LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United Nations World
Food Programme, running short on cash to help feed the largest
flood of refugees in recorded history, on Sunday will debut a
new fundraising and awareness campaign backed by the donated
advertising firepower of brands like McDonald’s and Google.
The number of men, women and children forcibly displaced by
war, conflict and persecution swelled to new high of 59.5
million at the end of 2014.
(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp can move to Cuba, but it still cannot sell lattes there.
The Obama administration on Friday tore down barriers to U.S. companies doing business on the Communist-ruled island just south of Miami, but plenty of regulatory and legal roadblocks remain on both sides of the Florida Straits.
Sept 18 (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp can move to
Cuba, but it still cannot sell lattes there.
The Obama administration on Friday tore down barriers to
U.S. companies doing business on the Communist-ruled island just
south of Miami, but plenty of regulatory and legal roadblocks
remain on both sides of the Florida Straits.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 (Reuters) – A McDonald’s Corp
shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain
to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics
vital to fighting human infections.
The move from the Congregation of Benedictine Sisters of
Boerne, Texas, comes amid growing concern from public health
experts that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising
numbers of life-threatening human infections from
antibiotic-resistant bacteria dubbed “superbugs.”
CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A Wal-Mart Stores
Inc worker group that has successfully pushed the
retailer to boost wages and improve conditions has splintered
over a disagreement about funding and strategic direction,
according to people on both sides of the split.
Both wings are claiming the name OUR Walmart and vow to
continue their work, moves that could sow confusion among
Sept 15 (Reuters) – Yum Brands Inc’s <YUM.N > Taco Bell
chain next week will debut a new restaurant concept that dumps
the drive-thru and brings on the booze as it seeks to appeal to
hip, young city dwellers and fend off popular rival Chipotle
Mexican Grill Inc.
The first of the chain’s new Taco Bell Cantina restaurants
will open in Chicago’s hipster Wicker Park neighborhood on Sept.
22, with a second later this month in San Francisco.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Most large U.S. fast-food
chains still serve meat from farm animals that have been
routinely fed antibiotics, consumer groups said in a new report,
which concluded that many companies have not yet laid out plans
to curb the practice.
Subway, Starbucks, KFC and Domino’s Pizza
were among the industry leaders graded “F” for their
antibiotic policies in the report from consumer and health
groups, titled “Chain Reaction,” released on Tuesday.
By Lisa Baertlein and Sruthi Ramakrishnan
(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp’s 16,000 U.S. and Canadian restaurants will serve only eggs laid by cage-free chickens within the coming decade, the company said on Wednesday.
McDonald’s USA has been buying more than 13 million cage-free eggs annually since 2011. The long-awaited full switchover is happening as North American egg suppliers are slowly starting to rebuild flocks after the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history.
(Reuters) – David Israel’s four-year old company, Pop Gourmet, has a deal to sell snacks at Starbucks and a sought-after licensing agreement with uber-hip sriracha seller Huy Fong Foods, but it is his prison time that makes the brand stand-out in a crowded field.
Starbucks Corp, which helped popularize Kind bars and other snack brands, recently began selling Pop Gourmet in 3,400 U.S. stores. The company, which sells sweet, savory and low-cal snacks, soon expects to expand its line-up of Huy Fong sriracha-flavored popcorn, potato chips and croutons with hummus and mayonnaise. It also sells Huy Fong dry seasoning in grocery stores as well as sriracha ketchup.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, known for its indulgent burritos, is battling a “Chubby Chipotle” ad campaign from the food industry group whose “Nanny” ads helped sink New York City’s ban on super-sized sugary drinks.
The Center for Consumer Freedom’s full-page advertisement in Thursday’s New York Post depicts a smiling, shirtless, overweight young man flexing one arm and resting the other on his ample tummy.