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: , , , |

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.

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Lego’s Competitive Strategies

Lego’s reality game show, LEGO Masters, promotes generations upon generations of people’s passion for its product.

Teams compete for $100,000 and the title of LEGO Master.  Paul Wellington and Nealita Nelson, a brother and sister team from Milwaukee, were early favorites and finished third in the finale.

Friends Christopher and Robert took home the championship on December 14, 2023.

Learn more about Lego: Lego’s sustainability efforts.


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By |2023-12-17T00:27:34+00:00December 17, 2023|Tags: , , , |
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