Japanese consumers shun McDonald's after meat scandal

Aug 20, 2014

Japanese consumers shun McDonald's after meat scandal

Consumers are shunning fast-food chain McDonald’s Co. (Japan) in the wake of a scandal involving expired meat from a Chinese supplier. But the impact on sales has proved limited at convenience store operator FamilyMart Co., which also procured products from the Chinese company. Wednesday ...

Jan 30, 2014

FamilyMart drops foie gras 'bento'

FamilyMart has canceled the launch of a foie gras “bento” (boxed lunch) after receiving complaints from animal-rights activists, a company spokesman said Thursday. “We understand foie gras is a common food in Japan,” a spokesman for the major convenience store chain said. However, the ...