Dunkin' opened up a trendy espresso pop-up cafe in Portland, Maine, called "S!p," which was manned by reality TV star Jonathan Cheban. A short digital film shows customers expressing unbridled approval of the new cafe's coffee and their shock when it's revealed that they're drinking Dunkin'.
Publix has opened its first store built on a college campus at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The 28,000-square-foot store caters to college students with an ample supply of prepared foods and a large school supplies aisle.
Publix, Wegmans and Nugget Markets have placed among the nation's top 100 companies as Best Workplaces for Diversity from the Great Place to Work Institute. Results from employee surveys placed Publix at No. 3, Wegmans at No. 4 and Nugget Markets at No. 82 among US companies.
Unilever's Keith Weed will retire from his position as chief marketing officer in May following 35 years with the company. Incoming CEO Alan Jope is expected to name Weed's successor in 2019.
The shifting retail landscape is changing how consumers shop for food, representing a major challenge for companies such as Frito-Lay, said President and Chief Operating Officer Vivek Sankaran. "It's an uncertain future, which creates plenty of opportunities and plenty of challenges," he said.
Kellogg will bring Rice Krispies Treats Snap Crackle Poppers to retail shelves next month. The bite-size treats will be available in three flavors: Chocolatey, Vanilla Creme and Cookies 'n' Creme.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey will take over as chairman of the company's board of directors when current chair Muhtar Kent retires from the board in April. Kent started working at the firm in 1978 and retired as CEO in 2017.
General Mills this week released a line of Pillsbury Ugly Christmas Sweaters, which sold out within hours. Consumers who still want an opportunity to wear one of the holiday-themed sweaters featuring the iconic Doughboy can enter a contest on the company's website.
Soft drink brand Slice is back on shelves featuring new packaging and a reformulated sweetener-free recipe that has sparkling water flavored exclusively with organic fruit juices and flavors. The drinks are available in Blackberry, Raspberry Grapefruit, Mango Pineapple and Apple Cranberry varieties.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has decorated the windows of one of its New York City restaurants for the holidays, with the decorations made from Chipotle ingredients. The chain is also selling wrapping paper that resembles the foil wrappers it uses on its burritos.
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