http://www.bluemaumau.org/trendspagenewssummary en Versatile Ramen Riding Popularity Wave in U.S. http://www.bluemaumau.org/versatile_ramen_riding_popularity_wave_us <p>Ramen, a staple in Japan for over a century and a highly popular dish there even today, is on a roll in the U.S. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/versatile_ramen_riding_popularity_wave_us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/versatile_ramen_riding_popularity_wave_us#comments food trends food trends Jeffrey Shimamoto Keizo Shimamoto L&L Hawaiian Barbecue lawsuit ramen ramen burger saimin burger Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:15:41 +0000 Pualani Jensen 13719 at http://www.bluemaumau.org 8 Pioneering Hotels That Changed the Industry http://www.bluemaumau.org/8_pioneering_hotels_changed_industry <p>Amenities and features add considerably to the pleasure of a stay in a hotel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/8_pioneering_hotels_changed_industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/8_pioneering_hotels_changed_industry#comments hotel trends Boston Park Plaza Hotel Hilton Hong Kong Hotel del Coronado hotels pioneers The Goring Hotel The Waldorf Astoria trends Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:37:59 +0000 Sam Blake 13510 at http://www.bluemaumau.org CEO Ted Teng Speaks on The Leading Hotels of the World, Hospitality Trends http://www.bluemaumau.org/ceo_ted_teng_speaks_leading_hotels_world_hotel_trends <div class="photoright"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="186" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n4MLVV7KqIk" width="330"></iframe></div> <p>&quot;I found the company to be somewhat neglected... somewhat floundering,&quot; The Leading Hotels of the World&#39;s CEO Ted Teng starts out with as he speaks with Cornell School of Hotel Administration on November 15. Leading Hotels&#39; members have hotels that include palaces, castles, hideaways and tropical resorts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/ceo_ted_teng_speaks_leading_hotels_world_hotel_trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/ceo_ted_teng_speaks_leading_hotels_world_hotel_trends#comments hotel trends Cornell School of Hotel Administration hotel trends The Leading Hotels of the World Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:10:56 +0000 Don Sniegowski 13343 at http://www.bluemaumau.org America Might Be the Best Land for Entrepreneurs but That's Just Not Good Enough http://www.bluemaumau.org/america%E2%80%99s_best_place_entrepreneurs_ain%E2%80%99t_good_enough_grumble <div class="photoright"><img alt="Namdaemun gateway, Seoul, South Korea" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MEAJJzkMdeo/UidBz9_KiDI/AAAAAAAACAg/H20qKa-1Prs/w1038-h505-no/Las_Vegas_NY_NY_Hotel.jpg" style="width: 678px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">Land of opportunity? New York New York Hotel &amp; Casino on Las Vegas Strip, Nevada. photo:&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Las_Vegas_NY_NY_Hotel.jpg" target="_blank">wikipedia</a></div> </div> <p>A new ranking of <a href="http://www.g20.org/docs/about/about_G20.html">G20 countries</a> on entrepreneurial climate was published last week by global accounting and consulting firm Ernst &amp; Young. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/america%E2%80%99s_best_place_entrepreneurs_ain%E2%80%99t_good_enough_grumble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/america%E2%80%99s_best_place_entrepreneurs_ain%E2%80%99t_good_enough_grumble#comments small business trends entrepreneurial ranking Ernst & Young EY G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer franchise business index G20 International Franchise Association Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:45:12 +0000 Don Sniegowski 13063 at http://www.bluemaumau.org CRE Radio Discusses Franchise Real Estate Issues http://www.bluemaumau.org/cre_radio_discusses_franchise_real_estate_issues <p>A recording of the June 30th episode of the Commercial Real Estate Radio podcast titled &quot;Opening a Franchise: American Dream or a Landlord Nightmare?&quot; is now available in the station&#39;s archives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/cre_radio_discusses_franchise_real_estate_issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/cre_radio_discusses_franchise_real_estate_issues#comments franchising trends franchise real estate Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:15:46 +0000 Robert Purvin 12818 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Small Business Owners Running on Extreme Frugality http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_business_owners_running_extreme_frugality <p>Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam&#39;s Club, says that its small business members are running so close to the edge that they have taken to buying items the day before they need it or even the same day. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_business_owners_running_extreme_frugality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_business_owners_running_extreme_frugality#comments small business trends budgeting cash flow expenses Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:46:05 +0000 Marilee Hayes 12735 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Hotel Trends for 2013 http://www.bluemaumau.org/hotel_trends_2013 <p><center><br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/66429410" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="570"></iframe></center></p> <p>Researcher Robert Mandelbaum summarizes financial operating trends for hotel properties into 2013. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/hotel_trends_2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/hotel_trends_2013#comments hotel trends Thu, 23 May 2013 17:19:49 +0000 Robert Mandelbaum 12666 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Annual Meat Consumption per Capita by Country http://www.bluemaumau.org/annual_meat_consumption_capita_country <p><center><br /> <iframe frameborder="0" height="320" src="http://chartsbin.com/embed/12730" width="640"></iframe><br /> via <a href="http://chartsbin.com/view/12730" title="Current Worldwide Annual Meat Consumption per capita">chartsbin.com</a></center></p> <p>This map from ChartsBin shows current worldwide annual Meat Consumption per capita. World average meat consumption: 41.90 kg per person per year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/annual_meat_consumption_capita_country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/annual_meat_consumption_capita_country#comments food trends global sandwich markets major meat markets meat consumption world food consumption Sat, 18 May 2013 15:42:59 +0000 BMM 12661 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Relax! Resorts Are Recovering http://www.bluemaumau.org/relax_resorts_are_recovering <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/051713_0245_RelaxResort1.png" width="480" height="360" />Conventional wisdom says that high-end resort hotels should be particularly vulnerable to economic recessions because of the discretionary nature of the expenditure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/relax_resorts_are_recovering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/relax_resorts_are_recovering#comments hotel trends Fri, 17 May 2013 02:43:19 +0000 Robert Mandelbaum 12657 at http://www.bluemaumau.org The Future of Australian Franchising’s Underbelly http://www.bluemaumau.org/future_australian_franchising%E2%80%99s_underbelly <p>Australian franchisees from many brands and with protracted stories of franchising disasters are coming out of the woodwork yet again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/future_australian_franchising%E2%80%99s_underbelly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/future_australian_franchising%E2%80%99s_underbelly#comments trends Australia James Home Services The Cheesecake Shop. Bakers Delight Tue, 07 May 2013 07:33:45 +0000 Ray Borradale 12630 at http://www.bluemaumau.org