Calorie data to be posted at most chains
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Buried deep in the health care legislation that President Obama recently signed is a new requirement that will affect any American who walks into a McDonald's, Starbucks or Burger King. Every big restaurant chain in the nation will now be required to put calorie information on their menus and drive-through signs. More
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Coffee industry gets jolt
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Paul Ralston founded the Vermont Coffee Co. in 2002. Since then, this coffee roaster has provided the region with fresh, 100-percent certified organic, fair trade coffee "roasted one day and shipped to customers the next." As the company's Web site states, "We treat coffee like produce, and we want you to enjoy it fresh." More
300 gallons for $1 of sugar and other hidden water use
A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, as the adage runs, but it can also leave a bad taste in your mouth when you consider that it takes almost 300 gallons of water to produce about a buck's worth of sugar. Not a bucket of sugar, a dollar's worth, less than two pounds. More
Making healthy vending machine choices gets easier
The new health care law signed by President Obama is more than 2,000 pages long. There are many specifics that are just coming to light, including one that affects vending machines.
Three ways to move customers to action
When do you want consumers to move to action after seeing or hearing your marketing messages? Now? Tomorrow? Next week? Next year? How about whenever it's convenient?If you're investing time and money into getting your marketing messages in front of your target audience, it's safe to assume that you want that audience to act sooner rather than later. Therefore, it's essential that your marketing messages create a sense of urgency in consumers' minds so they are motivated to act. More
PepsiCo uncaps bottle recycling plan, Starbucks still brewing
PepsiCo recently announced several environmental goals , including a commitment to increase its beverage container recycling rate in the U.S. to 50 percent by 2018. The company worked to develop the commitment with nonprofit As You Sow and socially responsible investment firm Walden Asset Management, which filed and withdrew a shareholder resolution asking the company to set a beverage container recycling goal. More