• Under Armour Says 150 Million Hit With MyFitnessPal Hack
    An intruder grabbed the email addresses and login information during a February break-in. It is requiring all users of its food and nutrition website to change their passwords.
  • New Era Brings Together MLB Stars, Music Artists In Campaign
    The effort “We Who Reign,” is driven by the theme, “It’s the hard work, the hustle and the struggle that will make you successful.”
  • Advertisers Flee Fox News Host, Prompting Apology To Parkland Survivor
    The swift results showcase the power that the Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors have, not just in organizing rallies but in spurring corporate America to act. 
  • Calif. Judge Says Coffee Needs Cancer Warning Label
    Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle sided with a nonprofit's case against dozens of coffee companies, including Starbucks, Peets and other chains, saying that businesses that sold coffee were in violation of a state regulation requiring businesses with at least 10 employees to disclose the prevalence of carcinogens and toxic chemicals.
  • Sweet Jesus Ice Cream Chain Sticking With Name Despite Protests
    Ice cream chain Sweet Jesus, with locations in Canada and Baltimore, is keeping its name despite calls for a boycott by Christians who say the company is taking its lord’s name in vain. Sweet Jesus says the name “is a reflection of our experiences and that of our customers.” It probably doesn’t help that it has named some flavors “Red Rapture” and “Sweet Baby Jesus.”
  • Peter Munk, Founder Of Barrick Gold, Dead At 90
    He founded numerous businesses in Canada, including a furniture and electronics business, a hotel chain and several real estate ventures. Then in 1983 Munk founded Barrick, starting with a tiny mine that produced about 3,000 ounces of gold in its first year of operation. Then in 1986, he bought an underperforming mine in Nevada called Goldstrike, which was producing 40,000 ounces of gold per year at the time.
  • Alcohol, Specifically Beer, Drives Dining Chain Loyalty
    Buffalo Wild Wings, which was acquired by Arby's Owner Roark Capital Group, took the top spot led by strong scores in Share of Wallet and its Market Penetration. The chicken wing chain also scored well in Fanaticism "due in part to a contingent of super fans most likely going wild for the chain's Blazin' Rewards loyalty program, which expanded in 2017 to serve all 1200+ locations," according to a blog post by Foursquare Senior Vice President Michael Rosen.
  • Whole Foods With Amazon Lockers Spur 'Micro-Visits'
    Through the first few months of 2018, visits lasting between three and five minutes — called micro-visits — have increased 9% over year-ago levels at Whole Foods stores with lockers in the chain’s top 10 markets, according to digital marketing firm inMarket. Since Amazon completed its acquisition last August, micro-visits have increased 11% at stores with lockers, compared with 7% at stores without lockers, inMarket said in the report, which tracks customer traffic via location data.
  • Companies Scramble To Capture Babies R Us Registries
    As the company begins holding closeout sales and planning store closures, other retailers are scrambling to scoop up customers and capture their registries — a potentially lucrative prize. Buy Buy Baby, Target and Amazon.com stand to benefit from the shake-up.
  • Here's How Amazon Will Dominate Healthcare
    A report outlined five scenarios as to how Amazon is likely to enter and dominate health care. “They’re not mutually exclusive — in fact, they represent a roadmap that Amazon can follow to move continually deeper into the healthcare industry,” said L.E.K. managing director and report co-author Joseph Johnson. “All of them illustrate Amazon’s ability to drive down prices and margins while fundamentally transforming customer behavior.”
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