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2010-02-22 08:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has expanded its enterprise solution with MICROS iCare for Coupon Management. Ruby Tuesday, a long-time MICROS customer that utilizes MICROS RES 3700 POS in all of its locations, as well as mymicros.net at the enterprise, has outgrown its homegrown coupon...

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2009-06-11 16:29:31

A coalition of chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, agreed on Wednesday to support a new law that mandates they disclose calorie counts on their menus. The new law could be included as part of the upcoming healthcare overhaul legislation to be debated in Congress in the coming weeks. "America is facing an obesity epidemic which must be addressed at the national level," Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who along with Democratic Senators Tom Carper and Tom Harkin support the menu labeling...

2009-06-02 11:38:00

TAMPA, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chain Store Guide (CSG) announced the release of Instant Demographics, a new online business intelligence tool. Instant Demographics allows companies to search census data, geographic information, along with retail and restaurant industry market information in one online program. Users can then develop customized charts, maps, graphs and analysis for strategic plans and reports. The new software has over 6,000 search options designed for retail,...

2009-03-04 14:55:00

WAYNE, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Planalytics Inc., the global leader in Business Weather Intelligence(R), released its monthly WeatherCall report which showed more favorable weather conditions for North American retail and restaurant chains in February 2009 versus the same period a year ago. As a whole, it was the 4th driest and 13th warmest February in 50 years. This was particularly true in Central and Eastern regions, helping to increase store traffic and generate some early season...

2009-02-27 10:10:00

News Conference on Tuesday, March 3 in Annapolis WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of legislation that would require nutrition information on chain restaurant menus and menu boards in Maryland will hold a news conference at noon on Tuesday in Annapolis, Md. Following the news conference a hearing on the measure will be held in the House Health and Government Operations Committee. Who: Delegate Doyle Niemann (D-47) Senator David Harrington (D-47) CSPI Government...

2009-02-23 09:25:00

A recession pushing U.S. consumers to dine at home has drastically shrunk restaurant chain share values, data show. In the past year, share values at the top 26 restaurant chains have dropped 49.3 percent, USA Today reported Monday. With job losses mounting and diners staying at home, some share values have fallen out of the frying pan and into the fire. IHOP shares have dropped nearly 90 percent. Appleby's and Ruby Tuesday have also seen nearly 90 percent share price declines. Everyone is...

2009-01-29 12:47:00

MONTREAL, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Michael Strategies announces a new traffic counting Pilot Project program for qualifying North American retail chains with 50 or more stores. "Relatively minor staffing changes to key selling days can have a significant impact on sales," says David Di Cristo, SMS EVP and General Manager, "and traffic data provides a more accurate basis for re-allocation of selling staff hours than either sales or transactions." Traffic may be down, but a focus on...

2008-12-03 10:21:51

Two neighborhoods in Milwaukee should employ a retail system involving a separate form of currency to help promote local spending, supporters say. Community organizers such as Sura Faraj have proposed the creation of unique form of currency that can be used in the city's River West and East Side neighborhoods at local businesses, the Chicago Tribune said Wednesday. Faraj said the purpose of the locally printed funds would be to encourage spending at local businesses instead of retail chain...

2008-10-08 12:00:16

After more than a year of extensive research and development, Chain Store Guide, the authority in retail and restaurant data, has launched a totally redesigned web destination, www.ChainStoreGuide.com. The redesigned site sets a new benchmark in providing news, in-depth information and quality sales leads. As a one-stop shop for sales and marketing solutions, www.ChainStoreGuide.com offers improved navigation and search functions, a user-friendly design and quick customer access and order...

2008-08-02 00:00:22

By Rick Stouffer It hasn't been a good week for U.S. retailers and restaurants. Within the last seven days, one department store chain, Reading- based Boscov's, was forced to deny reports it soon would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, while another chain, Mervyn's, filed for Chapter 11. Two restaurant chains that are part of billionaire John Kluge's empire, Bennigan's and Steak 'n Ale, went one step further, filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Chapter 7 liquidation. More than...


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