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Starbucks plans to operate more than 10,000 eco-friendly stores by 2025. The company expects the operation of stores under the Starbucks Greener Stores framework will save it an incremental $50 million in utility costs over the next decade, partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and SCS Global Services for the project, reported MarketWatch.
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Crate & Barrel will open a full-service restaurant inside its Oak Brook, IL, store. As retailers have embraced the in-store experience to compete with online retail, restaurants have opened in chains like Urban Outfitters, Barnes & Noble and RH (formerly Restoration Hardware). Results have been mixed, as RH's first four restaurants are generating between $4 million and $6 million a year, while Barnes & Nobles chairman and founder noted results from its five restaurants have been "a very mixed bag," but it is aiming to grow its cafe business, reported Chicago Tribune.
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Beverage brand Dirty Lemon will open its first retail store in New York City. The store will be largely unstaffed, with shoppers using their smartphones to order and pay. The e-commerce company plans to shift all of its digital marketing spend to retail in 2019, reported CNBC.
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Lambeau Field is testing three grab-and-go concession stands with different check-out options. The concession stands at the home of the Green Bay Packers resemble a convenience store, as fans help themselves to items from coolers and shelves, or order from the grill. One stand has staff manning cash registers, one utilizes barcode scanners and the third uses video scanners, which can scan multiple items at one time, reported Green Bay Press Gazette.
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Consumers have more favorable attitudes of products with distinctive calorie information than nondistinctive information, according to a study by Arizona State University. Attitudes and purchase intentions were the same for 99- or 101-calorie packs, while 100-calorie packs were less preferred. In addition, when the descriptive words and calorie count didn't align, such as "99 calories" and "jumbo," consumers rated the products less favorably.
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Chick-fil-A expanded its partnership with Kallpod, a call service that allows dine-in customers to order food from their tables. Kallpods are being deployed by Chick-fil-A operators in San Antonio, Denver, and Indianapolis, bringing the total to about 10 locations in the U.S., reported Nation's Restaurant News.
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The Hershey Co. will acquire Pirate Brands from B&G Foods Inc. for about $420 million. The acquisition will give Hershey the rights to the Pirate's Booty cheese puffs line, reported MarketWatch.
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Cornell University is working on a predictive model to improve milk's shelf life. Researchers are trying to show how lower temperatures could extend milk's freshness and hope the study will help reduce food waste and spoilage, reported Wisconsin State Farmer.
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CDC reported the cyclospora outbreak linked to salads from McDonald's restaurants appears to be over. At final tally, the outbreak resulted in 511 illnesses and 24 hospitalizations.
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Dairy foods, including whole milk and rich cheeses, could improve heart health, according to a study published in The Lancet. The study found three servings of dairy per day could lower the risk of death when compared to people who ate no dairy during the study period, reported HealthDay.
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Subway is testing more exotic and regional flavors, as well as paninis and wraps, according to the company's CEO. The chain is working on developing Firebird chicken, a spicier rotisserie-type poultry, and guajillo steak, while 200 San Diego locations are testing a quartet of sandwiches, including a Steakhouse Melt, a California Club, a Provencal Tuna Melt, and an Italian Grinder. In addition, it will allow each franchisee to decide whether to run the $5 Footlong promotion, reported USA Today.
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Canada must end its low-price milk proteins policy to reach an updated NAFTA deal, according to the U.S. agriculture secretary. He claims Canada encouraged overproduction and flooded export markets for milk proteins used in cheese and yogurt, hurting U.S. dairy farmers, reported Reuters.
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Closely adhering to a Mediterranean diet may lead to a 25% lower risk of all-cause death among older adults, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers tracked the health and diets of 5,200 people 65 and older, finding a one-point increase in each person's Mediterranean diet score was associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, as well as specifically from coronary artery disease, reported CNN.
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Fans of McDonald's McCafé drinks will be happy to know that they can now forego the drive-thru line and grab a handful of the drinks at a local grocery store.The McCafé Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha Frappes have made the move to stores, as McDonald's is following in the steps of Starbucks with ready to drink coffee bottles.The drinks are being distributed by the Coca-Cola company, and a press release read, "As longtime partners of McDonald’s, we look forward to working together to expand the reach and availability of McCafé coffees to more people across the country."
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White Castle's plant-based Impossible Slider gets nationwide release. The burger is a plant-based patty from Impossible Foods that looks, tastes and "bleeds" just like real meat.
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