New Jersey Tripled Plastic Use After Bag Ban

The ban on single-use plastic bags in New Jersey has proven unfriendly to the environment, nearly tripling the amount of plastic used in the state.

Stores may be reluctant to let go of the rule, despite its problems, because the bag-selling business has actually proven quite lucrative for them.


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By |2024-02-11T03:39:35+00:00February 9, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Starbucks Adds Incentive for Customers To Bring Their Own Cups

Starbucks Coffee Company is allowing customers to bring their own reusable cup when ordering in the drive-thru, in the café, or with the app.

All company-owned stores and participating licensed Starbucks have implemented the program, which is part of Starbucks’ sustainability commitment to reduce waste by 50% by the year 2030.

Customers receive a ten-cent discount and a member reward of 25 Bonus Stars for bringing their own cup. Starbucks is the first national coffee chain in the United States to allow customers […]

By |2024-01-27T06:40:02+00:00January 26, 2024|Tags: , , , |

McDonald’s Plans Small But Mighty Burger Changes

McDonald’s is revamping the Big Mac along with other core burgers to improve appearance and taste.

Though some of the changes may seem small, the makeover project actually represents a significant shift in product design and strategy.


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This post is based on the Yahoo article, The behind-the-scenes changes coming to McDonald’s burgers, by Dennis Lee, December 4, 2023; […]

Build-A-Bear Isn’t Just for Kids Anymore

Many people think of Build-A-Bear as a brick-and-mortar store inside a mall where parents and grandparents take small children for a unique hands-on experience.  And for good reason. Build-A-Bear—now in its 25th year—has nearly 500 box stores across America.

But Build-A-Bear isn’t just for kids anymore. In fact, the company now markets its products as multi-generational, with over 40% of sales now coming from teenagers and adults. Yearly sales were $467.9 million in 2022, the most profitable year in Build-A-Bear’s history.

What is driving […]

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