Supporting local businesses has always been core to the mission of Yelp and of the millions of amazing businesses, there are also so many that are Black-owned. Over the last year, we have seen people turn to Yelp to find and support Black-owned businesses in unprecedented numbers. In fact, searches for Black-owned businesses were up… Read more
Last year was full of unexpected challenges and local businesses served as a mirror for the fluctuations that defined the U.S. economy. In our previous Yelp Economic Average reports in Q2 and Q3, we reported on business closures across the country and the resilience of local businesses evidenced through new openings and reopenings, respectively.
As a new year begins, and people around the world set New Year’s resolutions — committing to regular exercise, practicing meditation, or starting a gratitude journal — many people are resolving to organize their homes, and keep them that way throughout 2021. Analyzing five years of Yelp data from 2015 to 2019 reveals that consumer… Read more
You know those ice skates you have in your garage? Yup. It’s time to polish those off and get excited for some outside winter fun. Whether it’s your first time on the ice or you feel like a pro, we’ve got some places for you to get your twirl on. Grab a mask, grab a… Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the restaurant industry in unprecedented ways and the long-term impact is still yet to be seen. While we are eager to return to normal, to dining out with friends and loved ones, we recognize we’re not there yet. The restaurant industry is facing a moment unlike any before and we… Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every facet of our lives, from the dishes we craved at home to the home improvements we made to the beauty treatments we couldn’t live without. With 2020 being a year like no other, it’s no surprise that we’ll continue to feel the palpable impact of COVID-19 in our local… Read more
It’s no secret that 2020 changed the way we experience our homes. With more time at home than ever – in many cases working at home, and for children, remote learning – the trends in 2021 will inevitably be influenced by the shift in our lifestyles. In collaboration with Athena Calderone, celebrated design expert and… Read more
The holiday season is nearly upon us! Whether you’re guilty of re-gifting your sister-in-law the same candle now five years in a row or you’ve earned a reputation as the most thoughtful secret Santa in the family, Yelp is here to help fuel your creativity and make you the most amazing local gift giver around… Read more