Starbucks Customers Want Cake

Starbucks appears to be heading back to the future with the marketing of their La Boulange line of pastries as they seek to respond to customer complaints about the (small) size and (high) prices of their newest pastries.  It would appear that they are looking to win pastry customers back by reverting to selling slices…

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Senate Looks To Move Minimum Wage

Although it’s unlikely that the Senate will move favorably on the Save American Workers Act, quite the contrary is true on the subject of increasing the federal minimum wage.  In fact, the Senate is reportedly getting close to bringing the issue to the floor for a vote to increase the federal minimum from its current…

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Upcoming Mid-Atlantic DDIFO Meeting

Time is of the essence for those Mid-Atlantic franchise owners who have yet to register for this coming week’s Mid-Atlantic region meeting coming at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport.  The meeting will feature Attorneys Pat McGovern and John Vreerland, both partners in the noted New Jersey firm of Genova, Burns, Giantomasi, Webster speaking…

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NLRB Running Amok

In continuing a string of anti-business rulings, the National Labor Relations Board has again come down hard on standard business decisions, ruling recently that an employer’s enforcement of a workplace policy prohibiting employees from disseminating confidential information, such as personal or financial information violated the National Labor Relations Act and was therefore illegal.  The particular…

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