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Is College Dining Officially Back?

This fall may finally represent the “return to normal” for colleges and universities, including foodservice operators on campus. That “normal”, however, will look quite different from the fall 2019 semester. Higher education foodservice operators face a number of...

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Back to School: K-12 Foodservice Complexities

News outlets in the past few weeks report that some federal pandemic-era provisions allowing primary and secondary schools to serve universal free meals will expire when districts start school this fall. This has left many districts across the country unprepared to...

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Want to Innovate? Be a Fleet, Not a Ship

Why do large companies find it so difficult to innovate? After all, they presumably became large companies by being innovative. Whether they created a new product, found a new market, or simply developed a way to deliver products more profitably, large companies...

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Innovate or Die: The Cost of Arrogant Cultures

Peter Drucker famously wrote “innovate or die.” Firms that do not look to the future while leading the present are very likely to slide into obsolescence. In our practice, we have our share of clients that are leaders in their space, yet look to us for strategic...

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Your Firm’s Purpose Should Define “Why” it Exists

Your firm’s purpose describes the unique value it brings to the world. It’s the core of your strategy. It determines who you are, why you matter. It should be clear and easy for stakeholders to understand because your overall strategy flows through it.   What...

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Sheetz and Discounted Fuel: The Industry Should Take Note

For the July 4th holiday, Sheetz announced it is dropping prices on two types of gas to help drivers save money at the pump. Effective immediately, the convenience store chain is charging $3.99 a gallon for Unleaded 88 and $3.49 a gallon for E85, according to a...

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