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  • Vatican commits to slavery-proofing its own supply chains

    January 18, 2016 1:58 PM

    ROME - The Vatican has announced plans to ensure its supply chains don't use slave labor. Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's top finance official, unveiled the new policy at a forum where representatives of around 400 global supermarket chains and consumer goods companies announced their commitment to eradicating forced labor... more »
  • Smoothie King to expand into Middle East

    July 10, 2015 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Smoothie King is expanding into the Middle East, beginning with multiple locations in Dubai. The company announced Thursday that the expansion will happen through its partnership with Al Ghurair Retail, whose commercial reach spans more than 20 countries. Al Ghurair plans on opening 45 Smoothie King locations over... more »
  • Decor store chain founder, Kirkland, dies at 77

    April 11, 2015 4:30 PM

    UNION CITY, Tenn. - Friends and family members say Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to found the Discovery Park of America education center and tourist attraction in northwest Tennessee, has died at age 77. Kirkland's son,... more »
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    September 8, 2014 2:39 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin tells The Associated Press Cathy died early Monday at home surrounded by family members. For decades, Cathy's fast... more »

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