Author: Nicole Spector

Fowl Play? Subway Denies Its Chicken Is Only 50 Percent Real

  A Subway sandwich shop logo is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri “The accusations made by CBC Marketplace about the content of our chicken are absolutely false and misleading. Our chicken is 100 percent white meat with seasonings, marinated and delivered to our stores as a finished, cooked product,” a Subway spokesperson told NBC News. “We have advised them of our strong objections. We do not know how they produced such unreliable and factually incorrect data, but we are insisting on a full retraction. Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest priority. This report is wrong and it must be corrected,” the statement read. Still Feel Like Chicken Tonight? Meanwhile, consumers are grossed out by the alleged fowl play. And they’re taking to social media to vent their concerns and inquire about that other 50 percent. “The finding that some of Subway’s chicken may be only 50 percent poultry is afoul with the company’s recent marketing claims,” said Jessica Levings, owner of Balanced Pantry. “Making select claims that appeal to consumers while selling them a sandwich with only 50 percent of what it claims to be is deceptive and confusing. Consumers would likely be making different purchasing decisions if their subs were marketed as ‘oven roasted chicken and soy sub,’ even if it was antibiotic free.” Well, It...

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Baby Boomers Are Renting, Paying off Debt, and Living with Roommates

Ah, baby boomers and millennials — could they be more different? The former are in or nearing retirement, while the other group is ambitiously rising in the workforce. Many millennials are waiting to marry and have kids, while their dear old boomer parents, quite possibly divorced by now, were comparatively eager to settle down in their twenties. Is there any common ground between these two demographics who, rivaling in size, are so often pitted against one another? Research shows that in fact, yes, in many ways millennials and boomers are similar, not only in values but in other matters including finance, living situations, and even online presence. More Than Facebook Friends In Common It’s become a cliché: the sentimental boomer mom or dad annoying or embarrassing their millennial kid with their clumsy Facebook attempts. Well, those days are just about over as boomers become more adept at using social media. According to Pew Research Center, social media usage by older adults is increasing: as of November 2016, 64 percent of people between the ages of 50 and 64 are active on at least one social media site — up 14 percent from July 2015. Like millennials, boomers are keen on sharing their experiences on social media — and to engage with user-generated and brand-curated content. According to Olapic’s Consumer Trust Study Report, boomers and millennials trust user-generated content over...

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