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Distilled Spirits Review: Industry Proves Recession Resilient in 2009   February 3, 2010

Distilled Spirits Council CEO Peter Cressy released supplier data at an annual briefing showing 2009 volume growth of 1.4% but revenue holding steady at $18.7 billion for the year.More>>

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Industrywide Cutbacks Prompt Demand for Increased Staff, Cleaning Efficiency, P&G Survey Says   February 1, 2010

Procter & Gamble Professional survey highlights cleaning professionals’ response to economic climate, including that cleaning professionals have adopted a “doing more with less” approach.More>>

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December Restaurant Performance Index Rose to Highest Level in Nearly Two Years    January 29, 2010

Same-store sales and customer traffic levels increased but remained negative in December; restaurant industry outlook improved as the Expectations Index rose to an eight-month high.More>>

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Wall & Water Restaurant to Open Jan. 25 at New Andaz Wall Street   January 28, 2010

Wall & Water Restaurant brings simple Hudson Valley cuisine and a sophisticated setting to the heart of New York’s Financial District in the new Andaz Wall Street hotel.More>>

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New on the Scene — Jan. 27, 2010   January 27, 2010

Burger King sells beer at South Beach Whopper Bar; Stone Rose Bar & Grill opens in JFK airport; Philadelphia's Cafe Spice gets new menu; pinkroom debuts in South Beach; One Atlantic hits Atlantic City.More>>

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Bar Openings: Spotlight on New York   January 26, 2010

January is usually a slow time for openings, but this year, there are three or four in New York worth mentioning, including the Tequila Library at Zengo, Recette, Bar Seven Five and the Breslin.More>>

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Technomic Revises 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast Slightly Downward   January 25, 2010

Citing concern over job losses, underemployment and continued consumer frugality in dining away from home, Technomic revised its 2010 U.S. foodservice industry sales forecast downward.More>>

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More with Less? Yes!    January 25, 2010

Can we produce greater revenue from a customer base less willing to spend and with fewer employees to wow them? Yes. Your next step? Don't abandon the tactics employed to weather the recession.More>>

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Restaurant Industry Outlook for 2010   January 25, 2010

The National Restaurant Association 2010 Forecast calls for $580 billion in total industry sales this year, which is a 2.5 percent increase in current dollars over 2009 sales.More>>

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Applebee’s Draft Beer Initiative   January 25, 2010

The Applebee’s Draft Beer Optimization program has three goals: improved quality, reduced waste and improved margins. A year later, draft beer waste is down 50 percent and sales have increased.More>>



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