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IPic Entertainment plans a mini-IPO

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-08-15 16:31
Theater-dining chain latest small company to do a Regulation A+ offering

CapitalSpring takes majority stake in Beef ‘O’ Brady’s parent

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-08-15 16:25
Current management also increases equity in the company

Dodge deletes 'Roadkill' posts after social-media backlash

AutoNews - Tue, 2017-08-15 16:13
After taking flak on social media, Dodge took down posts promoting drag races that took place the same day the driver of one of its vehicles killed a protester in Charlottesville, Va.
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Are we coping with falling used-car prices? Depends whom you ask

AutoNews - Tue, 2017-08-15 15:56
Declining used-vehicle prices bludgeoned second-quarter profits at Hertz and Avis Budget. Here's what they're doing about it.
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Famous Dave’s ‘more aggressive’ in closing restaurants

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-08-15 15:54
Chain shuttered six locations amid falling sales and profits

German green group to pursue diesel bans

AutoNews - Tue, 2017-08-15 15:50
German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow after key environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remain inadequate.
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Heartbeat: Ashburton sheds its old skin

Topix - Tue, 2017-08-15 15:29

Tractors still rattle down the main street. They slow trucks laden with winter hay and mud-splattered Prados, Pajeros and Pathfinder 4WDs.

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Pricier subscription apps keep shoppers engaged

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-08-15 13:51
While it's true that offering a low price to purchase an app is the best way to reel in new consumers, keeping the cost low could actually backfire. According to a recent report from Liftoff, a mobile app marketing and retargeting solution, setting subscription costs too low might actually cause apps to lose otherwise loyal users.

Retail Roundup—Target's 12 new brands; Home Depot's sales hit all-time high

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-08-15 12:59
Target is launching 12 new private-label brands, Home Depot's sales reached an all-time high, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Taco Bell to launch Naked Egg Tacos

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-08-15 12:00
Company tests ‘popping’ Firecracker burrito in California

How one sub shop is beating the 'restaurant recession' - Tue, 2017-08-15 11:59
The president of Goodcents Franchise Systems, an 80-unit chain based in the Midwest, describes how his strategy of putting the business in the hands of his franchisees has helped the brand thrive.

McDonald's accelerates China expansion through partnership with property giant Evergrande

Topix - Tue, 2017-08-15 10:51

McDonald's has accelerated its localisation strategy in mainland China by entering into a partnership with Evergrande Group, the country's largest homebuilder. The agreement comes two weeks after the global fast food giant closed a deal to sell a controlling stake in its Chinese and Hong Kong divisions to China's state-owned Citic Group.

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Target acquires delivery tech company

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-08-15 10:09
Target has agreed to acquire transportation technology company Grand Junction in order to expand the big-box retailer's delivery capabilities. The merger will also help Target accelerate its mission to improve its supply chain.

Boxed joins the race for grocery delivery

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-08-15 09:20
Online wholesale club Boxed has announced the launch of its first fresh food delivery service. Called Boxed Express, the service allows customers to receive fresh groceries in as little as three hours after an order is placed.

Profit-rich trucks may catch break in Trump auto review

AutoNews - Tue, 2017-08-15 08:10
A move under consideration by the Trump administration could ease tough fuel-efficiency standards set to take effect in 2021 on light trucks, the bulwark of US auto industry sales and profits.
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Opel debuts new retail format in Germany

AutoNews - Tue, 2017-08-15 07:47
Opel is piloting a new retail format that offers German customers the opportunity to purchase a new car while shopping in a mall, mimicking a concept first developed by the UK's Rockar dealership group for Hyundai.
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Retail Roundup—Nordstrom expands reserve online; AmazonFresh easy to use

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-08-15 07:43
Nordstrom will expand its reserve online and try on in-store program, 82% of consumers find AmazonFresh easy to use, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.