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Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:57
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Amazon Dash to get competition

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:23

Amazon's Dash buttons let shoppers reorder products with the push of a physical button, and now they could be getting some competition.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens Three New Houston Stores

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:21
Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers three more Texas locations.Exclusive Brief: 0

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the fast-casual cafe concept known for its food and smoothies with a tropical twist, will open three new franchised locations throughout the Houston market over the next 12 months. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has one restaurant in Richmond, Texas, which opened in August 2013. 

Chains: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Cold Stone Scoops Out New Summer Flavors

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:10
Image Caption: Image Credit: Cold Stone creates three new batter ice cream flavors for summer.Exclusive Brief: 0

Cold Stone Creamery, which created the original Cake Batter Ice Cream, is offering three new homemade batter ice cream flavors: Fudge Brownie Batter, Peanut Butter Cookie Batter, and Sugar Cookie Batter, available from June 22 through September 6.

Chains: Cold Stone Creamery

Fired Pie Hires New CFO

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:05
Image Caption: Image Credit: Fired Pie hires new CFO and adds a board member.Exclusive Brief: 0

Fired Pie, an Arizona-based fast-casual pizza restaurant, hired Abby Anderson as its new CFO. It has 15 locations in Arizona with three more slated to open by the end of this year. The fast-casual movement has continued to see an upward trend, and Fired Pie’s attention to fresh ingredients and customer service has helped it carve its own piece of the pie in this competitive food market.

Chains: Fired Pie

Doubling Down

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:01
New Castle Hotels & Resorts Outlines Aggressive Expansion Strategy

Burger King Unleashes Mac n' Cheetos

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:00
Image Caption: Image Credit: Burger King serves up mac n' cheese covered with crispy Cheetos.Exclusive Brief: 0

Burger King restaurants and the Cheetos brand have collaborated for the first time to introduce new Mac n’ Cheetos, making for a very cheesy summer. The new snack mash-up is a portable combination of creamy mac n’ cheese covered with crispy Cheetos flavor. Mac n’ Cheetos are a tasty reimagination of classic mac n’ cheese that the Cheetos brand and Burger King restaurants boldly dare to offer, starting June 27 for a limited time at participating restaurants.

Chains: Burger King

Spotlight: Ulta expects online sales to double

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:58

Ulta's first-quarter e-commerce sales grew 38.8 percent. "[E-commerce] is clearly very fast-growing for us," CEO Mary Dillon said at an investor's conference. 

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A reborn Circuit City gets closer to reality

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:53

Circuit City declared bankruptcy and was liquidated in 2008, but the name never really went away – and now the possibility of a reborn retail operation is getting closer to reality.

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June 20, 2016

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:47
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CarMax Auto Finance income takes a tumble

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:45
Income at CarMax's captive tumbles in the same three month period that the used car retailer's floor traffic declines and sales to customers with low credit scores dip.
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Pieology acquires competitor Project Pie

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:42
Pieology CEO says purchase will help accelerate the fast-casual pizza chain's growth Pieology CEO says purchase will help accelerate the fast-casual pizza chain's growth

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More details about new Wegmans store in Brooklyn

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:37

Wegmans is a shopper favorite on the East Coast but has yet to open a store in New York City. But the company is getting closer to that goal and now has the physical plans in place for its first location there.

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5 strategies for franchise success over the long haul

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:30
By adopting five strategic actions, a franchisee can build strong customer retention and loyalty.

Reinventing the customer experience

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:13
The future of retail: It’s all about the experience. HP enables retailers and hospitality operators with the tools they need to empower their employees with the broadest portfolio of in-store solutions from traditional point-of-sale to mobile.

To tip or not to tip?

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-06-22 12:00
Chef Christopher Koetke discusses how the industry and customers feel about tipping.

Kroger names new Ralphs president

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2016-06-22 11:51

Donna Giordano, president of Kroger's Ralphs division, has announced her retirement after 44 years with the company. Valerie Jabbar has been promoted to succeed her.

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Tender Greens Names Industry Vet as VP of Operations

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 11:39
Image Caption: Image Credit: Tender Greens names industry vet Craig Meunier as VP of operations.Exclusive Brief: 0

Tender Greens, the farm-to-fork fine-casual concept with 22 locations across California, has named Craig Meunier to the position of vice president of operations. In this new position, Craig will oversee all current Tender Greens operations and support the strategic growth of the brand in California and beyond.

Chains: Tender Greens

Sears extends brands into new product categories

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2016-06-22 11:23

Sears has some of retail's strongest store brands in Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, but these labels have largely stayed within their traditional product categories – until now.

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