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Amazon expands its service offerings, launches Amazon Destinations booking service

Amazon expands its service offerings, launches Amazon Destinations booking service

Seattle e-commerce company Amazon Inc. introduced a new service on Monday to help people plan and book short-term trips and hotel offerings through its website. The new service called Amazon Destinations features nearly 150 hospitality properties in adventure travel areas surrounding metropolitan areas. Previously the company provided customers discounted hotel rooms and other flash deals […]

Pepsi to officially sponsor NBA, replacing Coke after 28 years

Pepsi to officially sponsor NBA, replacing Coke after 28 years

On Monday, Pepsi announced that it had signed a multi-year, North American partnership deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing Coca-Cola in the process, which held the sponsorship for 28 years. The new agreement includes the WNBA, NBA Development League and USA Basketball. Pepsi’s Chinese partner Tingyi will become the official sponsor for the NBA […]

Starbucks to expand online college tuition benefit for workers

Starbucks to expand online college tuition benefit for workers

Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks Corp. announced on Monday that it would offer full four year college tuition assistance program to every U.S. employee of the company. The move marks a major expansion of the coffee giant’s previously-announced educational commitment. According to the company, employees who put in at least 20 hours of work a week will be eligible to have […]

McDonald’s extends breakfast menu all day at select San Diego locations

McDonald’s extends breakfast menu all day at select San Diego locations

Fast-food giant McDonald’s is preparing to test out an all-day breakfast option in select locations in the San Diego area throughout the next month or two. That means Egg McMuffins and Hot Cakes will soon be available the entire day. If the trial turns out successful, the fast food giant could expand it to more restaurants. […]

Big Mac

McDonald’s unveils Big Mac-themed clothing and lifestyle products in Sweden

McDonald’s lovers have something to cheer about, as the fastfood company has launched its first Big Mac-patterned clothing and homeware range. McDonald’s Swedish headquarters rolled out a capsule collection of white clothes and other products covered in images of the meaty meal. It was revealed on Tuesday at a McWalk fashion show at a mall […]

Kraft, Heinz merger to create one of world's largest food giant

Kraft, Heinz merger to create one of world’s largest food giant

Kraft Foods Group Inc and Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co announced Wednesday they are merging to form one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. The deal was engineered by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, which joined hands just two years ago to acquire Heinz in a […]

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McDonald’s to cut back on antibiotics in its chicken

U.S. fast food giant McDonald’s announced Wednesday that it will gradually stop using chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections. In addition, McDonald’s U.S. restaurants are also planning to offer a new menu that includes jugs of low-fat milk from cows that are not treated with growth hormone. Mike Andres, McDonalds’s U.S. President […]

Nestle is working on removing caramel coloring used in nine of its chocolate products.

Nestle to remove synthetic flavors, colors from its candy by the end of 2015

With consumers seemingly favoring organic foods, several well-established food producers are generating changes as well. Nestlé USA announced it’s going to remove the artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors from all chocolate candy products by the end of this year. At present, more than 250 products across 10 brands contain artificial colors, artificial flavours or both. […]

The new Fairlife milk will cost twice the price of the conventional sort.

Coke Debuts Fairlife ‘Premium’ Milk In The US

Coca-Cola has launched its own brand of premium milk nationwide which claims it has double the protein and half the sugar than regular milk. The beverage, which is called Fairlife doesn’t contain lactose and has 50 percent more protein, 30 percent more calcium, and 30 percent less sugar than regular milk. The world’s biggest beverage company […]

Marriott is now the largest full-service hotel company in Canada.

Marriott signs $168M deal to acquire Canada’s Delta Hotels

Marriott International Inc. announced that it has signed a deal to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand and management and franchise business from a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corp. for $168 million. Delta Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s largest hotel operators with 38 hotels and 10,000 rooms in more than […]

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Coca-Cola to lay off 1,800 jobs globally

US soda giant Coca-Cola, which has struggled to grow sales announced that it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months. As part of a $3-billion cost-cutting plan, the job cuts would come from its corporate headquarters as well as from its North American and international divisions. The world’s largest beverage company, based […]

The average calorie content, salt content and saturated fat content of these items remained more or less the same since 1996 to 2013

Fast Food Nutrition Study Sees Little Change In Fast Food Portion Size, Nutrient Content Between 1996 And 2013

A study into the nutrition offered in meals from three major fast food chains finds there’s been little change in food portion sizes from 1996 to 2013. The calorie, sodium, saturated fat content of popular menu items has mostly stayed constant. A team led by Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory […]

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IHG to buy boutique hotel chain Kimpton in $430 million deal

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has agreed to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group for $430m in cash, making this the group’s first acquisition in a decade. Kimpton, which was established in 1981 in San Francisco, is the largest independent boutique-hotel operator in the world, managing 62 hotels across the US with a further 16 in […]

McDonalds

McDonald’s to roll out slimmed-down menu next month as sales slide

One of the most well-known fast-food chains in the world, McDonald’s announced it’s going to change some of its ingredients and how people get its food after the company reported yet another monthly decline in U.S. sales and customer service. McDonald’s said they will take off eight items from the menu and cut down the […]

FDA Calorie Count

FDA issues new rules for food chains, will put calorie counts on menus

Soon, consumers will no longer be able to ignore the number of calories in most of the foods they buy when they eat out. In an effort to address obesity in America, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to publish new set of rules today that will require disclosing calorie counts on […]

Amazon Travel

Amazon to enter hotel industry, will launch travel service featuring hotel booking

E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly all set to break into the travel industry with its own travel service that will allow users to book hotels and resorts through the retail giant’s website. Skift, a global travel industry intelligence platform, first broke the news of Amazon Travel, the title of the new web-based travel service. Skift said that it […]

Cola Drink

Marketers of sugary drinks still aggressively target U.S. children, report finds

Even though Beverage companies like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have pledged to advertise less to children, they still continued to remain a key target for marketers through various other means such as product placement and social media, according to a report released on Wednesday. The study, conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy […]

Foodini 3D Printer

Natural Machines Launches Foodini, A 3D Printer That Prints Edible Food

Barcelona-based startup Natural Machines may just revolutionize the food industry. The company has developed a consumer-friendly food printer called the Foodini that churns out a variety of food items including pizza, cheese burgers, spaghetti and intricately decorated cakes. The Foodini printer is not much different from other 3D printers on the market. While other 3D […]

Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Hotel guests use smartphones as room keys

Hotel guests will not be required to linger at the front desk or even stop by at all. New applications are helping speed up the check-in approach for busy travelers, or in at least one case, letting them go directly to their rooms by making use of their smartphone to unlock doors. Hotels today are […]