Hoping to generate more food and beverage sales and reduce the need for staffers, a growing number of hotels are providing an iPad to guests in their rooms. An app, developed by Orlando-based Intelity and downloaded on the device, allows guests to order food, browse hotel amenities and local attractions, request wake-up calls, schedule housekeeping, […]
Officials at the Mercedes Benz Superdome ‘flipped the switch’ on to illuminate the Louisiana landmark with a state-of-the art Martin Professional lighting show designed by Solomon Group, a multimedia production firm based out of New Orleans. The lights wash the building’s exterior in a spectrum of animated colors, patterns and images. The inaugural lighting event […]
Originally created in 1959 by Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, the dolls became popular in several European countries during the early 1960s, shortly before they were introduced in the United States. Dam, a poor woodcutter, could not afford a Christmas gift for his young daughter Lila and carved the doll from his imagination. When […]
Viking Range products are made in Greenwood, Mississippi. The company only produces the products once they are ordered from a store. The Viking Designer range takes just six hours to complete.
SmartReceipt has turned the standard receipt that usually only shows the name and price of the item purchased into a custom-made sales tool. The Santa Barbara, Calif.,-based company created software that businesses can use to transform their receipts to include graphics, nutritional details, and a host of other information ensuring customers take a peek before […]
Lenny Menezes the chairman of the Hilton Worldwide in India has the daunting task of launching one hotel in the country every 45 days. Menezes has the mandate to re-establish the Hilton brand in India and expand the hotel chain quickly to benefit from the impending boom in the hospitality sector. Hundreds of hotels will […]
Home health care and related businesses have been a growing area for franchises during the past decade. The next wave might be drug and medical testing. Two local businesswomen are pursuing this business niche, one as a franchisor, the other as a franchisee. Lynette Crow is a former registered nurse who started Conspire, which provides […]
The holidays are just around the corner and the final touches are being made to holiday marketing campaigns. Hopefully marketers and brands have included QR codes on their packaging and marketing materials – if not, they are going to be missing out on an opportunity to attract and engage consumers to buy products and services. […]
Amerex is recognized world wide as a leader in the manufacture of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers and has recently taken this wealth of experience to new dimensions with pre-engineered automatic restaurant systems, vehicle fire suppression systems, gas detection, industrial systems and fire detection devices.
We all know budgets are tight this year. You can still honor your favorite customers and clients with a nice holiday gift: a $10 bottle of WODKA brand Vodka. While the premium spirits industry has been categorized as recession-proof, with no sign of price reductions hitting $40 bottles of Grey Goose, Ciroc or Belvedere — […]
Recent consumer research conducted by the industry’s trade group, the National Automatic Merchandising Association, showed that more than 85 percent of consumers between the ages of 18 years old and 29 years old — the group known as Gen Y or the Millennials — actually would pick a vending machine over other retail options.
The franchise industry is on the rise, with 784,802 franchises projected to be in business by year’s end. At the end of 2010, there were 765,723 franchises, according to the 2011 Franchise Business Economic Outlook, published by The International Franchise Association. The reason? Patrick Walls, chief operating officer of Capriotti’s, said it’s because people want […]