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casual

adjective Occurring unpredictably; irregular.

casual

an introduced plant that has not become established in an area but which may occur away from cultivation.
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iWin is a cross platform publisher and distributor of casual games for the mass market.
The Public Health System Nurses' and Midwives' (State) Award 2011 provides for a 10% casual loading at sub clause A (ii) of Part II of Clause 29, Part-time, Casual and Temporary Employees.
However, official data on the actual number of people employed as casual academics are not available.
One surprising finding is that the link between casual sex and mental health is the same for men and women.
Generally, the use of casual labour is heavily weighted in favour of employers.
The "casual" anti-semitism that infected Germany in the 1930s resulted in the slaughter of millions, the Holocaust.
"And it's not just the exhibitors that are getting behind this concept," he adds, "many leading casual dining outlets - including popular high-street names like Ask, PizzaExpress, Zizzi, Prezzo, Chimichanga, Pizza Hut and Carluccio's - intend to send their buyers and specifiers to the launch next February."
This new niche, which is gaining huge popularity in New Jersey, is evidenced by the number of new or expanding fast casual restaurants popping-up in most major markets.
"In further analyzing the beer category within the different on-premise segments, while craft beers achieved a 7% growth in casual restaurants in 2012, this lagged behind the 11% growth in bars and 13% growth in fine dining," said Peter Reidhead, VP of strategy at GuestMetrics.
"The late 1990's was the time when the casual dining concept started setting foot in the Saudi market and within a span of 15 years, this segment has witnessed aggressive growth and penetration by new chains," explained Dr Adnan Soufi, the CEO of Sedco Holding, the owner of widely diversified companies in the Kingdom.
As the similarities between casual and fast casual dining are amplified and the differences become blurred, it is critical to highlight both the strengths and similarities in each category.
The "Foodservice Insights & Trends - Fast Casual" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.