Foodservice
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9/20/2018

School nutrition professionals at a Florida high school recently started offering students vegan options in the cafeteria. Robin Brown, the cafeteria manager, says she accepted the challenge of creating vegan options after students began asking for them.

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9/20/2018

Improving your awareness of who you are, how you behave and what you need helps with your career and has grounding in research, writes LaRae Quy. "Inaccurate self-assessment leads to sales targets that can't be met, deadlines that can't be carried out and performances that are promised but not delivered," she writes.

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9/20/2018

Hospital chefs are pushing to make meals served to patients nutritious, cooked from scratch, comforting and flavorful. Hospitals also are teaching patients about nutrition and food labels before discharge, as well as offering resources such as food pharmacies that provide healthy foods to patients after they go home.

9/19/2018

Today's teens are digital natives who are just beginning to develop brand loyalties and make the choice to buy groceries or dine out based on factors including price and location, writes Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group. Online ordering and delivery will play a growing role as Gen Z members grow up and take control of their own food spending.

9/19/2018

Gen X is the biggest-spending generation when it comes to restaurant and takeout meals, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. Millennials spend less on restaurant meals than their older counterparts, although a greater share of their total budgets go to out-of-home meals.

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Business Insider
9/19/2018

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled an anti-vaping campaign aimed at teens that includes messaging in 10,000 school bathrooms and on websites and employs geofencing to target young people in schools. The push spotlights the dangers of chemicals used in vaping liquids, with cautionary video ads across social including YouTube, Instagram and Spotify.

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USA Today, NBC News, CNN
9/19/2018

Website accessibility lawsuits are on the rise and can prove costly for businesses, including quickserve chains, writes lawyer Brian Cole II. Requirements for making sites accessible for people with auditory or visual disabilities aren't clearly defined, he writes, but businesses can take steps to protect themselves by following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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QSRWeb
9/19/2018

Winemakers in Cyprus are hoping for sun as red mavro and white xynisteri grapes are laid out to dry. To make sweet Commandaria wine, grapes from 14 villages are placed in the September sun before winemaking, and a downpour of rain could ruin the year's harvest.

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France 24
9/19/2018

Companies that rely too much on singular executives rather than collective leadership struggle to retain leaders and respond to competitive changes, according to a report by EY, DDI and The Conference Board that surveyed more than 25,000 people. Consider using team-based bonuses, hire and promote people known to collaborate and be able to explain the organization's purpose, write Richard Wellins and Evan Sinar of DDI.

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CNBC
9/19/2018

Romano's Macaroni Grill will pay about $32 million to acquire the 14-unit Sullivan's Steakhouse chain from Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, the companies said. Sullivan's Steakhouse President Scott Smith will stay with the chain after the deal closes later this month.