An unlimited burger-and-fries offering at Krystal has sparked customer curiosity and sales -- so much so that the company is extending the offer through August. Krystal's all-you-can-eat promotion is part of a larger effort to innovate and improve operations, says CEO Paul Macaluso.
Walmart is continuing to make executive changes as it works to integrate physical and digital operations, according to an internal memo. The retailer is merging its e-commerce and greater US finance teams, as well as its supply chain groups, with Greg Smith set to lead the newly integrated supply chain team.
As members of the millennial and Gen Z groups continue to seek transparency, The Honest Company is working to further strengthen consumer connections, says founder Jessica Alba. "We're going to continue to improve on our communication, our transparency and lean into the thing that is the backbone of who we are as a company," she says.
Procter & Gamble is planning a fall debut for its Lumi by Pampers line, which has sensors to track if a diaper is wet and then provides updates via a smartphone app. The company already has a waitlist for the diapers, which will initially be available exclusively via the online channel.
As consumers increasingly seek variety in their diets, they are reaching for fresh takes on the cheeses they enjoy, says Jim Low of Schuman Cheese. He says he expects future trends to include convenient formats, authenticity and adventurous varieties.
School meals in an Oklahoma district soon will include bison meat from the nearby Modoc Tribe thanks to a federal farm-to-school grant. Miami Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Hogan says the district is still determining how to implement the program.
Netflix will soon release the second season of "Ugly Delicious," starring Chef David Chang, as well as more episodes of "The Chef Show" from Roy Choi and Jon Favreau. In addition, the streaming service has signed Chang for a new series called "Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner," which will follow him and celebrity guests as they delve into the foodscapes of different cities.
A celebration is planned this week in Chattanooga, Tenn., to commemorate 120 years of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United. The city was the home of the firm's first bottling plant, opening in 1899 after the beverage had exclusively been a fountain drink.
Master sommelier Joseph Carr created Joseph Carr Wines in 2002, and the firm expects to produce three million cases this year. This success is propelled in part by the company's ultra-premium brand Josh Cellars, growing in production from 1,200 cases in 2009, its first year, to almost one million by 2016.
Domino's Pizza plans to enable GPS tracking on pizza deliveries nationwide by the end of the year. The technology will let customers track their orders and provide data to franchisees that will allow them to boost delivery efficiency, CEO Ritch Allison said.
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