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Why relationship building is critical for a successful franchise

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2016-06-27 07:27
Whether you're a franchisor or a franchisee there is one big common aspect tied to everyone's success: a supportive, collaborative, trusting relationship.

Aston Martin's financial losses nearly double

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 06:54
Aston Martin made a pre-tax loss of 127.9 million pounds in 2015, the fifth consecutive year the company has failed to make a profit, as the number of cars it sold fell and as it invests in expansion.
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Former China Grill Management Corporate Executive Chef & Director Of Operations Joins Q Hospitality Management

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2016-06-27 06:36
KIRKLAND, WA—Q Hospitality Management, a Seattle based boutique hospitality consulting firm focused on unique and distinctive, independent hotels and restaurants, announced ...

What do Mustang and Camaro have in common?

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Despite partisan loyalties on each side, starting next year the Chevrolet Camaro will share a transmission with the Ford Mustang.
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Glimpses of the redesigned Volvo XC60

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Spy photos of next year's redesigned Volvo XC60 show the midsize crossover with heavy cladding, making it difficult to tell whether the vehicle will look radically different from today's version.
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Mercedes execs to sample retail experience

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
About 40 Mercedes-Benz USA managers will each spend a week this summer working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership.
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These guys want your used-vehicle sales, profits

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Beepi. Shift. Carvana. Vroom. Don't let the clever names fool you. These tech start-ups aim to take a bite out of the used-vehicle retail industry's lunch.
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Fixing Cadillac's problem child

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Cadillac is trying to breathe new life into the ATS compact sedan through a series of price and trim-package adjustments for the 2017 model year.
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Penske, Group 1 assess the damage

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Penske Automotive and Group 1 Automotive took an immediate stock-price hit in the wake of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. Earnings will suffer from a collapsing British pound. But the longer-term impact remains unclear.
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Service adviser overtime case ain't over

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
The Supreme Court stopped short of settling once and for all the broader question of whether exemptions in overtime rules should apply to dealership service advisers, leaving open the possibility that the dispute could surface again.
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Cleveland got its trophy, and slam-dunk ad

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
When the Cleveland Cavaliers trailed the Golden State Warriors two games to one in the NBA Finals and things looked bleak, ad agency Tier10 shot an inspiring spot for the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers Association about the power of belief.
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Fine-tuning the dealership TV set

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Zamora Automotive Group's Honda of Superstition Springs uses customized programming delivered to 24 screens throughout the dealership to get its marketing messages to customers in the store.
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Effort pays: Kia earns quality bragging rights

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
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Super students set record 3,788 mpg

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
The winning vehicle in this year's SAE Supermileage competition posted a record 3,788 mpg.
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Texas court upholds retailer's victory in suit against Mercedes

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Mercedes-Benz USA remains on the hook to a Harlingen, Texas, dealership for $15.
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Customers, off-lease tide prompt auction growth

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
Independent auctions are growing their businesses to keep up with customer demands for vehicle reconditioning, body shop and other services and storage space. But they need to strike a balance between growing, and growing too much.
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Emissions-free, for real: Norway turns to the sun

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell car sold in Norway went to a company which plans to open a hydrogen station that makes hydrogen by using surplus electricity from solar panels on neighboring buildings.
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Auction tool aims to uncover open recalls

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
AutoCheck Auctions is testing a new recall report service for auction houses. Disclosing vehicles that have open recalls to auctions helps dealers make informed decisions about wholesale used-vehicle purchases, the company says.
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CarMax adds auction sites, eases registration

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 01:01
CarMax is adding auctions and making it easier for wholesale customers to register to buy cars and trucks at the company's 67 physical auction sites.
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The Boelter Companies Acquires Premier Restaurant Equipment Company

Nation's Restaurant News - Sun, 2016-06-26 13:38

The Boelter Companies, Inc. announced that it has acquired Premier Restaurant Equipment Company based in Minneapolis, MN. United by a common business culture and a depth of talented foodservice professionals, the purchase allows for Boelter and Premier to combine resources, enhancing the process of opening a restaurant or commercial facility with a legendary vision for design and exceptional project management.

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