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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Systems integration is all the rage in the consumer world thanks to voice-enabled devices like Alexa, but connectivity advancements in the business world could be even more impactful due to the Internet of Things (IoT). For self-storage operators, it’s time to go beyond basic IoT device management, centralized data and reporting and gain valuable perspective on how to leverage a smart-connected facility. In this video filmed during the 2019 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Thomas Brooks guides viewers through “Smart-Connected Self-Storage Facilities: Business in the IoT Age.” The vice president of sales for PTI Security Systems shares insight to what makes a self-storage facility “smart,” and why connecting everything could be a recipe for disaster. He encourages operators to embrace IoT with a strategic vision and tactical plan that will transform data into actionable insights. Watch this session to learn what differentiates smart facilit...

Blue Diamond Almond Growers to Be Featured on Almond Breeze’s Rose Parade® Float

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Diamond, the world’s leading almond marketer and processor, is bringing its almond growing history to life in this year’s Rose Parade®, an iconic annual New Year’s Day event held in Pasadena, CA on January 1, 2020. This is the second year the brand will participate in the parade. Blue Diamond’s Rose Parade float will feature Almond Breeze® Almondmilk as the headlining Blue Diamond product. The float will show how Blue Diamond’s legacy of quality came into existence from the first seed planted in California’s rich soil, to the bloom of the expansive, vibrant orchards, to the creation of the creamy, delicious almondmilk made with the best almonds. Every single Blue Diamond almond that goes into Almond Breeze® Almondmilk is harvested by families of growers who tend to acres of land with pride and a deep satisfaction of their work. The Blue Diamond Almond Breeze float will highlight the generations of growers who have passed on their pioneering spirit, commitment of quality, and love of sharing their craft to their families. The float will be decorated with more than 300 pounds of almonds and over 20,000 California-grown rose...

IMC Announces Featured Products for 2019 Fall TrendWatch

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 26, 2019) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today its exclusive TrendWatch program will feature 100+ products from 60 IMC exhibitors at Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. Fall Market’s three directional trends are ANIMALIER, DRENCHING and FOCUS. “IMC’s signature TrendWatch program is a key source of trend information for furniture and home décor buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “TrendWatch highlights the diversity of product at High Point Market and provides attendees with insight on trends that can influence sales and consumer preferences.” TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Animals have been subject matter for painters, illustrators, textile designers and sculptors throughout the centuries, and the “animalier” was known for realistic portrayals. This season, TrendWatch crosses artistry an...

Best New and Featured Products Announced For Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

LOS ANGELES, CA  – Thousands of new products and services from 500 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Healthy Food Expo West and Coffee Fest all being held together at the Los Angeles Convention Center.Several Awards were presented, including: The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is produced by Clarion UX and sponsored by the Restaurant Association (www.calrest.org), and provides industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 500+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit www.westernfoodexpo.com The 2019 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will present their annual Torch and Beacon Awards to two inspirational leaders in the industry on Center Stage during this large West Coast gathering for the food and beverage industry. … The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Education Program will include five tracks – Bar & Beverage, Building a Winn...

Is It Worth Trading In An iPhone 8 Plus For An iPhone 11?

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Every year, the Apple ecosystem gets a little more muddled. After all, when Apple sells iPhones that are three generations old, and they all look essentially the same, it’s hard to keep track of which is which and what’s what. The reveal of the iPhone 11, with its distinctive dual (or triple) camera bump changes things significantly. Not since Touch ID went by the wayside has there been a better differentiator. But what if you’re still rocking one of those old Touch ID iPhone 8 devices? Is it worth trading it in for an upgrade to the iPhone 11? Here’s how the two phones compare.   I had the iPhone 8 Plus the weekend it came out and loved it. It was the biggest, fastest, most innovative iPhone on the market. With a 5.5″ Retina HD display, 1920×1080 resolution, and the addition of TrueTone, it offered an incredibly crisp picture. The 8 series iPhones are where Portrai...