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Alternate Channels Can Kill Franchisees

What do Warren Buffett and Carvel have in common?

If you thought of Buffett's ownership of Dairy Queen and answered "ice cream", you are only partially correct.

Valentine’s Shoppers Procrastinate

Valentine's Day Gift Purchases
Data: The NPD Group/SnackTrack Holidays Valentine's Day Profile

CHICAGO — Seventy-eight percent of shoppers will not begin to shop for Valentine's Day until at least a week before, finds a recent survey by market researchers The NPD Group .

Is the Future Really Self-Service?

Old friend Alan Lipson, now with Cisco Systems, recommended I watch a show on the History Channel. The title? “Supermarket.” I may be a Schmatta Girl at heart, but everyone loves supermarkets, and the history lesson was really fascinating.

Supermarket Prepared Meals Eat into Fast-Food Chains

CHICAGO (Blue MauMau) - According to a survey of some 1,500 consumers from food service consultant Technomic, 62 percent of consumers that purchase more supermarket prepared meals than a year ago are doing so at the expense of fast-food restaurant purchases.