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Latinos: An obvious but ignored golden nugget for market growth
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Between the debt ceiling uncertainty, world markets declining and businesses struggling to survive, one question unites market analysts and CEOs alike; what should we do to grow? Where should we invest for the future? When it comes to the hard numbers around contribution, growth and key drivers of volume in America's top markets, we come back to one answer: Latinos are the engine for growth. 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.

USDA Montana spot grain closing prices for Aug. 12
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This table displays the latest daily spot or bid prices for durum wheat. Prices are in dollars a bushel Information is supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More

Consumer demand for natural, healthful products is stronger than ever. Formulate tortillas free of artificial and chemical ingredients with the help of new Clean Label Tortilla BatchPak™ blends. Our specialized tortilla ingredient blends deliver the taste, appearance and texture of traditional products so you can grow your clean-label category sales. Call Allied Blending & Ingredients at 1-800-758-4080 or visit us at today.

Achieving the American dream with a taqueria
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For Humberto Molina, who immigrated from Mexico to California in 1980, the American dream is about finding the opportunity to be successful — more successful than he could have been in Mexico. It took years of working in restaurants, cooking, washing dishes and bartending before Molina realized his dream. More

US 2011/2012 wheat supplies down this month
Drovers Cattle Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. wheat supplies for 2011/12 are lowered 30 million bushels this month as higher forecast winter wheat production is more than offset by lower area and production for durum and other spring wheat. More

BradfordLawton packs Taco Cabana's marketing
with all of the fixings

PR Newswire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
BradfordLawton, San Antonio-based advertising and branding partner, is helping Taco Cabana bring back the "FUNdamentals" it was built on with the launch of its new creative campaign. The comprehensive marketing campaign includes print, outdoor and TV ads, a redesigned website and menu, amped up interactive/social media presence and a bright new look in all of Taco Cabana's more than 150 restaurants. More

Del Taco rolls out new logo, store design in Los Angeles, Irvine
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It's time for a makeover at Del Taco, the Lake Forest, Calif.-based and Mexican-inspired fast food chain. A new restaurant prototype and updated logo debuted recently at locations in Los Angeles, Irvine, Calif., and Texas after months of research. More

Taco Bell launches sixth annual Feed the Beat program
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Taco Bell has announced the call for entries for its sixth annual Feed the Beat program, which provides 100 musicians $500 in Taco Bell gift cards and unique marketing support to further their career. Artists can sign up online now through Sept. 9. Eligible artists need to have a fan base, be on tour during the fall and have a dedicated Web page. Feed the Beat artists will be announced Sept. 26. More

Voting begins for the "Great Food Truck Race" upcoming season
Hartford Courant    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Could your favorite local food truck become "America's Favorite"? Six mobile restaurants from Connecticut are now officially in the running to compete on season 3 of "The Great Food Truck Race," airing on the Food Network. The program, hosted by Tyler Florence, follows eight food trucks as they travel throughout the country, competing in weekly challenges to "convince Americans to step outside their culinary comfort zones." The last truck standing at the end of the competition wins $100,000. More

Title Description Contact
Position Available
Tortilla Production Supervisor In search of a "Tortilla Production Supervisor." All the details are to be discussed personally, once we receive the candidate's resume. Location is Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Please respond directly to Mr. Al Valcarcel at Tel: (562) 802-1858 x233 or Fax to (562) 921-7240 or email
Services available
Tortilla and Snack Consultant Online, phone or at your business. I have 28 years of experience in production, sanitation, maintenance, 6-S, continuous improvement, quality, R&D, sales and distribution. I have lead production line start-ups, expansions and equipment purchasing. I can audit your business and provide you with action plans on reducing operating costs. Email:
web site:
Equipment For Sale
Casa Herrera Double Corn Line Masa Feeder (2 augers); Oven with tortilla head (8/1/2) rollers /3 different cutters; 22 ft. Cooling Conveyor (5 tier); Quad Counter Stocker. This line is production ready. Only $32,000 for the full line. Please contact Alex Vilchis by email at or by phone at 913-980-4238.
Superior Tostada/Chip Fryers 100 lbs (brand new) $14,000; 300 lbs with a Cooling Conveyor and Salter, $16,000 Please contact Alex Vilchis by email at or by phone at 913-980-4238.
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