Because we’ve been sending these notes out for so many months now, I find myself opening the files and immediately looking at the most recent additions to our trend lines and thinking through what implications the numbers have on where we expect the numbers to go – and lately, this week included – the new additions and look-ahead feel consistently promising!

But today I let my eyes wander to the left side of these charts and took a second to appreciate how far we’ve come. When you look at the April/May numbers and remember just how uncertain things were, it is freaking unbelievable to see our year-over-year numbers just down 15%.

No question, there is still an enormous amount of pain, and the road to full recovery is a long one, but a lot of resiliency and toughness has played out within these trend lines and that is worth taking a minute to recognize and celebrate.

As always, find the full breakdown below.

Stay safe,
Bo

P.S. For those following along on these notes, but are not a MarginEdge client, we would love to include your numbers in our data set and continue to build out the value of the reporting. We are giving our MarginEdge Lite product for free. This little tool connects your POS to accounting system and creates journal entries – hopefully time saving for you while increasing our sample size as we track recovery across our network. Obviously no obligation or commitment, just an offer for those interested!


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