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A Happy St. Patrick's Day to All!

Small businesses staying lean, wary of hiring
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
AudioBrief Optimism is growing about the U.S. jobs market. Fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits, and hiring is up. The lion's share of new jobs are coming from small and medium-sized firms. But even if the economy comes roaring back, many small businesses aren't likely to hire with wild abandon. More



Beverages


Coffee drinkers from Amazon to Rio push Brazil's consumption
past the US

Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brazil may overtake the U.S. as the world's largest consumer of the bean in two to three years, according to Marcos Pinta Gama, Brazil's permanent representative to international organizations in London. Accelerating economic growth has made espressos and premium-blend coffee drinks from companies such as Starbucks more affordable to the country's expanding middle class. More

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Starbucks unveils new coffee makers under Verisimo brand
Dow Jones via Fox Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Starbucks Coffee Co. recently unveiled its new single-serve coffee maker system, stepping up the level of competition in a fast growing part of the market. The new system, called Verismo, will brew Starbucks brand espresso drinks as well as plain coffee in a proprietary machine. The coffee giant partnered with Germany's Krueger GmbH to provide the single-serve coffee cups, which tend to offer wide margins. More



Hot red Tchibo machines wrestle nestle in coffee wars
San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tchibo GmbH, one of Germany's oldest and largest coffee companies, wants to generate excitement for its brand with a new premium single-serve coffee maker in colors including hot red and aubergine. More

Bottom Line Benefits of using GPS North America

Reduce operating expenses - including fuel costs, overtime pay, and insurance premiums, and enhance safety and reduce liability. Better measure, monitor, and manage fleet performance while increasing driver productivity and enhancing customer service.
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Ito En launches TEAS' TEA PLUS — fresh brewed green teas and juice
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The world's leading supplier of loose leaf tea and bottled green tea, introduced the newest members to the TEAS' TEA® family — half & half, at the Natural Products Expo West. Adding another tier to their award-winning line of TEAS' TEA®, the new TEAS' TEA® PLUS will introduce an all-time American classic beverage made with fresh brewed green tea, instead of the traditional black tea used in half & half. More

Bottled water still popular despite price increases
Reuters via The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Consumers are shunning carbonated soft drinks in favor of bottled water, even in the face of recent price increases caused by commodity inflation, Nestle Waters North America's top executive said. More

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Business / Industry


IBWA statement regarding inaccurate fluoridated water claims in New York Times article
International Bottled Water Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The international Bottled Water Association issued the following statement regarding a March 6, New York Times article concerning recent increases in children's cavity rates: "The New York Times article, Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities, (March 6), notes that the causes of increased dental problems in young children vary, from a simple lack of brushing to too many sugary foods and beverages. Unfortunately, the article also incorrectly states that drinking bottled water instead of 'fluoridated tap water' can contribute to tooth decay. This statement is both inaccurate and misleading. There is absolutely no correlation between consumption of bottled water and an increase in cavities. In fact, bottled water does not contain ingredients that cause cavities, such as sugar." More

Vagabond: Vending operations management at your fingertips
Live machine views, net profit reports, inventory management—they're available in real time on your desktop or mobile device with Vagabond. A cloud-based vending operations software tool, Vagabond helps you carry less inventory and increase revenue as it learns product/sales trends. As machines are serviced less frequently and more efficiently, Vagabond customers report a reduction of up to 25% in labor costs!


Vending in Vegas: A buyer's paradise
Las Vegas Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
They're there. Some of them in out-of-the-way nooks and crannies. Others front-and-center as you go into the airport or enter a casino. And as soon as you see one, you're likely to do a double-take. What are they? Out-of-the-ordinary vending machines in the Las Vegas Valley. From flower bouquets to gold nuggets, from art to cotton candy, Las Vegas is home to some of the most unique vending machines that can be found. Here's a look at some of them. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Building sustainable and ethical supply chains
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the business world, fiscal imperatives often prevail over values — even the values of social responsibility and ethical behavior — as corporations strive to mitigate costs and reduce uncertainty. Nowhere is that drive for certainty and cost containment more compelling than in the corporate supply chain. More

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The city of New Orleans will host CT&W 2012!

New Orleans is rich in coffee history, is the 2nd largest port of entry for green coffee, and boasts some of the finest restaurants in the country.

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Nov. 13-15
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