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Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items

...price for a dozen Midwest large eggs had soared 120 percent from its mid-April, pre-bird flu price to $2.62, industry analyst group Urner Barry said.Prices began falling last week, but officials say it could take two years to return to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-21/egg-shortage-cutting-resta
McDonald's US store count to shrink this year, possibly for 1st time

...customers, too.McDonald's past success led to "a natural overconfidence," said John Gordon, a restaurant industry analyst with Pacific Management Consulting Group."McDonald's is such an internally focused organization, it's a situation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-18/mcdonalds-us-store-count-s
Industry analyst: 1998 and 1999 will be record years for airlines

WASHINGTON -- With jam-packed planes filling the skies, an industry analyst said Wednesday that U.S. airlines should earn record profits this year -- and surpass them in 1999. As the fourth quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/19/bus_245068.shtml
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Measure would end Georgia tax break on jet fuel

...airline's headquarters is no easy feat, though companies sometimes threaten it during fights over expenses, said industry analyst Robert Mann, the president of R.W. Mann & Company. Fuel tax exemptions add some competitive edge, but commercial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/measure-would-end-georgia-tax
Movie theater with full-service restaurant now under construction

...costs can be spread over higher admissions and concessions sales, according to the report, compiled by IBISWorld Industry Analyst Darryle Ulama. "Luxury theaters are attracting consumers who are willing to pay more for an experience that they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-20/movie-theat
Smaller sodas bring makers bigger profits

...for 2.4 percent of sales dollars, more than double their volume share.Bonnie Herzog, a Wells Fargo beverage industry analyst, said the smaller options are part of how Coke is repositioning itself amid changing habits around soda. She noted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-13/smaller-sodas-bring-makers
Gas prices drop another penny

...but the yearlong decline may be nearing an end, an industry analyst said Sunday. The average retail price of gasoline...But prices may start edging up soon, warned oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg. For one thing, retailers pretty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/14/biz_211305.shtml
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Airline stocks hit turbulence

...airlines have put together four years of back-to-back profitability," said Julius Maldutis, longtime airline industry analyst for Salomon Brothers Inc. The progress came as corporate downsizing continued to save major airlines big dollars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/27/bus_201767.shtml
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Phones, cash top teen loves

...forget cash and gift cards."The No. 1 thing is the cellphone ? it's not even close," Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group, says of what teenagers want.Gift-givers can then build on what the child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-06/phones-cash-top-teen-loves
Automakers to join forces in effort to track down cause of exploding Takata air bag inflators

...recall repairs. So far, General Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Chrysler and Ford have agreed to cooperate. One auto industry analyst suggested the automakers feel Takata is taking too long to find the cause.The announcement came as Takata edged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/automakers-join-forces-eff