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As the global conversation around sustainable food systems intensifies, regenerative agriculture has emerged as a transformative approach to farming that prioritizes ecosystem health, soil vitality, and nutritional quality. This episode of Retail Refined explores why regenerative agriculture is capturing the attention of consumers, policymakers, and investors alike. With nearly 90 regenerative farms funded and…

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Growth, Influence, and Team Dynamics in QSR

As the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry evolves, understanding the intricacies of growth, influence, and team dynamics becomes essential. This podcast episode offers a deep dive into these crucial aspects, featuring insights from Mandy Ristic, a seasoned Franchisee and Operating Partner with OM Group. In this episode of iQTalk, host Savannah Jones talks with…

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Grocery Retailers Need to Adopt Adaptive Supply Chain Strategies to Stabilize Rising Grocery Prices

As recent reports highlight a cooling in overall inflation rates, the grocery sector tells a different story. Over the past three years, grocery prices have surged by 21%, outpacing the general inflation rate of 18% during the same period. This divergence is particularly pronounced in certain food items, where price increases have reached as…

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With 800 New Stores in the Offing, How Will Aldi’s Massive Expansion Impact the Grocery Industry?

Grocery chain Aldi recently announced plans to add 800 new stores in the U.S. within five years, focusing on the Northeast, Midwest, western U.S., and Southern California, with a debut in Las Vegas. In the Southeast, Aldi’s massive expansion plans include converting a whopping 400 Winn-Dixies and Harveys locations into Aldi stores, starting with about…

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From Concept to Reality: DTIQ Champions the Positive Impact of AI on Retail, C-store, and Restaurant Industries.

What is the impact of AI in serving as the architecture for reshaping industries and bolstering their competitive edge, particularly in the retail, C-store and restaurant sectors? In Episode 2 of IQ Talk, host Daniel Litwin engages in a dynamic conversation with Steve Habermas, Chief Product and Technology Officer for DTiQ. Together, they delve…

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Video Surveillance for Enhanced Security: Transforming Industries with iQTalk

How can businesses navigate the delicate balance between leveraging video surveillance for enhanced security and operational efficiency while ensuring the privacy and rights of individuals are respected? The inaugural episode of iQTalk, hosted by Gabrielle Bejarano, tackles these pressing questions with insights from John Donnelly III, the CRO of DTiQ, and Marc Litz, CEO…

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Domino’s Pizza’s AI and Robotics Investments Forge a Path for Other QSRs to Follow in 2024

The QSR (quick service restaurant) industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by AI and robotics automation advancements. Among those leading the charge, Domino’s Pizza is launching its own strategy for evolving its operations and customer service ecosystem to take advantage of robotics, AI-powered software, and more proactive tools that elevate the Domino’s experience….

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Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture and Strategies for Generating Capital with Steward CEO Dan Miller
June 18, 2024

As the global conversation around sustainable food systems intensifies, regenerative agriculture has emerged as a transformative approach to farming that prioritizes ecosystem health, soil vitality, and nutritional quality. This episode of Retail Refined explores why regenerative agriculture is capturing the attention of consumers, policymakers, and investors alike. With nearly 90 regenerative farms funded and…

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Grocery Retailers Need to Adopt Adaptive Supply Chain Strategies to Stabilize Rising Grocery Prices

As recent reports highlight a cooling in overall inflation rates, the grocery sector tells a different story. Over the past three years, grocery prices have surged by 21%, outpacing the general inflation rate of 18% during the same period. This divergence is particularly pronounced in certain food items, where price increases have reached as…

Read More
With 800 New Stores in the Offing, How Will Aldi’s Massive Expansion Impact the Grocery Industry?

Grocery chain Aldi recently announced plans to add 800 new stores in the U.S. within five years, focusing on the Northeast, Midwest, western U.S., and Southern California, with a debut in Las Vegas. In the Southeast, Aldi’s massive expansion plans include converting a whopping 400 Winn-Dixies and Harveys locations into Aldi stores, starting with about…

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Domino’s Pizza’s AI and Robotics Investments Forge a Path for Other QSRs to Follow in 2024

The QSR (quick service restaurant) industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by AI and robotics automation advancements. Among those leading the charge, Domino’s Pizza is launching its own strategy for evolving its operations and customer service ecosystem to take advantage of robotics, AI-powered software, and more proactive tools that elevate the Domino’s experience….

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With High Profit Margins and Operational Efficiency, McDonald’s Spin-off CosMc’s Boasts a Recipe for Success
December 21, 2023

McDonald’s spin-off CosMc’s recently debuted its first outlet in Bolingbrook, Illinois, with an ambitious plan to launch 10 additional locations within the next year. Touted as a ‘beverage concept’, the fast food giant’s latest venture tantalizes with a diverse range of snacks, sandwiches, and innovative drinks, including the likes of an Island Pick-Me-Up Punch…

Read More
CosMc’s Demonstrates McDonald’s Ability to Further Expand the QSR Industry and Challenge Its Competitors

McDonald’s recently threw its hat into the beverage-leaning QSR ring with the launch of its CosMc’s chain. Can this latest innovative strategy in expanding its menu offerings challenge the more established competitors in the industry and enhance customer experience? Joe Reinstein, Executive Director at the Digital Restaurant Association, provided some timely insight into McDonald’s…

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Network Services in Restaurants Improve Customer Experiences When Used in a Balanced Approach

Are restaurants losing the human touch in their race to embrace technology, or can network services in restaurants strike the perfect balance between efficiency and customer satisfaction? Signs indicate a seismic technology shift in the industry is underway, with 75% of independent restaurant operators gearing up to integrate new technology systems within the following…

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What’s McDonald’s Spin-off CosMc’s Key Ingredient for Success? Personalized Customer Service.

McDonald’s latest venture, CosMc’s, is poised to make a significant impact in the fast-food industry with its recent launch in Bolingbrook, Illinois. This new chain, characterized as a ‘beverage concept’, moves away from traditional offerings like Big Macs and fries, and instead, highlights a variety of lemonades, coffees, sandwiches, and desserts. With plans to…

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Fast Food Customers Want More Convenience and Unique Fare. McDonald’s Answers with CosMc’s.
December 19, 2023

Earlier this month, McDonald’s unveiled its first CosMc’s location in Bolingbrook, Illinois, marking the launch of a new spinoff brand inspired by the McDonaldland mascot CosMc. Additionally, the restaurant chain is set to open 10 locations by the end of 2024, including nine in Texas. CosMc’s is a beverage-focused chain that will feature a…

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Will CosMc’s Take Off? Social Media Response Could Determine the New McDonald’s Subbrand’s Fate

McDonald’s latest experiment in the customizable drink and coffee market could make a cosmic splash in the industry if the social media response to the concept turns out positive. McDonald’s is introducing its CosMc’s spinoff in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a new venture combining a unique, beverage-led menu with classic and innovative offerings. This small-format concept,…

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Improved AI Technology is Going to Change How Efficient QSRs Are For Customers and Driving Profits

Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and AI are becoming indispensable for improving efficiency, customer satisfaction, and revenue. AI streamlines order processing, enhances inventory management, personalizes customer experiences, optimizes workforce deployment, and adapts quickly to market trends. Collectively this all helps transform the QSR sector with increased efficiency, reduced costs, and superior customer experiences. Additionally, when…

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From Lab to Table: Perfecting Plant-Based Meats for the Meat-Eaters’ World

With hopes of targeting traditional meat eaters and vegans alike, Kellogg’s MorningStar Farms has introduced a new plant-based burger that claims to combine the taste and texture of traditional meat with nutritional advantages. Notably, a recent study showed that taste was a key factor in attracting and retaining plant-based product consumers. As consumer interest…

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Growth, Influence, and Team Dynamics in QSR
April 30, 2024

As the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry evolves, understanding the intricacies of growth, influence, and team dynamics becomes essential. This podcast episode offers a deep dive into these crucial aspects, featuring insights from Mandy Ristic, a seasoned Franchisee and Operating Partner with OM Group. In this episode of iQTalk, host Savannah Jones talks with…

Read More
With 800 New Stores in the Offing, How Will Aldi’s Massive Expansion Impact the Grocery Industry?

Grocery chain Aldi recently announced plans to add 800 new stores in the U.S. within five years, focusing on the Northeast, Midwest, western U.S., and Southern California, with a debut in Las Vegas. In the Southeast, Aldi’s massive expansion plans include converting a whopping 400 Winn-Dixies and Harveys locations into Aldi stores, starting with about…

Read More
From Concept to Reality: DTIQ Champions the Positive Impact of AI on Retail, C-store, and Restaurant Industries.

What is the impact of AI in serving as the architecture for reshaping industries and bolstering their competitive edge, particularly in the retail, C-store and restaurant sectors? In Episode 2 of IQ Talk, host Daniel Litwin engages in a dynamic conversation with Steve Habermas, Chief Product and Technology Officer for DTiQ. Together, they delve…

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Video Surveillance for Enhanced Security: Transforming Industries with iQTalk

How can businesses navigate the delicate balance between leveraging video surveillance for enhanced security and operational efficiency while ensuring the privacy and rights of individuals are respected? The inaugural episode of iQTalk, hosted by Gabrielle Bejarano, tackles these pressing questions with insights from John Donnelly III, the CRO of DTiQ, and Marc Litz, CEO…

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Improved AI Technology is Going to Change How Efficient QSRs Are For Customers and Driving Profits
December 12, 2023

Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and AI are becoming indispensable for improving efficiency, customer satisfaction, and revenue. AI streamlines order processing, enhances inventory management, personalizes customer experiences, optimizes workforce deployment, and adapts quickly to market trends. Collectively this all helps transform the QSR sector with increased efficiency, reduced costs, and superior customer experiences. Additionally, when…

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FBD Frozen’s 77X Frozen Cocktail Series Expands and Prepares Beverage Ready at the Call

The art of cocktail-making has evolved with technology at its side and it’s shaping a new frontier in mixology. Gone are the days of cumbersome processes and the labor-intensive nature of preparing exquisite frozen cocktails. The world is in a modern age where efficiency meets innovation. Businesses now have the opportunity to elevate their…

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Personalizing the Dining Experience Through Music

When people go to a restaurant, personalizing the dining experience is a critical factor in making an impact that keeps customers returning. What better way to capitalize on that experience than through music? In recent years, the restaurant industry has seen a significant shift towards personalizing the dining experience for guests. As the industry…

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Jewish Culinary Traditions Keep Culture Alive Through Food and Storytelling

In recent years, there’s been a vibrant resurgence in celebrating and preserving cultural heritage. As the world becomes more interconnected, there’s a wonderful opportunity to share and relish the diverse traditions that make each culture unique. One such tradition is the rich tapestry of Jewish culinary traditions, which, much like the Rosh Hashanah celebrations,…

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Creating Generational Wealth: Untapping the Potential of Franchising
September 11, 2023

Creating generational wealth is a goal for many, yet it seems increasingly unobtainable in recent years. One path still open to make those goals a reality is in the world of franchising. Contrary to expectations, the pandemic did not deter individuals from seeing the potential of owning and operating a restaurant franchise. The desire…

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A Look at the American Classic, The Cheesesteak, with Pat’s King of Steaks’ Frank E. Olivieri

The Main Course host, Barbara Castiglia, sat down with Frank E. Olivieri, the owner of the iconic Pat’s King of Steaks in Philadelphia. Olivieri serves up the rich history of the cheesesteak, emphasizing the importance of fresh ingredients and the unique taste of their signature cheese. He also shares personal anecdotes from his early…

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With Sophisticated Restaurant Scams Plaguing the Industry, Can Businesses Stop the Deception?

Barbara Castiglia   The restaurant industry, already grappling with the challenges of the pandemic, now faces another menace: sophisticated restaurant scams. As eateries worldwide strive to recover, many of them fall prey to scammers. QR codes, which gained popularity in restaurants during the pandemic, are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The National Restaurant Association puts restaurant losses…

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The Essential Elements of Restaurant Design

On The Main Course, hosted by Barbara Castiglia, Ray Chung, the Director of Design at The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, delves into the intricate art of restaurant design. From the importance of lighting and acoustics to the essence of storytelling in creating an ambiance, Chung emphasizes the need for a holistic approach. Drawing…

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The Core Consumer is a Millennial With Kids, and Their Demand for Frozen Food is Higher Than Ever
August 2, 2023

The global frozen food market, valued at $265 billion, is witnessing an increase in demand, especially in the U.S. This surge, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has underscored the need for a resilient cold storage supply chain infrastructure to ensure the growth and safety of this sector. However, approximately 13% of all food produced…

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Restaurants and QSRs Looking for Energy Savings Require the Perfect Touch

In the competitive world of the restaurant industry, restaurants and QSRs looking for energy savings require managing operating expenses while ensuring optimal comfort and safety for staff and guests. With restaurants spending anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000 a month on energy costs, finding ways to reduce costs in this area can be a big…

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In today’s fast-paced world, convenience stores are constantly seeking innovative solutions to meet their customers’ needs. At the Southwest Fuel and Convenience Expo in downtown Fort Worth, Fort Worth Convention Center, industry leaders gather to explore the latest trends and technologies. The stakes are high as convenience store owners strive to maximize revenue while…

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In today’s world of fast-paced culinary innovations, there’s a classic treat that remains timeless and universally loved: the cookie. Recent trends have shown a surge in gourmet cookie shops, with a particular emphasis on unique flavors and high-quality ingredients. Studies by the National Bakers Association help show how popular gourmet cookie shops continue to…

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Adapting to Drone Delivery: Chefs’ Perspectives
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Discover the latest disruptions and innovations in various fields with MarketScale’s new series, On Edge. In the first episode, Chef Andre Natera takes the audience on a journey to explore his thoughts on how drone delivery could shape the future of cooking. He discusses the potential benefits and drawbacks of this technology and wonders…

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Helping Vertical Farmers Enter the Grocery Space
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The world of agriculture is undergoing a remarkable transformation with the rise of vertical farms. These innovative farms are not only changing the way we grow crops, but they also rely on efficient cold storage solutions to maintain optimal conditions. In a recent interview from GroceryShop, our expert shed light on this exciting development…

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With High Profit Margins and Operational Efficiency, McDonald’s Spin-off CosMc’s Boasts a Recipe for Success
December 21, 2023

McDonald’s spin-off CosMc’s recently debuted its first outlet in Bolingbrook, Illinois, with an ambitious plan to launch 10 additional locations within the next year. Touted as a ‘beverage concept’, the fast food giant’s latest venture tantalizes with a diverse range of snacks, sandwiches, and innovative drinks, including the likes of an Island Pick-Me-Up Punch…

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CosMc’s Demonstrates McDonald’s Ability to Further Expand the QSR Industry and Challenge Its Competitors
December 21, 2023

McDonald’s recently threw its hat into the beverage-leaning QSR ring with the launch of its CosMc’s chain. Can this latest innovative strategy in expanding its menu offerings challenge the more established competitors in the industry and enhance customer experience? Joe Reinstein, Executive Director at the Digital Restaurant Association, provided some timely insight into McDonald’s…

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Network Services in Restaurants Improve Customer Experiences When Used in a Balanced Approach
December 20, 2023

Are restaurants losing the human touch in their race to embrace technology, or can network services in restaurants strike the perfect balance between efficiency and customer satisfaction? Signs indicate a seismic technology shift in the industry is underway, with 75% of independent restaurant operators gearing up to integrate new technology systems within the following…

Read More
What’s McDonald’s Spin-off CosMc’s Key Ingredient for Success? Personalized Customer Service.
December 20, 2023

McDonald’s latest venture, CosMc’s, is poised to make a significant impact in the fast-food industry with its recent launch in Bolingbrook, Illinois. This new chain, characterized as a ‘beverage concept’, moves away from traditional offerings like Big Macs and fries, and instead, highlights a variety of lemonades, coffees, sandwiches, and desserts. With plans to…

Read More
Fast Food Customers Want More Convenience and Unique Fare. McDonald’s Answers with CosMc’s.
December 19, 2023

Earlier this month, McDonald’s unveiled its first CosMc’s location in Bolingbrook, Illinois, marking the launch of a new spinoff brand inspired by the McDonaldland mascot CosMc. Additionally, the restaurant chain is set to open 10 locations by the end of 2024, including nine in Texas. CosMc’s is a beverage-focused chain that will feature a…

Read More
Will CosMc’s Take Off? Social Media Response Could Determine the New McDonald’s Subbrand’s Fate
December 19, 2023

McDonald’s latest experiment in the customizable drink and coffee market could make a cosmic splash in the industry if the social media response to the concept turns out positive. McDonald’s is introducing its CosMc’s spinoff in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a new venture combining a unique, beverage-led menu with classic and innovative offerings. This small-format concept,…

Read More
Improved AI Technology is Going to Change How Efficient QSRs Are For Customers and Driving Profits
December 12, 2023

Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and AI are becoming indispensable for improving efficiency, customer satisfaction, and revenue. AI streamlines order processing, enhances inventory management, personalizes customer experiences, optimizes workforce deployment, and adapts quickly to market trends. Collectively this all helps transform the QSR sector with increased efficiency, reduced costs, and superior customer experiences. Additionally, when…

Read More
From Lab to Table: Perfecting Plant-Based Meats for the Meat-Eaters’ World
November 17, 2023

With hopes of targeting traditional meat eaters and vegans alike, Kellogg’s MorningStar Farms has introduced a new plant-based burger that claims to combine the taste and texture of traditional meat with nutritional advantages. Notably, a recent study showed that taste was a key factor in attracting and retaining plant-based product consumers. As consumer interest…

Read More
FBD Frozen’s 77X Frozen Cocktail Series Expands and Prepares Beverage Ready at the Call
October 12, 2023

The art of cocktail-making has evolved with technology at its side and it’s shaping a new frontier in mixology. Gone are the days of cumbersome processes and the labor-intensive nature of preparing exquisite frozen cocktails. The world is in a modern age where efficiency meets innovation. Businesses now have the opportunity to elevate their…

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