The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source


Log In / Register | Dec 12, 2017

75% of U.S. digital shopping carts abandoned on Black Friday

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-12-06 13:00
The single highest selling day in e-commerce history just passed, and while it was a testament to the growth in digital sales, shopping cart abandonment rates are still high and hindering more transactions. Barillance found that 74.5% of U.S. carts were abandoned on Black Friday weekend, the highest among any country looked at.

Mercedes introduces its new CLS

AutoNews - Wed, 2017-12-06 13:00
In the latest video to join our viral video chart, Mercedes-Benz gives a visual walkaround of its redesigned CLS.
Categories: Latest News

Cautious Optimism

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2017-12-06 12:51
Executives At BITAC Owner’s Event Project Similar Results For 2018

Emotional connection drives brand loyalty for 82% of consumers, survey finds

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-12-06 11:42
An emotional connection is a critical factor for retailers in that 82% of consumers always buy from a brand they have a high emotional engagement with. And while they're willing to go the extra mile and promote them to their friends, they want that love to be reciprocated by retailers.

Retail Roundup—Starbucks opens high-end shop in China; L'Occitane's digital flagship

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-12-06 11:25
Starbucks will open its first Roastery in China, L'Occitane has opened a multisensory, digital flagship, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

PSA expects electrification boost with motor JV

AutoNews - Wed, 2017-12-06 10:13
PSA says its joint venture to design and build electric motors with Nidec will put the automaker in a stronger position as the car industry transitions to electrification from internal combustion.
Categories: Latest News

Jaguar I-Pace likely to beat Audi, Porsche rivals to showrooms

AutoNews - Wed, 2017-12-06 08:11
Jaguar looks set to beat Audi and Porsche to become the first premium automaker to sell a credible all-electric Tesla rival after announcing that it will unveil a production version of its I-Pace in March.
Categories: Latest News

Curio Collection By Hilton Grows Resort Portfolio With Debut In Belize

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2017-12-06 08:04
SAN PEDRO, BELIZE—Designed for those seeking relaxed adventure, Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton is now welcoming ...

The One&Only Le Saint Geran Reopens For Guests Following Nine Month Renovation

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2017-12-06 08:01
Pointe de Flacq, Mauritius, —Mauritius’ much-loved resort, One&Only Le SaintGéran, started welcoming back guests today, following a nine-month renovation and multi-million-dollar ...

Ford, Alibaba plan to test new sales models in China

AutoNews - Wed, 2017-12-06 07:54
Ford is expected to sign a deal with Alibaba that may allow the automaker to test selling cars to consumers in China through Alibaba's online retail arm Tmall, as well as via a new "auto vending machine" store concept.
Categories: Latest News

In-N-Out among top 5 best workplaces: survey

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2017-12-06 05:59
Glassdoor’s top 100 also include Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Darden

Mini boss predicts new sales high; calls EV move 'natural evolution' for brand

AutoNews - Wed, 2017-12-06 01:01
Mini is gearing up to launch an electric variant in 2019 and predicts record sales once again this year. The brand's boss, Peter Schwarzenbauer, discussed this and other subjects in an interview with Automotive News Europe.
Categories: Latest News

First look at Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery in Shanghai

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-12-05 23:20
Giant space features pastry, tea shops and augmented reality

McDonald’s strikes early in value battle

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-12-05 23:11
Multi-tiered Dollar Menu to offer new options come January

3 menu trends that will still be popular in 2018

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-12-05 22:52
These trends were hot on menus last year, and will still be hot next year

6 restaurant brands park on GM dashboards

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-12-05 21:45
Automaker’s new in-car Marketplace lets drivers order food, make reservations