Elizabeth Campbell and Liyan Chen Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, called PED, has spread to 23 U.S. states since April, with a surge in reported cases last month, including in Iowa, the top producer. Researcher Global AgriTrends said the sickness may kill as many as 5 million pigs, or about 4.5 percent of the animals sent to processing plants last year in the U.S., the world’s biggest pork exporter.
Two years after a major drought increased feed prices, restaurant operators should see relief in the year ahead and capitalize on lower prices to pad the bottom line, according to a recent report.
Falling food prices present savings opportunities for operators.
The Obama administration for the second time in a year is giving some employers more time before they must offer health insurance
The Obama administration for the second time in a year is giving some employers more time before they must offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers.
Food costs to steady, but protein is problematic. Even though food costs are expected to stabilize somewhat in 2014, restaurant operators will still face pricing challenges, especially where beef is concerned, industry watchers and commodities experts say.
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Restaurant operators invest heavily in promoting new menu items and it turns out that a majority of consumers (about 70 percent) of consumers won't try a new menu item.