May 10 marked the soft opening of a new kind of convenience store, compliments of Kroger. Fresh Eats MKT in the Columbus, OH suburb of Blacklick represents the first of at least two more scheduled new convenience concept stores opening in central Ohio. Others may expand into existing Turkey Hill banner stores as well.
On May 10 we were awarded Platinum honors for the third straight year
A new EquiTrend Study from The Harris Poll is grabbing the attention of restaurant chains like Starbucks, Five Guys, and The Cheesecake Factory, which were among the highest rated among consumers. Turns out the differences between Millennials, Generation Xers, and Baby Boomers also includes preferences in dining destinations.
As restaurant owners and food service providers continue to seek ways to improve customer service, digital ordering is rising to the top. In 2014, restaurants reported that online and mobile ordering comprised more than 30% of all operations tests, and in the same year, Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s generated more than 45% of their sales from online orders (Source: Chain Store Age). Today’s restaurant owners can follow those which have helped led the way.
With more than 36,000 attendees and upward of 1,000 exhibitors over a four-day period, ICSC's annual RECon can prove to be a daunting experience. Whether it’s your first time visiting the big show or you are a seasoned veteran, we believe there is information below that will serve as a good reminder or lesson heading into May 21-24 in Las Vegas:
On a mild May evening, more than 200 community members came together and shared their vision and ideas for the future of Market Common Clarendon — a 392,960-square-foot shopping center in affluent Arlington, VA. The open-air center, currently anchored by Whole Foods Market, Apple, and Crate & Barrel, was acquired by Regency Centers and partner Avalon Bay in May 2016 from TIAA-CREF.
Hazelnut spread lovers, this hunger-inducing news is for you. The first all-Nutella Cafe is debuting May 31, in Chicago's Millennium Park Plaza. The standalone cafe will serve all manner of Nutella-filled crepes, pastries, gelato, plus an entire menu brimming with breakfast items and treats including buttermilk pancakes and waffles with Nutella and Nutella-topped handpies.