Archive for thanksgiving SmartBlogs

Top news stories this week included quickservice restaurant news involving two big players in the industry: In-N-Out and McDonald’s – as In-N-Out finds a customer loyalty in keeping its menu as it is, McDonald’s is changing things up with a new version of its value menu.

In the CPG world, ConAgra’s spinoff of its Lamb Weston frozen potato products division to form two separate, publicly-traded companies was a departure from the slew of mergers and acquisitions we’ve seen throughout the year and was well-read by SmartBrief subscribers.[…] Continue Reading »

All month, I’ve been saying and hearing, “Thanksgiving is so early this year!” And, as it happens, Nov. 22 is the earliest Thanksgiving can occur in the U.S. — the fourth Thursday of November — under the law passed by Congress in 1941 that took effect for 1942.

SmartBrief’s newsletters aren’t publishing today or tomorrow, but I wanted to offer something for anyone seeking some metaphorical food for thought.[…] Continue Reading »

With Thanksgiving dinner just around the corner, I can’t help but think how a beautiful turkey day dinner is just like a perfectly integrated social media marketing strategy.

First, you have to know your guests. Do they have any food allergies? What did they like last year? This is just like knowing your target market. What do they want to learn about?[…] Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving is the holiday we associate most with sharing a meal with loved ones, and if some years the table is less crowded with either food or good company, we feel the loss even as we give thanks for the gifts we have.

This week, I wrote about how the commercial supply chain has gotten much better at supplying stores and foodservice businesses before and after a storm such as Sandy, which killed 121 people and destroyed the homes of countless others in and around my home state of New Jersey.[…] Continue Reading »

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Here are some of our favorite recent Thanksgiving-themed articles.

Share in the comments what will be on your table this year.[…] Continue Reading »