Lightning Round: Franchise Wars, Monopoly, and Changing Roles

By Frazer Jones
Hungry Jacks, Burger Kings Australian division, has launched a direct attack against McDonalds Monopoly promotion by allowing consumers to redeem thei...
  • Hungry Jack’s, Burger King’s Australian division, has launched a direct attack against McDonald’s Monopoly promotion by allowing consumers to redeem their winning Monopoly pieces for similar BK items. ~ Consumerist
  • Mondelez International appointed Dana Anderson to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. ~ Wall Street Journal 
  • AB InBev has named João Castro Neves as the new North America zone president, as successor Luiz Fernando Edmond moves on to take a more “global” role with the company. ~ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Are you making the right moves for your brand on social media? ~ Huffington Post
  • The situation at Olive Garden is heating up, as an advisory firm recommends that activist shareholders fire and replace Darden Restaurants Inc’s entire board. ~ Buzzfeed Business
  • The chorizo burritos now on select McDonald’s breakfast menus is raising some eyebrows, on account of the fact that so much “chorizo” as “chicken with chorizo seasoning.” ~ Eater National
  • UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s launched a new line of shopping carts aimed toward providing more comfort and physical security for children with autism and other disabilities. ~ Sainsbury 
  • The 2014 Food Safety Summit ended with an underscoring of the vital importance of food safety, as 216 attendees were sickened with Clostridium perfringens due to contaminated chicken marsala. ~ Food Safety News

Featured Articles

Careers Passport: flagship programme to help jobseekers

A fast-track job scheme designed to remove barriers to enter the food and drink industry has seen over 1,000 training opportunities created.

Coca-Cola, Diginex & Reckitt tech to support supply chains

Respect for human rights is critical to good business, says Coca-Cola’s Paul Lalli, as the company joins diginexLUMEN to catch supply chain forced labour

Luxury food manufacturer Venchi on sustainable packaging

Cècile Osti, of luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi, on Easter 2022, Sorrento lemons, sustainable packaging, natural ingredients & the pleasure of food

How has the pandemic affected sales at General Mills?


Morrisons partners with Nestle in sustainability scheme


PepsiCo Launches pep+ a Strategic End-to-End Transformation