http://www.bluemaumau.org/trendspagestories en Vantage Hospitality Issues Unprecedented Bill of Rights for Hotel Franchisees http://www.bluemaumau.org/14285/vantage_hospitality_issues_unprecedented_bill_rights_hotel_franchisees <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="Vantage Hospitality's franchisees vote for major brand initiatives" src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7566/15888803928_07651ff3f7_c.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">Vantage Hospitality&#39;s franchisee shows off a voting recorder. Members vote on all major brand initiatives. photo/bmm</div> </div> <p>LAS VEGAS &ndash; In a highly unusual move for the hotel industry, Vantage Hospitality has issued a bill of rights for its 1,200 hotel owning members. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14285/vantage_hospitality_issues_unprecedented_bill_rights_hotel_franchisees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14285/vantage_hospitality_issues_unprecedented_bill_rights_hotel_franchisees#comments franchising hotel trends America's Best Inns Americas Best Value Inn Country Hearth hotel bill of rights Lexington Suites Roger Bloss Vantage Hospitality Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:06:59 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14285 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Restaurant Opportunity: Catch More Families with Kids http://www.bluemaumau.org/14272/families_kids_shy_away_restaurants <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>CHICAGO &ndash; Still struggling to recapture dwindled visits since the recession, the American restaurant industry may want to focus on wooing families with kids.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14272/families_kids_shy_away_restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14272/families_kids_shy_away_restaurants#comments food trends family dining foodservice researcher restaurant trend The NPD Group Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:19 +0000 BMM 14272 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Americans Are Eating More Fresh Food http://www.bluemaumau.org/14265/americans_are_eating_more_fresh_food <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/resize/120914_2038_AmericansAr1-330x330.jpg" style="float: left; height: 330px; width: 330px; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" width="330" height="330" />CHICAGO &mdash; The advice of &quot;eat your fruits and vegetables&quot; has taken hold. During the ten-year period from 2003 to 2013, the consumption of fresh food, fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and eggs grew by 20 percent to over 100 billion meals and snacks. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14265/americans_are_eating_more_fresh_food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14265/americans_are_eating_more_fresh_food#comments food trends foodservice research fresh food The NPD Group Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:38:49 +0000 BMM 14265 at http://www.bluemaumau.org November a Good Month for Franchise Jobs http://www.bluemaumau.org/14260/november_good_month_franchise_jobs <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>ROSELAND, N.J. &ndash; Jobs increased 25,000 in November by franchise establishments. That level of recruiting has not been reached since June&#39;s 33,330 hirings.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14260/november_good_month_franchise_jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14260/november_good_month_franchise_jobs#comments trends ADP Franchise Jobs Report payroll service provider Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:20:29 +0000 BMM 14260 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Americans Change, Eat Out Less http://www.bluemaumau.org/14229/americans_change_eat_out_less <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/111014_1747_AmericansCh1.jpg" width="457" height="302" /></div> <p>CHICAGO &mdash; Americans are sourcing more meals from home than they have in years. There has been a decline in restaurant usage and an increase in meals from home</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14229/americans_change_eat_out_less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14229/americans_change_eat_out_less#comments food trends eating trends Harry Balzer The NPD Group Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:47:19 +0000 BMM 14229 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Retail Sales Post 5% Gain in October http://www.bluemaumau.org/14218/retail_sales_post_5_gain_october <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>NEW YORK &ndash; Retail chain-store sales in the United States posted a gain of 4.6% for the fiscal month of October on a year-over-year basis, according to a tally of comparable-store sales compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14218/retail_sales_post_5_gain_october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14218/retail_sales_post_5_gain_october#comments retail trends ICSC International Council of Shopping Centers shopping mall Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:46:45 +0000 BMM 14218 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Holiday Jobs to Hit 14-Year High http://www.bluemaumau.org/14215/christmas_seasonal_jobs_hit_14_year_high <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>CHICAGO&mdash;Retailers are expected to hire more temporary employees this holiday season than at any time since the 21st century began, according to an outplacement consultancy. The bad news for brick and mortar retailers is that hiring continues to shift towards online retailers.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14215/christmas_seasonal_jobs_hit_14_year_high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14215/christmas_seasonal_jobs_hit_14_year_high#comments retail trends Christmas retail season Holiday Season jobs report retail jobs seasonal recruiting Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:31:27 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14215 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Franchises Add 16,970 Jobs in October 2014 http://www.bluemaumau.org/14214/franchises_add_16970_jobs_october_2014 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="McDonald's &quot;now hiring&quot; sign" src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7506/15539945320_3b7f2c380d_c.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 330px;" /></div> <p>ROSELAND, N.J. &ndash; Jobs in the franchise sector increased by 16,970 during the month of October. Franchise jobs tied small business&#39; monthly growth rate of 0.2% in October over the preceding month, according to the ADP National Franchise and Small Business Report. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14214/franchises_add_16970_jobs_october_2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14214/franchises_add_16970_jobs_october_2014#comments trends franchise employment franchise establishment economic performance franchise hirings franchise jobs Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:07:52 +0000 BMM 14214 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Chicken Sandwiches Grow, Despite Being Dwarfed by Burgers http://www.bluemaumau.org/14165/chicken_sandwiches_grow_despite_being_dwarfed_burgers <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="Sonic&#039;s cheesy pub chicken sandwich" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/resize/Crispy%2BChicken%2BCheesy%2BPub%2BSandwich-334x220.jpg" style="width: 334px; height: 220px;" width="334" height="220" /> <div class="caption">Sonic&#39;s cheesy pub chicken sandwich. Photo/BusinessWire</div> </div> <p>CHICAGO &mdash; Hamburgers have been and are the chosen sandwich ordered at restaurants and other foodservice outlets, but an increasing number of consumers are becoming enamored with breaded chicken sandwiches, reports foodservice researcher The NPD Group.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14165/chicken_sandwiches_grow_despite_being_dwarfed_burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14165/chicken_sandwiches_grow_despite_being_dwarfed_burgers#comments food trends breaded chicken sandwich food research food trends hamburger The NPD Group Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:21:39 +0000 BMM 14165 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Soft September for Franchise Jobs http://www.bluemaumau.org/14151/soft_september_franchise_jobs <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>ROSELAND, N.J. &ndash; Franchise jobs in the United States were soft in September. Hiring of both full time and part time workers increased by only 16,930, according to payroll provider ADP. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14151/soft_september_franchise_jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14151/soft_september_franchise_jobs#comments trends ADP Research Institute auto dealership hiring franchise jobs Moody's Analytics restaurant job creation Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:39:21 +0000 BMM 14151 at http://www.bluemaumau.org