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Enterprise-Scale Strategies for Growing Sustainable Restaurant Revenues

Hotel Shattuck Plaza is located in Berkeley, California, and it offers its guests and visitors a restaurant experience serving fresh, local and tasty…
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Consumer “Search for Authenticity” Driving Food Sales Crisis

Food sales are in a crisis. Chain restaurants' growth formula of selling hamburgers, fries and soda at promotional prices has hit a profitability…
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Exclusive Video Interview: Ford’s Four-Level Electrification Strategy

Ford is now emerging as an auto industry leader in car electrification. Over the last 12 months, they have introduced a range of…
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Ford Motor Company’s Sustainability Strategy for Growing Sales

Ford Motor Company's Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Alan Mulally discuss Ford’s business strategy and the role sustainability plays in it.
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This is the End of the Soft Drink Era

Due to rising material costs and growing awareness of the health impact of frequent soda consumption, prices are rising and sales are down.…
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$2 Trillion 2013 Sustainable Economy: Three Revenue-Generating Megatrends

Will 2013 see the global sale of more sustainable goods and services reach $2 trillion?
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5 Sustainability Trends That Will Shape Stock Valuations in 2013

Five industry megatrends that every investor should consider running from, running toward or embracing in 2013.
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3 Drivers That Will Push Sustainability into an Investment Megatrend in 2013

Three drivers are pushing sustainability into an investment megatrend in 2013: financial investigation, c-suite focus on sustainability, and consumers that are now demanding…
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Black Friday: What We Buy Defines Us

Seventy percent of the United States’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is based on household consumption. In comparison, household consumption in China represents only…
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Despite Increased U.S. Oil Production, Pump Prices Continue to Rise

The International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook for 2012 has received tremendous media attention by forecasting that the U.S. is poised to…
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Walmart: “You Shouldn’t Have to Pay More for Sustainability”

Walmart has embraced making sustainability price-competitive.
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Four Steps For Growing Sales Through Corporate Social Responsibility

Bill Roth interviews Executive Vice President Jonathan Yohannan of Cone Communications about the latest survey by Cone Communications, Corporate Social Return Trend Tracker.
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Sandy Batters Northeast, Continued Media Silence on Climate Change as a Factor

Even as Hurricane Sandy batters the northeast and the media reflects on it and other recent super storms, no one is talking about…
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How to Become A Walmart Green Supplier

The requirements for becoming a Walmart supplier are changing as the company continues to embed sustainability into their core processes. This opens up…
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Chipotle’s Secret Green Sauce For Winning Customers

Chipotle is showing amazing growth in these tough economic times. In addition to selling healthier food that tastes good at a competitive price…