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How to Use SMS to Boost Holiday Restaurant Business

The holiday season is one of the most active times of the year for most consumers. As they leave their homes to shop or complete other holiday errands, they often decide to eat at least one meal at a restaurant before returning home. To get your share of this holiday business, you need to engage 



Cashing in the Convenient Store Slice

Filling up the gas tank often requires a quick trip inside of the station where a customer can browse the displays for a snack. Besides the usual candy, chip displays and oversized sodas, more consumers are grabbing hot food items. The latest hot seller is delicious pizza – by the slice or convenient small pie. Convenience store and gas station pizza may not immediately sound appealing, but consumers are buying …

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Economic Opportunities of UN Food Companies Tip $2-3 Trillion by 2030

With corporate and consumer interest in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals growing, researchers have pointed out that by aligning themselves with this campaign food companies’ portion of the overall business opportunities could reach $2-3 trillion by 2030. According to the Business & Sustainable Development Commission’s Better Business Better World report, published in January 2017, 



The Robots are Coming, The Robots are Coming

Thanks to Cheese Market News for publishing this blog https://www.cheesemarketnews.com/guestcolumn/2017/27oct17_01.html   A friend of mine, not from the food business, said a few weeks ago, “I’ll bet the talk of $15 an hour minimum wage, is driving your restaurant customers crazy?” “Not at all”, I said, “they are actually happy, because at $15 an hour, 



Six Tips to Boost Halloween Pizza Sales

Trailing only the Super Bowl, Halloween consistently drives the highest number of pizza sales in a single day. That’s quite a treat for pizzerias! But the trick is how to maximize the day?   Pizza and Halloween have become the perfect match, as families want a quick, hearty dinner before heading out for trick or treating. Also, friends and neighbors getting together during the festivities can enjoy pizza while handing …

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Ultimate Beginners Guide to Create a Blog

Advising how to create a blog is easy and completely useless. If you aren’t really passionate about anything, if there isn’t something you can talk about for hours on end, then building a blog is not for you and there is nothing to discuss. If such a topic – or topics? – exists, then advising how to share it 



Pizzeria Food Truck Frenzy

If a pizzeria is experiencing success, it is a natural business progression to want to expand the brand by opening a new location. However, committing the time, money, and energy into an entirely new restaurant can be a daunting task. Instead of having a pizzeria’s first expansion be a huge investment, there is another route one could take.   Food trucks are a simpler alternative to opening another physical location, …

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Nothing Can Replace Distributors’ Knowledge, Service and Dedication

At Legacy Foodservice Alliance’s Marketplace in Richmond, VA, last month, we had the opportunity to speak with its distributor-members about the state of business on the street. They spoke of common and uncommon challenges that their customers face that affect their businesses. Regardless of the market segment or location, the bottom line is that distributors 



Distributors’ Value Goes Beyond Price of a Product

Changing consumer lifestyles and operator needs have forced customer-oriented foodservice distributors to step up to the plate to help their end users deal with more than merely the price of a No. 10 can of corn. Suzanne Rajczi, longtime executive at Ginsberg’s Foods Inc., Hudson, NY, who was named ceo last January, observed that heading 



Why do so many foodservice sales people fail?

Why do so many people come into selling and after a year or two they are gone? Here are the reasons that sound good. These reasons justify, in the failures mind, the decision that selling is not for them. These reasons justify their failure. “This is not worth it.” “There must be a better way 



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