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PSA to electrify global product lineup by 2025

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-01-17 22:38
French automaker PSA plans to bring electrified options to its full car and light-truck lineup by 2025, joining other automakers in pledging to widely deploy partial or fully electric powertrains to lower emissions, CEO Carlos Tavares said Wednesday.
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Menu Tracker: New items from Ben & Jerry's, Hard Rock Café, Krystal

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2018-01-17 22:30
Bruegger's Bagels, Cici's, Smashburger, Smoothie King, Starbucks and Tony Roma's also introduce new beverages, burgers and more. Contact Bret Thorn at  Follow him on Twitter: @foodwriterdiary

Freshii takes another shot at Subway

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2018-01-17 20:27
Another open letter urges sandwich giant to allow franchise conversions

Volvo leader Gustafsson recalls 'painful' meeting with irate dealers

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-01-17 19:26
Four months into his new job, Volvo North America CEO Anders Gustafsson has already butted heads with dealers.
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26 restaurant promotions to beat the cold weather

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2018-01-17 18:54
Operators find ways to attract customers during winter

Waymo chief pops up at Detroit show with Chrysler Pacifica tester

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-01-17 17:16
Even though self-driving-car company and Google spinoff Waymo didn't make any news in Detroit this week, CEO John Krafcik showed up at Cobo Center in a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica.
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Cox sees strong 2018 auto sales

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-01-17 17:11
Cox Automotive's chief economist sees strong 2018 auto sales, despite rising interest rates, but a shift toward used cars amid a torrent of off-lease vehicles.
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Porsche's subscription plan draws new and younger customers

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-01-17 15:45
The Porsche Passport subscription plan being piloted in Atlanta is bringing new and younger customers to the Porsche brand at rates beyond expectation.
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3 tips to minimize the effects of minimum wage increases - Wed, 2018-01-17 14:34
There are three fundamental ways to keep costs low, despite rising wages: improve workforce productivity, reduce waste, fraud and abuse and increase menu profitability.

Rapid Fired Pizza Leading the Fast Casual Industry with a ‘Low- Carb’ focus - Wed, 2018-01-17 14:19
Rapid Fired Pizza knows what customers want. Historically, national brands focus on low calorie offerings to appetize even the most health conscious individuals. Rapid Fired Pizza is changing the game with a focus on low carb meals including amazing Craft salads and the innovative ‘No Doh Pizza.’

Renault-Nissan claims to be biggest global automaker despite rival VW's record sales

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-01-17 14:15
Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn said the alliance is now the world's leading automaker by unit sales despite rival VW Group delivering a record 10.7 million vehicles in 2017.
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Saladworks Completes System-Wide Store Overhaul with Gusto POS - Wed, 2018-01-17 13:50
Saladworks, the leading salad-centric franchise brand, has successfully upgraded its point of sale system across its nearly 100 restaurants through the support and partnership with Gusto® Point of Sale (POS).

Audi's Scott Keogh says electric apocalypse can be a bonanza

AutoNews - Wed, 2018-01-17 13:16
Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for auto dealerships.
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Trader Joe's, Costco and Amazon make emotional connections

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2018-01-17 12:13
In the first-ever dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index study of the grocery landscape, U.S. consumers picked Trader Joe's, Costco and Amazon as their top grocers for both emotional connection and financial performance.

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Changes Name To Country Inns & Suites By Radisson

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2018-01-17 12:07
MINNEAPOLIS--Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading upper midscale hotel brand, today announced it has changed its name to Country ...

Sam's Club closures signal Walmart's giant step forward in e-commerce

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2018-01-17 11:45
Walmart has announced that it will close 63 of its Sam's Club locations as part of a larger plan to better service its online consumers.

All Suites Brands By Hilton Recognize Top Hotels And Team Members At First-Ever Tri-Brand Conference

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2018-01-17 11:31
NEW ORLEANS–-The three award-winning brands that are part of the All Suites portfolio by Hilton (NYSE: HLT) – Embassy Suites by ...

Getting ‘Trumped’ In Tourism

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2018-01-17 11:22
New Coalition Put In Place To Help U.S. Capture Bigger Piece Of Global Pie

Retail Roundup—Albertsons names new COO; BJ's welcomes Sam's Club ex-employees

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2018-01-17 11:16
Albertsons names Susan Morris the new executive VP and COO; BJ's announces career opportunities for laid-off Sam's Club employees; plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.