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Friendlys Fire: Sudden Store Closings Spark Fury

Business Wars Daily

04:03 min | 3 years ago

Friendlys Fire: Sudden Store Closings Spark Fury

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by zero to show a brand new podcast from octa. Every successful entrepreneur follows a different path. Learn how to forge your own by listening two zero two zero wherever you get your podcasts. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business words daily on this Monday, April fifteenth, there are a whole lot of things happening today. It's tax day patriot's day and the one hundred and twenty second Boston marathon, even for non runners the marathon is an institution viewing it or watching the barrage of ads for footwear, athletic, clothing, and sports drinks can inspire even the most dedicated couch potato to go out for a jog. Well, maybe not the most dedicated couch potato for those of us who rather sit than sprint friendly's, the iconic east coast ice cream chain is offering a celebrate Tori marathon Sunday. So what makes it a marathon Sunday? Try twenty six point two ounces of ice cream. That's one ounce for every mile of the marathon, the six coupe red white and blue patriots Sunday costs almost ten dollars will only be offered today in friendlies Massachusetts stores. Offering marathon theme. Treat is counter intuitive and gives friendly's chance of standing out from the outdoor branding mania surrounding the race. But friendly's has been facing just about as many rivals as any top marathon runner from traditional competitors. Like restaurant chain Bob Evans to a multitude of healthier fast, casual restaurants as a result. What's going on in the friendly's boardroom is well anything but friendly in early April at about the same time that it announced its gigantic Sunday friendlies abruptly closed twenty three restaurants in New England and upstate New York, reportedly without warning employees. I the closure sparked controversy over whether the company had complied with federal law requiring sixty days notice of an eminent layoff friendly's owned by a private equity firm has been on a downward slide for years in the last decade is closed more than three hundred locations leaving it today with one hundred seventy four while every company has its own management. Uh-huh. Friendly's is also struggling with dynamics that are squeezing big food brands everywhere. It's an ice cream and burger place in an era when families are searching out healthier lighter foods, it's been in and out of chapter eleven bankruptcy protection. In the last several years. The company says the closures are intended to help the chain and its latest rebranding effort, but the term challenges friendly's faces could be the eighty year old chains. Heartbreak hill. Romm wondering this is business wars daily take a second away from that. I r s deadline and rate and review our show on your favorite podcast Appalachia. We promise it's a heck of a lot easier than those taxes. Thanks bunch. David brown. See you tomorrow. Businessworld daily is brought to you by zero to PO a brand new podcast from octa a lot of startup stories. Just focus on the big wins. But being an entrepreneur heart, and it can be lonely. If all you ever hear about others, crushing it in zero to PO, you'll hear about the different stages of business growth, and the blood, sweat, and tears. It took for some of the world's most successful. Entrepreneurs to get where they are today. People like VC's, Mark Andriessen, and Ben Horowitz, and Netflix is potty mcchord zero IPO is hosted by Frederick Carris co-founder of octa and Joshua Davis, contributing editor at wired the conversations they have are candid and the learnings are invaluable. You can listen to zero to wherever you get your podcast.

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Going Bananas: Chiquita Launches New Snapchat Filters

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04:09 min | 3 years ago

Going Bananas: Chiquita Launches New Snapchat Filters

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by zero to show a brand new podcast from octa. Every successful entrepreneur follows a different path. Learn how to forge your own by listening two zero two zero wherever you get your podcasts. From one I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily. It's friday. And that means it's time for dancing bananas. We like to think receives about business here, but we couldn't help but chuckle over the campaign Chiquita is rolling out to celebrate world banana day, which is next Wednesday April seventeenth the one hundred fifty year old banana producers been moving swiftly into the twenty first century embracing both Snapchat and augmented reality in its efforts to get teens and young adults to eat more of America's most popular fruit through the end of may the blue sticker on Chiquita's bananas. We'll be adorned with one of three Snapchat snap codes for you, Snapchat, novices out there that means if you have Snapchat on your phone, you can scan the sticker in one of three augmented reality scenarios will play out, according to the company one Lynn's will turn you into a dancing banana character on Snapchat. Another transforms your. Face into Chiquita banana and third game. Fide? Snapchat, lens invites you to catch falling bananas to score points. Sure. It's silly. But the campaign which will appear on two hundred million bananas underscores a couple of trends one is that marketings becoming more and more interactive. But more accompany can get you to engage with something. Instead of just looking at it, the more interest in loyalty, you might feel at least that's the idea and snap Chatters share their activities widely meaning campaigns like this have the potential to create huge ripple effects on social media tiny banana, stickers that turns out our huge business that you keep us nap chat campaign rivals Dole's current heroic effort dole began piggybacking off the captain marvel movie release in March stickers on millions of it's bananas depict comic book and real life heroes, including women farmers anti-hunger activists and more through the end of may like Chiquita the does. Promotion, which includes recipes inspired by comic book. Superheroes. Intended to get shoppers to spread the word through social media peo- back these playful promotional campaigns. And there's a lot of steak. Both companies are vying for the growing organic market, and though the sweet fruit is easy to sell. Neither rival wants to let their produce lose the spot of top banana. I'm wondering this is business wars daily. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by lane Appleton brand Emma Cortlandt is our editor and producer. Our executive producer is Marshall Louis created by or non Lopez for wondering, I'm David Brown. See next week. Business wars daily is brought to you by zero to PO a brand new podcast from octa a lot of startup stories. Just focus on the big wins. But being an entrepreneur is hard, and it can be lonely. If all you ever hear about his others, crushing it in zero to IPO, you'll hear about the different stages of business growth, and the blood, sweat, and tears. It took for some of the world's most successful. Entrepreneurs to get where they are today. People like VC's, Mark, Andrew Jackson, and Ben Horowitz, and Netflix is Patty mcchord zero IPO is hosted by Frederick Carris co-founder of octa and Joshua Davis, contributing editor at wired the conversations they have are candid and the learnings are invaluable. You can listen to zero to wherever you get your podcasts.

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FDA, Activists Pressure Walgreens to Stop Cigarette Sales

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04:47 min | 3 years ago

FDA, Activists Pressure Walgreens to Stop Cigarette Sales

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by zero to show a brand new podcast from octa. Every successful entrepreneur follows a different path. Learn how to forge your own by listening two zero two zero wherever you get your podcasts. From wondering, I'm David Brown and this business wars daily on this Thursday, April eleven Walgreen cigarette. Sales could go away in a puff of smoke outgoing FDA. Chief Scott Gottlieb has been criticizing the country's biggest pharmacy chain for continuing to sell cigarettes. In February Gottlieb issued harsh criticism to Walgreens over its high volume of illegal sales of cigarettes to minors. Twenty two percent of its stores were found with sold cigarettes to teenagers in most states the legal age to buy tobacco is eighteen. Now. Some activist investors are pressuring Walgreens to stop selling cigarettes altogether saying cigarette sales put their money at risk of lawsuits. So far, Walgreens says no it has no plans to quit CEO Stefan persona says customers demand cigarettes rival CVS ended. It's cigarette. Sales in twenty fourteen attempting to reposition itself as a health and wellness company. CVS says that choice cost the chain about two billion dollars a year in sales. And here's the rub Walgreens just posted its worst quarter in four years, although sales were up they still didn't meet Wall Street's expectations. Last year. Walgreens announced it would cut costs by a billion dollars by the end of twenty twenty one following its flagging second quarter results at tightened the screws, even more. Now, the company is cutting costs by one and a half billion dollars. Walgreens, doesn't say how much money it makes from cigarettes. Although it does say sales have been falling still when it comes to smoking. Walgreens is caught between a rock and hard place on the one hand it may need its existing tobacco sales on the other hand like CVS Walgreens is trying desperately. To become a health centre rather than it retailer, prosciutto the Wall Street Journal last week. He says future success will Bank on its in-house healthcare clinics and lab testing, not it's retail side. Critics have all green cigarette policy point to the obvious conflict between cigarettes and Walgreens efforts to serve chronically ill patients the company which has ten thousand US locations is piloting tobacco-free stores at about eighteen of them to see how customers react a twenty seventeen study showed that when CVS stop selling cigarettes smoking fell by statistically, significant margins. Whether or not Walgreens, stop selling cigarettes, probably won't move the needle on its financial health the strategic problems facing both Walgreens and CVS are far bigger than the cigarette business. But the issue is a huge public health concern last year the surgeon general declared teen e cigarette use epidemic for Walgreens, it's a branding problem. Will consumers close their rise to the conflict between offering healthcare services and selling cigarettes for the ailing pharmacy chain this issue isn't likely to evaporate quickly. From wondering this is business wars daily. We hope our daily episodes light you up tell us. Why don't you tweet us? Your thoughts about this episode at business wars and thanks alive. I'm David Brown. Businessworld daily is brought to you by zero to PO a brand new podcast from octa a lot of startup stories just focus on the big wins. But being an entrepreneurs hard, and it can be lonely. If all you ever hear about his others, crushing it in zero to PO, you'll hear about the different stages of business growth, and the blood, sweat, and tears. It took for some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs to get to where they are today. People like VC's, Mark Andriessen, and Ben Horowitz, and Netflix is Patty mcchord zero IPO is hosted by Frederick Carris co-founder of octa and Joshua Davis, contributing editor at wired the conversations they have are candid and the learnings are invaluable. You can listen to zero to wherever you get your podcast.

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Sweet Sorrow: Kelloggs Says Ciao to Keebler, Famous Amos

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05:02 min | 3 years ago

Sweet Sorrow: Kelloggs Says Ciao to Keebler, Famous Amos

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by zero to show a brand new podcast from octa. Every successful entrepreneur follows a different path. Learn how to forge your own by listening two zero two zero wherever you get your podcasts. From wondering, I'm David Brown and this business wars daily on this Wednesday. April tenth brace yourself. This episode could make you hungry for the next. Couple of minutes will be talking chocolate. But cookie business has become one big chess game last week Italian company Ferreiro announced it's buying Keebler and famous Amos cookies from Kellogg. Yes. The Keebler elves are legally any way moving to Italy Ferraro is spending one point three billion dollars to spirit the elves across the pond famous Amos and Kellogg unit that bake some girl scout cookies, we'll go with them Forero known for its new Tele hazelnut spread is quickly becoming one of America's sweetest sweets companies. This is the fourth American cookie or candy brand. It's eaten up since twenty seventeen. Ferreiro bought Nestle's candy division little over a year ago. Those Keebler elves will be joining baby Ruth butterfinger. And many other delicious American trifles. So what's going on Kellogg admits that it was starving? Those poor elves and Amos of resources it was pouring its efforts and money into treats that have sweeter returns on investment from pop tarts to Pringles Kellogg. I started shopping the brands in November it's been trying to figure out how to spur Americans lagging appetites for snacks from big old brand names. In fact, it's been a rough patch for most consumer packaged goods companies. According to NPR, young shoppers, simply aren't brand loyal the way baby boomers were for Kellogg. That means the Keebler name no longer pools. It's weight as American shoppers are increasingly avoiding processed foods Kellogg in its competitors. Are pulling their hair out at least sixteen consumer packaged goods CEO's had left their jobs between twenty sixteen and twenty eighteen the Wall Street Journal reported presumably. They were failing at or exhausted from trying to kick start growth, but if it were just the shift toward healthier food that was hurting cookie sales. Why would Herero be sweetening? It's own desert portfolio apparently will still indulge plenty, especially if the quality is high for railroad specializes in improving tired brands in February and relaunched Nestle's one hundred year old butterfinger candy Barr with more chocolate and no hydrogenated oils. So Ferreiro sees a huge opportunity in our collective sweet tooth as does delay international. Jones. The Oreo Mondays spending more than two billion dollars to buy those yummy. Danish butter cookies dance or rather maker the Kelsen group from Campbell Soup. Campbell's is another legacy food brand that's been struggling to reshuffle. Its portfolio Monday is also buying Australian cookie maker or. Or should we be calling them biscuits? So cookies are not being flattened by celery and carrots, there's still a lot of money to be made in indulgences, but selling them is harder than it's ever been. Which is why cookie chess his getting so aggressive? From wondering this is business wars daily. Hey before you run off to that mid morning snack. Take a second Llosa five star rating on your favorite podcast app for us. That'd be a better gift of box chocolates bags. I'm David Brown. We'll see you tomorrow. Businessworld daily is brought to you by zero to PO a brand new podcast from octa a lot of startup stories. Just focus on the big wins. But being an entrepreneur's heart. And it can be lonely. If all you ever hear about his others, crushing it in zero to PO, you'll hear about the different stages of business growth, and the blood, sweat, and tears. It took for some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs to get to where they are today. People like the Mark Andriessen, and Ben Horowitz, and Netflix is Patty mcchord zero IPO is hosted by Frederick Carris co-founder of octa and Joshua Davis, contributing editor at wired the conversations they have are candid and the learnings are invaluable. You can listen to zero to wherever you get your podcasts.

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