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Football fans around the country are gearing up for Sunday’s big game and deciding on where they will spend the day. While Thanksgiving might be the biggest food holiday in the U.S., Super Bowl Sunday is close behind as the 2nd biggest day of the year for food consumption. Of the 75% of Americans who plan to watch the game, almost 80% will be spending their hard-earned money on copious amounts of food and drinks. So how are you planning to set yourself apart and encourage hungry football fans to head your way?
The Home Depot is getting ready for a busy spring with plans to hire up to 80,000 seasonal workers. For home improvement retailers, Christmas comes at a different time of year.
There's little doubt that mobile commerce is on the rise, but there's a gap between the interests and demands of shoppers and what retailers are providing. The number of shoppers using mobile devices increased 10 percent last year, from 36 percent of consumers in 2014 to 40 percent in 2015.
Lowe's is accelerating its expansion into Canada and announced plans to acquire Canadian retailer Rona in a deal valued at CA$3.2 billion (US$2.3 billion).
Fresh on the heels of a major rebranding launch, Cicis announced its 11th consecutive quarter of system-wide same-store sales (SSS) growth and its highest annual average unit volume (AUV) in at least two decades—breaking the $1 million threshold and the highest weekly AUVs in the chain’s history.
Cicis CEO Darin Harris pointed to a stronger relationship with franchisees, a focus on product quality improvement, a more thorough understanding of the brand’s core customers, and an enhanced marketing strategy as key contributors to the positive momentum the brand has achieved.Chains: Cicis
Amazon is diving into brick and mortar in a big way, with plans to open up to 400 physical store fronts, according to reports.
Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, a fast-casual concept focused on fresh, bold, Asian-inspired flavors, is catching fire this Chinese New Year. To rock out the Year of the Monkey, Tin Drum invites guests to experience their new Peking Short Rib line-up, lively décor, and a week of red-hot special offers. New menu items are available starting today through April 3 with a week of exciting offers and giveaways beginning the following week, February 8, just in time for Chinese New Year.Chains: Tin Drum
Ensuring children have access to books has proven instrumental in combating illiteracy in children in the U.S. Studies prove the simple act of reading a book to a child at bedtime has a direct impact on his or her educational growth and potential. To help fill this critical need, McDonald’s began distributing Happy Meal Books in 2013 and, by the end of this year, will have distributed more than 50 million books to children—enough to provide a book to every child in America under the age of 12.Chains: McDonald's