Monday, February 8, 2016
Karl Greenberg, 7 hours ago
  • McDonald's Celebrates Sauce For Big Mac 50thBurger Business

    The Big Mac sauce makes the Big Mac. As the Big Mac approaches its 50th anniversary next year, McDonald's is treating its Big Mac Sauce as a very valuable commodity in promotions in the UK and in Australia. In the UK, the new Bacon Clubhouse burger includes Big Mac Sauce, something McDonald's very rarely allows to be used on anything other than the Big Mac. To tout the U.K. arrival McD's is running an eBay auction for one 740ml bottle of Big Mac Sauce that will be accompanied by a dispenser that looks like a caulk gun. Read the whole story...

  • The Best Ads Of Past Super BowlsThe Drum

    On Sunday, brands unveiled Super Bowl ads to an audience of more than 100 million, and paid a record $5 million to do do so, for 30 seconds. At the jump is a review of ads from past Super Bowl games, and why, per members of the creative community, they are top spots. Creatives from agencies including GSD&M, Publicis Seattle, and Epsilon weigh in. Read the whole story...

  • 'Consumer Reports' Ranks Mosquito Repellant For Zika Virus PreventionConsumerist

    There is no vaccine for Zika virus and it is spreading fast. "Consumer Reports" is testing mosquito repellents, and has released their ratings to non-subscribers. They found that he most effective repellents had high proportions of picardin or Deet, with one brand based on oil of lemon eucalyptus, Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, scoring well. They give "recommends" to Repel, Sawyer, Off! Deepwoods, and Natrapel. Read the whole story...

  • Mall Making Most Money Brings In Asians With Much MoneyQuartz

    South Coast Plaza is the highest-grossing mall in the US. It did $1.7 billion in sales in 2015, and a big part of its success are hyper wealthy Chinese tourists. The mall's having courted China since the early 2000s has paid off. To celebrate the end of the Chinese New Year, shoppers who spend more than $2,500 in a single day at the center get a crystal bowl from Tiffany's engraved with monkeys. The mall has prepared "thousands" of bowls to give away. Read the whole story...

  • Sports Authority Preparing For BankruptcyBloomberg

    With a debt payment due in 10 days, Sports Authority Inc. is lining up its ducks to file for bankruptcy, per sources. The company is in talks with lenders including TPG Capital Management LP on a deal to reorganize in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The company, formerly the largest sports chain, may close as many as 200 of its more than 450 stores under the bankruptcy plan. Read the whole story...