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WineStyles owners Bryan and Andrea McGinness shows us how they are taking the coveted franchise brand to the next level. Read its story and much more in our May/june 2015 issue.

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Back Yard Burgers make retail debut at Wal-Mart
posted on Jul 02 15

Quickserve chain Back Yard Burgers started selling its branded beef patties at 500 Wal-Mart stores this month, and how the product did over Memorial Day weekend will help determine whether it gets a wider rollout. Read the American City Business Journals/Memphis, Tenn. story here

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ARC Hospitality will add 13 hotels for $300M
posted on Jul 02 15

A $300 million acquisition will add 13 more hotels to American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust‘s current portfolio. The Noble Investment Group properties being purchased include brands such as Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott. Read the HotelsMag.com story here

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Buffalo Wild Wings to pay $160M to buy 41 franchise units
posted on Jul 01 15

Buffalo Wild Wings is working to acquire all of 41 restaurants operated by six franchise arms in three states, including Hawaii, where there are three Oahu restaurants. Read the Pacific Business News story here

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Hotel industry is on upswing in 2015
posted on Jul 01 15

The U.S. hotel industry is poised for more growth after hitting 12-month records in April for occupancy, daily rates and revenue per available room, according to STR. STR is predicting a RevPAR increase of 7 percent for the year. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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Whole Foods chooses name for new small-format stores
posted on Jun 30 15

Whole Foods has chosen to name its new smaller-format stores 365 by Whole Foods Market, marking the stores’ emphasis on the retailer’s 365 Everyday Value private-label brand. The new stores, which are set to start opening next year, are targeted toward millenials and those looking for a quick and convenient shopping experience, and they will also carry national brands in addition to private-label items. Read the Inside Retail Asia story here

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