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NewcrestImage makes renovations, opens new hotels
posted on Sep 20 19

NewcrestImage opened three hotels this summer, one of which included renovating a building on the National Register of Historic Places, requiring changes to be approved by several government agencies. Read the Hotel Management online story here

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Atlanta-based Huddle House to buy Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
posted on Sep 20 19

Huddle House will acquire Perkins Restaurant & Bakery for an undisclosed amount, in a deal scheduled to close Oct. 21, the companies said. Memphis, Tennessee-based Perkins has 342 restaurants in North America and Huddle House, based in Atlanta, has no plans to change the names of any Perkins eateries. Read The Commercial Appeal story here

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Espresso stars in Dunkin’s national growth effort
posted on Sep 20 19

Dunkin’ Brands will add as many as 250 new units annually for the next three years and increase its focus on espresso drinks and other beverages as it grows its brand in key US markets. The company’s rebranding efforts have included a $100 million investment in espresso machines and equipment upgrades. Read the CNBC story here

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Hoteliers can benefit from tourism improvement districts
posted on Sep 20 19

Tourism improvement districts can help hoteliers by giving them more of a voice on how money is raised and spent in the districts. Read the Hotel News Now story here

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Primark bets on brick-and-mortar retail growth
posted on Sep 19 19

UK fashion retailer Primark is bucking the trend toward digital retail, with plans to grow by opening more stores in Europe and the United States. The retailer, which doesn’t have an e-commerce presence, expects to grow its brick-and-mortar retail portfolio by 1 million square feet next year. Read the Bloomberg story here

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