Walmart Pilots More Upscale Dining Experience As McDonald's Decamps
The BizJournals.com reports that Walmart is taking its in-store dining experience upscale, announcing a pilot partnership with la Madeleine French Bakery & Café less than a week after McDonald’s said it would close hundreds of its restaurants that are located inside Walmart stores.
The French Express prototype in partnership with Walmart will initially open in 10 test locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with the first restaurant expected to open in Garland in July.
Kroger Celebrates Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Momentum in 2020
The Kroger Co. announced its new progress and results for Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, the company's bold plan to help create communities free of hunger and waste by 2025.
"This past year has been a challenge for so many—especially those who are trying to provide for their families amid hardship," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "In 2020, we continued to deliver on the principles of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, focusing on ways to support food insecure individuals and families and reduce waste across our entire organization. We have made considerable progress, and the momentum we've achieved shows that the Kroger Family of Companies is always striving for a better tomorrow."
Newegg Shoppers Can Now Pay with Dogecoin
Newegg, one of the leading tech-focused e-retailers in North America, celebrated #DogeDay by announcing that the company now accepts Dogecoin as an official payment method on Newegg.com.
Newegg has been quick to embrace the shift to cryptocurrency. In 2014, the company was the first major e-retailer to accept Bitcoin for purchases made on the Newegg platform. Similarly, Newegg is among the first to enable customers to pay with Dogecoin while shopping online.
Little Caesars Names Jeremy Vitaro Chief Development Officer
Little Caesars announced that Jeremy Vitaro has been named Chief Development Officer. This role is responsible for new unit growth domestically and around the world, and Vitaro will drive the organization’s efforts to further capitalize on the phenomenal global opportunity of the Little Caesars brand.
Vitaro most recently served as Vice President of U.S. Development at Dunkin’ Brands where, for the past 18 years, he held various franchise leadership positions. He brings this extensive development experience to Little Caesars at a time when the chain’s revolutionary Pizza Portal pickup and delivery options have led to a surge in brand interest among consumers and franchise prospects.