Sales Increase for 19th Consecutive Quarter at Bruegger’s

first_imgMarking 19 consecutive quarters of growth, Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. has announced revenue for comparable sales grew 6.6 percent at company locations and 6.9 percent system-wide for the fourth quarter ending December 30, 2008. For the 2008 fiscal year, same store sales increased 4.2 percent for the company and 3.9 percent for the system, aided by one extra week versus 2007. Bruegger’s gross sales reached $198.9 million system wide in 2008; an 11.3 percent rise over the same period in 2007.”Hitting the mark of reaching our 19th consecutive quarter of sales increase was indeed an accomplishment,” said Bruegger’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Greco. “By focusing in on our core values of providing great service, great food and great value, we were able to continue to build sales in spite of the economy. It is a testament to the entire Bruegger’s team and our loyal following.”New Menu Items and LocationsDuring the fourth quarter, Bruegger’s continued to promote the Farmer’s Omelet which was introduced in Q3. The company also kicked off its annual Bottomless Mug promotion in Q4 with a new keytag option in addition to the travel mug and cards.Also during the fourth quarter, Bruegger’s opened corporate bakeries in Greensboro, N.C., Jenkintown, Pa. and Arlington, Va., as well as franchise- operated bakeries in Orange, Conn., Raleigh, N.C. and in Raleigh-Durham Airport bringing the total to 288 bakeries in 23 states and the District of Columbia. New bakery expansion will continue with four bakeries set to open in Q1 2009.About Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc.Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leader in the fast casual restaurant segment. Bruegger’s is dedicated to serving delicious, healthy food that brings guests back again and again. In 288 neighborhood bakery-cafes in 23 states and the District of Columbia, Bruegger’s offers a warm, comfortable setting for guests to enjoy a wholesome meal with family and friends. Famous for authentic boiled and baked bagels, Bruegger’s bakers lend their expertise to crafting a variety of other stone- hearth baked breads, such as Ciabatta and the exclusive Softwich. Guests can count on innovative menu items, including unique cream cheese flavors, delicious breakfast sandwiches and wraps, hand-tossed salads, hearty soups, signature and custom order sandwiches, desserts, and Fair Trade Green Mountain coffee blends. Founded in 1983, Bruegger’s is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and supports its neighbors in every community it serves. For more information, please visit is external).BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/last_img read more

4 ways to be a better networker

first_imgWhether you’re working to grow your company or making connections for a new business venture, there’s no substitute for the networking process. Sure, it can be a daunting task to open yourself up to new people, but the more you get out there, the more successful you will be. Here are four helpful tips for becoming a better networker.Exude confidenceEven if you’re a naturally shy person, others gravitate toward individuals who radiate self-assurance. When networking with new professionals, first impressions are everything. So, remember to smile, give a firm handshake, and make eye contact with those you meet.Ask smart questionsWhen attending a business function or while at a networking event, think of creative ways to connect with others. The standard questions (“What is your role at the company?”) are boring and repetitive. Try connecting by asking more personal things about their background or skillset. You will make a more lasting impression if you can separate yourself from other professionals.Listen more, talk lessWhen engaging with others it’s vital that they know up front that you’re genuinely interested in what they are saying. If you’re the only one talking, you may come across as bossy or domineering. Make the points you came to make, but take in what’s being said and truly learn about others.Keep it upDon’t just attend one networking business event and call it a day. Keep up the pattern and continue putting yourself out there. It will be hard for others in the industry to forget you if you keep popping up at business events. So, stay on their radar because in many cases, it’s all about who you know. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

May is National Foster Care Month

first_imgBatesville, In. — National Foster Care Month, observed each May, recognizes the important role foster parents, child welfare professionals and other community members play in the lives of foster children.It is estimated that 442,000 kids and teens across the nation are unable to stay in their own homes because of abuse or neglect, and as of March 2019, over 14,500 of these children live in Indiana.To raise awareness of the number of children in Indiana’s foster care system, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) will host events this month throughout the state promoting opportunities to help our state’s most vulnerable children.This year, the General Assembly passed legislation during the 2019 session to support DCS and Indiana’s foster children.For example, our state’s next two-year budget allocates $502 million in additional funding to DCS.Senate Enrolled Act 1 gives foster parents a stronger voice by creating a process for them to share their recommendations about a child’s welfare with the court system.Another bill passed this year, House Enrolled Act 1006, implements recommendations from the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group to improve DCS based on its 2018 review of the agency.Click here to learn more about National Foster Care Month.To learn more about becoming a foster parent, visit Batesville Christian Church holds an Adoptive Parent Support Group meeting sponsored by The Villages of Indiana on the fourth Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Meetings will not be held on federal holidays.last_img read more

Women and girls’ teams named for European championships

first_img19 Jun 2013 Women and girls’ teams named for European championships England Golf has named the team which will challenge for gold at the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford Golf Club, York, from July 9-13. The six players are: Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro, image © Leaderboard Photography), Hayley Davis (Ferndown), Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), Bronte Law (Bramhall), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) and Lauren Taylor (Woburn). The reserve is Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’). England will take on 19 teams at the championship and will be aiming to win the gold medal for the first time in 20 years. The event is played simultaneously with the European girls’ team championship at Linkopings Golf Club, Sweden. The team is: Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall), Alice Hewson (Bekhamsted), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Sophie Madden (West Essex), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham). The reserves are Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) and Samantha Fuller (Roehampton). The ladies’ team: Sarah-Jane Boyd, 21 (Truro, Cornwall) won the 2013 English amateur championship to add to the 2012 British women’s stroke play championship which secured her place in this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open over the Old Course at St Andrews. Hayley Davis, 20, (Ferndown, Dorset) is a past winner of the English women’s and girls’ championships. She is a student at Baylor University, Texas and has won on the US women’s college circuit. She has played in two previous European Ladies’ Team Championships. Georgia Hall, 17, (Remedy Oak, Dorset) is the new British amateur champion and also holds the British girls’ title. She was Europe’s number one woman golfer for 2012 and is ranked sixth in the world. She won two gold medals at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Bronte Law, 18, (Bramhall, Cheshire) was a member of the winning GB&I team at the 2012 Curtis Cup and she made the cut in last season’s Women’s British Open, finishing tied 33rd. Bronte won the Cartier Trophy at the 2013 French Lady Junior Championship. Meghan MacLaren, 19, (Wellingborough, Northants) is the new Irish stroke play champion, continuing the form which won her three titles on the US women’s college circuit during her freshman year at Florida International University. Lauren Taylor, 18, (Woburn) became the youngest-ever British amateur champion in 2011 at the age of 16. She is a student at Baylor University, Texas, and recently won her Conference championship, returning home to win the Astor Salver. Alex Peters, 19, (Notts Ladies’, Nottinghamshire) is the current English women’s stroke play champion and was runner-up at the recent English amateur championship.   The girls’ team: Gabriella Cowley, 17, (Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire) won the 2013 Critchley Salver, was third in the English amateur championship and was in England’s winning teams at  the 2012 girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. Alice Hewson, 15, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) is the Scottish U16 open stroke play champion, a past English U13 titleholder and was runner up in last year’s U15 championship. Sophie Lamb, 15, (Clitheroe. Lancashire) won the girls’ championship at the 2013 Fairhaven Trophies and  successfully played for England U16s against Spain last year. Sophie Madden, 16 (West Essex) is the English U15 champion, helped England win the team event at the Irish U18 stroke play championship and was tied second in the event. Amber Ratcliffe, 17, (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) was in the winning England teams at the girls’ and ladies’ 2012 Home Internationals and tied fourth in the recent English amateur championship. Olivia Winning, 18, (Rotherham, Yorkshire) is the 2012 Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play champion and was in England’s winning team at the girls’ Home Internationals. Annabel Dimmock , 16, (Wentworth, Surrey) enjoyed a successful run on this year’s Orange Blossom Tour in Florida, and was fifth in the 2012 English girls’ championship. Sammy Fuller, 14, (Roehampton, Surrey) recently won the Bridget Jackson Bowl and has had top ten finishes in recent English, Irish and Welsh championships.last_img read more