Kroger expects to top 2020 outlook, beats estimates for profit, sales

Kroger expects to top 2020 outlook, beats estimates for profit, sales
FILE PHOTO: Customers browse grocery store shelves inside Kroger Co.’s Ralphs supermarket amid fears of the global growth of coronavirus cases, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/File Photo (Reuters) – Kroger Co (KR.N) said it expects to exceed its 2020 outlook for same-store sales and profit after beating Wall Street expectations for quarterly results on... Read More

Mother’s Day sales uptick doesn’t cover coronavirus downturn, Washington D.C. florist says

Mother’s Day sales uptick doesn’t cover coronavirus downturn, Washington D.C. florist says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mother’s Day during the coronavirus pandemic meant an uptick in sales for Lee’s Flower and Card Shop in Washington, D.C. FILE PHOTO: Lee’s Flower Shop, one of the oldest businesses in D.C.’s U Street neighborhood, posts signs on its windows ahead of another night of protests against George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody, in Washington, U.S.,... Read More

PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima branding; Uncle Ben’s, others under review

PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima branding; Uncle Ben’s, others under review
(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) said on Wednesday it will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup which have been criticized as racist amid a national debate over racial inequality in the United States. The more than 130-year-old brand logo features an African-American woman named after a character in 19th-century minstrel shows and... Read More

Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky’s capital

Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky’s capital
Rose Carter, of Lexington, waits in a line outside a temporary unemployment office established by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet at the State Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S. June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston FRANKFORT, Ky. (Reuters) – Hundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the... Read More

PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima, criticized for racist history; Uncle Ben’s, Mrs. Butterworth’s under review

PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima, criticized for racist history; Uncle Ben’s, Mrs. Butterworth’s under review
(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) said on Wednesday it will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup, dropping a mascot that has been criticized for a racist history, amid a national debate over racial inequality in the United States. The logo of the more than 130-year-old brand features an African-American woman named after... Read More

Citing racial stereotype, PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima; Uncle Ben’s, Mrs. Butterworth’s under review

Citing racial stereotype, PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima; Uncle Ben’s, Mrs. Butterworth’s under review
(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) said on Wednesday it will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup, dropping a mascot that has been criticized for a racist history, amid a national debate over racial inequality in the United States. The logo of the more than 130-year-old brand features an African-American woman named after... Read More

Citing ‘racial stereotype,’ PepsiCo to drop Aunt Jemima name; Uncle Ben’s under review

Citing ‘racial stereotype,’ PepsiCo to drop Aunt Jemima name; Uncle Ben’s under review
(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup, it said on Wednesday, dropping a mascot that has been criticized for a racist history. FILE PHOTO: The Pepsi logo is pictured in Irwindale, California, U.S., July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The logo of the more than 130-year-old brand features... Read More

Mars Inc says evaluating changing Uncle Ben’s brand image

Mars Inc says evaluating changing Uncle Ben’s brand image
FILE PHOTO: Mars bars are seen in this picture illustration taken February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Mars Inc is “evaluating all possibilities” regarding changes to its Uncle Ben’s rice brand image, the food company told Reuters on Wednesday, following news that PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) was dropping its Aunt Jemima brand. “As a global brand, we know we... Read More

Acknowledging ‘racial stereotype,’ PepsiCo to drop Aunt Jemima name, brand

Acknowledging ‘racial stereotype,’ PepsiCo to drop Aunt Jemima name, brand
FILE PHOTO: The Pepsi logo is pictured in Irwindale, California, U.S., July 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup, it said on Wednesday, dropping a mascot criticized for a racist history. The logo of the more than 130-year-old brand features an African American... Read More