All Blog Posts Tagged 'strategy' (73)


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Restaurants: Capitalize On Foreign Dollars

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

If you’re unaware, foreign tourism has spiked in recent years due to relaxed travel restrictions and the desire to experience the Western culture. This drives millions to the U.S. each year, eager to spend their disposable dollars shopping, dining, and visiting our major…

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Added by Foodem on June 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: Ways Restaurants Can Capitalize On the Sustainable Food Trend

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Even in tough economic times, people love to eat out. Whether they are dating, gathering with the family, meeting up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, restaurant dining…

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Added by Foodem on June 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Business Insider- You Must Have The Right Mindset to Gain Huge Sales and Profits in The Restaurant Business!

How do you think of your restaurant?

Are you thinking too small? What are all the ways that you can use your restaurant? What are all the ways you can use your resources, your staff, and your expertise to make money? What are all the things you can do with everything you have available to you?

Don’t have an antiquated thought process of the restaurant business. Don’t think that you have to get everyone to come in to your restaurant. Times have…

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Added by Jonathan Munsell on June 14, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments


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How to Make a Promotion Plan for Your Restaurant.

If you build it, they will come. Don’t jump to conclusions! Good service and food are essential, but a sound promotional plan should be the base on which to establish your restaurant. If your business is already running, you may want to make sure you are promoting to the best of your ability. If you’re a new business, putting together a smart promotional plan should be the start. Remember, food and service doesn’t always mean success.

Analyze Your Situation

Your…

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Added by Barry Chandler on May 16, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments


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Foodem Guest Blogger: Efficient Storage for Any Kitchen

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People often underestimate just how efficient and convenient you can make most of your storage in the kitchen. And this occurs because magnets are the underestimated component. Yes, the very things that are probably sitting with bright colors on your fridge if you have…

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Added by Foodem on May 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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How to Use Pinterest: What Bars & Restaurants Need to Know

What’s This Pinterest Business?

Pinterest is an excellent platform to leverage whether you are seeking an innovative way to increase profits for your bar or restaurant or you simply want to keep up-to-date on social media trends. Incorporating what appears to be the fastest-growing social media site into your marketing strategy is an effective tool to add to your arsenal.

With more than…

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Added by Barry Chandler on April 11, 2013 at 7:32am — 2 Comments


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Customer Engagement on Social Media Sites

So your business has a Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn account, etc. Now what? Social Media experts from all over have set etiquette guidelines, content strategies, tips for building a following, and tips for keeping them. There’s a lot of information out there, so I’m going to try and make it easy for you by summing it all up.

Let’s start from the beginning. First, Social Media Consultant Jeff Bullas says you need to ‘define and understand the target market.’  Ask yourself…

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Added by MenuDrive on March 27, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment


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Restaurants: Tips To Gain Market Share After the Holidays

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Now that the holiday season is over, most restaurants may experience a slump in foot traffic. While many Americans kept a close eye on their dining pennies during the holidays, millions chose to enjoy…

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Added by Foodem on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Food Buyers: Take Control of Your Inventory

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Inventory control for restaurants is a huge deal; it can be the difference between breaking even and actually making a profit. Food is the largest part of any restaurant’s budget. In turn, wasteful…

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Added by Foodem on November 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Customers: Exceed Their Expectations

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The holiday season is in full swing and consumers remain hesitant when it comes to spending; families are continuing to cut back, especially on the things that, in their opinion, are…

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Added by Foodem on November 28, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Millennials, A Generation To Be Reckoned With: Forcing Shifts In the Food Industry

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According to various studies, Generation Y (also known as Millennials) is set to overshadow and outnumber Baby Boomers through the year…

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Added by Foodem on November 23, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Impressions: Make the First a Lasting One

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Customers are one of the most important assets to any business. Often times businesses are created with a specific customer or customers in mind, along with their spending dollars. The pain of the…

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Added by Foodem on September 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Customers Are Human, Treat Them As Such

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Customers are to businesses what fans are to musicians; they are staples in making business and brands grow. Without them, neither would exist, at least not successfully.

Although…

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Added by Foodem on September 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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LinkedIn: Top Social Platform For Professionals and Recruiters

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Many companies and professionals alike utilize social networks for marketing, branding and spreading the word about their products and services. No matter which platform is used, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest or Google +, they all have similarities in that they give everyone a voice. But, there is one social network that is valued slightly higher than the rest in…

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Added by Foodem on August 29, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Employee Performance: Invest In It

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

I’m sure many business owners, or should I say great business leaders, take a moment to think about their employees from time to time. Perhaps they ponder about ways to boost and encourage…

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Added by Foodem on August 17, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Tips To Boost Creativity Within Your Company

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Now more than ever, creativity has become a staple in the workplace. Back in the day, companies walked the straight and narrow, reluctant to take a risk. If there were tried and proven…

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Added by Foodem on August 3, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Who’s In Control?

I recently sat through three very interesting meetings which focused, in very different ways, on the realities of control.  They pointed out, once again, a lesson which is worth understanding: one needn’t always own a majority of the stock, or equity, of a company to be able to control it, at least in key ways which influence its behavior and future prospects.  I’ll describe…

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Added by Rod Guinn on August 1, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments


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Tricks to Eliminate Tasks and Boost Productivity

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Many of us suffer from early mornings and late, sleepless nights. Our brains stay on full throttle. We’re always moving a hundred miles a minute, and it seems as if there are not enough…

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Added by Foodem on July 25, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Restaurants: Step Up Your Website Game!

Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-

Either way you look at it, consumers are information hungry. No matter what industry you’re in, having a web presence is mandatory, especially if you’re a restaurant, bar or…

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Added by Foodem on July 18, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers

Many restaurants hire professional designers to build their website, but hiring a professional doesn’t guarantee a great result. 



We talked to Jill Parks, Creative Director of Savannah design firm Sans Sheriff for tips on what to do (and not do) to give you the best chance of getting an amazing restaurant website that works for you and your customers. 



Before you…

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Added by David Bloom on July 5, 2012 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

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