• From Axios:
"Reusable cups can now be used on every Starbucks run, including drive-thru and mobile orders … The coffee giant said it's a step in reducing waste by 50% by 2030 and part of a 'larger cultural movement' to shift toward reusables and away from single-use plastics."
Axios writes that "Starbucks said it is the first national coffeehouse in the U.S. to give consumers the option to use their personal cups when placing mobile orders.
All company-operated stores and participating licensed stores nationwide will accept clean personal cups starting Wednesday, Jan. 3."
The move follows successful tests in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, London, France and Germany, as well as in Colorado.
• From Reuters:
"French food group Danone said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement to sell its premium organic dairy units in the United States to investment firm Platinum Equity.
"The sale of the Horizon Organic and Wallaby businesses is part of the company's portfolio review and asset rotation program the company announced in March 2022, Danone said in a statement, without disclosing the financial details of the deal."
The story points out that "Danone will retain a minority stake in the business."