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Concessions International Celebrate Concourse B Upgrades at...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

With the completion of FLY Burger Bar Boutique, Concessions International (CI) will celebrate completion of food and beverage renovations at Hartsfield-Jackson’s Concourse B. CI opened 11 diverse, but...

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Former Banker Becomes His Own Boss

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

New Sandler Training owner coaches Fortune 500 companies.

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Mosquito Shield of Southern Jersey Readies for Second Season

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Local team’s mosquito control service helps protect residents from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry with an innovative residential mosquito spray system.

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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eLogic Learning Appoints Top Talent to Marketing and Customer...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

eLogic Learning welcomes training industry veteran and recent marketing graduate to its team.

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Medi-Weightloss® Named a Top Workplace in Tampa Bay For Second...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Founder and CEO Edward Kaloust leads Medi-Weightloss® with an emphasis on growth and achievement.

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Municipal Permitting and Licensing Software Simplified by Inspect2GO –...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Inspect2GO (http://www.inspect2go.com/permitting-software) announces new permitting and licensing software that reduces...

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Michael Hansen Insurance Agency Opens as First York Farmers Insurance...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Michael Hansen Insurance Agency - Farmers Insurance(http://www.farmersagent.com/mhansen1) announces the opening of the first York...

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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TMI Hospitality Selects ReactorNet to Manage Purchasing

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Flexibility, Ease-of-Use, and Industry Experience Make EPRO a Unanimous Choice by Leading Hospitality Management Company

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Multi-Unit Krystal Operator Selects Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint for...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Signing on Experienced Franchisees with New Unit Development in Florida.

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Turn Tax Refund into Profits by Purchasing CruiseOne® Travel...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

CruiseOne® Offers Low-Cost, Low-Overhead, Award-Winning Travel Franchise Opportunity

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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New Zinga! Frozen Yogurt Store Opens in Seabrook

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Zinga Is growing its New England presence with operators that include a New England restaurant veteran. More openings in region will be announced soon.

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Santa Fe Harley-Davidson Dealership Changes Hands with Services of...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

From Vermont to New Mexico, buyers David and Debby Pearson, owners of Green Mountain Harley-Davidson in Essex Junction, Vermont purchase Santa Fe Harley-Davidson with the help of motorcycle dealership...

(PRWeb April 15, 2014)

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Commercial Capital Training Group Announces New Commercial Real Estate...

PR Web - 3 hours 9 min ago

Commercial Capital Training Group, the worlds largest and most comprehensive commercial finance training institution introduces a new commercial real estate line of credit product that has not been...

(PRWeb April 14, 2014)

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Vinegar gets popular in cocktails

Nation's Restaurant News - 3 hours 52 min ago
Progressive bartenders, lime shortage drive use of the sour ingredient Progressive bartenders, lime shortage drive use of the sour ingredient

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In Detroit, You Can Buy a Liquor License on Craigslist for $20,000

BusinessWeek - 4 hours 19 min ago
Prices are low, but there’s plenty of red tape

MFX Broker Awarded for “Innovative Solutions in the Sphere of...

PR Web - 4 hours 19 min ago

According to Global Banking & Finance Review, MFX Broker, one of the leading global providers of online foreign exchange trading, awarded for “Innovative solutions in the sphere of...

(PRWeb April 14, 2014)

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Chipotle to raise prices to offset rising food costs

Nation's Restaurant News - 4 hours 31 min ago
Increase to come by beginning of third quarter Increase to come by beginning of third quarter

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'Food Justice'

Topix - 4 hours 37 min ago

As head of the city of Pasadena's Public Health Department, Dr. Eric Walsh has worked tirelessly to combat issues associated with ensuring Pasadena provides food justice to its people.

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Shane’s Rib Shack Battles Rising Pork Cost with Giveaway

QSR Magazine - 4 hours 38 min ago
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Like burger brands facing rising beef prices, pork-centric concepts are navigating a price hike and anticipated shortage. According to the Chicago Board of Trade, the cost of pork is up 45 percent since the beginning of the year. But one pork brand, Georgia-based Shane’s Rib Shack, isn’t letting the dismal forecast for its staple item dampen its kickoff to the summer barbecue season.

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Small Business Opinions Divided on Plastic Bag Fees

Small Business Trends - 4 hours 52 min ago

Dallas recently passed a citywide 5-cent fee on plastic bags. New York City is considering a 10-cent fee. Similar plastic bag fees (or bans) on plastic bags already exist in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Supporters of the fees and bans say they will help raise awareness about the damage these bags do to the environment. Business groups say the added cost will hurt both consumers and businesses.

In a statement issued to FoxBusiness.com, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura explained:

“We are reviewing the legislation and speaking to our members, but any additional regulations for businesses and consumers have to be carefully considered before action is taken. This is especially true in light of recently enacted regulations that continue to place additional burdens on the backs of small business owners.”

But in reality, it sometimes seems as if larger businesses have been complaining the loudest. For example, in the case of the new Dallas plastic bag fee, Kroger, a national grocery chain with 2,640 stores in 34 states, has been one of the most vocal critics.

Store representative Gary Huddleston told a Dallas radio station the new rule would force many hardships on the chain including creating special bags to comply. The Dallas Observer quotes Huddleston as saying:

“In addition, the new ordinance forces Kroger and other retailers to add signs, reprogram cash registers to account for the bags, train staff, and even reprint all of their bags to include their thickness on them. Plus, retailers worry check-out lines could get longer, since bags have to be added to your bill before you pay.”

But there are some businesses that don’t mind the new rules and some have already started creating incentives of their own to encourage customers not to choose plastic.

Tony Marcano manages Union Market, a small chain of locally owned grocery stores specializing in organic and local produce with three locations in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan.

He recently told FoxBusiness.com:

“I don’t mind if it’s going to help the environment. A lot of places are already charging for bags. To be honest with you, 90% of our customers come with their own reusable bags. . .We don’t go through many bags here, because our customers are conscious.”

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