked away. The good news is that those high […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

May 16, 2024 Making Waves: Consumers Finally Balk at Price Increases
Making Waves

Store closures, bankruptcy filings, and scrambling price adjustments are indicators that all is not well for major retail and restaurant franchises. Prices have been rising for years yet supply chain issues and the rising costs of goods and labor have […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


May 22, 2024 Breaking News: Retailers and Restaurants Cutting Prices Amid Slow Traffic
B2Trends
May 16, 2024 Making Waves: Consumers Finally Balk at Price Increases
Making Waves
May 9, 2024 Vs Goliath: Smalls Sliders vs White Castle
Vs Goliath
May 3, 2024 Trailblazers: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Trailblazers
Apr 25, 2024 Breaking Into the U.S.: WHSmith
US Bound
Apr 22, 2024 Trailblazers: Earth Day and Sustainability Leaders
Trailblazers
Apr 19, 2024 Troublemakers: Is California’s Fast ACT making an impact?
Making Waves
Apr 12, 2024 Vs Goliath: Jeni’s vs Cold Stone
Vs Goliath
Apr 4, 2024 Retail and Restaurant First Quarter Review
B2Trends
Mar 28, 2024 Breaking Into the U.S. Pure Fitness
US Bound
Mar 27, 2024 Trailblazers: Women Leaders in Grocery
Trailblazers
Mar 21, 2024 Making Waves: Self-Checkout a Thing of the Past?
Making Waves
Mar 20, 2024 Trailblazers: Women Leaders in Retail
Trailblazers
Mar 14, 2024 VS Goliath: Ike’s Love and Sandwiches vs Jimmy John’s
Vs Goliath
Mar 13, 2024 Trailblazers: Women Leaders in Foodservice
Trailblazers
Mar 7, 2024 Trailblazers: Celebrating Women’s History Month
Trailblazers
Feb 29, 2024 La Vie en Rose
US Bound
Feb 29, 2024 Trailblazers: Black Leadership in Dire Circumstances
Trailblazers
Feb 22, 2024 Making Waves: McDonald’s CosMc’s Creation Opens New Possibilities
Making Waves
Feb 21, 2024 Trailblazers: Black Leadership in Retail
Trailblazers
Feb 15, 2024 VS Goliath: Chili’s vs Walk-On’s
Vs Goliath
Feb 15, 2024 Trailblazers: Black Leadership in Foodservice
Trailblazers
Feb 9, 2024 Trailblazers: Celebrating Black History Month
Trailblazers
Jan 22, 2024 NRF 2024: The Rise of AI
B2Trends
Jan 18, 2024 Top 5 Restaurants
B2Trends
Jan 11, 2024 A Difficult Year Filled with Potential for 2024
B2Trends
Dec 28, 2023 Through the Years: The 2010’s and the Growth of Digital Retail
Though The Years
Dec 21, 2023 Rumor Has It: The Vanishing of Ghost Kitchens
Rumor Has It
Dec 14, 2023 Tech Trends: How New Technology Shaped 2023
Tech Trends
Dec 7, 2023 Vs Goliath: Wendy’s Breakfast Vs The World
Vs Goliath
Nov 30, 2023 Through the Years: The 2000’s and the Digital Age
Though The Years
Nov 21, 2023 CSG’s Black Friday Special: The One Sale to Save Them All
B2Trends
Nov 16, 2023 Rumor Has It: The Bill Comes Due for Restaurants
Rumor Has It
Nov 9, 2023 Tech Trends: Cyber Black Friday
Tech Trends
Nov 2, 2023 Vs Goliath: Taco John’s vs Taco Bell
Vs Goliath
Oct 26, 2023 Through The Years: The 1990’s and Y2K
Though The Years
Oct 19, 2023 Rumor Has It Consolidation is King
Rumor Has It
Oct 16, 2023 Breaking News: Rite Aid Files for Bankruptcy
B2Trends
Oct 13, 2023 Breaking News: Amazon Ushers in an Early Black Friday with Big Deal Days
B2Trends
Oct 12, 2023 Tech Trends: FTC Cracks Down on Junk Fees
Tech Trends
Oct 5, 2023 Vs Goliath: Jersey Mike’s Subs vs Subway
Vs Goliath
Sep 28, 2023 Through the Years: The 1980’s and a New Individuality
Though The Years
Sep 21, 2023 Rumor Has It: Return at Your Own Risk
Rumor Has It
Sep 15, 2023 Top 10 Retailers to Watch
B2Trends
Sep 14, 2023 Tech Trends: Celebrities to the Rescue
Tech Trends
Sep 7, 2023 Vs Goliath: Five Below vs Dollar General
Vs Goliath
Aug 29, 2023 Through the Years: The 1970’s and Activism Take Over Retail
Though The Years
Aug 24, 2023 Rumor Has It: Balking at Rising Prices
Rumor Has It
Aug 17, 2023 Tech Trends: Delivering on Expectations
Tech Trends
Aug 16, 2023 Breaking News:  ALDI to Acquire Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket
B2Trends
Aug 11, 2023 Vs Goliath: Smokey Bones vs Sonny’s
Vs Goliath
Aug 3, 2023 Back From the Beyond: Bed Bath & Beyond Returns as a Digital Store
B2Trends
Jul 27, 2023 Through the Years: The 1960’s and the Rise of Counterculture
Though The Years
Jul 20, 2023 Rumor Has It: Is Shrinkflation Expanding Your Bill?
Rumor Has It
Jul 14, 2023 Tech Trends: Threads and Social Media Challenges
Tech Trends
Jul 13, 2023 Amazon Prime Day 2023
B2Trends
Jul 6, 2023 Vs Goliath: Dave’s Hot Chicken vs Chick-fil-A
Vs Goliath
Jun 29, 2023 Through the Years: The 1950’s and The Golden Age
Though The Years
Jun 23, 2023 Rumor Has It: Hidden Fees Driving Down Demand
Rumor Has It
Jun 15, 2023 Tech Trends: Robots in Your Kitchen
Tech Trends
Jun 8, 2023 Vs Goliath: Eddie V’s vs Ruth’s Chris
Vs Goliath
May 25, 2023 Through The Years: The 1940’s and World War II
Though The Years
May 18, 2023 Tech Trends: The AI Takeover
Tech Trends
May 11, 2023 Rumor Has It: McDonald’s Child Labor Violations
Rumor Has It
May 4, 2023 Vs Goliath: Mountain Mike’s vs Domino’s
Vs Goliath
Apr 28, 2023 Through The Years: The 1930’s and The Great Depression
Though The Years
Apr 24, 2023 Breaking News: Bed Bath & Beyond Bankruptcy and Store Closings
B2Trends
Apr 20, 2023 Rumor Has It: Starbucks Serves Up Union Busting
Rumor Has It
Apr 13, 2023 Vs Goliath: Whataburger vs McDonald’s
Vs Goliath
Mar 30, 2023 Trailblazers: Women of the Future
Trailblazers
Mar 23, 2023 Trailblazers: Women Innovators
Trailblazers
Mar 16, 2023 Trailblazers: Women Leaders in Foodservice
Trailblazers
Mar 9, 2023 Trailblazers: Women Leaders in Retail
Trailblazers
Mar 2, 2023 Trailblazers: Women in Retail & Foodservice
Trailblazers
Feb 23, 2023 CSG 2023 Outlook
B2Trends
Jan 19, 2023 How to Achieve B2B Success in 2023
B2Trends
Jan 12, 2023 CSG’s 2023 Trade Show Primer: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Trade Shows
B2Trends
Jan 5, 2023 Ringing in 2023: The Wave of the Future
B2Trends
Dec 29, 2022 5 Tips to Wind Down 2022
B2Trends
Dec 22, 2022 2022 Year in Review: A Stepping Stone to Greater Possibilities
B2Trends
Dec 15, 2022 2023 Checklist: Preparing for the Future
B2Trends
Dec 8, 2022 Shining Bright for 2023: New Year and a Return to Form
B2Trends
Dec 1, 2022 A Black Friday for the Record Books: Ecommerce Success and an In-store Traffic Spike
B2Trends
Nov 17, 2022 Trending Up for 2023
B2Trends
Nov 10, 2022 Galloping Gobbler: Turkey and All the Trimmings in Short Supply for Thanksgiving
B2Trends
Nov 3, 2022 Kroger and Albertsons Backlash: Colossal Deal Under Attack by Politicians and Consumers
B2Trends
Oct 27, 2022 Companies That Rose From The Grave: 5 Departed Chains and How They Came Back
B2Trends
Oct 20, 2022 Company Autopsy: 5 Buried Businesses and Why They Are Gone
B2Trends
Oct 14, 2022 Breaking News: Kroger Buys Albertsons for $24.6 Billion
B2Trends
Oct 11, 2022 Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale
B2Trends
Oct 6, 2022 Has Black Friday Lost its Luster?
B2Trends
Sep 22, 2022 The Golden Coast vs. The Golden Arches:
B2Trends
Sep 15, 2022 Top 5 Successful Rebrands
B2Trends
Sep 8, 2022 National Food Safety Month: From Farm to Table
B2Trends
Sep 1, 2022 Bed Bath & Beyond: Reaching Into the Past to Save the Future
B2Trends
Aug 25, 2022 Restaurant Recovery: Getting Back to Something New
B2Trends
Aug 18, 2022 4 CEOs Who Burned Their Own Companies
B2Trends
Aug 11, 2022 The Labor Issue
B2Trends
Aug 4, 2022 Open Classrooms, Empty Shelves
B2Trends
Jul 27, 2022 Back to School: The Price of Knowledge
B2Trends
Jul 21, 2022 Ready, Set, Sell Checklist
B2Trends
Jul 15, 2022 Prime Day Returns in Record Setting Form
B2Trends
Jul 7, 2022 Amazon Prime Day Kicks-Off
B2Trends
Jun 30, 2022 Heating Up the Holidays: Preparing for the Second Half of 2022
B2Trends
Jun 23, 2022 Snapping Out of Stagnation
B2Trends
Jun 16, 2022 2022 Inflated Expectations: The Story So Far
B2Trends
Jun 2, 2022 Prioritize, Strategize, & Socialize Your Tradeshow Follow-Up
B2Trends
May 17, 2022 Let’s Tacobout DataTuesday
B2Trends
May 13, 2022 CSG’s Restaurant Sampler Preview
B2Trends
Apr 28, 2022 Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover
B2Trends
Apr 21, 2022 2022-2023 Industry Forecast
B2Trends
Apr 14, 2022 Top 10 Trends From 2022 Q1
B2Trends
Mar 25, 2022 Breaking News: Walmart Sues BJ’s Wholesale Club
B2Trends
Mar 24, 2022 2021 Industry Review: Back and Better Than Ever
B2Trends
Mar 17, 2022 Top 5 Business Challenges for 2022
B2Trends
Mar 11, 2022 Crisis in Ukraine
A Closer Look
Feb 24, 2022 CSG’s Tips For A Successful Trade Show
B2Trends
Feb 17, 2022 Finding the Right Buyers in 2022
B2Trends
Feb 10, 2022 Making Business Happen
B2Trends
Jan 27, 2022 Top 10 Tech Trends in 2022 – Part 2
B2Trends
Jan 20, 2022 Top 10 Tech Trends in 2022 – Part 1
B2Trends
Jan 13, 2022 2022: Back in Action
A Time For Change
Dec 30, 2021 2021 Year in Review
A Time For Change
Dec 9, 2021 Omicron and Delta Come Home for the Holidays
A Time For Change
Dec 2, 2021 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Fall Short
A Time For Change
Nov 29, 2021 Breaking News: Twitter CEO Steps Down
Now Trending
Nov 22, 2021 Breaking News: Franchise Group, Inc. Acquires W.S. Badcock Corp.
Now Trending
Nov 18, 2021 Dealing with Black Friday Deals
A Time For Change
Nov 11, 2021 Out of Service: Local Mandates Strain Recovering Restaurants
A Time For Change
Nov 4, 2021 No Turkeys, No Toys, No Problem
A Time For Change
Oct 28, 2021 Ghosts of Retail Past
A Time For Change
Oct 21, 2021 Early Bird Meets the Demand
A Time For Change
Oct 14, 2021 2021: The Story So Far
A Time For Change
Oct 7, 2021 Supplying the Demand
A Time For Change
Sep 23, 2021 From Bankruptcy to the Stock Exchange
A Time For Change
Sep 16, 2021 A Publicly Traded Recovery
A Time For Change
Sep 9, 2021 A Ghost in the Kitchen
A Time For Change
Sep 2, 2021 A Referendum on the Future
A Time For Change
Aug 26, 2021 Resetting the Board
A Time For Change
Aug 19, 2021 Past is Prologue
A Time For Change
Aug 12, 2021 A Time For Change
A Time For Change
Aug 5, 2021 The Right Time for Trade Shows
A Closer Look
Jul 29, 2021 A Labor Shortage at Retail Price
A Closer Look
Jul 16, 2021 84 Years of Glazed Goodness
Now Trending
Jul 15, 2021 A Burger With a Side of Unemployment
A Closer Look
Jun 24, 2021 The Good, The Bad, and The Amazon
A Closer Look
Jun 17, 2021 Too Late to Wait
A Closer Look
Jun 9, 2021 A Summer Growth Spurt for Brick & Mortar
A Closer Look
May 26, 2021 The World Is Not Enough for Amazon
Retail
May 19, 2021 The Economic Snapback Is Here
A Closer Look
May 13, 2021 Wages for Work?
A Closer Look
Apr 29, 2021 100 Days of President Biden
A Closer Look
Apr 22, 2021 Passport To Immunity
A Closer Look
Apr 15, 2021 A Shot in the Arm for Pharmacies
A Closer Look
Apr 8, 2021 A Decade of Dominance – The Top 20 Chains
A Closer Look
Mar 25, 2021 Kent Taylor, Remembering An Innovator
A Closer Look
Mar 18, 2021 Here to Heal
A Closer Look
Mar 11, 2021 It’s Always Bigger in Texas
A Closer Look
Feb 24, 2021 Are Ghost Kitchens Vanishing?
A Closer Look
Feb 18, 2021 Celebrating Black History With Inspiring Leaders In Retail & Foodservice
A Closer Look
Feb 11, 2021 Reaching the Past to Rebuild the Future
A Closer Look
Feb 3, 2021 From Amazon to the Moon
CSG News
Jan 29, 2021 Did GameStop Level Up with Their Stock Price?
CSG News
Jan 27, 2021 A Wellness Check on 2021
A Closer Look
Jan 21, 2021 Presiding Over the Future
POLIBIZ
Jan 14, 2021 Top 20 Invaluable Lessons Learned In 2020
A Closer Look
Dec 30, 2020 Not Dropping the Ball For 2021
Now Trending
Dec 17, 2020 Lights On for Dark Stores
Now Trending
Dec 10, 2020 Remodeling the Retail Space for 2021
Now Trending
Dec 3, 2020 Defining the Future
Now Trending
Nov 12, 2020 A Ballot Box Full of Questions
POLIBIZ
Oct 28, 2020 Voting for the Future
POLIBIZ
Oct 22, 2020 Masking the Future
POLIBIZ
Oct 15, 2020 Planning a Digital COVID-19 Recovery
POLIBIZ
Oct 8, 2020 The New PPP – Political Policies Pending
POLIBIZ
Oct 1, 2020 Why is There a Debate Over Diversity?
POLIBIZ
Sep 24, 2020 What is the economic outlook for retail chains?
POLIBIZ
Sep 16, 2020 A Taxing Recovery
POLIBIZ
Sep 10, 2020 Cancel 2020
POLIBIZ
Aug 27, 2020 CSG’s Top 5 Innovators – The Digital Burrito
Movers & Shakers
Aug 20, 2020 CSG’s Top 5 Innovators – Refocusing on the Future
Movers & Shakers
Aug 13, 2020 CSG’s Top 5 Innovators – Forging a New Path Ahead
Movers & Shakers
Jul 30, 2020 What Has Retail Learned This Back To School Season?
Now Trending
Jul 23, 2020 Back to School: Pencils & Shoes or Laptops & Pajamas?
Now Trending
Jul 16, 2020 Now Trending – Retail Gets Homeschooled?
Now Trending
Jun 25, 2020 One Menu to Serve Them All
Now Trending
Jun 25, 2020 Manufacturing Hope
Now Trending
Jun 18, 2020 Doing Business Paycheck to Paycheck
Now Trending
Jun 4, 2020 A New Game Plan
Now Trending
May 21, 2020 Showtime
Now Trending
May 14, 2020 Mind the Gap
Now Trending
May 14, 2020 The Show Must Go On
Now Trending
Apr 30, 2020 COVID Concierge
Now Trending
Apr 23, 2020 Open for Opportunity
Now Trending
Apr 16, 2020 How Are Retailers & Restaurants Adapting to Change?
Now Trending
Apr 8, 2020 How to Care for Your Business
Now Trending
Apr 2, 2020 Order Up for a Sandwich & a Side of Toilet Paper
Now Trending
Apr 1, 2020 Is Online Retail Becoming the New Lifeline for Companies?
Now Trending
Mar 26, 2020 Dining in from the Couch
Now Trending
Mar 19, 2020 Keep the Supply Chain Flowing
Now Trending
Mar 18, 2020 Creative Foodservice Solutions to the Coronavirus Crisis
Now Trending
Mar 13, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Mar 5, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Feb 27, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Feb 27, 2020 Hardware with a Personal Touch
Movers & Shakers
Feb 27, 2020 McDonald’s Secret Sauce
Movers & Shakers
Feb 25, 2020 Now Trending: Peapod Blown Out of the Windy City
Now Trending
Feb 20, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Feb 20, 2020 Breakfast Wars: Hot, Fresh, and in a Hurry
Restaurant & Foodservice
Feb 13, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Feb 7, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Jan 31, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Jan 30, 2020 A Bloom of Profits
Movers & Shakers
Jan 30, 2020 The Heart and Sole of DSW
Movers & Shakers
Jan 24, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Jan 23, 2020 Going Beyond the Bun
Restaurant & Foodservice
Jan 16, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Jan 9, 2020 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Dec 19, 2019 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Dec 19, 2019 A Joly Good Time for Best Buy
Movers & Shakers
Dec 18, 2019 Your Favorite Restaurant Might Be a Ghost
Restaurant & Foodservice
Dec 18, 2019 Retail Team Ups on the Rise
Retail
Dec 13, 2019 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Dec 6, 2019 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Nov 22, 2019 DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice
Nov 20, 2019 Mark Tritton: A Bullseye for Target, but What Lies Beyond?
Movers & Shakers
Nov 14, 2019 Will the Shorter Shopping Season Affect Profits?
Retail
Oct 30, 2019 DATATRAC: Discount and Specialty Stores – October 2019
Discount & Specialty
Oct 24, 2019 Phil Spencer: The Once and Future King
Movers & Shakers