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Is McDonald's Losing To Chipotle? Maybe Not

BurgerBusiness | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
BurgerBusiness

Fast casuals are having more difficulties attracting increasing millennial visits than is widely assumed.

Burger Restaurant Growth Outpaces Industry

BurgerBusiness | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
BurgerBusiness

The burger boom rolls on. The number of independent burger restaurants continues to increase a rate faster than those for chain burger units, all quic...

Timothy Stenovec

HBO Isn't Quite In A Death Spiral, Researchers Now Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

A market research firm is backing down from its widely circulated report claiming that HBO and other premium TV providers lost subscribers over the la...

Restaurants' Deals, Discounts Surge

BurgerBusiness | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

All the restaurant-chain CEOs who have blamed disappointing sales on soft consumer spending have been telling it true. Data from The NPD Group show that restaurant visits using a deal or discount increased across all segments during the first nine months of 2013.

Only 25 Percent Of Adults Eat Healthy When They Go Out, Study Says

Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

A spate of new "healthy" fast food items have recently been released. Research has shown that these items may boost profits and recent sales data prov...

Men's Underwear 2013 Outlook

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 07.14.2013 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

If you're a guy, then your underwear is changing. After over a decade of work in the men's underwear industry, I'm watching as guys finally toss aside bland basics in favor of new styles.

Prom Spending Is On The Rise Again

AP | JOSEPH PISANI | Posted 05.01.2013 | Teen

-- The prom is making a big comeback. The recession forced parents and teens to cut back on spending for the annual high school dance, but wallets a...

Huge Number Of Adults Are Going Gluten-Free

Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Thirty percent of adults are interested in avoiding or cutting down on gluten in their diets, says a survey from the NPD Group, a consumer research fi...

No One Wants To Buy Physical Video Games Anymore

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A research firm says U.S. retail sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories fell 25 percent in October. ...

Fast Food Diners Don't Like Combo Meals Anymore

Posted 08.01.2012 | Home

Fast food combo meals are not nearly as popular as they used to be, according to a new report by market research firm The NPD Group. The meals are dow...

LG's Matt Durgin on Apps, Games and the Value of the Big Screen TV

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.04.2012 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The world of "smart," or IP-connected television sets, is evolving on many levels from new paid Apps to advertising around Apps, to video chat, and s...

31 Million Americans Skip Breakfast Each Day

Posted 12.11.2011 | Home

If you Google the term "skip breakfast," more than 10 million results turn up, often with information about how eating breakfast is crucial to maintai...

iPhone Dominates As Most Popular Phone: Study

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

Chalk up yet another accolade for the iPhone 4. Though Apple's latest phone may have gotten off to a rocky start with the antennagate debacle, market ...

Businesses Spending On Equipment Again, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Businesses are spending on technology and supplies again, according to a new survey, a sign that they are gearing up for growth as part of the recover...