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Why Creating Strong Supplier Relationships is Key. The ability to consistently deliver high quality food and beverages is one of the biggest factors determining any restaurant’s success. Suppliers play a vital role in that behind the scenes, ensuring that restaurants receive the quality products they need on time to meet and exceed their customers’ expectations. Read more at restaurantnews.com.

The Secret to a Great Customer Experience. Today, it’s 100% about 360-degree insight—marketers need a comprehensive customer view to provide the kind of top-line, seamless, consistent, cross-channel customer experience (CX) that consumers not only expect, but demand. Read more at dmnews.com.

7 Ways to Reduce Stress for the Long Haul. We can all think of instant-gratification stress relievers that actually make things worse for us in the long run, from “retail therapy” to junk food to binge drinking. But if we truly want to cut down on our overall experience of stress, we need to create habits for ourselves that can be incorporated into our daily lives. Read more at treehugger.com.

How Climate, Health and Water Harvest Soybean Sustainability. Last month’s passage of the Farm Bill, after more than three years of Congressional wrestling, marks the first major effort to reshape the U.S. food and agricultural sectors in the past five years. The bill is filled with green victories, including funding to expand farm-to-school programs and seed projects to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for lower-income families. Read more at greenbiz.com.