Facebook's Political Rule Uses Keywords to Block Ads for Bush's Beans

Facebook's Political Rule Uses Keywords to Block Ads for Bush's Beans

Facebook has come under fire lately for many reasons: privacy issues, political responsibility, and the dissemination of “fake news.”

In an effort to offset some of these issues, the social media platform launched a new initiative to increase transparency around who is paying to promote political ideas, according to Bloomberg. Under the new rule, advertisers are required to verify their identities through a time-consuming process or risk their ad being tagged and blocked for pushing a political narrative without attribution.

Read More

Positive Attitudes Towards Frozen Food May Encourage Shoppers to Keep Visiting Grocery Stores

Positive Attitudes Towards Frozen Food May Encourage Shoppers to Keep Visiting Grocery Stores

After years of carrying an undesirable reputation, frozen food is making a comeback. The generation leading the trend is no other than Millennial.

Yes, you read right—Millennials!

The same demographic that is renown to be the foodie generation, characterized to be particularly reluctant to sacrifice a food’s quality or nutritional value for, simply, convenience.

That attitude still holds true and has not necessarily changed. What has changed is how these frozen foods are being produced.

The positive shift towards frozen food is said to have happened for various reasons.

Read More

Starbucks As It Deals With Social Issues and A Change in Leadership

Starbucks As It Deals With Social Issues and A Change in Leadership

Last week Starbucks’ company-owned stores shut-down to dedicate four hours nationwide to educate employees about racial-bias with the goal of preventing discrimination moving forward.

Although this initiative may not be enough to solve the problem of racism in America, most would agree that it is a step towards the right direction.

More than 8,000 stores shut down operations so about 175,000 employees could “go through a training program designed to address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome,” as noted in a company statement.

Read More

Menu Innovation is Expected from Chipotle as Former Taco Bell CEO Takes Over

Menu Innovation is Expected from Chipotle as Former Taco Bell CEO Takes Over

It looks like nachos, quesadillas, salads and new grain options may possibly be new Chipotle menu items, according to Founder and Executive Chairman Steve Ells.

“These are things customers are asking for,” said Ells on the company’s latest earnings call, as reported by Bloomberg.

Just last week, the company began to test a new non-dessert offering, spokesman Chris Arnold told Bloomberg via email. This happened a few days after news broke Brian Niccol, the former chief executive officer of Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell Division, is set to lead Chipotle starting March 5.

Read More

Chipotle steals the Taco Bell CEO To Rescue Fast Casual Brand

Chipotle steals the Taco Bell CEO To Rescue Fast Casual Brand

The search is over and faith in Chipotle’s future seems to be on its way to being restored.

On Wednesday morning, Chipotle shares experienced a 14 percent hike, according to “Bloomberg.”

This is thanks to Chipotle’s Tuesday announcement that founder Steve Ells will be officially stepping down by March 5 of this year as the chief executive officer to pass along the post to Brian Niccol, former CEO to Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell Division.

Steve Ells will transition from a Chipotle Chairman role to an Executive Chairman for the brand, as he welcomes Brian Niccol as a new member of Chipotle’s Board of Directors.

Read More