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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Pet Food Market - Asia Pacific Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020,” the asia Pacific pet food market was valued at USD 9,100.0 million in 2013 which is expected to reach USD 10,720.0 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR…

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According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research “Global Market Study on Breakfast Cereals: Hot Cereals to Witness Highest Growth by 2019,” the global breakfast cereals market was valued at USD 32.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 43.2 billion in…

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According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research “Global Market Study on Flavored and Functional Water: Asia Pacific to Witness Highest Growth by 2019” the global flavored and functional water market was valued at USD 17.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated…

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Commercial seeds are the seeds sown for production of an intended crop or used as animal feed or industrial raw material. The increasing global population is escalating the demand for commercial seeds. As commercial seeds yield higher output, the declining global arable land due to rapid urbanization acts as a driver for the demand of commercial seeds . However, factors restraining the global…

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Facing An Array Of Challenges, Autodesk Shifts To Subscription Pricing

Autodesk headquarters  Autodesk has been around the block a few times, having debuted way back in 1982 in the earliest days of the desktop PC. These days, the company is in the midst of a major transition from a licensing model to a subscription model, while juggling the assortment of challenges a change like this brings to a mature company. It would be wrong to characterize this is as a total cloud pivot, however. Read More

Mobile Payments Startup Payleven Raises Another $10M

payleven devices  The days of Square clones popping up, everywhere you looked and capitalizing on Square’s conservative approach to global expansion, are long gone. But those startups are not. And today, one of them is announcing a Series D round. Payleven, a mobile payments startup originally incubated in 2012 at Berlin’s Rocket Internet, says it has raised a $10 million growth round from a… Read More

IBM Watson Teams With Toronto Raptors On Data-Driven Talent Analysis

Toronto at Washington 04/26/15  IBM announced today that is has teamed with the Toronto Raptors to bring cognitive analysis in the form of IBM Watson to the NBA team’s talent evaluation process. The new tool called IBM Sports Insights Central, pulls in data from a variety of sources including statistics, video, social networking sentiment analysis, medical records and much more. It compares this data against the… Read More

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Hi All, We are owners of 2 very popular breakfast/lunch restaurants.  We hired a woman that worked for us as a manager for about a year at which time, we needed to fire her. We just recently found out that she is now opening a breakfast/lunch restaurant in somewhat of a shabby area in a restaurant building that has not had very much success (various restaurants have tried but all went out of business). Our dilemma is this: She contacted our head cook of 10+ years and has offered him $75 more…

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Tipping: Good or Bad?

Lately I've been hearing a lot of debates about whether or not tipping is good for servers and diners. On the one hand, tipping is not generally based on performance and gives servers an unreliable income. On the other, it creates incentives and increases a servers opportunity to make more money. Here's a few articles I've read recently with some good information. I would love to hear some thoughts and personal expeirneces! A Restaurant Server Explains Why We Shouldn't Abolish Tipping Should…

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United States Baked Snacks Industry 2015 Market Research Report by ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “United States Baked Snacks Industry 2015 Market Research Report “To their offerings.Browse Report summary with TOC:http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/us-baked-snacks-industry-2015-market-research-report/The United States Baked Snacks Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Baked Snacks industry.The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications,…

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Europe Cookies Industry 2015 Market Research Report by ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “Europe Cookies Industry 2015 Market Research Report “To their offerings. Browse Report summary with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/europe-cookies-industry-2015-market-research-report/ The Europe Cookies Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Cookies industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry…

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United States Cyclamate Industry 2015 Market Research Report by ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “United States Cyclamate Industry 2015 Market Research Report “To their offerings. Browse Report Summary with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/united-states-cyclamate-industry-2015-market-research-report/ The United States Cyclamate Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Cyclamate industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions,…

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Yelp Ads

Hello all, I would love to hear some success stories with yelp ads.  Has anyone noticed an increase in business?  Has anyone done more than a 1 year contract because they have seen a difference? Did your rating go up?

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Restaurant Loyalty Programs- Worth It?

Lately I've been reading a lot about restaurant loyalty programs and whether or not they are worth it. The Menu Shoppe recently wrote about how loyalty programs increase revenue. I was sold until I read this blog post about how they reduce profits. I am hoping to hear from small restaurant owners who have used these programs and can talk about their results. So restaurant owners, what do you say? Is a restaurant loyalty program worth the effort?

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Livio LauroSouthern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s senior director of key accounts, and Armando Rosario, Southern’s director of mixology in Orlando, Florida, perused multiple bookstores before finally putting pen to paper. “We noticed that the cocktail book scene has become an interesting story: 500 recipes, 700 recipes, 800 recipes, 1,000 recipes, 2,000 recipes—the more the better,” Lauro says. So rather than contribute a tome boasting 2,001 recipes, they did the next logical thing: The Twelve Cocktails Everyone Needs to Know ($15,TwelveCocktails.com).

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The New Social Media: How to Stand Out From the Crowd via RestTech News

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Hans Cafe Belmont responds to storm via RestTech News

communitynews.com.au - HANS Cafe in Belmont has reported a drop in business since photographs of small insects in a woman’s takeaway meal went viral on social media last week. The woman bought takeaway tom yum soup from…

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True Made Foods Wins the Food+City Challenge Prize for 2016 - SiliconHills via RestTech News

siliconhillsnews.com - True Made Foods took first place in the second annual Food+City Challenge Prize competition held at the University of Texas at Austin campus on Saturday. The New York-based startup won the $30,000…

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PSA: Email Introduction Etiquette – Always Always Always Use the Double Opt-In Intro via RestTech News

cbinsights.com - If you are introducing two people without using a double opt-in intro, you have a high likelihood of being a terrible person.  Yup – I said it. Very simply, a single opt-in intro is where you are…

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Twitter Has a New Video Ad Unit That Will Be Hard to Miss via RestTech News

recode.net - Twitter is looking for new ways to make money, and it found one that could be lucrative: A new, mass-reach video ad unit that will be hard for you to miss. Twitter rolled out a new ad called First…

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Why it matters if Airbnb paid Beyoncé for that Facebook plug

washingtonpost.com - Beyoncé performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Airbnb appears to have won a big fan: Beyon...


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Here's how to turn Twitter's new timeline on and off

mashable.com - Starting today, Twitter is gradually rolling out its new timeline, which sorts tweets based on relevancy rather than chronology.  The feature immediately caused a great deal of confusion: Is it opt...


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Twitter promises to make replies and other features less confusing

theverge.com - The first step to solving a problem is recognizing there is one. Twitter, which today reported disappointing earnings at a critical time for Wall Street's faith in the company, is now telling inves...


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Franchise News

Burger Kingdom: Arby's Ex-CEO Returns To His Multi-Unit Roots

Tom Garrett breaks down his 30 years with Arby's--first as an assistant manager, then as the brand's largest franchisee, and finally as CEO of the franchisor--this way: "I like to say that 25 of those years were great, 3 were mediocre, and 2 were miserable--in that order."

Digital Media Updates

Coming soon: Shows from top social media stars, with a plug for AT&T

AT&T is partnering with YouTube network Fullscreen to launch AT&T Hello Labs, a new program aimed at helping social media stars create various types of content including video series, albums and podcasts. They'll have to use AT&T products, but branding is expected to be at a minimum. Initially, it’s a yearlong commitment from AT&T, which wants to build a network of influencers who can create the content they want ... while subtly showing off the company’s products and services.

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Quartz’s new app is a hip friend texting you the news

Like your business news in emojis and haikus? With Quartz for iPhone, the business publisher is jumping into the app space with a conversational tone that recalls messaging apps. The app was inspired by the rise of push notifications and messaging apps, and the human editors who write the messages are trying to be as entertaining as they are informative, Quartz's Zach Seward said.

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WTF is omnichannel? The definitive guide

We’re taking a deep dive to unpack marketing’s newest and most ambitious buzzword: omnichannel. We’ll take a look at the origins of the concept from the old days of analog through the rise of digital and mobile marketing. We’re also looking to the future with a road map for marketers who want to create a seamless experience that combines brick-and mortar with cookies and clicks. Learn everything you need to know about omnichannel so you never have to ask. Sponsor content by Neustar.

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How digital newsrooms have adapted to millennials

Millennial employees expect to take on responsibility quickly and value openness and job flexibility at work. That's reflected in the new crop of digital newsrooms. While they haven't necessarily abandoned the traditional newsroom structure, digitally native publishers organized themselves to suit millennials' needs. Refinery 29 lets reporters cover stories outside their beats; NowThis has heavied up on training; and Business Insider offers the chance for quarterly and monthly bonuses.

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