Funding from a multitude of sources will boost campus construction in 2019

Growth and change are descriptors common to colleges and universities throughout the country. That’s where the focus is…but managing the two is almost impossible without an abundance of human effort and financial investment.

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Your straightforward guide to selecting construction software

With constant juggling of numerous tasks—budgeting, progress reporting, overseeing employees, billing, and more—managing a construction business is a huge challenge for contractors. Thankfully, there are numerous software solutions available to support managers and streamline several construction processes.

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A diamond in the swamp

Owned by Peachtree Hotel Group, Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Gainesville, Florida, home to the University of Florida. Each space in the 140-room hotel is complete with artistic designs to reflect the surrounding area, including murals with gators, horses, community elements, musical notes and guitars to pay homage to local legend Tom Petty.

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Food Lion updates the look of 92 stores

Food Lion will cut the ribbon on 92 renovated stores in South Carolina and North Carolina this week. Updates include expanded craft beer offerings, more local produce, streamlined checkout areas, new signage, added grab-and-go-items and walk-in produce coolers. Read the Progressive Grocer story here

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Wave of change as Sheraton’s new logo appears on hotels worldwide

Marriott International announced the continued brand transformation efforts of its most global brand, Sheraton Hotels, as it displays the new Sheraton logo. Read the Insights eHotelier story here

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GreenWise Market heading to Tampa in 2021

Publix has announced that it will bring its GreenWise Market grocery concept to the bottom floor of two new apartment towers in Tampa. The store is expected to open in 2021 with options including noodle bowls, draft beers, artisan pizzas, organic food and fresh produce. Read the Tampa Bay Times story here

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C-stores carve out a bigger food niche

Convenience stores are ramping up the quality and variety of prepared food and beverage options as consumers increasingly look to c-stores for dining options. Chains including Wawa and Sheetz win high marks from consumers for their food offerings, and 39% of consumers say they want to see meal kits at c-stores. Read the SmartBrief/Food & Beverage story here

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Taco Bell unveils oceanside cantina in California

Taco Bell has revealed a free-standing restaurant in Pacifica, California, that uses the brand’s cantina format. The location serves alcohol and shareable entrees from an ocean view. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Chili’s franchisee to sell 116 eateries to Brinker

Dallas-based Brinker International Inc. plans to buy 116 Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants from franchisee ERJ Dining. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Shangri-La to more than triple its hotel numbers in India

India will see five more Shangri-La Group hotels by 2024 for a total of seven in the country. The five-star Shangri-La Hotels are among the offerings in its 102-property collection. Read The Times of India/Press Trust of India story here

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