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Hispanics nationwide: A snapshot
The San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An in-depth report about the national Hispanic population shows big growth in small places like Luzerne, Penn., reports spikes in traditionally smaller Hispanic groups like Dominicans and reveals that 37 percent of Hispanics consider themselves neither white or black but of "some other race," according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. More

A chip that hedges against rising corn prices
Cornato, Ltd.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new chip that's produced by Cornato, Ltd in Dallas should hedge against the skyrocketing cost of corn. Named the Cornato, it's a combination of corn and potatoes and according to Richard Sunshine, the CEO and COO, "it tastes like a savory and slightly toasted Frito." More

Free classifieds now available in this newsletter
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Reach the largest audience for your classified ad — used equipment for sale, positions available or jobs wanted, free of charge as a service to the Industry from TIA. Please submit your ad of between 2-5 lines to Jim Kabbani at by noon Friday EST on the week before your ad is to be run.


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Critical week for the grain and livestock markets
Inside Futures    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This week is certain to be a real doozy. There is a critical vote taking place in the Greek parliament that if not passed will rock the "outside" markets and send commodity prices spiraling lower across the board. On top of that, we will have the highly anticipated USDA report, weather concerns, energy stock data, planted acreage, crop conditions and overall U.S. consumer confidence. More

HSBC bullish on Latin American food retailers
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
HSBC said it has begun coverage of shares in Mexican supermarket chain Grupo Comercial Chedraui SAB with an overweight recommendation, and that it is bullish on the Latin American food retail sector as a whole. More

Washington Hispanic-owned businesses grow 33 percent
The News Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Business is looking good at El Fat Cat Grill in Kennewick, Wash. Felix Sanchez, who opened the restaurant three months ago, said it has attracted a diverse group of customers to the Mexican-infused American restaurant, where everything is made from scratch. He is one of what the U.S. Census Bureau said is a growing number of Hispanic business owners in Washington. More

The amazing condiment-picking-up device is more than a cool video, it could actually change the way we eat
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's true — the video of Furukawakikou's new SWITL robotic hand scooping up ketchup and mayonnaise really does have to be seen to be believed. But just for that reason, we shouldn't undersell the teflon scoop's original use case: Automating hand processes in a factory-scale Japanese bakery. More

Taco Cabana® 'brings the fun' with new creative campaign, updates to restaurants and interactive elements
PR Newswire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fans familiar with Taco Cabana® will begin to see changes starting as the brand takes its first steps into a summer of change that finds the Mexican fast casual chain having a little fun with a whole new vibe. Guests will still be treated to great tasting, high quality, handmade food at an affordable price, but "the original Mexican patio cafe" is adding a little "zip" to its "doo-dah" with an irreverent new ad campaign, the unveiling of several new menu items and a vibrant new look in the restaurants. More

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