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A new study released today by the Private Equity Council is offering the incoming Obama administration and new Congress an outline to improve the U.S.’s failing productivity by making the country...
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Two outstanding high school student athletes from Tennessee and Nevada scored big this evening at the Wendy's High School Heisman awards ceremony in New York City. Kathy Kroeger and Brett...
Six percent of the roughly 62 billion commercial foodservice meals and snacks consumed in a year are purchased at retail stores--food, drug, discount, department, and price clubs--and convenience...
Cargill is launching a broad-based national integrated marketing campaign for Truvia, the new natural, zero calorie sweetener made from the stevia leaf. Starting today, the marketing campaign...
Sandella’s Flatbread Café has finalized a deal with franchisee, Ronald Roan, to bring two units of the hit fast-casual concept to Birmingham, Alabama. With more than 130 locations operating,...
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not...
Every year after the winter holidays, many resolve to make major changes in their lives. Diet, exercise and better general health are usually high on New Year’s resolution lists. However, one...
Ever since Mark Cuban quipped that “Ed Rush might have been a great ref, but I wouldn’t hire him to run a Dairy Queen,” managing a Dairy Queen store has become a gauge of business acumen.

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The distribution company for CiCi’s Pizza has hired 25-year retail purchasing veteran Bob Fulks as its new director of purchasing. In his career, Fulks has led purchasing teams at Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and...
The worst corporate Scrooges of 2008--“the CEOs who exhibited the worst kinds of unbridled greed and lack of compassion or concern for others over the last year”--were named yesterday by the...
QSR International, the master franchisee of Quiznos branded restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, announced that as part of Quiznos’ rapid expansion in Latin America, it recently opened...
A recent survey conducted through the National Restaurant Association's Smartbrief online newsletter reported that a majority of restaurateurs think the economy had the greatest effect on their...
Despite CEOs' fondness of John McCain, many are hopeful that President-elect Barack Obama can rescue the country from its financial crisis.

In a Grant Thornton national survey of more than 450...

Much of the media speculation on who the next Secretary of Agriculture will be focuses on candidates lacking experience with food safety, nutrition, or environmental issues—issues which are at...
Tom Garrett, president and CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. named Stephen H. Davis CMO for the Arby’s brand effective January 5, 2009. Davis assumes this position from Cheryl Barre who...