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Hitting Putin where it hurts him the most …

March 10, 2022

No, we’re not talking oil sanctions … we’re talking burgers and lattes … but not chips.
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After McDonalds investors and consumers called for the chain to cut ties with Russia, the company announced that it is temporarily closing its 847 restaurants in Russia.

Announcing the action, McD’s CEO told employees:

Our values mean we cannot ignore the needless human suffering unfolding in Ukraine.

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Some other companies are following suit…

> Coke and Starbucks pledged to suspend all business activity in Russia

> PepsiCo said it was halting sales of its big soda brands there … but would continue to sell potato chips.

Apparently, Pepsi concluded that stopping the flow of Lays, Doritos and Fritos might trigger Putin to further accelerate his atrocities.

Shocker: 37% say they’re buying less Coke…

April 23, 2021

That’s what happens when you go woke and eye-poke 1/3 of your customers.
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Coca-Cola was one of the companies that publicly condemned Georgia’s new election integrity law.

Now, according to a new Rasmussen survey “the Atlanta-based soft drink bottler may pay a price for getting involved in that controversy”.

Specifically, Rasmussen found that:

  • 37% of American adults say that the company’s stand against the new Georgia law makes them less likely to purchase Coca-Cola products.
  • 25% say they are more likely to buy Coke.
  • 30% say the company’s political stance doesn’t make much difference.

Netting it out, 12% of Coke’s customer base says that it’ll be buying less Coke.

Maybe the woke 25% really will ditch their  water bottles and start slurping more sugar-filled Coke to offset any lost sales to now hacked-off (former) Coke guzzlers.

I’m betting the under on that one.


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