March 23, 2015

The average person celebrating Easter this year will spend $140.62, slightly more than last year’s $137.46, according to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

March 23, 2015

Bigger is often said to be better, but some big restaurant chains may not agree. The 500 largest restaurant chains in the U.S. accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2014 to a 4% increase, totaling an estimated $274.4 billion, according to data released by Technomic Inc.

March 20, 2015

Starbucks Corp. remains highly bullish on expansion.  In remarks at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, the coffee giant revealed that over the next five years it plans to open 3,500 locations in its Americas region and 8,000 new stores in foreign markets.

March 20, 2015

Whole Foods Market is bringing fresh food to the people of Portland, Oregon, through its My Street Grocery program.

March 18, 2015

Starbucks Corp. stirred up controversy even as it excited shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday.

March 17, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is publicly calling for better race relations and public discussion of racial issues in the U.S. The company took out full-page advertisements promoting better race relations in the New York Times and USA Today earlier this week, and also is encouraging employees and customers to participate in the effort.

March 10, 2015

American innovation has been heading west since the development of the extra-durable Conestoga wagon in the 1700s.

March 9, 2015

7-Eleven is the latest in a growing lineup of retailers that has entered the mobile loyalty space.

March 9, 2015

Johnny Rockets has named Charles Bruce as the company's new president and CEO.

March 9, 2015

Retailers making headlines with store expansion plans for 2015 include a mix of global players as well as some familiar national brands. Here’s an update:

March 6, 2015

Australian specialty tea retailer T2 has made its U.S. debut, opening a store in the heart of Manhattan's Soho neighborhood. The shop stocks over 200 teas from around the globe along with an extensive assortment of teapots, cups, sifters and other related items.

March 6, 2015

Australian specialty retailer T2 is looking to tap into the growing global market for premium teas — and it’s doing so with a style all its own.

March 4, 2015

Dunkin' Donuts, is recruiting franchisees throughout the state of Louisiana.

March 4, 2015

Trademark Property Co., the operating partner for The Shops at Highland Village, has announced a multi-million dollar renovation of the 352,000-sq.-ft. shopping center that includes enhanced common area improvements, upgraded landscaping, new amenities for adults and children, updated facades, and new signage throughout the property.

March 4, 2015

Decreasing pretax income helped reduce net income at Weis Markets Inc. 12% to $13.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 from $15.7 million in the year-ago period.

March 3, 2015

Publix, Aldi and H-E-B share something besides all operating in the grocery sector.

February 26, 2015

Pizza retailer Domino’s, which recently shortened its name from “Domino’s Pizza,” is reportedly turning to social media to promote the name change and also locate out-of-date signs.

February 25, 2015

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has added Andrew Nathan as senior VP of Asia Pacific and member of the executive team.

February 24, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with a new franchise group, Donut World, LLC, to develop two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one combination restaurant with its sister brand Baskin-Robbins, in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri.

February 24, 2015

Waffle House Inc. is partnering with mobile app-based shipping platform to become the first official “Roadie Roadhouse.”

February 20, 2015

Starbucks has launched its Evenings Program in the U.K., offering a range of meals and shareable hot and cold snacks with premium wines and beers.

February 18, 2015

Private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners has purchased specialty restaurant chain Cotton Patch Café, which operates 45 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

February 18, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts is growing its presence in the Hoosier state.

February 17, 2015

Starbucks Coffee Company is taking its coffee to an entirely new level as it continues to target consumers who are willing to pay for super-premium brews.