http://www.bluemaumau.org/reailpagenewssummary en China Wants Out of Gas and Diesel Cars http://www.bluemaumau.org/china_wants_out_gas_and_diesel_cars <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>American car manufacturers are getting international push to become electric. The world&rsquo;s largest automotive market, China, wants manufacturers to know that gas and diesel cars will&nbsp;soon not be welcome. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/china_wants_out_gas_and_diesel_cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/china_wants_out_gas_and_diesel_cars#comments Retail Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:10:04 +0000 Don Sniegowski 16092 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Almost 30 Hurricane Irma Looters Arrested So Far http://www.bluemaumau.org/almost_30_hurricane_irma_looters_arrested_so_far <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Looters taking advantage of shuttered stores during Hurricane Irma raided local sports stores, pawn shops, a Sprint store and a Wal-Mart. A number of them were caught red-handed on camera and the videos were later made public. Nearly 30 arrests have been made so far.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/almost_30_hurricane_irma_looters_arrested_so_far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/almost_30_hurricane_irma_looters_arrested_so_far#comments Retail Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:26:07 +0000 Marilee Hayes 16090 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Phone Industry Disruptor Brand Kix Mobile Opens First Store in Chicago Area http://www.bluemaumau.org/phone_industry_disruptor_brand_kix_mobile_opens_first_store_chicago_area <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><strong><em>The first of dozens of stores planned for the Chicago area - the new store in Elmhurst, IL provides buy, sell, and trade on quality Certified Pre-Owned unlocked phones and Xchange-Repai</em></strong></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/phone_industry_disruptor_brand_kix_mobile_opens_first_store_chicago_area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/phone_industry_disruptor_brand_kix_mobile_opens_first_store_chicago_area#comments Franchising press release Retail Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:36:08 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 15962 at http://www.bluemaumau.org WSJ Reports Couche-Tard Nears Deal to Acquire CST http://www.bluemaumau.org/wsj_reports_couchetard_nears_deal_acquire_cst <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8556/28930565162_c8309978c0_n.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 320px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" />Retail conglomerate Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., a Canadian holding company and franchisor of convenience store brands such as Circle K, is the likely winner of an auction deal to acquire c-store chain CST Brands Inc. CST is a spin-off of Valero Energy Corp., which goes mainly under its Corner Store brand of nearly 1,000 stores in the southwestern U.S., New York and eastern Canada.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/wsj_reports_couchetard_nears_deal_acquire_cst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/wsj_reports_couchetard_nears_deal_acquire_cst#comments Retail Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:55:10 +0000 Don Sniegowski 15372 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Former 7-Eleven Employee Fights for Underpaid, Exploited Workers http://www.bluemaumau.org/former_7eleven_employee_fights_underpaid_exploited_workers <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="A 7-Eleven convenience store" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/resize/022316_1657_Former7Elev1-310x303.jpg" style="width: 310px; height: 303px; margin-right: 4px; margin-left: 4px; float: right;" width="310" height="303" />A former employee of a 7-Eleven franchised store in Australia is speaking out against convenience store chain operators who continually underpay and exploit workers, allowing them to pocket the extra money they collect through an employee cash-back scheme.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/former_7eleven_employee_fights_underpaid_exploited_workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/former_7eleven_employee_fights_underpaid_exploited_workers#comments Retail 7-Eleven Australia Bharat Khanna employee cash-back scheme franchisees underpaying workers international student pay Shop Distributive and Alled Employees' Association United Voice Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:57:36 +0000 Janet Sparks 14981 at http://www.bluemaumau.org IslandTime Treasures Brings Funshine to the Motor City http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_brings_funshine_motor_city <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><strong>IslandTime Treasures Opens Another Michigan Location</strong></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_brings_funshine_motor_city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_brings_funshine_motor_city#comments Buying a franchise press release Retail Small Business business opportunity Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:16:20 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 14415 at http://www.bluemaumau.org IslandTime Treasures Converts to a Nationwide Dealer Program http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_converts_nationwide_dealer_program <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><strong><em>America&rsquo;s most unique child business opportunity package is now just $2,995 and available worldwide.</em></strong></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_converts_nationwide_dealer_program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_converts_nationwide_dealer_program#comments Buying a franchise Franchising press release Retail Small Business Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:20:28 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 14346 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Squeezing More Profit per Square Foot from Restaurant and Retail Locations http://www.bluemaumau.org/squeezing_more_profit_square_foot_restaurant_and_retail_locations <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Key to a restaurant&#39;s profits is its revenue per square foot, with the goal being to increase revenue while keeping square footage at an efficient, rather than unnecessarily bloated &mdash; and expensive &mdash; level. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/squeezing_more_profit_square_foot_restaurant_and_retail_locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/squeezing_more_profit_square_foot_restaurant_and_retail_locations#comments Foodservice Managing Retail Chipotle efficiency less optimize restaurant retail small space square footage Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:22:49 +0000 BMM Staff 14204 at http://www.bluemaumau.org RadioShack Loses CFO as It Grapples with Solvency http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack_patches_cfo_loss_during_solvency_crisis <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="RadioShack in New York" src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/15080474668_db419dd8f0_c.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 383px;" /> <div class="caption">A RadioShack in New York. photo/ps</div> </div> <p>Troubled RadioShack Corporation announced on Monday that its new chief financial officer John Feray had left the firm on Friday for &quot;personal reasons&quot; and that Holly F. Etlin would replace him. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack_patches_cfo_loss_during_solvency_crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack_patches_cfo_loss_during_solvency_crisis#comments Retail Circuit City electronics retailer shops Hurricane Electronics RadioShack dealer Ultimate Electronics Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:56:16 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14128 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Stocks Soar for Four Car-Part Suppliers; Two Franchised http://www.bluemaumau.org/stocks_soar_four_carpart_suppliers_two_franchised <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Four auto parts supply companies showed up on Edgar Investment Management&rsquo;s top list of stocks that have tripled in the past five years, naming two franchised companies, Advanced Auto Parts and O&rsquo;Reilly Automotive. LKQ and AutoZone operate under company-owned locations.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/stocks_soar_four_carpart_suppliers_two_franchised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/stocks_soar_four_carpart_suppliers_two_franchised#comments Retail Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:41:50 +0000 Janet Sparks 13983 at http://www.bluemaumau.org