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With more than 60 restaurant locations situated in Michigan, Ohio and Nevada, Happy’s Pizza LLC is a very popular restaurant chain. The company was founded in 1994 in Detroit, Michigan, with just one store. Today, there are 11 of these pizza stores located just in Detroit.
In 2017, a fledgling company called “Brandless” got started. The co-founders, Tina Sharkey and Ido Leffler, had a novel idea. While other start-ups were busy spending Big Bucks on building a brand and trying to achieve a “brand following,” the Brandless co-founders decided to go the opposite way. They felt that modern shoppers cared a lot more about finding products that aligned with their own personal values than any intensely marketed brand name. Given their tremendous success over three short years, they are proving they were right!
With demand for healthier food options surging among consumers, a broad range of innovative solutions have emerged in the marketplace. One of the fastest-growing areas in the alternative food industry is the area of meatless burgers. Burgers began as a favorite among American consumers that achieved widespread adoption throughout the 20th century. Over the last couple of decades, the burger market has also managed to achieve deep market penetration in foreign countries around the world thanks to international expansion by leading fast-food brands, such as McDonalds, Jack in the Box, Jollibee, and many others. Consequently, there is enormous demand for healthier burgers, and companies like Impossible Foods are leading the way toward improving consumer choice.
Sustainable living is catching on, and for a good reason. The global climate crisis has come to a head. Since the industrial revolution, temperatures worldwide have skyrocketed – part of what led to the term “global warming.” However, the climate crisis is not as simple as warm temperatures worldwide.
Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion in the Chicago area with expansion to the production of the new Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator sport utility vehicles, according to Joseph R. Hinrichs, Ford’s president of global operations. This announcement was made at the Chicago Auto Show held in February 2019, along with news that Elena Ford had been named chief customer experience officer for the automaker. The Chicago expansion is expected to bring an additional 500 jobs to the Torrence Avenue assembly plant.