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August 23, 2022

Industry Roundup

Baked Goods

King’s Hawaiian recalls Pretzel Slider Buns, Pretzel Hamburger Buns, Pretzel Bites following recall of an ingredient used by supplier Lyons Magnus over microbial contamination concerns; company will resume producing all pretzel products following recall
Staten Island Advance (08/22)

Luxury department store Fortnum & Mason to launch system for refillable biscuit tins that involves scanning a QR code on back of products; store also launching £0.10 paper bags in its food halls
Daily Telegraph (08/22)


Amcor closes acquisition of a flexible packaging plant in Czech Republic; plant is a greenfield development commissioned by DG Pack in 2019, features specialized equipment for ‘attractive’ segments like coffee and pet food
Amcor Plc (08/22)

UFlex's recent packaging innovations include a 3D pouch with window metallization for Triveni brown sugar, a profile spout pouch with reclosable option and easy pouring for BB Royal oil, a 3D pouch with paper-based barrier laminate for Beachville Coffee
Print Week (08/19)

Cold Cuts/Processed Meats

South African court halts government seizure of plant-based food after mandate stating labels such as 'plant-based meatballs' and 'vegan nuggets' do not meet regulatory definition of 'processed meat'; government calls for further dialogue with industry
Cape Times (08/22)

Fried & Cooked Chicken

Fat Brands and franchisee Red Rombo Group open first Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express in Mexico City, with second location to open by end of year; Red Rombo Group planning to open 50 franchised locations in Mexico
QSR Web (08/19)

Slim Chickens announces 13-unit expansion in Wyoming and Las Vegas, Nevada, led by multi-unit franchisee Dennis Ekstrom; the brand has more than 170 locations in US, UK and over 900 locations in development
QSR Web (08/19)

Fruits, Vegetables & Salads

Dole launches Boosted Blends Berry Spark functional frozen fruit smoothie, featuring blend of ingredients to support brain health; company says it developed product as pandemic has prompted consumers to boost their physical, emotional, mental wellbeing
PR Newswire (08/22)

Morrisons recalls Morrisons Mango, Morrisons Mango Fingers fruit products due to possible traces of salmonella; company advises customers not to eat products, will accept full refund without receipt
The Mirror (08/22)

Hot Drinks

Ziggi’s Coffee introduces fall drinks including Pumpkin Pie Latte, Spicy Pumpkin Chai offered hot, iced or blended; other new products include Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread, Cinnamon Roll Cake Pop
QSR Web (08/22)

Hot Sandwiches, Wraps & Burgers

Burger King testing plant-based Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich in Cincinnati, Ohio, market for limited time; sandwich features plant-based patty, shredded lettuce, mayonnaise on toasted sesame seed bun for US$4.69 to US$6.59
Nation's Restaurant News (08/22)

Sonic offering new Chophouse Cheeseburger with 100% seasoned beef patty, two slices of American cheese, aioli sauce, crispy onion strings on toasted brioche bun from August 29 to October 30; Sonic app users can access burger starting August 22
Chew Boom (08/22)


7-Eleven rolls out new Breakfast, Veggie, pizzas at 7-Eleven, Speedway, Stripes stores; Breakfast pizza features gravy, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, savory breakfast sausage, Veggie pizza has red and green bell pepper, white onions, sliced mushrooms
QSR Web (08/22)

Savory Snacks

Pop Art Snacks' new 3D star-shaped potato bites Pop Stars will be carried in all Kroger supermarkets nationwide this month following successful introduction at Expo West event; company says product targets tween, teen, Gen Z consumers
PR Web (08/22)

KP Snacks to cut plastic packaging by 25% across its Tyrrells range; the new packaging will save 113 tonnes of plastic/year, will include a flash featuring the message, ‘We’re taking action with 25% less packaging’
Convenience Store (08/22)

Coffee Shops & Juice Bars

DoorDash revamps Merchant Suite, launches new Learning Center, bolsters Customer Insights, introduces regional conferences for small-, medium-sized restaurant partners; new tools intended to help restaurants develop, increase profitability and efficiency
QSR Web (08/22)

Starbucks COO John Culver leaving company after COO role is eliminated Oct. 3; Culver to remain with Starbucks through end of year in advisory role
Nation's Restaurant News (08/19)

On-Demand Local Delivery

DoorDash ends four-year grocery delivery partnership with Walmart, reportedly giving company a 30-day notice; Walmart had dropped its Uber, Lyft deals in 2018, is actively building its own delivery service platform, Spark, now available in over 600 cities
Supermarket News (08/22)

Gourmet cookie delivery company Chip Cookies announces plans to expand nationwide to 500 stores in five years through franchising; company seeking single-, multi-unit operators as part of expansion plan
QSR Web (08/19)


Environmental advocacy group has been pushing for a proposal to put a US$0.10 fee on single-use plastic bags in Durham County, North Carolina; environmentalists say policies limiting single-use plastics are necessary to curb state's microplastics problem
Independent Tribune (08/22)

Lawmakers, environmentalists call on Dept. of the Interior to reassess its 2032 phase-out target for single-use plastics in national parks; group says the timeline is too long and a change in administration could jeopardize the plan
Waste Dive (08/22)


Federal judge orders Starbucks to reinstate seven baristas in Memphis, Tennessee, fired earlier this year who were advocates for joining the Starbucks Workers United union; Starbucks to appeal, stating workers were fired for violating company policies
Axios (08/19)


Latest: Aug, 22 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) 1,639.43 1,672.26 -1.96% -13.33%
Domino's Pizza (DPZ) 401.21 405.20 -0.98% -21.26%
Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) 106.48 106.48 0.00% 0.00%
Jack In The Box (JACK) 88.49 91.38 -3.16% -14.35%
McDonald's Corp (MCD) 262.95 266.54 -1.35% 10.26%
Panera Bread Co (PNRA) 314.93 314.93 0.00% 0.00%
Papa Johns International Inc (PZZA) 85.90 88.31 -2.73% -30.02%
Restaurant Brands International (QSR) 58.64 59.11 -0.80% -6.33%
Starbucks Corp (SBUX) 84.95 86.92 -2.27% -25.89%
Yum! Brands, Inc (YUM) 114.74 116.65 -1.64% -14.67%