Maui Wowi Meets Gluten-Free Demand in Sports Arenas

The 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament is finally here and people are asking: What's a tiki hut doing at a basketball tournament? Consumers are used to seeing the number of gluten-free products expand on store shelves and restaurant menus. Now, gluten-fr...

McAlister’s Introduces Green and Mango Green Tea

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast-casual chain known for its Famous Sweet Tea, goes green with the addition of Green Tea and Mango flavored Green Tea to its already irresistible menu of tea varieties. Just like McAlister’s fan favorite Sweet Tea, these new varieties are held...

University Dining Hall Upgrades to Top of the Class

When it comes to cutting-edge design and a multi-concept space, university dining halls hardly seem an innovative venue. The new West Campus Union Hall at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, could change that perception.

New York–based designer Vincent Celano created a new dining experience that...

Why Passion is Prime

Gloria Jean’s franchisee Ross Drever combines his love for coffee with his family’s franchise legacy.

With two thriving coffee shops under his belt, it might seem that Ross Drever has java in his blood—and that might be partially true. Drever grew up around coffee; his father...

Gardening This Spring


Photo: rsteup (Flickr)

The first day of spring is Sunday, March 20th.

The first day of spring is Sunday, which means it’s time for Noon Edition’s annual spring gardening show.


USG Publishes Micromarket Merchandising Roadmap

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- Unified Strategies Group has published a comprehensive micromarket merchandising roadmap for its membership. The purchasing cooperative said the project has been in the works for about nine months and is based on its micromark...

Vending Veteran Don Phelps Dies, 84

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Don Phelps

Don Phelps

NEWPORT COAST, CA -- Don Phelps, a longtime vending veteran who once served as president of the...