Posted by Dale Buss on April 2, 2013 09:07 AM
Amazon sees online retail rivals rise in 4Q and reign as most expensive stock end as company may have smartphone ambitions.
Facebook phone, no longer a rumor, is coming to Android.
Toys 'R' Us pulls planned IPO.
American Airlines settles
fare suit with Orbitz
American Express tests geo-targeted ads in London cabs.
American Greetings decides to go private.
Apple apology by CEO Tim Cook seems to satisfy Chinese authorities.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 22, 2012 05:54 PM
Sodium reduction is the cause du jour among nutritionists and policymakers who want to keep pushing the American diet in a better-for-you direction. The latest federal guidelines call for huge reductions in sodium content across the food chain to help battle hypertension and other maladies, and implicitly to make food taste less appealing -- and thereby to curb consumption.
Boston Market has just struck the latest in what is sure to become a growing list of blows against sodium input by crowing about plans to remove salt shakers from the guest tables at all 476 of its locations; you'll have to go to the beverage areas to get a shaker. It's also unveiling plans to cut sodium in signature dishes.
Clearing salt shakers from tables is a largely symbolic gesture, since relatively little of the salt that Americans consume comes right out of the shaker. Still, food-regulating interests hailed Boston Market's gambit. "I haven't heard of any other restaurant doing that," said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, presumingly approvingly, to USA Today. Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 22, 2012 09:03 AM
ABC challenges Leno and Letterman with shift of Jimmy Kimmel Live to 11:35 p.m. ET.
Abercrombie & Fitch sales slide as half-naked models begin to underwhelm.
BMW revs motorcycle line as Audi ups threat via Ducati purchase.
Barnes & Noble sees results boosted by Fifty Shades of Grey popularity.
Boston Market pulls salt shakers off tables.
Caribou Coffee inks on-site deal with Jewel grocery chain.
Conde Nast booms overseas.
Dell reports gloomy outlook.
Dos Equis hits streets with fleet of food trucks.
EPrize acquired by private-equity firm.
Fazoli's pivots toward more premium positioning. Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 23, 2011 08:46 AM
Angry Birds comes to PCs.
Apple deals with workers sickened at a supplier in China.
Barnes & Noble plans brand refreshing.
Boston Market brand upgrades boost sales and traffic.
Campbell Soup heightens focus on brand building and away from promotions.
Cisco faces competition in its core business.
Domino's Pizza shifts spotlight to chicken.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 22, 2010 09:00 AM
Allstate targets college-football road-trippers online.
Boston Market upgrades image.
Conan ratings level off but stay solid.
Dell refocuses brand, stops chasing Apple.
Delta flights suffer mishaps over weekend.
Fox moves American Idol to Wednesday-Thursday slots.
Gap launches in Italy.
GE and IBM lead green social-media efforts.
GM unveils Baojun brand in China.Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on March 4, 2010 07:38 AM
Dressbarn has seen an increase in sales of 73% since last year. [Fashionista]
Continental Airlines will charge coach passengers for extra legroom. [LA Times]
New development among fashion-obsessed teens: filming their purchases. [Glamour]
Victoria's Secret stores are accused of selling used underwear. [MSNBC]
A new Wii game was modeled after the television show 'Project Runway.' [NY Times]
Mother Nature's snowstorms this past month have affected retailer sales. [WWD]Continue reading...