Autonomous drone startup Zipline hits 1 million deliveries

A drone operator loads a Walmart package into Zipline’s P1 fixed-wing drone for delivery to a customer home in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on March 30, 2023. Bunee Tomlinson Autonomous delivery drone startup Zipline said Friday that it hit its 1 millionth delivery to customers and that it’s eyeing restaurant partnerships in its next phase of … Read more

Procter & Gamble (PG) Q3 2024 earnings

In this photo illustration, Pantene and Head & Shoulders hair products are displayed on July 28, 2023 in San Anselmo, California.  Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Procter & Gamble on Friday reported mixed quarterly results but raised its full-year earnings outlook. Shares of the company were roughly flat in premarket trading. Here’s what P&G reported compared … Read more

TGI Fridays to go public through merger with its U.K. franchisee

TGI Fridays logo is seen on one of their branches.  John Lamparski | Lightrocket | Getty Images TGI Fridays and Hostmore, the chain’s U.K. franchisee, announced plans to merge on Tuesday. The all-share deal is valued at 177 million pounds ($220 million). If it closes, TGI Fridays, best known for its potato skins, chicken wings … Read more

Buffalo Wild Wings Go format grows as more sales move off premise

A sign is seen on a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant on November 28, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  Joe Raedle | Getty Images News | Getty Images Buffalo Wild Wings opened its 100th Go location on Wednesday in New York City, four years after unveiling the quick-service offshoot of its sports bar chain. BWW Go sells … Read more

Top 10 fastest-growing retail brands in the U.S., according to Yelp

The new restaurant in your neighborhood may look familiar. Chains owned by publicly traded restaurant companies accounted for half of the top 10 fastest-growing retail brands in the U.S. last year, according to a new Yelp report. Review site Yelp compiled the list by using a blended metric that includes net new openings, searches on … Read more

How 6 Club stocks, including Meta and Apple, fared in Piper Sandler teen survey

Who better than teenagers to know what’s trendy? Piper Sandler has released the spring edition of its semiannual “Taking Stock With Teens Survey,” with solid results for several names in our portfolio. We love scanning the report, which looks at a wide swath of Generation Z, roughly defined as people aged 11 to 26. In … Read more

3G Capital quietly exited its Kraft Heinz investment last year

Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital quietly sold off its 16.1% stake in Kraft Heinz in the fourth quarter, nearly nine years after masterminding the blockbuster merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz with Warren Buffett. The sale marks the end of an era for 3G. The firm’s influence over Kraft Heinz had been dwindling in … Read more

Gatorade expands into new products including plain water

As Gatorade approaches its 60th birthday, the brand is staying spry, branching out into new categories from unflavored water to energy drink mixes. Since its founding in 1965, Gatorade has been the dominant sports drink. It accounted for 63.5% of the U.S. sports drink market in 2023, according to Euromonitor International data. Owner PepsiCo’s archrival … Read more

McDonald’s to buy all 225 Israel franchise restaurants after boycott fallout

Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images McDonald’s signed a deal to purchase all 225 of the restaurants that comprise its Israel franchise, the American fast-food chain announced, following months of dramatically lower sales due to pro-Palestinian boycott action amid the Israel-Hamas war. The restaurant outlets have been owned by Israeli company Alonyal … Read more