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Checkers to build new units from old shipping containers

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 …

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Report: Construction employment increases in 43 states in last 12 months

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 …

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Publix to launch in-store telehealth clinics at select Fla. locations

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, …

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Zara aims to build a bigger presence in India

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 …

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Albertsons, Sprouts reportedly held preliminary merger talks

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. …

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Bibibop Asian Grill to double in size after acquisition

Bibibop Asian Grill will acquire the leases on all 15 ShopHouse Asian Kitchen locations from Chipotle Mexican Grill, Ohio-based Bibibop parent Gosh Enterprises said last week. Bibibop will have 28 restaurants after converting the new units, which it expects to …

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February Construction Starts Advance 2 Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $706.4 billion, new construction starts in February rose 2% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This was the second straight monthly increase, following a 15% hike in January, as …

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New Chicago Whole Foods focuses on experience

Whole Foods Market is targeting loyal customers and focusing on the shopping experience at its new store opening in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood next week. The 75,600-square-foot store will include offerings such as a wine bar, juice bar, coffee shop and …

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Wahlburgers to enter New Orleans with 2 eateries

Wahlburgers, a hamburger chain founded by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and led by their brother Paul as executive chef, is expanding to the greater New Orleans area with two restaurants. Read the WWL-TV story here

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Dollar General maps strategy for growth

Dollar General is adopting some of Wal-Mart‘s strategies in its push to increase sales, including beefing up pay and training for managers and cutting prices. The discount chain, which will open 1,000 new stores this year, is also investing in …

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