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How Dot’s Homemade Pretzels Went From Small-Town North Dakota to Online Everywhere

On today’s episode of the Food & Beverage Podcast, host Daniel Litwin got his hand caught in the cookie jar...or more accurately a bag of Dot’s Pretzels. Litwin sat...

Could Hemp Be the Next American Cash Crop?

On this segment of American Made, a conversational corner on policy affecting American Business, Business Casual host Daniel Litwin broke down the explosion of the American hemp market. According...

Brace Yourself: Pumpkins Spice Lattes are Coming

Pumpkin spice lattes have become one of flavors of fall. Hoards of coffee drinkers look forward to the release of the tasty beverage every year. Starbucks has announced that the...

The Ins and Outs of Running a Food Truck

Food trucks have exploded in popularity in recent years, with the number of businesses in the food truck industry growing an average of 12.8% a year between 2014 and...

How Restaurants Can Put a Successful Financial Plan on their Menu

Starting a restaurant has long been many peoples’ dream. However, the industry is under constant pressure from changing consumer demands and banks and lenders that are becoming more risk...

China Says No More U.S. Agriculture: Business Casual

Farmers in the United States got some bad news this week as the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced that China will no longer be buying American agricultural products. As the...

The Shortlist for August 2, 2019: Interest Rates, Impossible Burgers and Big Mergers

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter-percentage point on Wednesday, its first reduction in 11 years. However, this is no indictment on the state of the U.S....

Starbucks Tests Delivery, Krispy Kreme Gets a Makeover and Pizza Hut Tries Cubbies

Will a digital facelift to Krispy Kreme stores be what propels the brand into modern brick and mortar retail? Will Starbucks see popularity on Uber Eats? Should Pizza Hut...

Do Americans Have an Appetite for Alternative Meat?

Americans are expected to spend $6.8 billion on food this Fourth of July, according to Wallet Hub. Outside of celebrating American independence, the holiday is perhaps most associated with...

Lighting Up: How AI and Data Are Making Business More Viable for Urban Farmers

In this episode of Lighting Up with Illumitex, host Daniel Litwin is back with Dennis Riling, vice president of business development for Illumitex, and Mark McDevitt, Senior Horticultural Scientist for...
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Table for 2: The Impact of Payment Processing on the Dining Experience

Technology has caused disruptions in many industries, allowing for innovation and new efficiencies. The restaurant industry is no different. Technology has been a part of this industry for decades,...
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Lighting Up: Digital Disruption Has Finally Reached the Agriculture Industry

Since the turn of the millennium, digital technology has completely transformed retail, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and pretty much every industry within the global economy. Still, there is one industry...
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The Grocery Revolution: How Online Grocery Fulfillment is Changing the Game

Change is part of every industry. The grocery industry is no different. Evolution has become necessary, mostly driven by customer preferences. The grocery shopping experience is evolving with the...
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Positive Signs Punctuates the May 2019 Almond Position Report with Bob Nunes

Another month, another update on the world’s favorite nut: Almonds. On this episode of Nut News, brought to you by Select Harvest USA, we get the skinny on the...
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How Severe Weather Passes Costs Down the Food Chain

Crops are always at the mercy of the weather, but 2019 has brought a once-in-a-generation challenge to American farmers. Coupled with the ongoing trade war with China, this year...
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The Importance of Personalization in the Restaurant Industry

Every customer wants a unique and tailored experience no matter what they are buying or where they are going. This is especially true in the hospitality and restaurant industries;...

The Winners and Losers of America’s Trade War with China

The ongoing trade negotiations between the United States and China have the business world in a state of flux. Uncertainty is a condition in which no business wants to...
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Nut News: The Short Term Looks Positive for Almonds after April 2019 Almond Position...

On this episode of Nut News with host Tyler Kern, Bob Nunes, CEO of Select Harvest USA, revealed good news for April 2019 almond shipments after the release of...
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Why Self-Pour Taprooms & Technology are the Future for Craft Beer

Craft beer is having its moment, one that shows no signs of stopping. While beer volume sales were down (albeit only one percent) in 2018, craft beer sales hiked...
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An Expert’s Take on Modern Workforce Management

In the modern world, most companies are looking to evolve and optimize the world of work, and there are many drivers motivating significant changes. Cost savings, capacity, employee retention,...
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A Restaurant’s Most Powerful Tool is Direct Reservations

Restaurants could be missing valuable connection opportunities with customers by outsourcing their reservations to third-party software. Marybeth Sheppard, Senior Vice President of Marketing for SevenRooms explains why, and offers...
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Nut News: The March 2019 Almond Position Report with Select Harvest USA

While almond shipments in March 2019 did not top the record shipping month seen at the same time last year, Select Harvest USA CEO Bob Nunes says shipping and...
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How To Make the Delivery Experience Customer Centric

Today's consumer is making buying decisions with convenience in mind. As a result, the food & beverage industry has responded by integrating technology into its business model, expanding its...

Lighting Up: The Technology Behind Bringing Crops Indoors, with Dr. Yan Ren-Butcher of Illumitex

Horticulture is a science. When dealing with living, breathing products like plants, people understand that differences in elements like soil, pesticides, and temperature can make all the difference in...

Popping Bottles: A Fully Stocked Bar is Just a Click Away with Bottlecapps

People can buy anything they want with a click of a button these days. Why should alcohol be any exception? Millennials have grown up their entire lives using technology, and...