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Daily Archive: September 8, 2011

Google Acquires Zagat Restaurant Guides, OpenTable Stock Off 8 Percent In Late Trading

Google Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire restaurant and lifestyle reviewer Zagat Survey LLC, in a move widely seen as an effort to increase Google’s local market business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 8, 2011

Table Wines Priced At 9 Dollars And Above Show Double-Digit Growth For Year Through August 20, Nielsen Says

Table wines retailing at $9 and over a 750-ml. bottle grew 10.9% by volume and 10.1% by value for the 52-week period ending August 20, according to the latest Nielsen numbers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 8, 2011

News Briefs for September 8, 2011

• With Whole Foods pulling fast-rising Skinnygirl Margarita from its shelves and two class action suits filed in California against brand owner Beam Global in recent days, Beam and Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel have said they plan to change the brand’s packaging from its current “all-natural” label to say “natural flavoring.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 8, 2011