Growth Sushi restaurants comes to halt

BoldData rolls out the numbers

Amsterdam,17 June 2021 – Tomorrow is International Sushi Day. A day in honor of the popular rice dish from Japan. Time for data specialist BoldData to roll out the numbers. The latest statistics show that the number of sushi restaurants in America has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. However, the growth seems to have come to a halt.  

Sushi hype over?

Craving Sushi? There are currently 18,944 sushi restaurants in The United States. An increase of 57% compared to 2011. In this year there were 11,939 sushi shops. Especially 2017 was a good year for the Japanese snack: with an increase of 1,868 sushi shops (12%). 2018 seems to be a tipping point for the popularity of sushi, from this moment the growth slows down. In 2021 there is even a decrease of 311 restaurants for the first time.

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British factories are stockpiling again Bank of England warned

Companies are stockpiling materials to guard against shortages and disruption to their supply chains, the Bank of England has warned.

In their latest report, the Bank of England’s regional agents said that production was coming under pressure because shortages were leading to longer lead times, higher input costs and rising prices.

“There were widespread concerns among contacts about the cost and availability of materials and components,” the report said. “Output in the automotive sector continued to be constrained by the shortage of semiconductors. Contacts in some sectors reported stockpiling of materials and components in anticipation of continued supply chain disruption.”

Global supply chains are under pressure from rapidly rising demand as advanced economies emerge from lockdown. Businesses are being hit with shortages from microchips to building supplies and commodity and transport costs have soared.

“Contacts reported large cost increases for a wide range of inputs, such as agricultural products, construction … Read more

5 Tips to Use Instagram to Promote Your Business During a Pandemic

The world changed overnight and is still healing. None of us have encountered a worldwide pandemic on this scale, with such countless organizations compelled to stop to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. 

However, from misfortune comes incredible opportunities. It’s an ideal opportunity to adapt to endure, and social media advertising can assist organizations battle this wave. 

With such countless individuals quarantining at home, social media use is taking off, as are online searches in specific organizations. Searches identified with food, fundamental products, TV, and streaming have expanded as well. 

During an emergency, individuals will rush to social media for data, information, and recreation. Facebook and Instagram have seen a 40% flood in usage after the crash of the COVID-19 pandemic. So as individuals throughout the planet are adapting to the new type of social distancing and self-isolation, clients are checking out live events, sharing updates, and supporting each other with posts Read more

Why lean is the foundation of digital operating systems

The recent statement by Toyota that even with digitalization, they would not do away with the principle of gemba walks unequivocally confirmed that lean principles are still a powerful toolbox on the production floor. That’s why continued investment in lean and other CI programs will lay the foundation for a successful transition to digital operating systems (DOS). Moreover, adding digital technologies to lean can open up whole new frontiers for future factories.

With its focus on waste elimination and root cause tracking, traditional lean is based on the premise that employees should execute tasks better, faster, and more economically while fully embracing and engaging in the principles of continuous improvement. More recently, Industry 4.0 and its associated technologies have forever transformed production in terms of speed and flexibility with automation, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, all poised to become part of modern digital operating systems. These digital technologies combined with … Read more

How To Hire Your First Employee, Step By Step

As your business begins to grow, you soon realize that you need to bring in an extra hand to help with the increasing work demands. Unfortunately, adding that first employee can be overwhelming, particularly because of all the legal requirements you have to fulfill.

But you don’t have to worry about that; this post offers a guide on some of the things you need to know when hiring your first employee.

Step by step guide on hiring your first employee

1.      Understand the employment law

When hiring your first employee, the very first thing you need to understand is your legal obligations and responsibilities as an employer. These requirements usually vary from state to state, so it is important to consult with your lawyer about the employment labor law in your state. If you are on a tight budget and can’t afford an attorney, you may consider accessing free employment … Read more