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  • People Are Abandoning Their Morning Starbucks Run For An Unexpected Reason...Many customers are skipping their morning lattes because of this.

    05/03/2024 7:03:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    thetakeout.com ^ | May 1, 2024 | Staff
    A morning rush is nothing new for a coffee shop, especially not Starbucks. However, the global coffee chain recently found that its struggle to keep up with demand is leading some customers to second-guess purchasing their morning coffee. Starbucks just announced its financial earnings for the second quarter of 2024. Overall, its leadership was upfront in saying that the second quarter of 2024 was not a successful one for the business as a whole. The chain’s U.S. same-store sales declined 3%, and sales outside of North America decreased 6%. “Let me be clear,” Starbucks CEO Laxman Narasimhan said on the...
  • Nike to lay off 740 employees at Oregon headquarters

    04/19/2024 5:19:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2024 | Granth Vanaik
    Nike will lay off about 740 employees at its world headquarters in Oregon, a letter showed on Friday, as the top sportswear maker looks to rein in costs after warning of a revenue dip in the first half of fiscal 2025. The "second phase of impacts" would begin by June 28 at its headquarters, Michele Adams, Nike's vice president for people solutions, said in a legally mandated notice to state authorities. The company's shares were up marginally in after-hours trading. They have declined nearly 13% this year. Nike had in December announced a cost savings plan for $2 billion over...
  • Disney Lays Off Marvel Employees as Wokeness Hits Its Bottom Line

    04/16/2024 8:41:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/16/2024 | Jon Del Arroz
    Disney's been in a magical world of trouble over the last several years, ever since the company decided to pick a fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the culture war and go all-in on diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of its core programming at the expense of its longtime customers, traditional American families. A string of movie failures hit Disney's bottom line in 2023 and 2024, most notably with "The Marvels," which opened as their worst-performing box office film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They also experienced flops within Pixar, with their latest, "Elemental," performing terribly at the...
  • Planet Fitness Has Been 'Pretty Much Destroyed,' Says Company Founder Amid Speculation On Boycott Cancellations

    04/09/2024 7:47:36 PM PDT · by CFW · 74 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/9/24 | Caleb Naysmith
    Founder and CEO Mike Grondahl detailed a history of rampant abuse at the company and alleged it misrepresented its financials during a recent interview with controversial right-wing X user Libs of TikTok. This comes after weeks of calls for boycotts of the brand after the company canceled the membership of a Planet Fitness gym goer after speaking out about a biological male in the women's locker room. Planet Fitness's policy allows gym members to use the locker room associated with their gender identity. But this policy has led to a few high-profile cases of women feeling uncomfortable in Planet Fitness...
  • JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, State Street drop out of massive UN climate alliance in stunning move

    02/15/2024 10:42:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Fox Business via MSN ^ | 02/15/2024 | Thomas Catenacci
    JPMorgan Chase and institutional investors BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors announced Thursday that they are quitting or, in the case of BlackRock, substantially scaling back involvement in a massive United Nations climate alliance formed to combat global warming through corporate sustainability agreements. In a statement, the New York-based JPMorgan Chase explained that it would exit the so-called Climate Action 100+ investor group because of the expansion of its in-house sustainability team and the establishment of its climate risk framework in recent years. BlackRock and State Street, which both manage trillions of dollars in assets, said the alliance's climate initiatives...
  • Los Angeles Times plans 'significant' layoffs, guild says

    01/19/2024 8:05:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 19, 2024
    Jan 18 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Times plans to lay off a "significant" number of journalists, the newspaper's guild said on Thursday, adding that they would organize a one-day walk-out on Friday to protest against the planned move. The layoffs could impact at least 100 journalists or about 20% of the newsroom in a move to address the paper's financial pressures, the Los Angeles Times reported separately, citing people familiar with the matter. "The management needs to come to the bargaining table in good faith and work out a buyout plan with us that would first articulate a clear headcount...
  • Disney on Track to Lose Nearly $750 Million Across 13 Films in Historic Year of Box-Office Flops

    11/27/2023 4:21:59 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2023 | JOHN NOLTE
    The Disney Grooming Institute had the worst box office year imaginable in 2023. Couldn’t happen to a nicer den of thieves of children’s innocence.
  • Woke Christmas Tree Farm in Virginia Posts Shameful Antisemitic Message on Welcome Sign

    11/25/2023 7:52:57 PM PST · by lightman · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 25 November A.D. 2023 | Teri Christoph
    From the Leftists Ruin Everything file: A Christmas tree farm in Northern Virginia felt this was the perfect season to blast an antisemitic message to customers and passers-by. Cox Farms, a popular destination for pumpkin pickers and Christmas tree shoppers in the D.C. area, put "Ceasefire Now" on their roadside welcome sign and accentuated the antisemitic display with a wooden watermelon. Advertisement The addition of the watermelon wasn't some folksy, farm-y touch, it was an obvious wink and a nod to the "from the river to the sea" crowd, who use the watermelon emoji to show their solidarity with Hamas....
  • Another Big-Name Law Firm Has a Message for Pro-Hamas Students

    10/18/2023 11:44:24 AM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 18 October A.D. 2023 | Spencer Brown
    Proving that, at least in some corners of the world, actions still have consequences, another big-name law firm has announced that it revoked job offers provided to law students after they signed on to pro-Hamas statements in the wake of barbaric attacks that saw more than one thousand Israelis slaughtered by the Iran-backed terrorists. The U.S.-based international law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell — described by The Daily Beast as "revered" — said on Tuesday that it had revoked its employment offers to three law students from Harvard and Columbia citing the students' "contravention of our firm's value system"...
  • Seniors Have Stopped Eating at Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden — And It’s Not Clear When They’ll Come Back

    09/22/2023 7:08:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 188 replies
    New York Post ^ | https://nypost.com/2023/09/22/seniors-have-cut-back-on-dinners-at-cracker-barrel-olive-garden/ | Lisa Fickenscher
    Retirees have lost their appetite for Cracker Barrel and Olive Garden since the pandemic — and it’s not clear when they’ll come back, according to the chains’ top brass. No amount of biscuits and gravy or unlimited pasta refills seems to be enough to entice the 65-and-older crowd as they continue to pinch pennies amid high inflation and duck the coronavirus, according to Rick Cardenas, chief executive of Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden. “I do believe that they were a little bit more spooked on the COVID side,” Cardenas told analysts on a Thursday conference call. “We’d love to...
  • Anheuser-Busch Heir Weighs in on Dylan Mulvaney Ad

    08/07/2023 7:00:29 PM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7 August A.D. 2023 | Madeline Leesman
    Billy Busch, the heir of Anheuser-Busch, said in an interview that his ancestors would be “rolling over in their graves” over the company’s partnership with “transgender” influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Busch made the remarks in an interview with TMZ host Harvey Levin on Friday. According to Fox2Now, Busch has been on a publicity tour for his new book, Family Reigns: The Extraordinary Rise and Epic Fall of an American Dynasty. During the conversation, Levin asked Busch for his thoughts on Bud Light’s controversy with “transgender” influencer Mulvaney. “I think my family, my ancestors, would be rolling over in their graves. They...
  • Kathleen Kennedy Does to Indiana Jones What Nazis, Supernatural Cults, More Nazis, and Space Aliens Never Could

    06/29/2023 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 29 June 2023 | Stehen Green
    An avowed nerd, I first read about Raiders of the Lost Ark through the official Star Wars Fan Club newsletter, Bantha Tracks. That’s how I learned about a sneak preview showing — remember those? — a few days or maybe a week before the movie’s official release on June 12, 1981. Bantha Tracks gushed that the new movie — starring Harrison Ford, directed by Steven Spielberg, and co-written by George Lucas — was a thrill-a-minute throwback to serial flicks from the 1930s. I convinced my best friend Kevin to come with me, despite neither one of 12-year-old selves having much...
  • Germán delivers MLB’s 1st perfect game since 2012

    06/28/2023 9:34:10 PM PDT · by TBP · 45 replies
    Major League Baseball website ^ | June 29,2023 | Sonja Chen
    OAKLAND -- Domingo Germán tossed Major League Baseball's first perfect game since 2012 in the Yankees' 11-0 win over the A's on Wednesday night at the Coliseum. It was the fourth perfect game in franchise history, and the first since David Cone against the Expos in 1999. After allowing 17 runs (15 earned) over 5 1/3 innings in his previous two starts, Germán entered Wednesday with the potential to make the wrong kind of history by becoming just the fifth pitcher in franchise history to allow seven-plus runs in three straight games. Instead, Germán snapped a streak of another kind...
  • Bounty Sparks Boycott Calls Over New Campaign

    06/26/2023 3:17:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/21/23 | Jamie Burton
    The latest brand to face calls for a boycott after announcing their new "inclusive artists project." Consumer power has been demonstrated in many forms recently as the likes of Bud Light and Target have faced customer boycotts, seemingly resulting in massive losses of earnings. Bounty is facing the ire of many social media users after its "decision to exclude white artists" from a new art campaign. Newsweek contacted Bounty representatives and they replied that over the years, the brand has partnered with artists representing a variety of backgrounds. Earlier this year, Bounty launched a new campaign, Bounty Prints, to "use...
  • Starbucks staff hold major walkout across the US and shut down stores amid fury at the company banning them from hoisting flags for Pride

    06/25/2023 9:47:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 132 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 25, 2023 | Hope Sloop
    More than 3,500 Starbucks workers across the country have shut down 150 stores over stalled contract negotiations and the alleged removing of Pride Month décor. In Los Angeles, a group of unionized workers protested outside their Cypress Park store while wearing rainbow clothing and holding signs. 'Starbucks has taken down Pride flags in most stores and I feel a bit lied to as a place that wants you to express yourself and it encourages inclusivity,' said one employee. The employee, who identified herself as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, said she sees the removal of the décor as a...
  • Dodgers hit 125-year low with abysmal blowout loss to Giants

    06/18/2023 4:49:04 PM PDT · by vrwcregistered · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-18-23 | Justin Tasch
    It’s been 125 years since the Dodgers had such a bad shutout loss at home.
  • Woke Marvel Eliminates The Punisher Due To “Problematic” Conservative Fan Base.

    06/17/2023 9:13:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 17 June 2023 | Anon
    This month, though, Marvel officially declared the Punisher persona non grata, eliminating the character as readers know him. Did he go out in a blaze of glory? No, in typical woke fashion Frank Castle is captured by progressive heroes, chained up and forced to go through a struggle session in which he is admonished as a murderer and a terrorist. Marvel even brings the Punisher’s wife back from the dead, only so that she can divorce him and take his money and property, and then inform him that his lifelong crusade against the criminal underworld was all for nothing. The...
  • Elon Musk: Every parent should watch this

    06/02/2023 10:49:12 AM PDT · by no-s · 16 replies
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk ^ | 2023/06/02 | Elon Musk
    It’s the movie they really don’t want you to see: #WhatIsAWoman?Watch the explosive documentary starring @MattWalshBlog FREE on Twitter for 24 hrs. pic.twitter.com/qDi7thCNid— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 2, 2023
  • Heads Roll at Twitter After The Daily Wire Is Censored, but Elon Musk Stirs New Controversy

    06/02/2023 8:19:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | | 9:45 PM on June 01, 2023 | By Bonchie
    The ongoing controversy over Twitter’s censorship of The Daily Wire for alleged “misgendering” escalated on Thursday evening with the social media giant’s Head of Trust and Safety, Ella Irwin, resigning in the wake. That’s most likely because she and her department are the ones who made the decision to label tweets by Matt Walsh as violating Twitter’s “hateful conduct” policies. The result was a warning label being placed on the posts along with sharing disabled. Those moves came after Jeremy Boreing, CEO of The Daily Wire, revealed Thursday morning that Twitter backed out of a deal to show What Is...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Warns DeSantis: Women Are Woke — ‘We’re Watching You Ron’

    05/30/2023 10:41:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/30/2023 | Pam Key
    Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” that women were “watching” Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) because of his anti-woke agenda. On Fox News, DeSantis said, “Because everyone knows if I’m the nominee, I will beat Biden, serve two terms, and I will be able to destroy leftism in this country and leave woke ideology on the dustbin of history.” Co-host Joy Behar said, “Yale University will take anybody these days? He went to Yale. He will destroy leftism. Really? That’s a lot of people in the country. And he will get rid of wokism? You know what,...