Dip Or Squeeze?

The ketchup packet has been around for more than 40 years, and complaints about it for nearly as long: too messy, too small, too hard to open. Now, ketchup giant H.J. Heinz Co. is unveiling the first major packaging change to the to-go condiment, reports The Associated Press. The new design has a base that’s […]

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Drive-Up Grocery Takes Off

On a recent evening in this southern French city, Maurice Berrayah parked his black Renault sedan outside a gray warehouse, and a Chronodrive supermarket employee packed his trunk with a week’s worth of milk, wine, eggs and other foodstuffs his wife had ordered online earlier in the day. “We don’t have to go grocery shopping

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126-Year-Old Biz Gone

More than 45,000 businesses closed their doors for good in 2009 — including some that survived for longer than a century reports CNNMoney. Here’s a look at one. On Christmas Eve, Mark Irvin closed the doors on a wholesale business that had been in his family for 125 years. Irvin Candy Company Inc. started in

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Biz Christmas Cards Are Good Biz

Have you sent out your business Christmas cards yet? Is it worthwhile to send out a season’s greetings to your business contacts? Yes! With building a relationship with your clients and prospects, a business Christmas card acknowledges that you took the time and effort to think of them, reports Small Business-Canada. Don’t go overboard

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Bizs Backs Bar Codes

Finale Desserterie & Bakery in downtown Boston has always had a ZIP code. Now, thanks to the Internet search titan Google Inc., the dessert restaurant also has a bar code according to a story in The Boston Globe. The black-and-white square, with its pattern of irregular shapes, is pasted to Finale’s front door. It’s part

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