Does Anyone Really Believe Vegans Are Going To Go To Taco Bell? Oh & Thanks For Telling Us Now That You Had Artificial Colors & Synthetic Preservatives All Along! GI
Over 75% of full-service restaurant operators in New York City reduced employee hours in 2018, and 36.3% eliminated jobs, in response to mandated wage increases , according to a survey from the New York City Hospitality Alliance. Seventy-five percent of limited-service restaurant respondents report they will reduce employee hours in 2019, and 53.1% will eliminate jobs.
We Told You Years Ago This Was Going To Happen! Bravo To Your $15 Minimum Wages! GI
CEC Entertainment Inc. signed development agreements for 25 Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants across Mexico, Egypt, Kuwait, El Salvador and Bahrain . The company will look to expand further by pursuing new development deals across other countries in the Middle East and Central America, as well as Asia and South America.
It Is Just Amazing That There Are "Chunk" & Cheese's In Those Countries! GI
A District of Columbia Superior Court rejected Ben & Jerry's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) . OCA sued Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry's for alleged deceptive labeling, marketing and sale of its ice cream products as humanely sourced and environmentally responsible. The lawsuit accuses the company of sourcing from typical factory dairy farms and having traces of glyphosate in its product.
Hey Naturalists & BS Believers...The Key Word Here Is "Unilever" GI
Whole Foods Market is reportedly eyeing sites that were previously home to Sears, Kmart and other large retailers , according to people familiar with the matter. Sears's national footprint spreads across the country that covers a broad demographic, which can help Whole Foods scale up fast at a relatively low cost, reported Yahoo Finance.
Amazon...Continues Their Quest Of Taking Over The World...GI
Walgreens is testing a technology that embeds cameras, sensors and digital screens in its cooler doors . The refrigerator and freezer doors act as a digital merchandising platform that depicts the food and drinks inside in their best light, and also as an in-store billboard that can show ads to consumers who approach, based on variables determined by the technology, such as approximate age, gender and the weather, reported The Wall Street Journal.
This Is Just A Creepy Form Of Profiling! GI
Tesco and Marks & Spencer are stockpiling packaged and canned foods to prepare for a no-deal Brexit . Tesco's CEO warned it will not be possible to store sufficient fresh food if Britain leaves the EU without a deal. Analysts say any disruption in supply will likely result in price increases in fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products, reported The Guardian.
Yo British...Stock Up On Your Canned Goods! Reminds Us Of Y2K! GI
Seventy-three percent of global consumers would definitely or probably change consumption habits to reduce impact on the environment , according to Nielsen. As consumers become more aware of what is in products they use and consume, they are willing to buy and pay more for items that simultaneously help the environment. Nearly half of consumers around the world are willing to pay more for products that contain all-natural or organic ingredients.
Just New Ways To Skim Money Away From The Sheep! GI
Consumers are less likely to change their diet to stay healthy by avoiding sugar, eating a low-calorie diet or limiting intake of meat, than they are to exercise , according to Mintel. Cost is a factor in encouraging people to exercise rather than improve their diet, as consumers are nearly seven times more likely to agree that it's expensive to eat healthy food than they are to agree it's expensive to exercise.
It Is Expensive To Eat "Healthy"! But It Is Also A Pain In The Ass To Exercise! Skip Both! GI
Consumption of grains, vegetables and fruits high in fiber can lower the risk of dying early from cancer or heart disease , according to an analysis of previous studies published in The Lancet . The researchers found those who ate more fiber exhibited lower risks of dying from heart disease, stroke, complications from type 2 diabetes and/or colon cancer, reported HealthDay .
Also Increases Your Use Of Toilet Paper! GI
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is seeking legal authority to recall 150 furloughed food processing facility inspectors in an effort to complete inspections at 50 high-risk facilities as early as the week of Jan. 13, after suspending all routine inspections due to the government shutdown . Gottlieb noted legal guidance from the 2013 shutdown indicated the agency could not conduct regular food inspections, but the agency will focus on the high-risk facilities until funding is restored, reported The Washington Post
Is It Us, Or Is It Scary To Think There Are 50 High Risk Facilities Out There? GI
The E. coli outbreak linked to California-grown romaine lettuce appears to be over , according to CDC. At finally tally, the outbreak reached 62 cases across 16 states, resulting in 25 hospitalizations.
That's Good! Did They Find The Migrant Who Was Crapping On The Lettuce? GI
The American Progressive Bag Alliance is preparing to fight a New Jersey bill banning plastic bags, foam containers and plastic straws, fearing its passage would prompt other states to adopt similar regulations . The organization fought against bans on plastic products in California and New York, reported NorthJersey.com
These Are All Just Feel Good Legislative Bans! GI
Sears chairman Eddie Lampert reportedly submitted a revised bid of roughly $5 billion to save the retailer from liquidation , according to a person familiar with the matter. As part of the bid, Lampert will assume tax and vendor bills incurred since Sears' October bankruptcy, reported CNBC
Why Doesn't Eddie Just Give That $5 Billion To Trump For The Wall! Better Use In Our Opinion Vs Sears! GI
Healthy fats, new collagen and bone broth products, and reducing added sugar lead the top 10 breakout trends in nutrition and health in 2019, according to a survey by Natural Grocers. Mushrooms, nootropics, promoting the body's ability to heal itself, green beauty products, focusing on ingredient lists over nutrition facts, lutein, and supporting liver health round out the list. A bonus trend is eating sustainably-raised meat and dairy to combat climate change.
Looking Forward To Seeing The Green Ladies In 2019! GI
Healthier sides and drinks were added to U.S. fast food restaurant kids' menus in the past decade, but healthy combinations are still rarely offered as the default option , according to research from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Overall, researchers found meal bundles that included at least one fruit and non-fried vegetable as an option increased nearly 58 percentage points between 2004 and 2015, from less than one quarter of bundles to about 80% of them. However, only 30% offered healthier choices as the default option in their meal bundles by 2015, reported Reuters .
We've Said This Before....What Kid Wants Apple Slices Vs French Fries? GI
Burger King is opening a new location every three to four days in Brazi l, as the company aims to overtake McDonald's position as largest fast-food chain in the country. Since 2011, BK Brasil SA has opened 736 sites while McDonald's has 939 restaurants. BK Brasil plans to open 300 Popeyes restaurants over the next decade as well, reported Bloomberg .
Good For BK... They Certainly Don't Need To Build Anymore In The US With Their Food These Days! GI
California lawmakers are proposing a law requiring businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies . The bill would require all businesses to provide proof of purchase receipts electronically starting in 2022 with penalties calling for written warnings for the first two violations and a fine of $25 a day for subsequent infractions, with an annual $300 cap, reported The Fresno Bee .
First It Was Straws...Now Paper Receipts! GI
The Supreme Court declined to hear the case seeking to strike down laws requiring larger living areas for some farm animals in California and Massachusetts . Additionally, the court will not hear an appeal of California's 2004 law banning foie gras, reported The Modesto Bee .
Darn! The Animals Had Hired Great Lawyers! GI
Trader Joe's is the top-rated grocery retailer in dunnhumby's Retailer Preference Index, which measures a combination of financial performance and consumer emotional sentiment . Other grocery retailers with the highest overall consumer preference index scores are Costco Wholesale, Amazon, H-E-B, Wegmans Food Markets, Market Basket, Sam's Club, Sprouts Farmers Markets, WinCo Foods, Walmart, Aldi, Peapod and The Fresh Market.
Congrats TJ's! That's What The "In" Crowd Calls It! GI
A potential class action lawsuit alleges Trader Joe's misleadingly represents its Honey Nut O's cereal as being primarily sweetened with honey . The lawsuit contends the product only contains a "miniscule" amount of honey and is primarily sweetened with white and brown sugar, reported Legal Newsline .
Uh O's! Not Everyone Is Happy With TJ's! GI
Mars Inc. and Ohio State were issued a patent for veggie-based blue dyes for candy and other sugary treats . Scientists developed a method to separate blue pigments similar to the synthetic dye FD&C Blue No. 1 using red cabbage, purple sweet potato as well as some potato and carrot varieties. Mars did not say when or how it intends to commercialize the patent, reported Columbus Business First .
We No Longer Need To Sing The Synthetic Dye Blues! GI
Young people have a connection to the people, places and practices that raise their food , according to Cargill's research in the U.S., China, Mexico and France. Twice as many young respondents in the U.S. reported knowing a livestock or seafood farmer compared to those over 55. More than 50% of Gen Y participants changed their eating habits for sustainability reasons in the past year versus 19% of older U.S. respondents. Over 80% of survey respondents said the way an animal is raised is important, and almost half of them were willing to pay more as a result.
Personally We Would Rather Not Want To Know The Cows And Chickens That We Plan To Eat This Week! GI
Chobani launched nine coconut-based yogurts, representing the company's first non-dairy offering . Chobani executives noted that although the company remains committed to dairy-based yogurt market, they expected the emerging non-dairy yogurt category would have staying power, reported Fortune
Chobani Has Gone Cookoo For Coconuts! GI
Canada's Food Guide will reduce its emphasis on meat and dairy in a healthy diet and instead recommend consuming more plants and plant-based protein , according to a draft circulated for public feedback. The draft moves from an existing four food groups down to three: "vegetables and fruits," "whole grains," and a new "protein foods" group. It also appears to move away from prescribing specific servings and portions, reported The Globe and Mail.
Seems The Canadians Have A Bad Taste In Their Mouth For Meats..Aye? GI
The Sierra snowpack was rated at 84% of average, up from the 27% average reported in the year-ago period , according to the California Department of Water Resources. The department reported 79% of average in the northern Sierra Nevada, 87% in the central Sierra and 86% in the southern part of the mountain range, reported AgAlert
Anyone Wanna Bet California Won't Still Be Screaming About Water! GI
Exposure to sugary breakfast cereal advertising can directly influence children's diets , according to a study from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine . The study computed children's TV ad exposure based on the TV they watched via an advertising database and found that children ate the cereals they watched advertising for, reported Science Daily
Millions Of Dollars Were Spent On A Study To State The Obvious! GI
Amazon introduced Key for Garage and Key for Business to allow customers to receive deliveries in their garage, as well as at commercial and residential properties . The services aim to eliminate delivery hurdles such as potential theft and missed deliveries.
Sure...We Trust The Amazon Drivers, How About You? GI
Impossible Foods plans to roll out a new Impossible Burger recipe that features better taste and improved nutritional qualities . The new recipe will contain no gluten, hormones or antibiotics, and the company argues the replacement of wheat protein with soy protein will provide a more traditional meat-like texture, reported Forbes .
Damn-We Thought The New Recipe Might Include Beef! GI
Thirty-four percent of Americans would consider incorporating plant-based foods into their diets to achieve New Year's health goals , according to a YouGov survey conducted for Kite Hill. Over half of the participants reported interest in trying a product made from almond milk, and 80% indicated flavor is an important factor in the decision to try plant-based foods.
That Darn Flavor Issue Will Get Ya Every Time! GI
Thirty-nine percent of Canadian consumers say healthy options at restaurants taste better than they did two years ago , according to Technomic's 2018 Canadian Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report. Fifty-six percent of consumers say it's important to eat healthy and pay attention to nutrition and 29% are more likely to visit a restaurant that offers some healthy options, even if they don't end up ordering a healthy dish
Guess That Means 61% Of Canadian Consumers Think It Still Tastes Like Crap! GI
China approved five genetically modified crops for import . The products include BASF's RF3 canola, Monsanto's glyphosate-tolerant MON 88302 canola, DowDuPont Inc.'s DP4114 corn and DAS-44406-6 soybean, as well as the SYHT0H2 soybean developed by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta. Five other products known to be seeking approvals were not authorized, including two alfalfa products developed by Monsanto and two DowDuPont soybean traits, reported Reuters .
Hey Hey GMO's Are Making A Comeback! GI
Nearly 60% of consumers who engage in clean eating research their foods online , according to The NPD Group's Eating Patterns in America. More than a quarter of adults rely on social media for information on GMOs and in which food they're found, and consumers engaged in lifestyles like paleo, Whole30, and plant-based often find their communities online.
The Power Of Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram To Determine What Folks Eat! GI
Wilkinson Baking Co. debuted a bread-baking vending machine at CES 2019 that automatically bakes several different types of bread, including white, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat . The machine starts with dry ingredients and can bake 10 loaves an hour, mixing, forming, proofing and cooking without the aid of a human. Three U.S. grocery chains are slated to begin testing it in stores later in 2019, reported CNN
Instead Of Fake News From CNN...This Is Bake News! GI
AppHarvest will build a greenhouse in Morehead, KY . The greenhouse will be 60 acres and grow fresh vegetables year-round for consumption in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest, reported The Fresno Bee .
Can You Imagine The Electric Bills For That Structure? GI
A 612-lb. bluefin tuna sold for a record $3 million at the first 2019 auction in Tokyo . The winning bid was paid by Kiyomura Corp., the company that runs the Sushi Zanmai chain. The fish normally sells for up to $40 a lb., but rises to over $200 a lb. near the year's end, especially for prized catches from Oma in northern Japan, reported The Seattle Times
Wow! Chicken Of The Sea Has Gotten Pricey! GI
More than 10% of American adults are allergic to at least one food , according to a report in JAMA Network Open . Among those who were determined to have a food allergy, 48% reported developing at least one of their allergies in adulthood, while 27% developed food allergies only in adulthood. The most common foods causing allergies in these adults were shellfish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, and fin fish, reported Reuters
Those Are Numbers That One Should Not Sneeze At... GI