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Skepticism surrounds China EV boom

AutoNews - 6 hours 44 min ago
No one said electrifying China's auto market would be easy. But even as automakers flood the Chinese market with new eco-models and the government pushes generous incentives, there remains much skepticism about the country's ballyhooed EV boom.
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More markets for U.S.-made Jeeps

AutoNews - 6 hours 44 min ago
Jeep's fast-growing global manufacturing footprint will not only end the brand's 'Sophie's Choice' allocation challenges, but will increase sales opportunities for top-end Jeeps made exclusively in the U.S.
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How PSA plans to become industry's 'most efficient' carmaker

AutoNews - 6 hours 44 min ago
Carlos Tavares, PSA Group CEO and avid amateur racecar driver, has used a racing term to name his latest strategy, Push to Pass.
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Mini's challenge: Growing while it shrinks

AutoNews - Sat, 2016-04-30 01:01
BMW's top executive for Mini, Peter Schwarzenbauer, says it will be tricky to launch a fifth nameplate that both attracts consumers and fits the brand's image.
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Mini boss sees risks and rewards from further expanding brand

AutoNews - Sat, 2016-04-30 01:01
Mini sales reached a record last year, but the question is now whether the BMW Group subsidiary can push volume even higher and what models it needs in its "superheroes" lineup to help achieve this.
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Red Robin names Carin Stutz COO

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-04-29 17:18
Stutz joins the chain from McAlister's Deli Stutz joins the chain from McAlister's Deli

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The unexpected impact of gas prices on the restaurant industry

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-04-29 16:32
Sebastián Fernández What operators should know as the cost of gas fluctuates What operators should know as the cost of gas fluctuates

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New York’s minimum wage hits Domino’s

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-04-29 15:16
Blog: Pizza chain’s CEO says higher wages generally drive efficiency

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Canadian Import

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2016-04-29 14:01
Delta Hotels Debuts In The U.S. As Part Of Marriott’s International Expansion Strategy.

How Baskin-Robbins makes new flavors

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Only a fraction of the flavors tested by Baskin-Robbins make it into stores, said Jeanne Bolger, the company's director of re -More
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Bullish Sorenson hints at more Marriott-Starwood brands

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Marriott International could add to its 30 brands after completing its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, CE -More
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Hot dogs helped Burger King heat up Q1 sales

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Burger King's same-store sales jumped 4.4% in the US and Canada in the first quarter, buoyed by the February launch of grille -More
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Arby's franchisees are in expansion mode amid strong sales growth

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Arby's experienced a 6.6% jump in same-store sales during the first quarter, which was its 22nd consecutive quarter of same-s -More

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How leaders can make a difference in mere minutes

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Giving valuable feedback to employees doesn't need to take a long time.  -More
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How to use business credit wisely

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Credit used sensibly can be a valuable tool, and restaurant operators can use several strategies to make sure they don't run  -More

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Why restaurant operators are embracing quickservice concepts

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
The fast-casual restaurant sector has seen strong growth, posting a 10.4% bump in global sales in 2015, according to Euromoni -More
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Dunkin' debuts delivery experiment in Boston

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Dunkin' Donuts will launch delivery from about 200 Boston-area stores, in partnership with delivery services Favor and DoorDa -More

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IFA Members Tell Federal Officials: Overtime Rule Would Hurt Employees

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Six franchise business owners and the IFA’s Michael Layman met with officials from the White House Domestic Policy Coun -More
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Legal Symposium Keynote to Focus on Cybersecurity

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Join IFA and nearly 500 attendees for the 49th Annual Legal Symposium from May 15-17 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.  -More

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Minimum wage hikes take a toll on franchisees

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-04-29 13:57
Minimum wage increases can be tough for restaurant owners, who often operate on tight margins.  -More
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