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Food is a powerful thing when it comes to triggering memories. Probably everyone can think of an experience that was at least partly defined by food eaten, whether it was a special occasion celebrated at a restaurant or a holiday eating a home-cooked meal with family. There are plenty of businesses that aim to deliver a memorable experience to consumers, and by not giving food and beverages the attention they deserve, some operators are missing an important opportunity to impress customers and keep them coming back.[…] Continue Reading »
In his keynote speech to NRA Show attendees Sunday, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz addressed the importance of balancing social responsibility and customer service with efforts to grow same-store sales.
Schultz first joined Starbucks in 1982, when the chain had only four stores. His dream was to create “the kind of company that our parents never got to work for,” he said.[…] Continue Reading »
Many small businesses are ditching traditional POS systems in favor of mobile app-based technologies that offer convenience and flexibility at a low price. For food truck operators who are constantly on the move and small-business owners who may not have much in the way of startup capital, these mobile options may seem like a perfect solution. However, most app-based payment solutions lack the durability and extra features that full-featured POS systems offer.[…] Continue Reading »
During the closing keynote speech of Partnership for a Healthier America‘s Building a Healthier Future Summit on Childhood Obesity in Washington, D.C., first lady Michelle Obama spoke about the necessary steps to ensure a healthier future for America’s youth. ”Slowly but surely,” she said, “we are beginning to turn the tide on childhood obesity in America.” The first lady cited heartening statistics: Obesity rates for elementary-school students in Mississippi — the most obese state in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »