Restaurants Go for the Green

Posted on 4:41 pm in Food Service.

With chefs increasingly using local ingredients and extolling the benefits of farm-to-table dining, many restaurants have begun to incorporate a “green” theme into their restaurant décor. Walls and islands of greenery that feature ivy, flowering plants, fresh herbs and vegetables are appearing in restaurants across the country. These green spaces make patrons feel like they … Continue reading “Restaurants Go for the Green”

High Tech Innovations in the Pharmacy

Posted on 4:39 pm in Healthcare.

Technology is quickly transforming the pharmacy and helping pharmacists enhance operational efficiency, provide better customer service and improve patient outcomes. Advances in automation, data analytics and improved diagnostics are beginning to yield significant benefits. Many of these advancements are behind the scenes and invisible to patients. Some examples of the innovative technology being used by … Continue reading “High Tech Innovations in the Pharmacy”

May 9, 2017 Moving Ahead with Mobile Payments

Posted on 8:16 pm in Franchise News.

Goodbye, cash and plastic credit cards. Hello, mobile payments. When Apple launched Apple Pay in October 2014, it looked like the cashless society had arrived. Samsung Pay, Android Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal quickly launched similar mobile wallet services. While public acceptance of such mobile payments has been slower than expected, the service is catching … Continue reading “Moving Ahead with Mobile Payments”

May 4, 2017 Improving the Customer Experience

Posted on 7:25 pm in Whitepapers.

The digital age has become a golden age for the customer. Companies traditionally competed by broadening their selection of products and services, offering extra benefits or lowering prices. Now, with nearly infinite product information available on smartphones, tablets and laptops, both consumers and businesses have become smarter shoppers. A Forbes Insights survey of retailers found … Continue reading “Improving the Customer Experience”

April 11, 2017 Cost-Effective, Customized Health Care with 3D Printing

Posted on 10:58 pm in Healthcare.

The use of additive manufacturing, commonly known as “3D printing,” is growing across many industries. Analysts estimate the overall 3D printing market will reach $30.19 billion by 2022.[1] With the ongoing need to reduce health care costs, 3D printing has great potential to deliver superb, customized results in a cost-effective manner. As an additive process, … Continue reading “Cost-Effective, Customized Health Care with 3D Printing”

Pop-Up Restaurants Take Root

Posted on 10:53 pm in Food Service.

If you’re thinking about trying a new menu concept and want to enlist trendsetters as evangelists for your restaurant brand, you may want to consider producing a “pop-up” restaurant event. These unique dining experiences attract trendy influencers who use social media and make restaurant recommendations to their friends. The concept of temporary dining experiences originated … Continue reading “Pop-Up Restaurants Take Root”

Keeping Customers Loyal

Posted on 10:47 pm in Small Business.

There are few things more important to the long-term success of a business than the loyalty of existing customers. Consider the following: It can be more expensive to win a new customer than to retain an existing one. The costs and risks associated with existing customers are known. Those associated with new customers are more … Continue reading “Keeping Customers Loyal”