Industry News

  • McDonald’s Turned Plastic Straws Into Swimsuits to Highlight Its Shift to Paper in Austria
    av Sara Spary på 13 juli, 2020 vid 19:35

    As the biggest fast food brand in the world, McDonald’s is responsible for a lot of waste-but with consumers becoming more concerned about environmental impact, the burger chain is looking to address that. McDonald’s has already banned plastic straws from U.K restaurants in favor of paper ones, and now it has done the same in… […]

  • Blacks, Younger Users, Democrats More Likely to Turn to Social Platforms for Activism
    av David Cohen på 13 juli, 2020 vid 18:30

    Pew Research Center examined how race, ethnicity, age and political affiliation impacts activism on social media among adults in the U.S. The nonpartisan think tank surveyed 4,708 U.S. adults between June 16 and 22, and it found that over the one month prior to the survey, 36% had used social media platforms to post images… […]

  • PepsiCo Sees Gains in Snacks, but Drops in Beverages
    av Paul Hiebert på 13 juli, 2020 vid 17:24

    Consumers are still reaching for big-name comfort foods as PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and Quaker divisions both saw increased sales for the quarter ending June 13. Revenue for Frito-Lay North America climbed 7%, while Quaker Foods North America rose 23%. But with sports stadiums closed and fewer people visiting restaurants and convenience stores, PepsiCo’s North American beverage… […]

  • While Still Up Double Digits, Podcast Ad Revenue Forecast Cut in Half
    av Rachel Winicov på 13 juli, 2020 vid 17:05

    Podcast ad revenue is expected to increase 14.7% this year, about half as much as previously predicted, according to the latest forecast from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. The IAB initially projected in March, when the Covid-19 pandemic had just begun to spread in the U.S., that podcast advertising would grow by 29.6% this year. Prior… […]

  • Popeyes and Postmates Create a Chain-Reaction Chicken Sandwich Giveaway
    av Mónica Marie Zorrilla på 13 juli, 2020 vid 16:23

    For the latest salvo in the seemingly endless Chicken Sandwich Wars, Popeyes is firing off a chain-reaction giveaway today on the Postmates app. It’s the latest in a string of promotions across the restaurant industry to promote delivery services during the pandemic as in-restaurant dining has been outlawed or limited for much of the last… […]