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Food and restaurant analysts are already placing their bets for next year’s top restaurant trends, including automatons in the kitchen, mini dishes, pricier drinks and something called “bar snackification.” Step one, though, is going...
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent CKE Restaurants Inc. is joining the pig rights parade, promising to free its pork supply system of cramped gestation crates by 2022. The Carpinteria company began implementing better conditions for its hogs...
Money & CompanySmithfield promises to ban gestation crates for pregnant pigs by 2017...
Money & CompanyMcDonald's Corp. will soon roll out an ad campaign that focuses not on speed or cost but on the quality of its ingredients....
Money & CompanyHumane Society accuses McRib pork provider of mistreating hogs...
L.A. UnleashedRICHMOND, Va. â The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday that an undercover worker at a farm owned by the world's largest pork producer saw breeding pigs abused and crammed into small gestation crates. The animal welfare organization......
Investigators recommend changes at Virginia factory farm where Humane Society alleges abuse against pigsL.A. UnleashedRICHMOND, Va. â An independent investigative team is recommending changes aftermistreatment of breeding pigs at a Virginia farm operated by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork producer. The recommendations include reviewing...
Ten years ago, I received a brochure that included a picture of sows locked up in coffin-size crates. The brochure stated that the intelligent animals were confined that way for life. I remember my reaction: horror, then denial. That had to be illegal!...
The News & ObserverLegislators were of two minds this week on the question of collecting tolls to widen Interstate 95, and they spoke with one voice. The House of Representatives said in a 113-0 vote that it's OK for the state Department of Transportation to add new lanes...
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Smithfield Foods Inc. is invigorating its marketing with funny ad campaigns, the Virginian-Pilot reported. A month ago, the company aired its “We Make Bacon” radio spots that seriously declared it makes bacon and not items like bacon lip...
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NEWPORT NEWS — Life isn't about the size of your bank account, the head of Smithfield Foods told the largest graduating class in Christopher Newport University's history Saturday. "Believe me, the greatest satisfaction you will ever receive is...
The Virginian-PilotIn the latest annual Fortune 500, out last week, Smithfield Foods Inc. ranks highest, at 213th, among four Hampton Roads-based companies on the list. Norfolk Southern Corp. comes in at 247th, Dollar Tree Inc. at 346th and Huntington Ingalls Industries...
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