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Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

AutoNews - Thu, 2017-12-07 10:51
Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.
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Millennials' travel, home goods spending to skyrocket over 100% in 2018, survey finds

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-12-07 10:31
Millennials are planning to spend big on two categories in 2018: travel and home goods, a study by CouponFollow! has found. To grab these customers, however, retailers need to offer transparent and competitive pricing—60% of millennials say price matching is very important, as they are always out for a bargain.

Margaritaville Nashville Hotel Breaks Ground

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2017-12-07 10:13
NASHVILLE, TN–-Margaritaville Nashville Hotel, a 217-room new-build hotel perfectly positioned in Nashville’s thriving “SoBro” district, celebrated its groundbreaking earlier this week. ...

Retail Roundup—Lululemon a top place to work; Prime launches in Singapore

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-12-07 09:11
Lululemon scores No. 6 on the Glassdoor list of best places to work, Amazon Prime launches in Singapore and more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Chatham Lodging Acquires Embassy Suites in Greater Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2017-12-07 08:26
WEST PALM BEACH, FL-—Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay ...

Fast casuals innovating desserts, snacks to boost post-lunch traffic - Thu, 2017-12-07 07:00
More customers than ever are ordering dessert between 2-4 p.m.

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Announces Jim Cosgrove As New Board Chairman

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2017-12-07 06:00
PHOENIX--Best Western Hotels & Resorts today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Jim Cosgrove as Board Chairman for 2018. ...

WoodSpring Hotels Continues Growth in Florida with WoodSpring Suites Tampa Brandon

Hotel Interactive - Thu, 2017-12-07 05:42
CHARLOTTE, NC--WoodSpring Hotels, the nation’s fastest growing extended-stay hotel company, today announced the grand opening of WoodSpring Suites Tampa Brandon. The ...

Ford, Alibaba sign deal that could allow automaker to sell cars online in China

AutoNews - Thu, 2017-12-07 05:18
Ford and China's Alibaba have signed a deal to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail which could involve the sale of Ford cars on Alibaba's online retail platform.
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says

AutoNews - Thu, 2017-12-07 04:31
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will likely decline next year because of falling demand for diesels, the VDA industry association said.
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Lime Fresh reboots original South Beach location

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2017-12-06 23:44
After struggling under Ruby Tuesday, the Mexican grill is poised to expand again

In-N-Out’s Colorado debut several years off

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2017-12-06 23:42
Company says it is in ‘very early planning’ for expansion

Dave & Buster’s trims unit size for smaller markets

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2017-12-06 23:05
First reduced-format location to open in early 2018

Menu Tracker: New items from Bojangles', Cinnabon, Red Lobster

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2017-12-06 22:51
Brio Tuscan Grille, Doc Popcorn, Gatti's Pizza, Gigi's Cupcakes, Hwy 55, Johnny Rockets, Peet's Coffee, Sonic Drive-In, Walk-On's and Zoup! also add salads, desserts, tacos and more. Contact Bret Thorn at  Follow him on Twitter:

Red Lobster revamps menu

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2017-12-06 22:39
Smaller plates, global flavors highlighted