Sweetgreens Is A Role Model for All Healthy Restaurants

Nathaniel Ru and Sweetgreens are creating a new model for fast food. According to Fortune Magazine, the type of model that Sweetgreens uses is exactly the type that people want when setting up a new chain restaurant these days.

That is also the reason why it is backed by so many big name investors. It is also the reason why the lines are always so long at each of Sweetgreens’ forty locations.

First of all, the quality of their food is different. Sweetgreens focuses on creating food that people actually like. What people want is food that is healthy, wholesome, organic, natural and not over processed. That is exactly what Sweetgreens offers. However, it is not just the food that makes Sweetgreens a big success. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru:  https://patch.com/california/across-ca/nathaniel-rus-vision-sweetgreen and https://affiliatedork.com/nathaniel-ru-blazes-a-trail-in-the-health-food-industry

There are other factors in it as well. One of them is the technology aspect. For example, over thirty percent of all orders from Sweetgreens are made online. These orders can be made on the Sweetgreens website, or they can be made by using a special app to do it.

Another issue that makes Sweetgreens so successful is their unique style of management. The management of Sweetgreens is not aloof and unaware of what is going on inside their individual stores, as is so often the case when it comes to management of big chain stores.

To make sure that they know how it feels to be a customer in their stores, the management goes into the stores themselves. In fact, once a year, they will shut down all the offices in all five locations around the country. Then, the people who work at the offices will work in the stores.

This way, they know what it feels like to be a worker. They can also find out about things that can use improvement. Nathaniel says that he does not believe in corporate management. Instead, he believes in hands on management where the management is involved in every step of day to day life. Sweetgreens has become a thought leader in the food industry.

Nathaniel Ru attended Georgetown University. There, he realized that there were not enough food options out there for students that were actually healthy and wholesome. That is why he decided to start Sweetgreens.

He started it with two friends who attended the university together with him. Interestingly, these two students attended an entrepreneurship event together with Nathaniel Ru. Sweetgreens has become a role model for all kinds of healthy eating.

Customers share their experiences with Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is a popular provider of digital technology resources for correctional facilities and other law enforcement centers. Their technology is used to help prevent crime in prisons. The most common form of offenses inside prisons is inmate-on-inmate.

 

Late last year (2016) the company shared some positive comments posted by customers raving how good their services are. The owner of Securus Technologies tries to get a new product out for sale every week.

 

The comments about this company come in from different parts of the world and are to the people who posted the comments will remain anonymous. Here is what the customers are saying:

 

One customer said that the technology resources that Securus Technologies provides helped them come up with a solution to a case. The client needed Securus Technologies to help them get access to a corrupt employees phone number. The customer plans on sticking with this company for many years to come.

 

Another facility was able to use Securus Technologies to help crack down on inmates selling drugs inside the correctional facility. A cellular device contained information about threats, money laundering, and drug transportation.

 

One company has been working with Securus Technologies for ten years, and they continue to recommend them to other companies. The company fully supports their vision to improve correctional facilities and keep inmates safe.

 

The investigative tools created by Securus Technologies have made it easier for facilities to conduct investigations when there are complaints of threats around the building or harassment.

 

There was a law enforcement facility that was able to use the technology provided by Securus Technologies to listen in on a conversation between an inmate, his brother, and his mother. The inmate was telling his brother what to say if he were to be questioned by authorities about a shooting. Those phone conversations will be used in court.

 

Bradesco’s President Luiz Carlos Trabuco Identifies With The Culture Of Brazil

The Brazilian banking industry is a money making industry in good times and in bad. Even a four-year recession didn’t hurt Brazil’s banks that much. For example, the largest bank in Brazil, Banco do Brazil is a government-owned business so the executives that work in that bank are not under pressure to make money. But banks like Banco Bradesco and Banco Itaú are profit centers, and they do a great job when it comes to making money. Banco Itaú and Banco Bradesco make billions of dollars in profit every year. And most of that profit comes from the bonds they buy and the insurance they carry. Consumer loans are a small percentage of bank profits.

Bradesco is the third largest bank in Brazil and the second largest private bank right behind Banco Itaú. Bradesco is a consumer favorite for a variety of reasons. The bank has been around since 1943, and the bank employs 100,000 people. There are 5,000 service branches around the country, and Brazilians have access to thousands of Bradesco ATMs. But it’s not just the convenience of banking with Bradesco that makes the bank so popular. The bank’s CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, is a lightning rod when it comes to identifying with Brazilian consumers. Fifty-six-year-old Trabuco knows what it takes to please the people.

Trabuco is not one of those stuffy bankers. He’s not the kind of bank executive that sits behind a desk and looks at numbers all day long. Trabuco is a personable as well as a relatable bank executive who has his customer’s interests in mind. The social programs and the education programs that Bradesco has in place are people pleasers. And Trabuco does all he can to expand those programs, so more people benefit from Bradesco’s success. The Brazilian Green House Emissions Program, Carbon Disclosure Program and the educational program help the people of Brazil deal with social and environmental issues. Plus, the educational program helps students learn how to function when they leave school. Luiz Carlos Trabuco also believes in the Companies for Climate Change, and the Global Compact program. Those programs help the bank connect with other countries that want to reduce the harmful gases that are changing the way Brazilians live every day.

In 2003, Luiz became a Bradesco vice president. His job was to manage Bradesco Seguros, the bank’s profitable insurance division. Under Trabuco’s guidance, In 2009, Bradesco Seguros profits went from 25 percent to 35 percent of the bank’s total profits. Trabuco’s performance was not the result of a banker’s keen eye for accounting or even finance. Luiz was successful because he was able to connect with customers, thanks to his years of working for Bradesco as well as his degree in philosophy from the University of São Paulo. Trabuco is a down-to-earth bank executive. He grew up in Marília in the state of São Paulo. His humble roots still show in his enormous smile and sense of confidence.

The list of Trabuco achievements is a long one, according to the other bank executives. Trabuco is a team player who understands the importance of good business practices. And those good business practices are paying off. The bank’s income for the first semester of 2017 was more than R$9.35 billion. And a 16.8 percent increase in total bank assets gave the bank’s board something to smile about. Plus, the smiles grew bigger when shareholder equity grew by 10.8 percent. Trabuco doesn’t take all the credit for the Bradesco’s success. He knows his hand-picked team plays a major role in Bradesco’s quest to be the largest private bank in the country. So he lets his team do what they do best, and he continues to shine a bright light on their accomplishments.

Find more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: http://www.istoedinheiro.com.br/noticias/negocios/20151218/luiz-carlos-trabuco-cappi-empreendedor-ano-nas-financas-2015/327856