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Almost 50 Years After The Beatlemania, The Group Inspires New Restaurants

The Beatles swept America when they first hit the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.  Now - almost 50 years later, Beatlemania is inspiring a new generation of restauranteurs.  Face it - rock and roll is big money when it comes to restaurants;  To get evidence of that fact one only needs to look at the Hard Rock Cafe as an example.

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2012 Drought Will Affect Prices In Ways You Didn’t Realize

By now you realize that we're experiencing one of the worst drought's on record.  The Summer of 2012 will have lingering effects at the grocery store for months (and possibly years) to come.  However, those expected price increases may not happen to the products and goods you would expect

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Fast Food Companies Market To Their Demographic With An Increase In Ads Targeted At “Late Night Munchies”

The fast food industry knows it's demographic well - probably more than any other service sector.  That's why it should come as no surprise that their use of mass media marketing directly targets their audience

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New Owner For Bertolli And P.F. Chang’s Frozen Foods

As Unilever looks to get out of the frozen food market, two of their signature brands have found a new owner.  ConAgra has agreed to buy the venerable meal makers for $265 million dollars.
ConAgra said it is acquiring the Bertolli and P

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Cola Companies Look For The Ultimate Recipe: No Calories, No Artificial Sweetners, And No Aftertaste

These truly are hard times to be a cola;  With the size-limit regulation war raging in New York City and the constant barrage of health-related news about calories and sugar content, Coca Cola and Pepsi - the industry leaders of the cola market - are on the search to please everyone.

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Food Trucks Okayed In Windy City

The other day I left the office for lunch to run errands and was surprised to see a food truck in downtown Duluth.  Wondering if the lunch-on-the-run fad was making it's was to the Northland, I finally put two and two together to realize it was there for the farmers market

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Warner Brothers To Help Victims Of The Colorado Shootings

Everyone is familiar with the story now. Twelve people were killed and 58 wounded early Friday morning when a gunman walked into a soldout midnight showing of the latest Batman film in Aurora and opened fire

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Airlines Make Record 22 Billion From Extra Fees

With all the costs and delays that we encounter at the Airport, this new report is delivered to the American Public and I am angry. U.S. airlines bring in more revenue from fees for bags and other products and services than do the world's other carriers, a new report released today reveals.

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The Changing Business Model Of Greek Yogurt

For a product category that wasn't even around a year and a half ago, Greek-style yogurt has run away with the dairy case in most grocery stores.  It seems like everyone has jumped on the Greek yogurt bandwagon

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Drought Shouldn’t Affect Junk Food Prices

Market analysts are watching this summers drought with caution.  Corn - the crop most affected by the lack of rain this season - is one of the building-block ingredients in a lot of foods.  Being so ingrained in our diet, most food executives have predicted rising prices at the grocery store

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Gas Prices To Rise Due To Drought Conditions; Could Play A Negative Role In The U.S. Recovery

The careful news follower has already heard about the expected rise in prices at the grocery store due to this summers harsh drought conditions across the country.  What you may not have expected was how this dry season will affect prices at the gas pumps

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7-11 Introduces Self-Serve Mashed Potato Machine

Folks probably thought the first Slurpee or Big Gulp machines were strange, too!  The 7-11 convenience store chain is set to roll out a self-serve mashed potato machine.
For just $2, you can get yourself a bowl of mashed potatoes and a giant tub of soda

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