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California is in its fourth year of reduced rainfall, leading to one of its worst droughts in modern times. Cities throughout the state have been cutting back, and one town, Fort Bragg, located along the coast in northern California, has been some of them most drastic water conservation steps.
Whether felt in their hearts, green washing or some combination, large American companies are forcing change on packaging in order to reduce waste. For companies that are fortunate to sell products to Wal-Mart, McDonald’s or Starbucks, they will do just about anything to maintain the relationship. These corporate giants have leverage over their vendors, and it’s working. In addition, many “copycat” retailers are following suit, extending the benefits.
Whether you call them hoagies, grinders, subs or heroes, big sandwiches with cold cuts, cheese and condiments are popular as a carry-out item.
Americans are constantly on the move. Although we would like to sit down at a nice table with a tablecloth and candles, the truth of American life today is that people are doing more multi-tasking and our cars have become our dining room table. 7-Eleven®, the popular convenience store chain, estimates that from purchase time to consumption is 12 minutes for most of the prepared foods they sell.