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Dee-Ann Durbin

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Gen Z fueling limited-time flavors like Sour Patch Kids Oreos and pink lemonade-flavored Kit Kats

Food companies are responding to the changing and expanding tastes of consumers while also trying to keep brands relevant and distinct to win space on...

20.05.2024 40

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Starbucks heads to Supreme Court in case against top U.S. labor board

The hearing comes even as the animosity between Starbucks and Workers United, the union organizing its workers, has begun to fade.

23.04.2024 30

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McDonald’s just bought out its Israeli franchisee of more than 30 years, taking over 225 restaurants for undisclosed terms

Alonyal, the franchisee, sparked boycotts in October when it announced on social media that McDonald's was providing free meals for Israeli soldiers.

05.04.2024 20

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Big candy befuddled by Gen Z’s love for sour gummies, scrambles for plan to get Americans chewing gum again

Gum’s bubble burst in 2020, with packages sold dropping by nearly a third, according to market research firm Circana.

07.03.2024 7

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Anheuser-Busch has reached a new 5-year contract deal with the Teamsters to avoid a massive strike at its 12 U.S. plants

The strike would have been the first in the U.S. against Anheuser-Busch since 1976.

29.02.2024 9

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FTC sues to block Albertsons and Kroger merger

Regulators claim the deal "would lead to additional grocery price hikes for everyday goods," worsening inflation.

26.02.2024 5

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Walmart, supermarket data prove it: Valentine's Day is for the procrastinators

People leave gifts to the last minute. Walmart sells nearly 40 million red roses for the holiday and says around 75% of its sales occur on Feb. 13 and...

14.02.2024 40

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Thousands of U.S. Uber and Lyft drivers set to park their cars and picket at major airports in Valentine’s Day strike

Justice for App Workers, which says it represents 130,000 ride-hailing and delivery workers, is seeking higher wages, access to health care and an...

14.02.2024 30

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Dart Container 'honored' that Toby Keith 'chose the iconic Solo cup as a sign of good times' in tribute to stomach cancer victim

Keith, who popularized but didn't write “Red Solo Cup,” once said “It is the stupidest song I ever heard in my life, but it’s so stupid it’s...

07.02.2024 10

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Coke is rolling out raspberry-flavored Coca-Cola Spiced to attract spice-loving younger drinkers

On Wednesday, the Atlanta beverage giant introduced Coca-Cola Spiced, the first new permanent offering to its North American portfolio in three years.

07.02.2024 10

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The dark side of the $30 billion holiday gift card industry: So much money unspent

Almost half of adults have at least one wasted gift card, a July Bankrate survey found. Average value: $187.

26.12.2023 7

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Mike Grgich, Croatian immigrant who put Napa Valley on the world’s wine map in the ‘Judgement of Paris’, dies at 100

Grgich left Croatia in 1954 with a few U.S. dollars hidden in his shoe and a suitcase full of wine-making books.

15.12.2023 20

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After 2 years fighting its union, Starbucks says it wants to restart bargaining and reach a contract agreement in 2024

The company is currently in a legal battle with unionized workers, including over pro-Palestine messaging.

09.12.2023 30

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McDonald's is launching a Starbucks and Dunkin' killer called 'CosMc's' with drinks like the churro frappe, pear-flavored slush and turmeric latte

The new restaurant format, which will be tested in 10 locations early next year, is named after a space alien character that McDonald's introduced in...

07.12.2023 10

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Thousands of Starbucks workers at over 200 U.S. stores are set to go on a one-day strike

The Workers United union chose Starbucks' annual Red Cup Day to stage the walkout since it’s usually one of the busiest days of the year.

16.11.2023 10

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Businesses are fighting tooth and nail against a Biden administration rule that would make it easier for millions of Americans to unionize

The new "joint employer" rule increases the number of companies that must participate in labor negotiations with workers at their franchisees or...

13.11.2023 6

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Starbucks hikes pay for U.S. hourly workers—but excludes union members from some of those raises as tension between the two sides rises another notch

Starbucks said Monday it will increase wages — which currently average $17.50 per hour — starting in January.

07.11.2023 7

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Halloween candy inflation is downright frightful—again. 'The price of candy has gotten to be outrageous'

Candy and gum prices are up an average of 13% compared to last October, more than double the 6% increase in all grocery prices, per Datasembly.

28.10.2023 2

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Starbucks sues union for using its name and logo in a pro-Palestine post—and the union sues it back

Starbucks sued Workers United in federal court in Iowa, saying a pro-Palestinian social media post from a union account early in the Israel-Hamas war...

19.10.2023 10

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Need to mail a package via USPS, UPS or FedEx? Now Uber will do it for you

Uber could return around 574,000 parcels on business days, rising about 25% in January because of holiday returns, a logistics expert said.

04.10.2023 2

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