The Bread Box-Blog

01
Dec

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Fall 2016 Sees Continued Wage Growth Acceleration: What Employers Should Know

According to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank's Wage Growth Tracker, October 2016 saw year-over-year median pay for American workers increase by nearly 4% — its fastest rise since November 2008.

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14
Nov

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President-Elect Trump and his Plan for Small Business Owners

There are plenty of issues business owners care about, ranging from tax and immigration reform to health care and free trade. With a Republican majority in Congress, political analysts say

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28
Oct

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Restaurants’ Labor Woes a Cautionary Tale for Businesses, Economy?

It’s been said that the government doesn’t create jobs – it creates the environment in which jobs are created. While the most common business woes have been caused by high

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15
Oct

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What a Key Gauge of Business Optimism Reveals about the Economy

While earnings forecasts, stock price movement and revenue growth are good gauges of the short to mid-term health of a business, they often fail to provide an accurate picture of

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29
Sep

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Wheat Prices Bottom, Moody’s Upgrades Food Sector

In late September, two important stories emerged for the baked goods industry and the food sector: the balance between record grain production and demand and a food sector upgrade by

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15
Sep

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Why Contract Packing Works for Recession-Wary Businesses

Many businesses are still in recovery mode following the 2008 recession. Even new businesses that didn’t exist eight years ago still feel the reverberations and harbor the same fear that

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26
Aug

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Debate Continues Over Minimum Wage Increase; NJ Governor Vetoes Bill

Stating that it would create insurmountable economic and human capital challenges, New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed a Democrat-backed bill that called for the state's minimum wage to rise to

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30
Jul

Nutrition Label

The New Nutrition Label — Costs, Challenges & Solutions for Food Producers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made its first set of revisions to the standard nutrition label in over 20 years. On May 20th, First Lady Michelle Obama announced

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15
Jul

Private Labeling

Private Label Baked Goods Products Separating Themselves from the National Brands

Private-label baked goods – once thought of as nothing more than lower quality facsimiles of the brand names – are coming into their own. Consumers may have begun flocking to less

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30
Jun

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Baked Goods Business Bites: Tim Hortons, Dunkin’ Donuts in Expansion Mode

Tim Hortons has been in the headlines recently. Restaurant Brands International Inc., the parent company that owns Tim Hortons, is partnering with Restaurant Development Partners Corp. to conduct a site

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