CHD Expert is America’s leader in collecting, managing and analyzing data in the Away-From-Home Foodservice market, and they predict a steady flow of pizza orders in the year to come. Most Americans would tell you that pizza is not a cornerstone of a well-rounded diet, but their wallets indicate otherwise. The away-from-home pizza market represents a staggering $ 46 billion in retail sales per year across the United States, making up 9.5% of the US commercial foodservice market. Not only do Americans love their pizza, but they love their pizza right now. Limited service restaurants accounted for 83% of the market (in number of operators), while full service restaurants rounded out the final 17%.
Limited service restaurants also accounted for roughly 72% of the consumer dollars spent in pizza restaurant sales totaling $ 33 billion in retail sales. More importantly to manufacturers and distributors, limited service restaurants spent $ 11 billion on foods, beverages and disposables purchases compared to just $ 3.5 billion spent by the full service restaurants.
Although pizza, at its most simple is dough, sauce and cheese there is so much more that goes into a good pizza pie. Despite these three common ingredients pizza can be extremely different regionally, and consumers know that not all pizza is created equal. The numbers indicate that Americans either like the unique independents, or the tried and true big chains. From the crust, to the toppings and sauces, independents dominate the market with a 56% share, serving their own takes on the classic pie. The large chains, despite their ability to offer multiple styles, multiple price points and delivery are only in second place with a 30.5% market share. Combine the two sub-segments and the independents and the large chains comprise 86.4% of the market.
According to Cathy Kearns, General Manager at CHD Expert, “This uneven distribution makes cornering the market for a particular ingredient a difficult task, as a manufacturer must appeal to all the operators from the smallest and most fickle, to the biggest and most demanding.”
CHD Expert is the worldwide leader in collecting, managing and analyzing data for the Away-from-Home Global Foodservice Market. For more than 10 years CHD Expert has been dedicated to support Foodservice channel members in providing a global vision and an in-depth understanding of the industry (in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific).
Our objective is to support our clients in their sales and marketing strategies by providing the most comprehensive and accurate foodservice census housing market information for more than 4 million operators worldwide.
For more information please contact Brad Bloom – Tel: (312) 768 6918 – brad(at)chd-expert(dot)com or sign up for a free demo with one of our experts. Click here.
Unlike NFL, STA-BIL Lawn Mower Racing Is Scandal and Bounty Free for 20 Years
STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer has been sponsor of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association for 20 years.
Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) March 08, 2012
As the NFL bounty scandal continues to unfold, Turf Titans of the STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series continue to race for just trophies, lemonade and bragging rights, with not a hint of a bounty or scandal, even after 20 years of cutting edge competition.
“We’re a family of racers who compete fair and square, a real slice of Americana, featuring American ingenuity and true-blue sportsmanship. There’s no place for bounties in the STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series,” said U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association Founder and President Bruce Kaufman, “Mr. Mow It All.” “Well, we’re ‘virtually’ scandal-free,” Kaufman added. “I’m still trying to find the racer who stole my beer at the driver’s party after the 1998 STA-BIL Nationals in Rockford, Illinois. Rumor has it either Sodzilla or Mudweiser is the culprit.”
Founded on April Fool’s Day 1992 in conjunction with Title Sponsor STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, the USLMRA, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012 and will announce a series of special events and festivities on its 20th birthday, April 1, 2012.
The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 20-race STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series, a U.S. Open National Series, Local Traveling Chapters and Home Track Affiliated Clubs, hosting 140 events each year.
The USLMRA is the nation’s oldest and largest National Lawn Mower Racing Sanctioning Body with more than 800 racers nationwide. Lawn mowers race in several road course classes with all cutting blades removed at speeds from 10-60 mph. Racers compete for trophies, points and bragging rights, never for purse money. The annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals national championship is televised on Fox Sports Net “Race Freaks” USLMRA sponsors include STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, http://www.goldeagle.com, HEET GasLine Antifreeze, Diesel Power!,104+ Octane Boost, No Leak, Alumaseal, Start Your Engines!, K&N Filters and Gnomefrenzy.com. For mow info please visit http://www.letsmow.com.
2012 STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series and U.S. Open Events
April 28, McDonough, GA
Windy Hill Mower Speedway, STA-BIL Southern Shoot Out
May 19, Oil City, LA
Gusher Days, STA-BIL Gusher Days Mow Down Show Down
June 2-3, Superior, WI
U.S. Cure Mower Cancer Open
June 9, Englewood, TN
STA-BIL Volunteer State Mow Down
June 23, Zion, IL
Nostalgia Days, STA-BIL Land of Lincoln Nationals
July 4-5, Estacada, OR
4th of July Festival, STA-BIL Pacific Coast Summer Nationals
July 21-22, Sparta, MI
Huntington’s Disease Race For Research, STA-BIL Great Lakes Summer Nationals
July 28-29, Carlisle, Iowa
River Bottom Raceway STA-BIL America’s Heartland Nationals
September 1, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, OH
20th Anniversary STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals
Sept. 2, 3rd Annual U.S. Open (Finals), Delaware, OH
Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, MOWhio
Nov. 3-4, Stevenson, AL
Sam Rogers U.S. All American Open
About Gold Eagle Co., makers of STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer
For 80 years, Gold Eagle® Co. has been an industry pioneer in the production and distribution of aftermarket fluids and additives, creating products that help preserve, protect and enhance the performance of engines everywhere. Gold Eagle® Co is a leader in the product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of branded engine performance and maintenance chemicals. Privately held and headquartered in chicago, Gold Eagle Co. is the manufacturer of leading brands, including STA-BIL® Fuel Stabilizer, HEET® Gas-Line Antifreeze, NO-LEAK® Treatments, 104+® Octane Boost, Start Your Engines® and DieselPower!® Diesel Additives. To view a complete line of Gold Eagle products or learn more about the Company, please visit http://www.goldeagle.com.
Rehab Rally Announces Featured Session Lineup: Geriatric Rehabilitation
Rehab Rally Conference & Expo – August 24-26, 2012
(PRWEB) March 08, 2012
Rehab Rally Conference & Expo is proud to announce the 2012 continuing education conference taking place August 24-26th 2012 in Chicago, IL will feature five, live, continuing education sessions focusing on Geriatric Rehabilitation for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training professionals.
The Geriatric Rehabilitation session lineup will feature five, four-hour, live continuing education sessions covering such topics as, Functional Testing for the Aging Adult, Joint Replacement Rehabilitation, and Treating Balance and Fall Prevention for the Geriatric Patient. Each of these sessions will be led by renowned presenters – John O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, cert MDT, ATC, CSCS, Geoff Mosley, PT, NCS, and Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT, just to name a few. For a full session lineup, including information about the other continuing education tracts offered at Rehab Rally, please visit http://www.RehabRally.com.
Each of the courses featured at Rehab Rally will satisfy the continuing education requirements for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapist Assistants. Rehab Rally is approved for 20 hours of live continuing education, and offers the option to receive up to 75 hours of continuing education by bundling the live event (20 hours) with our approved home study courses.
Rehab Rally is approved for most Physical Therapists and Assistants through their specific state’s regulating body. Rehab Rally is approved for most Athletic Trainers by virtue of HomeCEUConnection.com’s Board of Certification (BOC) Approved Provider status, and for most Occupational Therapists / Assistants via HomeCEUConnection.com’s American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider status. For a complete listing of Rehab Rally approvals please visit http://www.RehabRally.com and select “Approvals.”
About Rehab Rally
Rehab Rally Conference & Expo 2012 is presented by HomeCEUConnection.com, and is a national continuing education conference designed for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Athletic Trainers. Rehab Rally will take place from August 24-26th 2012 in chicago, Illinois and will be hosted at the Westin O’Hare Hotel & Resort. For more information about Rehab Rally please visit http://www.RehabRally.com.
HomeCEUConnection.com specializes in quality online continuing education courses. HomeCEUConnection.com offers CEUs for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Speech Language Pathologists, Massage Therapists, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists that are convenient, affordable and user friendly. Visit HomeCEUConnection.com to view our robust continuing education course catalog.
Buyer Broker Chicagoland Extends Real Estate Commission Rebate Offer to Active Duty and Retired Military, Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard
Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) March 08, 2012
Rick Hauser, Managing Broker / Realtor® for Buyer Broker Chicagoland, and US military vetaran, is extending an offer for a $ 1,000 commission rebate to active duty and retired military, veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel. An Exclusive Buyer Brokerage Agreement must be signed by April 15, 2012, and the rebate will be credited to the servicemember when they close on a home.
Buyer Broker Chicagoland made this announcement to coincide with “Joining Forces” — an initiative created by the federal government designed to bring attention to the unique needs of America’s military families.
The offer is open to active duty and retired military, veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel looking to buy a home or condo in the Chicago metro area, including Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Will counties who become a client and close on a property.
Mr. Hauser, states, “People want to know that they have someone fully on their side – with 100% loyalty. As a veteran, I can relate to what military personnel deal with when they are moving, and I know the best lenders for a variety of loans, including VA loans. We are currently representing a military client based at Great Lakes Illinois who is purchasing a new construction home. We are protecting them in the negotiation phase, the home inspection phase, and all the way to closing. So far, we have saved them over $ 55,000. We not only save people money on the purchase price, and getting good home inspection credits and fixes, but also by helping them shop for the best lender.”
Buyer Broker Chicagoland’s exclusive buyer agency agreement protects buyers by aligning the company’s interests with the buyer’s interests, instead of the opposite – as is typically the case when a traditional brokerage collects the “cooperative compensation” payout, plus any bonuses. Accepting various payouts can lead to home showing biases or “pushing a property” based on the amount of commission paid out, or bonuses. Buyer Broker Chicagoland eliminates home showing biases based on what is being paid out, by contracting with the buyer at a fixed rate, and giving any advertised bonuses, or excess amounts to the client. And clients may opt to have the company make less when their price goes up, and more when their price goes down – thus aligning interests.
For active duty and veterans, Buyer Broker Chicagoland can refer them into the “Welcome Home Heroes program, available to all qualified Illinois veterans, active military, reserves and Illinois National Guard members via the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA.) The program features a $ 10,000 forgivable loan over two years for down payment and closing cost assistance subject to qualification on income and purchase price limits. The program enhances the existing affordable home loan program, called SmartMove, which provides 3% of the purchase price up to $ 6,000 for first time homebuyers subject to minimum credit scores.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Buyer Broker Chicagoland has been serving home buyers and investors in the Chicago metro area for almost ten years. The company is always on the home buyer’s side, and measures success in dollars saved, not dollars sold. Buyer Broker Chicagoland never “sells” anyone on a property, but rather, points out the negatives, and serves as the buyer’s advocate and coach during the most important transaction of their life. Buyer Broker Chicagoland represents purchasers of property in Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois. They also actively make referrals to Exclusive Buyer Agents for home buyers that are looking to purchase real estate outside of these counties or outside of Illinois. The company is a member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA). Exclusive buyer agents are home buyers advocates who focus their skills and knowledge to benefit home buyers exclusively, rather than working for both sellers and buyers. Exclusive Buyer Agents (EBA’s) avoid dual agency conflicts of interest by supporting the fiduciary needs of home buyers only, and give home buyers 100% of their loyalty.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Rick Hauser ABR CNE GRI, Realtor®, Managing Broker
Company: Buyer Broker Chicagoland
Company web site: http://www.buyerbrokerchicago.com
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With consumer demand for upscale dining remaining weak and restaurant consumers managing their check when they do visit, beverage alcohol consumption has softened at casual and fine dining restaurants, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. Thirty-six percent of consumers ordered alcohol away-from-home in the last three months based on findings from NPD’s recently released Beverage Alcohol Report (BAR), which profiles habits, attitudes, and brand preferences for on-premise beverage alcohol consumption. The majority of upscale restaurant consumers order non-alcoholic beverages and an increasing amount of free tap water.
Visits to upscale restaurants declined by -2 percent but beverage alcohol servings at casual and fine dining restaurants are down only by -1 percent for year ending November 2011 compared to same period year ago, reports NPD. Most of the beverage alcohol servings losses came from younger consumers, ages 21 to 34, while those 35 and older increased their orders of alcoholic beverages.
Key motivations for visiting a place that serves alcohol are atmosphere, food, convenient location, and price, according to NPD’s Beverage Alcohol Report (BAR): Understanding What Motivates On-Premise Beverage Alcohol Choices. Other reasons for choosing a place that serves beverage alcohol include serving alcohol that is a good value; place suits customer’s personality; attentive staff; and stocking the preferred brand of alcohol, according to the NPD report, which profiles habits, attitudes, and brand preferences for on-premise beverage alcohol consumption.
“Beverage alcohol remains an important factor in the upscale restaurant dining experience,” says Warren Solochek, vice president, foodservice at NPD. “Upscale restaurant operators just need to keep in mind that their beverage alcohol consumers want to manage their spending and pay reasonable prices.”
About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 2,000 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, entertainment, fashion, food, home and office, sports, technology, toys, video games, and wireless. For more information, contact us, visit http://www.npd.com/, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/npdgroup.
IES Abroad, a leading provider of study abroad programs, is pleased to announce that the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation, has joined the IES Abroad Academic Consortium as an associate member.
The IES Abroad consortium is comprised of students from top-tier American colleges and universities who are accustomed to classrooms that meet the highest academic standards. Students from MICA, which has been listed as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among specialty schools by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and was ranked No. 1 in 2008-09, will find their IES Abroad classrooms equally as challenging as their MICA classrooms.
The addition of this fine arts school to its Academic Consortium roster is an exciting development for IES Abroad. “Fine arts classroom experiences are both intellectually and creatively challenging. We at IES Abroad look forward to introducing MICA students to our existing arts programs. We also look forward to collaborating with MICA’s faculty and administration to develop new fine arts programs in our study abroad locations around the world,” said Dr. Michael Steinberg, executive vice president of academic programs.
The IES Abroad Consortium is comprised of more than 200 top-tier American public and private colleges and universities. Consortium schools accept full transfer of credit from IES Abroad programs to their home institution transcripts.
As a member of the IES Abroad Consortium, Maryland Institute College of Art will be actively involved in the mission, direction, and academic program development and review of IES Abroad’s programs across the globe. Students will enroll in IES Abroad international programs that are academically rigorous and will have the opportunity to participate in international internships and field service opportunities. They will also be eligible for all IES Abroad financial aid programs and scholarships, will participate in pre-departure and on-site advising, and will be protected by IES Abroad health and safety protocols.
IES Abroad, which celebrates its 62nd anniversary in 2012, is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 200 top-tier American colleges and universities. IES Abroad offers 100 programs at 35 international locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America. More than 5,500 students enroll in IES Abroad programs each year. For more information, please visit http://www.IESAbroad.org
IES Abroad has received the prestigious Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) designation from The Forum on Education Abroad for meeting the highest standards for study abroad programming and evaluation in the nation.
International Products Group to Attend IHA Home & Housewares Show
Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2012
International Products Group (IPG), a firm specializing in the distribution and management of consumer products, will take part in the upcoming Home & Housewares Show in chicago.
The company, based in Florida, offers customized programs to help worldwide brands expand their scope to reach key retail and online outlets. Its team represents products in major grocery, drug, warehouse clubs, mass merchant, home centers, hardware, pet, and lawn and garden chains across the country.
“We are looking forward to attending the Home & Housewares Show, as we offer turnkey solutions to help foreign and domestic brands to achieve success in the United States market,” said Mitch Gould, CEO of IPG.
IPG is headed by Mitch Gould, an experienced consumer products specialist who began his career with the high powered RD Wells corporation out of Long Beach California, representing major brands such as Sunbeam, Igloo, Desa International, Chapin, Paramont and Stone Craft, as well as high-profile celebrities like Hulk Hogan, Steven Seagal, Ronnie Coleman and Chuck Liddell. He has sold products to some of the largest accounts in the world, including Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, Costco, Sam’s Club, Ace Hardware, CVS, Walgreens, Target and many others.
By working with IPG, worldwide consumer brands essentially gain access to the U.S. market in a timely, professional and cost-effective manner, and do so profitably. IPG is equipped with a high-powered team of executives that have in-depth relationships with key decision-makers and understand the challenges that companies face.
“We are offering companies a cost-effective and timely way to enter the U.S. market without all of the added costs of setting up a warehouse, renting an office and hiring employees,” said Gould. “Backed by our years of experience, our clients know that we give them their best shot at getting their products in front of major retail decision-makers.”
In addition, IPG has the backing of Gould’s team at Nutritional Products International (NPI; http://www.nutricompany.com), a leading nutraceutical company that successfully represents and manages nutritional and personal care brands throughout U.S.
The Home and Housewares Show, organized by the International Housewares Association, will take place March 10-13. To learn more about International Products Group, visit http://www.ipgsales.net.