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Smoothie and juice franchise Robeks is eager to help franchisees take advantage of a market that is primed for small business success and is offering thousands of dollars in discounts to help make it happen.
The growing economy, paired with low commercial rents that haven’t rebounded from the recession, is making 2013 a promising time to start a new business.
To encourage entrepreneurs, Robeks is slashing its initial franchise fee by 50 percent, from $30,000 to $15,000 for a new Robeks owner, or from $52,500 to $30,000 for a new owner who signs on to open three stores.
Pacific Coast Hospitality (PCH) has launched its new service, providing specialized recruiting and job placement services for the restaurant and hospitality industry.
PCH connects top restaurants with top talent for hospitality management and executive positions, including: corporate leadership, multiunit manager, general manager, bar manager, service manager, chef, and sous chef.
The trial was controversial for a reason other than consumers' fears that their privacy was somehow being invaded.The problem is that Euclid was able to see cross-retail transactions. That means that it saw when, for example, a Nordstrom shopper left Nordstrom without visiting POS and then her mobile signal appeared 20 minutes later inside Macy's, where she ended her visit with that always-desired visit to POS. (Note: That was just an example. Other than Nordstrom, we're not identifying which retailers are using Euclid.) The fact that Nordstrom is only receiving anonymous data (or so it says) doesn't mean that its rivals all are similarly limited. This is a key industry problem with many forms of mobile information gathering.
At the 94th annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, Starbucks Howard Schultz delivered a powerful message to the restaurant industry: profitability and conscience can exist side by side.
In fact, the veteran Starbucks chairman, president, and CEO points to his Seattle-based chain, a quick-service behemoth that topped $13.3 billion in net revenues in fiscal year 2012, as tangible proof that the content of a company’s character propels performance.
Strolling down the aisles of food, beverages, equipment, and more at the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show—aka, the NRA Show—most attendees are looking at the booths, often stopping to chat with the exhibitors.
Plenty of others, however, are walking while gazing down at their smartphones, checking on meetings, receiving business updates, messaging, and reading and sending emails.
iPhones, Androids, and other devices seem to be everywhere in America these days. More than 100 million U.S. consumers use them.
Oakland's objection, filed on May 15 with the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, said because the city "is not permitted to charge convenience fees, this hidden and regressive tax has fallen equally on those who make so little money that they cannot qualify for a credit card." In Little Rock's case, because the city takes American Express (NYSE:AXP) for payments and AmEx doesn't allow surcharging, that city said it can't benefit from the settlement's terms either.
The retailer recently rolled out contactless point-of-sale terminals to 644 U.K. stores and reportedly processes more than 230,000 contactless transactions every week. But several customers told the BBC that they had the experience of inserting a chip-and-PIN card in the PINpad's slot, but being issued a receipt for a contactless card that was nowhere near the PINpad. The contactless system isn't supposed to work at distances of more than about two inches.
The truth is that Victoria's Secret has been a longtime champion of cancer issues, having donated more than $1.6 million to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. It’s also donated some $10 million (over two years) to fund cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. But the company was in the awkward position of knowing that it couldn't do mastectomy bras in the proper way.
Seamless North America LLC and GrubHub Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge their services for ordering takeout. The merger aims to drive more orders to restaurants, deliver …