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IFE 2013 Largest in Event’s History

2013-07-08 Hosted in New York City for the second year in a row, the 2013 International Franchise Expo (IFE) marks the biggest in the event’s 22-year history.

Dairy Market Volatility Seen Continuing in Near Term

2013-07-08 Global weather, supply issues in the feed markets, and strong demand from developing countries will all combine to keep dairy prices volatile for the ...

Mango Consumption Linked to Improved Diets

2013-07-03 The Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences published research linking mango consumption to a better diet quality and nutrition intake in adults and ch...

P&G Survey Reveals Cleaning Industry Managers Thoughts

2013-06-28 Procter & Gamble Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, released the findings of its national “Digital Usage in the Cl...

NRA to Host First-Ever Restaurant Innovation Summit

2013-06-24 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) will host the inaugural Restaurant Innovation Summit this fall as a way to offer restaurant operators ideas ...

Performance Foodservice Designs Food Enthusiast Blog

2013-06-17 Performance Foodservice announced the launch of two key digital communications initiatives – a redesigned website to provide customers with an improve...

dunnhumby CCI Ranks Food Service Retailers

2013-06-14 dunnhumby, the world’s leading customer science company, released their first Customer Centricity Index (CCI) measuring how well retailers are respond...

Starbucks Stays True to Message with Smoking Ban

2013-06-13 Starbucks made waves in late May when news broke that the brand would ban smoking in its outdoor seating areas and within 25 feet of its entrances.

NRA Research Reports Offer Insights for Business Strategies

2013-06-13 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has launched three new research reports focused on current and future trends to help restaurant operators ma...

Consumers Downsize Meals To Be Health Conscious

2013-06-12 Consumers’ first line of defense in healthy consumption when they eat out is cutting an item out or cutting down on an order, which is not the best ne...