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Checkers to build new units from old shipping containers
posted on Mar 24 17

Tampa-based Checkers Drive-In Restaurants will build some of its new Checkers and Rally’s restaurants out of used metal shipping containers. The units will be more eco-friendly and less expensive to build than the company’s traditional restaurants, the franchisor said. Read the Detroit Free Press story here

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Report: Construction employment increases in 43 states in last 12 months
posted on Mar 24 17

Forty-three states added construction jobs between February 2016 and February 2017 while 39 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of recently released Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the despite the relatively widespread increase in construction employment, most states are still significantly below peak construction employment levels.  (more…)

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Publix to launch in-store telehealth clinics at select Fla. locations
posted on Mar 23 17

Publix is partnering with BayCare Health System to offer in-store medical clinics at select Tampa Bay area locations, which will include private areas for patient videoconferencing with physicians. As part of the deal, which is in its final negotiation stages, Publix will operate pharmacies located in five BayCare hospitals. Read The Business Journals/Tampa, Fla. story here

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Zara aims to build a bigger presence in India
posted on Mar 23 17

Spain-based fast-fashion retailer Zara will start selling its styles online in India later this year, expanding its brand beyond the eight Indian cities where it operates brick-and-mortar stores. Zara, which opened its first Indian stores in 2010, is also launching online sales in other Asian markets in 2017. Read the LiveMint.com story here

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Albertsons, Sprouts reportedly held preliminary merger talks
posted on Mar 21 17

Grocery chain Albertsons has had preliminary discussions about a potential merger with Sprouts Farmers Market, people familiar with the matter said. If the deal goes forward, they said, Albertsons, which is backed by Cerberus Capital Management, would take Sprouts private. Read the Bloomberg story here

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