Articles by author: Barbara Castiglia

Change Starts Here: Live Life in Crescendo

 Live Life in Crescendo: Your Most Important Work is Ahead of You is the new book by Cynthia Covey Haller. Haller, a teacher, and speaker outside of her writing duties, spoke Read more


Simply Shipped: How Technology Accelerates Logistics Engines
September 30, 2022
 Since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, we have constantly been hearing about supply chain shortages and backups causing delays in product deliveries in multiple sectors. Sanil Mahajan, Global Head – Read more
Beyond the Concept: Managing the Risk of Using Out-of-Date Parts and Products in a Facility
September 30, 2022
 Facilities can ill afford to have equipment go down with today’s supply chain challenges. Lost hours could quickly become lost days if a replacement is unavailable. Sam Cafferata, Principal Engineer Read more
Highlights of the 2022 Battery Show
The Most POWERFUL Conference of the Year, The Battery Show 2022
September 30, 2022
Grant Harrell, host of Are We There Yet? had the pleasure of attending Informa Markets’ The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan from September 13-15, 2022. The show featured the latest trends and topics Read more
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Bluedot’s Report Offers Restaurants Insight Into Consumer Spending Behaviors
September 23, 2022
Inflation and ongoing concerns of a recession are affecting consumer spending behaviors. And as always, the restaurant industry is a great place to take the temperature of what Read more
Is Cash Still King for Restaurant Goers? Exploring the Trend of Cashless Payments
September 6, 2022
Key Insights: 60% of people believe society will go cashless in their lifetime. Restaurants that don’t offer various cashless payment options could miss out on business. Not offering Read more
What Makes Pumpkin Spice Season a $500 Million Industry
August 18, 2022
 Much like Halloween decorations appearing in stores during the month of August and Christmas décor taking up prime retail real estate in October, the arrival of beloved pumpkin Read more
The Drive-Thru is Pivotal for QSR’s But How Can They Be More Efficient?
August 17, 2022
The pandemic accelerated many aspects of the restaurant industry, including the ways in which consumers interact with QSR’s. Bringing in the Global Head of Technology for Xenial, host Read more
The Tips Restaurants Need to Avoid Scammers and Extortionists
August 12, 2022
If restaurants didn’t already have enough to deal with during this pandemic, scheming scammers have cooked up an elaborate plot to target them with negative reviews. According Read more
Are Food Delivery Services in Danger of Extinction?
August 9, 2022
Food delivery services grew exponentially during the pandemic as America dealt with lock-downs and restrictions over the course of 18 months. Come the end of 2021, it did not Read more
Loyalty Programs Should Maximize Customer Value Not Discounts
August 1, 2022
  Groupon has it wrong. Or at least partially. Taking a deep dive into customer data and analytics, Zach Goldstein, CEO & Founder of Thanx, a loyalty, CRM, and guest Read more
How Restaurants Can Build Rapport With Inflation Relief
July 22, 2022
Key Insights: Restaurant prices are experiencing the biggest increase since 1981. Average menu prices have increased 7.7% between June 21-22. Some restaurants are deploying inflation Read more
Virtual Hospitality: Creating Connections with Invisible Guests
July 6, 2022
Connecting with customers is vital to the success of restaurants. These connections bring customers back time and time again – not only for their favorite meals but to interact Read more