Business & Technology

Business & Technology
9:47 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Mid-City 'Grocery War' Highlights City-Wide Food Access Questions

Rouses and Winn-Dixie have used mail promotions to hype their selection and special entertainment options.
Eve Troeh

One week ago a new Winn-Dixie supermarket opened its doors on Carrollton Avenue, and many people in the neighborhood say that launched a full on grocery war.

Because Rouses Market has a store right across the street.

Giveaways, food samples, contests and entertainment have been the weapons so far. South Louisiana-based Rouses has done a fair share of trash talking about the Florida-based chain Winn-Dixie, to boot.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Out To Lunch: NOLA On A (Whole Wheat) Roll

Michael Hecht, John Elstrott and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Whole Foods Market was born in New Orleans. We're staying ahead of the curve.

John Elstrott, Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market, tells the fascinating tale of the birth of the health food giant and equally fascinating tale of what's ahead. CEO of GNO, Inc. Michael Hecht is one of the architects of New Orleans' sensational business resurgence.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Out To Lunch: The Art Of Marketing Art

John Flemming, Mia Volkemmer and Peter Ricchiuti
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Arts administrator Mia Volkemmer, and fine artist and leather mask-maker John Flemming, join Peter Ricchiuti for a lunch filled with tales of the art world that range from Uptown New Orleans to Afghanistan and Bridget Bardot.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Sun Salutations & Supplements

Peter Ricchiuti, Jessica Blanchard and Mackie Shilstone.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

In a city known for decadence, fitness guru Mackie Shilstone and international finance consultant turned yoga instructor promote healthy living.

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Out To Lunch
12:32 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Startup Superstars On Out To Lunch

Peter Ricchiuti, Gary Solomon and Kenneth Purcell.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

The face of New Orleans business is changing. So is the face of New Orleans itself.

Peter’s guests on Out to Lunch this week are the prime movers of both. Kenneth Purcell’s iSeatz creates the software that runs online booking for American Express Travel, Delta, KLM, and Orbitz. Gary Solomon Jr.’s The Solomon Group lights up the Superdome.

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Economic Development
9:41 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

What Will Happen To The World Trade Center? City Meeting Tuesday

New Orleans World Trade Center stands 33 stories high
djnaquin67 flickr

A city committee meets at 3 p.m. today to evaluate proposals for one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in New Orleans. Three developers are vying for the World Trade Center site. Two would renovate the blocky 1960s office tower, and a third would demolish it in favor of a giant funnel-shaped sculpture, or some other tourist attraction.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Films And Festivals On Out To Lunch

A.J. Niland, Peter Ricchiuti and Andre Champagne.
Credit Robert Morton / It's New Orleans

The party never ends in New Orleans! Films and festivals roll on through the summer.

Andre Champagne's massive fleet of Hollywood Trucks keeps the Hollywood South industry rolling, and A.J.Niland's New Orleans-based HUKA Entertainment stages some of the nation's biggest and brightest music festivals.

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Out To Lunch
1:10 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Beyond The Boom Town On Out To Lunch

Peter Ricchiuti, Dana Eness and Blair duQuesnay.
Credit Robert Morton / It's New Orleans

We can't keep saying that we're in a boom forever. After it’s over — where to, New Orleans? Dana Eness from The Urban Conservancy and Blair duQuesnay from Ignite Investments and Planning look toward the dawn of the day after the boom. Will we have long-term change or a nostalgic golden era to look back on?  

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Out To Lunch — Fruit & Veggies

Kevin Morgan Rothschild, Peter Ricchiuti and Megan Nuismer.

Peter goes urban farming, New Orleans style, with Kevin Morgan Rothschild, co-founder of VertiFarms, and Megan Nuismer, founder of The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project.

They're changing the way we grow vegetables in a swampy urban food desert and harvest fruit in an abundant garden of Eden.

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Huey P. Long Bridge Widening
10:04 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

A View From The Top: Huey P. Long Bridge

View from the top of the newly expanded bridge. The gray steel is the expansion.
Frank Relle

This Sunday is a big day in the history of a Louisiana landmark. The Huey P. Long Bridge is scheduled to re-open, with three wider lanes of car traffic on each side, and two rail lines running down the middle.

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