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Important Information for direct mail

During the past 12 years, I moved four times in Southern California. You guessed it; I'm like millions of Americans who don't stay in one place for too long. So if you're a marketer trying to keep track of my whereabouts, best of luck! The U.S. Postal Service says 43 … More

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Unleashing a mob of eager customers

The funny thing is – most people are scared out of their wits to do it A Tale of Two Ponies – Kalani was a very sweet six-year-old girl about to celebrate her seventh birthday. She got straight A's in school, did her homework every night and still found time … More

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The secret conference of re insurers in Monte Carlo

It's all over but the shouting. The annual Re Insurance confab held in Monte Carlo is done. There is a small but powerful group of international businessmen that control the global Re Insurance industry. This is the place that insurance companies go to buy their insurance to hedge their bets … More

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At the register

The Good Modern consumers often seek businesses that offer the opportunity to pay with credit card because of the benefits associated with rewards programs, convenience and lack of cash-on-hand. Surveys have shown that consumers tend to order more (studies by VISA show a 20-30 percent increase compared with cash), increasing … More

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Ask Joey

QUESTION: What effect have wings and tenders had on the pizzeria industry and how do you suggest operators market them? ANSWER: Wow. This is a question that really hits home with me. I can honestly say the development of these items has been integral in the success and development of … More

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And the winners are…

We've begun the search for America's best pizza makers, dough stretchers and tossers, and pizza chefs. Three of our Acrobatic team members were selected to lead the United States to World Pizza victory at the Western Foodservice and Hospitality EXPO Aug. 2-4 in Los Angeles. Michael Shepherd, owner of Michael … More

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Now it's your turn

Pizza will be the center of attention when the North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show (NAPICS) comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center February 8-9, 2004. Show organizers are expecting as many as 10,000 attendees, making the event the largest pizza-centered tradeshow in the eastern U.S. NAPICS is an … More

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America's top ten pizzerias

We here at PMQ give you a report on the pizza industry each year according to increases and decreases in sales, units and other trends related to the selling of pizza from the year before. When doing my daily research for the best news related to pizza, I stumbled across … More

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Subs, hoagies, and grinders

Why should you consider adding subs or sandwiches to your menu? Offering more than pizza gives customers another reason to eat at your restaurant more than once a week. Sandwiches are also fast, a staple for lunchtime crowds and one of the best performing categories in the QSR segment. In … More

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Pizza power 2003

Pizza Power 2003 – Pizza Industry Annual Report It's that time of year again when PMQ crunches the numbers to see how the pizza industry has performed in the past year. There is some good news and bad news, so without delay, let's jump right in and see what the … More

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Making critical feedback productive

Delivering critical feedback without causing defensiveness can be stressful, yet the demand placed on an owner or manager often requires painful confrontation – painful for the owner or manager as well as the employee. But does it really have to be that difficult? It's 3:30 in the afternoon on a … More

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Wealth transfer secrets for pizzeria owners!

Supposedly, F. Scott Fitzgerald was waxing eloquent on his fascination with the wealthy. "The rich are different than us" opined Scott…Earnest Hemingway is reported to have shot back, "Yeah, they have more money!" Once you've managed to get your fortune, you need to take care in passing it on to … More