Lightning Round: High Life and Double Downs

By Frazer Jones
SABMiller suffered some supply chain issues this week: a semi-truck carrying 9,700 four-packs of Miller High Life (thats roughly 44,000 lbs.) were sto...
  • SABMiller suffered some supply chain issues this week: a semi-truck carrying 9,700 four-packs of Miller High Life (that’s roughly 44,000 lbs.) were stolen at an Orlando truck stop on Monday. Luckily there was a happy ending for Miller and the driver, as the truck was recovered later on in Miami with most of the cargo still intact. ~ Orlando Sentinel
  • KFC South Korea is doing incredible things with the Zinger Double Down King, transforming the humble Double Down into a full-on burger. ~ Food World News
  • SodaStream International’s partnership with PepsiCo is progressing toward a limited run in Florida retail test markets, making shareholders very happy. ~ Reuters
  • Mondelez CEO Irene Rosenfeld discusses consumer trends, growth in emerging markets, the impact and pressure of sanctions in Russia, and what it’s going to take to get more women into executive positions. ~ ValueWalk
  • AB InBev has filed a lawsuit in Kentucky hoping to purchase a distributor in Owensboro, putting it at odds with a state law that forbids brewers from also own distributorships. ~ FoodDive
  • A UK editorial is imploring consumers to support their local Tesco before the brand succumbs to high-end and discount competition completely. ~ The Independent
  • Forbes contributor Jonathan Salem Baskin has suggestions for McDonald’s to get back to the top of its game – namely, it needs to disrupt the industry like it did when it was new. ~ Forbes
  • For a blast from the past, check out this life-size spaceship simulator that Kraft Foods once offered as a contest grand prize back in 1959. ~ Paleofuture
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