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IFA is now on Snapchat!

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-06-24 14:04
Get real-time information about FranTech and our other events as well as behind-the-scenes looks at IFA!  -More
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Here's how you can understand the joint employer standard -- and what you can do to help your business

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-06-24 14:04
A report about the threat posed to small businesses by the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) joint employer doctrine ha -More
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Part of "persuader" rule is "likely invalid," judge says

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-06-24 14:04
US District Judge Patrick Schiltz declined to enjoin the Labor Department's "persuader" rule but noted that part of the rule  -More
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Overtime rule will create surge in labor costs, entrepreneurs say

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-06-24 14:04
Business owners told the House Small Business Committee at a hearing Thursday that the Labor Department rule expanding overti -More
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IBM rolls out mobile sales assistant in UK chain

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:34

IBM has rolled out the Sales Assist app at a U.K. health and beauty retail chain. Produced by IBM MobileFirst on iOS, the technology allows staff to answer customer questions about products, ranging from reviews and rating to location in the store.

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An Ongoing Threat

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:29
U.S. Travel, Lodging Industry Could Feel Impact Of Unpredictable Attacks

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Makes El Paso Debut

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:27
Image Caption: Image Credit: Three Dickey's Barbecue Pit stores will open in El Paso, Texas.Exclusive Brief: 0

El Paso, Texas, will soon get three new Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations, according to a development agreement between the nation's largest barbecue chain and franchisees Hilario and Hugo Gonzalez. The first location is slated to open by fall 2016, with the other two stores to follow in the next consecutive years.

Chains: Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Juice It Up! Sales Up Despite Industry Drop

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:22
Image Caption: Image Credit: Juice It Up! reports growth in Q2 same-store sales.Exclusive Brief: 0

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, reported a Q2 with same-store sales rising 10 percent over the previous year. The chain also achieved a 7 percent system-wide increase in average unit volumes over the same period last year. This follows on the heels of a positive Q1, despite declines in the restaurant industry overall.

Chains: Juice It Up!

Branding local? Try these 3 strategies - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:20
Your restaurant may have a delicious menu, unique concept and four-star customer service, but in the current restaurant landscape, the only way to achieve success is by making yourself stand out to the locals.

Restaurant takeout and delivery are taking a bite out of dine-in traffic

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:07
Capitalize on the growing popularity of delivery and takeout to protect your business’ market share.

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The new look of Barnes & Noble

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:03

Barnes & Noble announced the unveiling of four concept stores in the next year that will include restaurants and serve alcohol.

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Amazon bumps Walmart as No. 2 in electronics sales

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-06-24 11:08

Amazon has nabbed the spot as the No. 2 seller of electronics in the United States, behind reigning No. 1 retailer Best Buy. However, Amazon recently knocked Walmart out of the second place spot and is still growing.

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Kroger launches online delivery service in Houston

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-06-24 10:28

Kroger announced the launched of online grocery service in five Houston locations. The service known as ClickList, will now be offered at the Baytown, Cypress, Galveston, Kingwood and Tomball stores.

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Target launches another designer collection

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-06-24 09:51

Target has partnered up with Superga to make a version of the iconic Italian sneaker for half the price of the original.

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Slapfish Brings ‘Boat-to-Plate’ Concept to Six More States

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-06-24 09:18
Image Caption: Image Credit: Fast-casual seafood chain signs deal to expand across U.S.Exclusive Brief: 0

With lobster rolls, chowder fries, and just-off-the-docks fish tacos in the desert, a seaside experience is coming to the Southwest. Slapfish, a Huntington Beach, California–based fast-casual seafood restaurant with an emphasis on serving fresh, sustainable dishes, has signed a multi-state franchise deal which will introduce the concept to Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Texas.

Chains: Slapfish

Spotlight: Hy-Vee to test in-store clothing boutique

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-06-24 09:15

The 3,300-sq.-ft. F&F boutique will be part of the supermarket's 91,000-sq.-ft. store in Lakeville, Minnesota, and will sell men's, women's and children's clothing along with shoes and accessories from the British brand. 

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