May 9—Swedish Match continues to see strong sales of its ZYN nicotine pouches, which are made in Owensboro.
The company's report for the first quarter of 2021 says it saw a 24% increase in sales of its smokeless products, which was "driven by ZYN, which saw shipments increase to a record level of nearly 37 million cans."
—Great American Cookie is moving into 3800 Frederica St. in the small strip center with Azzip Pizza and Klutch barbershop, according to last week's building permits.
—Work is starting on an Ace Hardware store at 2419 W. Parrish Ave.
—The National Retail Federation said recently that it expects the economy to grow 6.6% this year.
That would be the highest rate since 7.2% in 1984, the report said.
—Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures U.S. in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, reported recently that retail sales grew 23.3% in April from a year ago.
And they were up 10.8% from April 2019.
—Texas Roadhouse reported last week that its first-quarter sales were up 18.5% over the same month last year and 8.6% above April 2019.
The report said that March sales were up 64.1% from the same month in 2020, and 15.5% from March 2019.
—The fireworks are coming.
Phantom Fireworks picked up a permit last week for a fireworks tent in Heartland Crossing.
—Comparitech reported last week that Kentucky has seen a 30% increase in victims of scams during the pandemic with an estimated $29.97 million lost in 2020.
—SmartAsset says Daviess County is the fifth-best place in the state for having a mortgage application approved.
Warren was first, followed by Scott, Fayette, Boone and Daviess.