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According to a recent study published by Transparency Market Research titled, ‘Pet Food Market - Middle East And Latin America Industry Analysis, Trend, Size, Share and Forecast 2014 - 2020’, the overall market is expected to experience stable growth throughout the forecast period. The report states that the Middle East…

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Infant milk formula is a type of food used for feeding babies below the age of 1 year. Infant milk formula food is used solely for infants. The infant milk formula simulates human milk and, thus, is used as a substitute for human milk. Starting milk formula, follow-on milk formula, and toddlers milk formula are among the various types of infant milk formula in the market. Infant milk formula includes all essential nutrients and energy required by infants to grow and develop normally. The…

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Now days with accelerating technological advancement, latest display technology-touch screen displays that are being used in smart phones, tablets and laptops, probably very soon going to be a mere history. The emerging display technology for electronic gadgets are coming as screen less display technology and going to replace present touch screen display and solve the problem…

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Sodium is widely used as an essential nutrient for smooth functioning of human body. Sodium intake is mandatory for normal operations of the human body. However, excessive intake of sodium causes hypertension and cardiovascular disease. In order to reduce excess sodium content in the body various sodium reducing ingredients are added to the food.…

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NBA Bolsters Partnership With SAP To Bring Natural Language Queries To Stats Site

NBA Stats homepage.  The NBA announced today that it was bringing natural language queries to its online stats pages on NBA.com. The feature enables fans to type a question in a natural way and the site should come back with your answer without having to dig for it. The feature is launching in Beta starting tomorrow. The technology underlying this new functionality is supplied by a partnership with SAP using… Read More

PayPal Commerce Matches Stripe With PayPal’s Own Native Shopping Toolkit For Apps

email_buy_buttons  PayPal’s first acquisition after it separated from eBay in 2015 was of a young startup called Modest, which had built a platform for small businesses to integrate buy buttons across third-party apps. Now, PayPal is taking the wraps off a new product that will integrate Modest’s technology. PayPal Commerce — as the new service is called — launches today in closed… Read More

BBVA Shuts In-House Venture Arm, Pours $250M Into New Fintech VC Propel Venture Partners

rocket chalkboard  BBVA — the Spanish banking giant that acquired Simple in the U.S. and last year made a $67 million investment in still-stealth mobile-only bank Atom in the UK — is changing up how it plans to invest in fintech startups in the future. The company is shutting down its in-house venture arm, BBVA Ventures; and it is taking BBVA Ventures’ portfolio, the $100 million fund it had… 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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BevNET Announces First Boot Camp for Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs - BevNET.com via RestTech News

bevnet.com - Designed to give new and growing food and beverage companies a fast and comprehensive look at the challenges facing startups, BevNET Boot Camp leverages experts’ insights, successful…

Why it matters if Airbnb paid Beyoncé for that Facebook plug via RestTech News

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:…

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

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…

Twitter promises to make replies and other features less confusing via RestTech News

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…

Social Media For Restaurants and Bars via RestTech News

geekchicago.com - Everyone has a favorite restaurant, but few actually know how the marketing of that diner, pub, or bistro actually works. Social media continues to be a fortifying part of any digital marketing…

AccelFoods Raises $20M Fund, Groceries Delivered To Your Metro Stop + More | Food + Tech Connect via RestTech News

foodtechconnect.com - Every week we curate and deliver the latest food tech and innovation news, trends and research to our readers’ inboxes. Tracking the top technology and innovation happenings across agriculture,…

Twitter's Revenue Is Booming, Unlike Its User Numbers via RestTech News

buzzfeed.com - Twitter is doing fine when it comes to making money: the company pulled in $710 million in revenue in the final three months of 2015, right in line with what analysts expected at the high end of…

Twitter re-examines the "@" reply as it loses core users via RestTech News

mashable.com - Twitter revealed on Wednesday that it failed to grow its monthly active user count at all in the final three months of 2015.  It had 320 million monthly users on average through the quarter,…

Submit Your Short Film To Third Annual Real Food Films Contest | Food + Tech Connect via RestTech News

foodtechconnect.com - Calling all food system game-changers! Real Food Films, the world’s largest short food films competition, is on the hunt for submissions for its third annual contest. Over the past two years, over…

Social Media for Restaurants - Impact Business Advisors via RestTech News

impactbusinessadvisors.co.uk - At Impact, we work with a whole range of businesses to help them with their Social Media work – though our absolute favourite type of business to work with is restaurants and hospitality. Now, at…

Tufts Institute for Innovation host second annual Human Health Hack - The Tufts Daily via RestTech News

tuftsdaily.com - The Tufts Institute for Innovation (TII) hosted a three-day Human Health Hack, the second annual event of its kind, this past weekend at 574 Boston Ave. The event, which focused on nutritional…


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Chicken Salad Chick Opens Second Location In Mobile

Located in the South Landing Retail Center, the new Chicken Salad Chick is owned and operated by long-time franchisee team Misty Lee Hudson and Heath McClure, who currently own one additional location in Mobile and one restaurant in Daphne.

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Bars & Restaurants Social Media Guide | Sprout Social

sproutsocial.com - Your restaurant or bar has a social media presence even if you didn’t create it. Your customers are Tweeting, posting to Facebook, uploading Instagram photos, writing Foursquare Tips and publishing...

Tweeted by @mycircleinc https://twitter.com/mycircleinc/status/698069500529344512

Cherry Thing-a-lings are Presidents' Day tradition at Batesville bakery

wlwt.com - Woman's body was in Walmart parking lot for months Presidents’ Day means business for an Indiana bakery that makes a unique treat. Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Cart...

Tweeted by @michaelatkinson https://twitter.com/michaelatkinson/status/698006874856120320

NRN named Neal Award finalist for best use of social media

nrn.com - Nation’s Restaurant News has been named a finalist for the 2016 Jesse H. Neal Award for the best use of social media among all B-to-B media brands. The award honors a brand’s use of social media to...

Tweeted by @hashNetworK https://twitter.com/hashNetworK/status/697994270813376513

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

What kind of dog are you? Microsoft’s Fetch answers the question you never had

Microsoft is once again harnessing its image recognition technology to grab the Internet's attention. Called Fetch!, the silly app identifies dog breeds using pictures and descriptions. (This reporter is a Doberman Pinscher!) While the Internet might find it as a funny diversion, the company says we're all guinea pigs to fine tune its machine learning software.

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Omnicom’s digital chief: Agencies shouldn’t try to be VCs or compete with Google

Platforms are altering the media business, but not as much as some think, according to Omnicom's Jonathan Nelson. The giant ad holding company doesn't feel the need to build its own tech platforms or start investing in startups. Instead, Omnicom is focused on stitching together giant platforms for clients.

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Copyranter’s advice to aspiring female copywriters

All the trades keep reporting that there’s a “talent crisis” at ad agencies. So why haven’t they hired you yet? the most likely reason is probably because about 95 percent of agency creative directors are male and most of them prefer male creatives because they can then remain comfortably sexist and tell hilarious pussy jokes and, oh yeah, they don’t think you’re tough enough, babe.

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