More than 2,000 restaurants, cafes, boutiques and other businesses, with nearly 6,000 locations, opened in Connecticut in November, according to the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection.
That’s up from 1,823 in October.
The numbers come on the heels of record-setting November sales, including record-breaking November spending by restaurants, shops and retailers.
For instance, total spending by Connecticut residents in November was more than $4 billion, up from $3.3 billion in October and $3 billion a year ago.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of restaurants and other retailers in Connecticut rose by nearly 8,000 from last year to more than 5,800, and the number who opened a store increased by almost 7,000.
The number of Connecticut businesses with at least one full-time worker rose to nearly 1,000, with more than 1,100 businesses opening full-timers.
The state is expected to report its first monthly sales data this week.
More stories about: state government,consumer,economy,economics,census source The Boston Globe title A look at the top ten U.K. cities for food, shopping and entertainment in November 2017 source The Atlantic Cities title UK’s biggest food festivals, food-related and cultural events in November 2018 article In a year when many Americans are bracing for the arrival of new food-stamp rules, the U,K.’s biggest food-themed festivals are expected to bring the most sales.
Cocktail week is set to take place on the Thames estuary on Nov. 30 and Nov. 1, and there will be more than 100 events in the country’s most popular wine and spirits region, according the British Council.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization expects more than 10 million people will attend the three-day festival, which includes a variety of food and beverage offerings and music, in London and other British cities.
A full-service restaurant will open in the London area, according a statement from the British Chamber of Commerce.
Foodies and beer lovers in the U.,K.
and around the world are expecting to get a taste of what’s to come with the release of the 2017 U.G.F. World Food Prize, which is being hosted in the United States.
The award is the first in a series of five food-focused prizes sponsored by the U of G’s Food and Agricultural Research Laboratory.
According to a press release, the 2017 prize will feature a selection of more than 3,500 ingredients from around the globe, as well as fresh and seasonal products from the United Kingdom and the United Nations.
The 2017 World Food Festival will be held Nov. 5-8 in London’s West End.
The prize is being sponsored by U.F.-sponsored International Food and Culture Festival, a partnership of the World Food Foundation, The UG Foundation, United Nations Food and Scientific Organization, World Health Organization and U.H.B. Foodbank.
As the country heads into the new year, expect to see the annual U.R.S., the world’s largest free-market think tank, releasing a series that will discuss issues such as trade and immigration, as the UG has done in the past.
It’s not the first time the URS has published a guide for American expats and visitors.
The organization released its 2018 American City Guide in 2015, as part of a partnership with the UFS.
The guide includes information on housing, jobs, transportation, shopping, entertainment and more.
It’s also not the only guide that focuses on U.W. cities.
The British Consulate in New York City, which was founded in the 17th century, has published its own guide for visitors to the United State.
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