1.) Family-size meal boxes have been introduced for the first time in the U.S. at McDonald’s. According to BurgerBusiness.com, the “Blitz Box” has been introduced in connection with the start of the NFL season. The box includes two Quarter Pounders with Cheese, two medium French fries and a 20 piece Chicken McNuggets for just $14.99. For now at least, the “Blitz Box” is only available in Kansas City, Missouri, featuring a Kansas City Chiefs logo on the box.
2.) The BOGO movement started by companies like Toms shoes and Warby Parker frames and eyeglasses is growing. In this case, BOGO stands for buy one, give one and Bogobrush has entered the mix. Bogobrush is a subscription service which delivers a simply-made, environmentally- and socially-conscious toothbrush to you every three months. And for every one you get, an American in need gets one as well.
3.) While it’s good that we’re making a better effort to be cleaner, using baby wipes to clean our private areas after going the bathroom is creating some issues. In Washington D.C., the Suburban Sanitary Commission has spent more than $1 million dollars to upgrade their system as there has been a 35% increase in clogged pipes because of the moist butt wipes. Because of that, they’ve also had to use more than 500 man hours, and add industrial strength grinders to shred the wipes to keep them moving through the pipes. And, nationwide, it looks like the problem will only get worse as moistened wipes for adults are doing almost a billion dollars a year in sales already, and their sales are projected to keep going up 6% every year.