Four Millennial Marketing Myths. There’s a major demographic shift happening in the United States—one that marketers can’t afford to ignore: The millennial generation is an estimated 86 million strong in the U.S., and these 18- to 33-year-olds are already making an impact on the social, political, and financial scenes. Accounting for nearly $1.3 trillion dollars annually in consumer spending. Read more at dmnews.com.
More of us Need to Become “Weekday Vegetarians.” If a trio of Scandinavian researchers has its way, much of the world’s population will soon become vegetarian, or at least flexitarian — like it or not. According to a new study published in Climate Change, eliminating energy and transportation emissions isn’t enough to get the rising global temperature under control. People really need to stop eating so much meat and dairy. Read more at treehugger.com.
Restaurant Jobs More than 9 Percent Above Previous Cyclical High. More than six years after the start of the Great Recession, the number of private sector jobs finally surpassed its pre-recession peak in March, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The private sector added a net 192,000 jobs in March on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the strongest monthly gain since November. Read more at restaurantnews.com.