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Modelo Especial, Stella Artois are fastest growing beer brands

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USA Today Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St (Photo Thinkstock)

While beer consumption in the United States fell during the beginning of the recession and again at the end of 2013, it is on the rise again and beer remains the most popular alcoholic beverage in the U.S. Americans may continue to choose beer over other types of alcoholic beverages, although the brand of beer they will choose is less predictable. Consumer preferences regularly change in response to new ad campaigns, price, or for no detectable reason.READ MORE

Trend Watch: What’s new with grab-and-go?

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From thenafemshow.org

Grab-and-go is becoming more than common – it’s becoming routine.

An annual growth rate of 10.4 percent between 2006 and 2014 launches the supermarket fresh prepared foods segment into the food industry’s group of highest performing subdivisions, according to a recent Technomic study cited by an FMI about made-to-order food’s prevalence in grocery stores.READ MORE

Network of 330,000 Cash Registers is Hacked

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By: Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the largest point-of-sale payment systems in the hospitality industry, used in restaurants and hotels globally, has been breached by a Russian organized crime group, computer security writer Brian Krebs reported Monday.

The breach occurred in systems run by MICROS Systems, which was purchased by Oracle in 2014.READ MORE