N.R.A. Show exclusive: Looking at food differently to reduce waste

admin | May 25th, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Sustainability is a growing priority for the food and beverage industry and a hot topic at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, held May 20-23 in Chicago. Each year in the United States, consumers, businesses and farms spend $218 billion on food that goes uneaten. Of the 63 million tons of food wasted each […]

To Make Money, Restaurants Need To Think Beyond The Plate.

admin | May 12th, 2017 - 4:09 pm

Want to turn your dream of owning a restaurant into reality? Here are 20 proven methods for making dough CAN RESTAURANTS BE BOTH CREATIVE AND PROFITABLE? That is the question industry insiders are asking as rising real estate, labor and food costs have coincided with a spate of big name closings. Despite the romantic notions […]

When is a Craft Beverage no Longer Considered “Craft?”

admin | May 9th, 2017 - 2:21 pm

By definition, craft beverages are small-batch drinks and owned independently — but in some cases, the firms that make them eventually flourish and become so successful that they’re considered bigger brands. In fact, some are calling for bigger craft beer brands like Samuel Adams to stop calling themselves “craft”. However, just as these requests are growing, more […]

The New Fast Food? Convenience Stores Add Hot, Cheap Options

admin | May 3rd, 2017 - 6:30 pm

  Saying “convenience store food” may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains. The push by convenience stores into hot, fast, affordable foods is just one of the pressures facing chains. The traditional […]

Poultry Farms Get New Rules in Maryland County

admin | May 2nd, 2017 - 2:49 pm

  The board of commissioners for Worcester County, Md., voted unanimously to pass new regulations on poultry operations. The new legislation zones poultry farms separately from other agricultural land uses, according to a report the Delmarva Now news website. Under the new rules, a parcel of land is limited to a maximum of eight poultry […]

To Make Money, Restaurants Need To Think Beyond The Plate.

admin | May 1st, 2017 - 3:22 pm

Want to turn your dream of owning a restaurant into reality? Here are 20 proven methods for making dough CAN RESTAURANTS BE BOTH CREATIVE AND PROFITABLE? That is the question industry insiders are asking as rising real estate, labor and food costs have coincided with a spate of big name closings. Despite the romantic notions […]

Dog-Friendly Restaurants Pups and People Can Love

admin | April 25th, 2017 - 6:05 pm

Don’t ever leave home without your best friend again. Tired of meeting friends for dinner and then dashing home to walk your dog?  Someone came up with a rather straightforward solution. Why pick one or the other if you can have both? This fall in Atlanta, a new concept that includes a full-service eatery, a […]

Men, young adults most likely to shop online for groceries

admin | March 31st, 2017 - 12:02 pm

Although online grocery shoppers can be found across all demographic groups, they are more likely to be younger men, ages 18-44, according to a recent report on online grocery shopping by The NPD Group. Amazon Prime members and young adults are other groups more likely to shop online, according to The NPD Group report, “The […]

Challenging year predicted for West Coast shrimp

admin | March 30th, 2017 - 7:18 pm

Bottom of Form NEWPORT – A recent report by a well-known shrimp, crab, and lobster market analyst, concludes that prices for cold water shrimp are “declining in all markets.” Lower catch volumes in 2016 coupled with slower sales have led to supply imbalance. Inventory carryover, a strong U.S. dollar, and a weak British pound following […]

#eatclean: How Instagram is fueling the healthy-living brand boom

admin | March 28th, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Planning to try that hot new aqua-yoga class or eyeing a subscription to that organic food delivery service? Chances are you first discovered it on Instagram, just like an Austin-based copywriter, who learned about the Whole30 diet on the platform. One of the hardest things is planning your meals. But Whole30 is great, the community is so […]

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