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August Restaurant Performance Index rises Riehle, senior vice-president of the N.R.A.’s research and knowledge group. The R.P.I. is comprised of two 104 components: the 103 Current Situation 102 Index and the Ex101 pectations Index. 100 The Current Situa99 tion Index, which 98 Values greater than 100 = expansion includes indica97 Values less than 100 = contraction tors for same-store 96 July July July July July July July July July July July sales, traffic, labor and capital expen2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Source: National Restaurant Association ditures, stood at 100.6 in August, a 0.8% gain compared to July’s level of 99.8. Restaurant operators reported positive same-store sales for the 15th consecutive month, with August results representing a solid improvement over the July perforWASHINGTON — Supported by stronger 0.4% increase compared to July. mance. Sixty-one per cent of restaurant same-store sales and customer traffic “Six out of 10 restaurant operators re- operators reported a same-store sales levels, the National Restaurant Asso- ported positive same-store sales in August, gain between August 2011 and August ciation’s Restaurant Performance In- while customer traffic readings bounced 2012, up from 53% who reported posidex rose modestly to 100.6 in August, a back from July’s net decline,” said Hudson tive sales in July. In comparison, 25% of Restaurant Performance Index WHILE SOME BANKS PRODUCE HEADLINES, WE PRODUCE FRESH IDEAS You may not have heard of us, but sometimes no news is good news. Recently named one of the seven safest banks in the United States,* we understand your challenges at BOK Financial. With more than 40 years of specialized experience in food and commodities, we work with companies like yours every day to bring you fresh ideas and unique solutions to help your business grow. So skip the news, and give us a call. Or better yet, let us come see you. Lending | Hedging | Private Equity Tax Exempt Solutions | Retirement Plan Services 816.256.4517 | © 2012 Services provided by Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Bank of Arkansas, Bank of Kansas City, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas and Colorado State Bank and Trust, divisions of BOKF, NA, a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation. Member FDIC. Equal Opportunity Lender. *BOK Financial was named one of the “seven safest banks in America” by 24/7 Wall Street, a national financial news and opinion company, on June 25, 2012. 22 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® October 9, 2012

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Food Business News - October 9, 2012
Unilever may put Skippy brand up for sale
Fruit prices on the rise
Bio-engineering on the ballot in California
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Editorial - Instant noodles as single food product success
Snyder’s-Lance expands distribution in southwest U.S.
American Sugar buys majority of Belize Sugar Industries
F.A.O. Food Price Index rises in September
Sunland peanut butter recall expands
RAND study shows rapid rise of morbid obesity
Dean puts Morningstar Foods on the trading block
Chiquita Brands names Edward Lonergan as c.e.o.
Smart Balance unveils new name, new structure
Clarkson Grain acquires US Soy
Alpina opens yogurt facility in New York
Chris Solly to c.e.o. of Ehrmann USA
ConAgra to expand frozen meals production
Campbell Soup closing two facilities
Jack Link’s acquiring Nebraska facility
New Kraft seeks to unlock ‘true potential'
Mondelez establishes global ambitions
August Restaurant Performance Index rises
Hershey to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020
Kroger introducing ‘Simple’ brands
Environmental claims to face greater scrutiny
Health and Wellness - Sodium reduction remains a priority
Ingredient Innovations - GRAS for probiotics seen as step toward market acceptance
Studies focus on probiotic benefits
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - October 9, 2012