Strong consumer interest seen in Mondelez snacking survey

CHICAGO — Rising costs and economic setbacks haven’t been enough to deter strong consumer interest in snacking, according to Mondelez International, Inc.’s fourth annual State of Snacking report. The report, released Jan. 16, analyzed global consumer snacking habits and decisions. Overall, the report revealed a maintained interest in snacking that continues to increase. Like in the 2021 report, 64% of consumers continue to prioritize snacking throughout the day over standard mealtimes. Another continued trend is mindful snacking, but this year with an emphasis on environmental consciousness versus 2021’s concern with nutrition and functionality. The annual State of Snacking report is […]

How to help employers return to business

All employees are eager to get back to the office. In a JLL survey of more than 2,000 employees worldwide, three out four employees want to go back to work. Only one out four wish to remain at home. PwC’s research indicates that employers are expecting to be able bring back half of their employees by 2023. Why and how things happen is not always easy to understand. The work environment is constantly changing. How you prepare will impact how employees feel upon their return. You can also be better prepared for future challenges. 101 Hazard Assessments Safety is paramount. […]

Hunter Biden’s former business partner was willing to go before a grand jury. He never got the chance.

A former business partner of Hunter and James Bidenwho worked directly with them on a 2017 China energy deal, was never asked to testify to a Delaware grand jury investigating Hunter Biden, two sources familiar with the discussions tell CBS News. Tony Bobulinski, the former business partner, was open to testifying, and his attorney reached out to the office of Delaware US Attorney David Weiss. Weiss did not return their calls, the sources said. Weiss’ decision not to bring Bobulinski is the latest indication that prosecutors investigating Hunter Biden may have avoided investigating allegations about his father, President Joe Biden. […]

WestJet shutting down discount airline Swoop

WestJet is shutting down its budget airline, Swoop. The company made the announcement in a news release Friday, noting that the ratification of its recent deal with its pilots allows it to integrate all of its staff at various airlines into a single banner. “As negotiated in the collective agreement, the WestJet Group will now begin integration efforts of its ultra-low-cost airline, Swoop,” the airline said. “Through an expedited process, the airline anticipates a full integration into its mainline operations by the end of October. To avoid traveler impact, Swoop will operate its existing network through to the end of […]

Canada’s cellphone plans are still too expensive: experts

CTV News is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. TORONTO — A price drop for Canadian phone and internet services last month has some observers optimistic about the downward trend, but industry watchers say there is still a long way to go when it comes to telecom affordability. Consumers paid 14.7 per cent less for cellular services in June compared with the same month last year, following an 8.2 per cent decline in May, according to Statistics Canada’s latest inflation report released Tuesday. Overall, the cost of telephone services dropped 11.1 per cent in […]

Inflation: Which foods are the most expensive in Canada?

Grocery prices continue to be one of the largest contributors to high inflation in Canada. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for June showed an inflation rate of 2.8 per cent year-over-year, following a 3.4 per cent increase in May 2023. While this decrease was positive, Statistics Canada said it was “fairly broad-based.” “Canadians continued to see elevated grocery prices (9.1 per cent) and mortgage interest costs (30.1 per cent) in June, with those indexes contributing the most to the headline CPI increase,” the CPI reads. “The all-items excluding food index rose 1.7 per cent.” Gasoline led to a decrease […]

Gay Water launches to support LGBTQ2S+ people

In a sea of ​​canned cocktails, Gay Water wants to stand out. Launching Thursday is a brightly colored canned vodka and soda beverage that proudly displays who it’s for, instead of backing off from support for the LGBTQ2S+ community as other companies have done in recent months. In other words, where Bud Light has buckled under pressure as bigotry grows against the LGBTQ2S+ community, Gay Water’s creator Spencer Hoddeson wants his new boozy brand to be the antithesis of that. “The key issue that Bud Light tapped into was the fact that they didn’t understand their core audience and know […]

Regulator lays out proposed changes to passenger rights charter – Business News

Changes to passenger rights The Canadian Press – Jul 11, 2023 / 9:44 am | Stories: 436290 Photo: The Canadian Press The Canadian Transportation Agency is laying out proposed changes to the passenger rights charter. The reforms came after the Liberal government passed legislation last month to toughen penalties on airlines, shore up the complaint process and target flight disruption loopholes that have allowed airlines to avoid traveler compensation. The amendments to the Air Passenger Protection Regulations spell out the circumstances when an airline would not have to compensate customers, narrowing the field so that most technical problems will no […]

Meta’s Threads is now the fastest-growing platform after 100 million users signed up in the first five days

Meta’s Twitter rival Threads crossed 100 million sign-ups within five days of launch, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, dethroning ChatGPT as the fastest-growing online platform to hit the milestone. Threads have been setting records for user growth since its launch on Wednesday, with celebrities, politicians and other newsmakers joining the platform seen by analysts as the first serious threat to the Elon Musk-owned social media app. “That’s mostly organic demand, and we haven’t even turned on many promotions yet,” Zuckerberg said in a Threads post announcing the milestone. The app’s sprint to 100 million users was much faster than […]

BC port strike hurting hundreds of small businesses: CFIB

Breadcrumb Trail Links Transportation Small Business News entrepreneur economy Critical shipments getting caught up in the dispute, small businesses say Get the latest from Naimul Karim straight to your inbox Signup Published July 11, 2023 • 3 minute read An empty pallet at the Port of Vancouver. More than half of small businesses surveyed by CFIB say the strike at British Columbia’s ports is impacting their operations. Photo by Jason Payne/PNG Article content As the strike at the ports of British Columbia stretches into its 11th day, more than half of 1,400 Canadian small business owners surveyed by the Canadian […]