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Dunkin’ to open third green-certified shop, in Fla.
posted on Apr 23 14

Dunkin’ Donuts will break ground on a standalone store that would become the chain’s third “green” restaurant in the nation, pending certification from the U.S. Green Building Coalition. The planned store is at the edge of the Florida Shores Plaza shopping center, where Dunkin’ Donuts currently has a store in a storefront space within the main complex in Edgewater. That store will move to the new standalone building. Read The Daytona Beach News-Journal story here

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March construction employment up in 38 states
posted on Apr 23 14

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states over the past 12 months, although job gains leveled off between February and March, according to an analysis by AGC of America of U.S. Labor Department data. Association officials said the ongoing year-over-year pickup points to the urgency of revitalizing and initiating programs to encourage workers and graduating students to get construction careers. Read the AGC story here

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Sonic seeks franchisees for 1,000 new units by 2024
posted on Apr 22 14

Sonic plans to open 1,000 new drive-ins within the next 10 years. To support this growth, the company has tripled its sales team and is seeking new franchisees in most markets across the country. Sonic will remain mostly franchised — at about 90 percent — and will continue offering franchisee support services and a $100 million-plus national ad budget annually. Read the QSRWeb.com story here

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills to support brand’s U.S. growth
posted on Apr 22 14

Hilton Worldwide says the planned 170-room Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, Calif., will serve as one of the brand’s foundations for growth in the United States, alongside the Waldorf Astoria New York and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel. Astoria has 13 hotels in its pipeline and has recently opened properties in Beijing, Jerusalem and Dubai. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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Kroger ramps up expansion of large-format stores
posted on Apr 21 14

Kroger is opening its newest Marketplace store today in Kentucky — the latest opening in a string of 90 stores that are now open in 14 states and 17 that are under development. The large-format store, which features a full-service grocery and fresh foods department, competes with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores by offering nonfood items such as apparel, jewelry, a Little Clinic and a Baby World section. Read The Cincinnati Enquirer story here

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