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Taco Bell's Response to Lawsuit - Unexpected Event In January 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell, alleging the restaurant chain used more meat fillers than real ground beef. Specifically, the suit claimed Taco Bell’s products were made with “taco meat filling,” which consisted of extenders and other non-meat substances. The complaint further pointed out that Taco Bell not only misled consumers but also violated federal requirements by labeling “taco meat filling” as beef. This incident was unexpected as Taco Bell was not informed before the lawsuit was publicized....   [tags: Case Study]
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Taco Salad Recipes - I tried an easy taco salad recipe I got from the food program on PBS. I had tomatoes, onions and lettuce from my garden that were already sliced and diced for the salad. I fried a pound of hamburger and crumbled it up before adding it to the vegetable mixture. I added a pound of diced cheddar cheese and tossed the whole thing for 5 minutes. It was ready to be portioned out into taco shell bowls and topped with salsa and sour cream. On the side I had avocado ranch dressing and Catalina dressing. This can also be made with chicken instead of beef....   [tags: cooking, ] 1091 words
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From Taco Bell to Tanzania - From Taco Bell to Tanzania I lived until the age of 18 in Lacey, Washington, a small town made up mostly of the strip malls and Taco Bell fast food restaurants that line Interstate 5 from Portland to Seattle. Very few of my high school classmates left this town, and instead moved back into the service industries and lower rungs of state bureaucracy where their parents had worked before them. For those of us who wanted to leave, the only routes, at the time, seemed to be the military or higher education....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays] 947 words
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Immokalee Boycott of Taco Bell - This penny per pound could trickle down to tomato pickers and allow members of the C.O.I.W. to earn double the wage they are currently paid (Campbell par. 5). The price that is paid to pickers in South Florida, where the C.O.I.W. is rooted, has not changed since 1978 ("Taco Bell Truth Tour" par. 1). In addition to earning poverty-wages, the C.O.I.W. members face additional challenges. Farm workers originate from many different countries, which poses a communication barrier (Bowe par. 8). With every necessity (housing, food, water, etc.) provided solely by the labor contractors who sell to Taco Bell, C.O.I.W....   [tags: Ethics] 1849 words
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The Taco Bell Dog - 1 Oversize corn chip + 1 Undersized dog = Millions of dollars Many people say that the US is the land of opportunity, but the latest money making opportunity has come from south of the border. Chihuahuas, Talking Chihuahuas. Taco Bell has struck a gold mine in its latest advertisement campaign involving a talking Chihuahua, fueling an instant craze for the little dogs, and all of their merchandise. The actual filming for all of the commercials was shot in western LA using a simple white background....   [tags: essays research papers] 386 words
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Baja Taco - “Baja Fresh & Taco Bell” In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace businesses must be very creative in their marketing strategies in order to attract as much business possible. Companies spend a tremendous amount of their budget on advertising, soliciting, marketing and selling their products and / or services. Businesses that aren’t creative don’t appear to succeed as much as those that produce good marketing campaigns. Fast food restaurants are one of the most recognized businesses....   [tags: essays research papers] 955 words
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Taco Bell Not Real Mexican Food in The Great Taco War - RR - “The Great Taco War” The Real Deal Mariah Carey is one of the top pop singers in America today. On an average, her CD’s sell for fifteen dollars. However, many find it easier to purchase a “knock-off” for a cheaper price than to purchase the real thing. For instance, an individual can purchase the exact CD at a local flea market for five dollars and save the extra ten dollars for something else. In the short story, “The Great Taco War,” Jose Antonio Burciaga informs readers that fast food industries like Taco Bell do no sell authentic Mexican tacos....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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Taco Bell's Success - Taco Bell's Success Did Taco Bell’s success result from a top down or bottom-up approach to change. What situations drove this change, and what leadership approach did John Martin use. What was the old (previous) leadership style and what was its limitation. • Taco Bell’s success resulted from a top down approach to change. Along with the new organizational structure came the job position of Market Manager. Management added this new position to send a strong signal that they wanted different behavior....   [tags: Business Management Studies Essays] 2682 words
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Muckrakers: Exposing the Truth - During the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt coined the term “muckraker” to characterize journalists that he believed overdid themselves when researching a story, comparing them to someone stirring up the mud at the bottom of a pond. However, while Roosevelt created the nickname, he also used the muckrakers’ influence to directly appeal to the American people. Journalists who are considered muckrakers do not go too far in the pursuit of their stories because they are using their positions to expose the ills of the government, big business, and society; it is beneficial to the American people....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative] 825 words
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In Search Of Excellence: Review - In Search of Excellence is a book dealing with many different principles of economics and what makes big business' excellent. The first idea that Peters discusses is his chart of the McKinsey 7-S Framework. The graph is very simple but the ideas are fairly complex. In their research, they found that their philosophies were too hard to explain and easily forgettable. They made this Framework to deal with strategy, structure, style, systems, staff (people), skills, and shared values (culture)....   [tags: essays research papers] 710 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists - Cause and Effect Essay - McDonald's Causes More Deaths than Terrorists It was probably inevitable that one day people would start suing McDonald's for making them fat. That day came this summer, when New York lawyer Samuel Hirsch filed several lawsuits against McDonald's, as well as four other fast-food companies, on the grounds that they had failed to adequately disclose the bad health effects of their menus. One of the suits involves a Bronx teenager who tips the scale at 400 pounds and whose mother, in papers filed in U.S....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1865 words
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Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies - Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies It goes without saying, that the influence of cultural on marketing strategies and campaigns is significant. If a company does not or cannot understand fundamental aspects of culture in a market they are launching or operating a promotional campaign, there is the possibility that the objectives of the promotion may not be realized. Aspects of Culture The significance of cultural context on marketing campaigns and related promotions only intensifies when those programs are expanded to other local markets, regional markets, or foreign markets....   [tags: Marketing ]
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To What Extent is Owning a Franchise a Good Business Decision? - ... retail business establishment is a franchise owned business.” This is an example of the popularity of franchises amongst businessmen. It points out that every day there are more people starting a franchise and making profit, which encourages others to start a franchise. Franchises are a good investment in which there is more money and it has more fame and reputation in the market. Another reason why franchises are popular and preferred by people who want to start a business is that it provides a support for its franchisees....   [tags: good and services, self-owned companies]
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Feminism and TV Commercials - Feminism and TV Commercials Television commercials to the average person are a form of entertainment. They are also a way for people to see what is being sold out there in the real world. To a critic television commercials are much more than that. Depending what critical approach the critic uses he or she will analyze the television commercials differently. I decided to challenge myself and instead of using an approach that I knew about I used one that I knew little about. In my discussion of television commercials I focused on using the Feminist critical approach....   [tags: essays papers]
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Success of Fast Food Restaurants - McDonald's (USA) serves 27 million people every day, 1 million more every year since 2003. Since 2002 McDonald's (USA) have experienced 45 consecutive months of sales increases. In a recent Business Week column, McDonald's CEO James Skinner claims "We've learned. We've evolved. We believe we've cracked the code in the United States."What is the code. Americans like to eat all day long. Most outlets are open 18 hours a day. Others are 24/7. McDonald's essentially want you to stuff yourself from dawn 'till dusk....   [tags: Business Restaurant Industry] 850 words
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High School Should be Permitted to Have Open Campus Lunch - French students get 1 ½-2 hour lunch breaks, and many countries including France have off-campus lunch programs, where they can go home or to a restaurant for lunch. Why can’t Oak Creek High School have off-campus lunch. By the time students are in high school, they should be responsible and trusted to have off-campus lunch privileges. To begin, the high school principles and the school district can put restrictions on who’s allowed to leave the campus for lunch. The student’s parents make the ultimate decision of whether they will allow their child to go off-campus for lunch....   [tags: high school experience] 801 words
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Analysis and Description of McDonalds’ Dollar Menu - ... Possession: The Company also ensures that the products under the one dollar menu are affordable and that those with low incomes can access some of their products and gets to enjoy their tastes. Form: The products under the one dollar menu come in McDonalds’ Dollar Menu different forms, they include sausage muffins, sausage biscuit, sausage burritos, hash browns, premium roast coffee, side salad, sweet tea etc. The product’s target market at home and in my stated foreign market that target market for the one dollar menu in the United States includes high school as well as university students, the unemployed as well as those earning low incomes e.g....   [tags: mcdonalds, fast food, dollar menu, hamburguers]
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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically modified foods are organic materials which cross pollinates to become highly nutritious and valuable. I learned from my middle school years, that Gregor Mendel’s experiment on pea pods is an example of genetically modified foods. In Mendel’s experiment, he cross pollinated two pea pods, which had different gene alleles. The growth stage produces two pea pods with brighter green leaves. Genetically modified foods also have a bad consequence to needy families from small villages. Yet, these families feed on genetically modified products because items are more in nutrients and vitamins....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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How I Exhibit the Four Pillars of the National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is based off of four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. School is an extremely important part of anyone’s life, and I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to attend Lutheran schools from Kindergarten until the present. Our Shepherd Lutheran and Lutheran High Northwest have helped me to grow in my faith and to continue to grow academically as well. Attending these schools has also allowed me to participate in many different extra-curricular activities such as Varsity Soccer in my freshman year, Varsity Track my sophomore year, Pit Band for school musicals, Jazz band, and Pep band....   [tags: Leadership, Scholarship, Service] 432 words
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Childhood Obesity and Fast Food - In recent years there has been a growing epidemic of obesity, especially in America. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey posted on the Center for Disease Control website there are 12.5 million children from ages 2 through 19 that are obese. Many people are starting to complain that the commercials and ads for these restaurants are the result of such an incline in obesity. Although there have been current ad campaigns aiming at children to live a healthy life style there are still hundreds of advertisements that are putting restaurants in a sort of ultimatum position....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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OSI Model - To hell with the OSI 7 Layer Model Back in the 1980's, when all music sucked and men dressed like fags, a bunch of sissy Europeans got together in a passionate effort to overstandardize computer networking. They created this thing called the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) networking suite. Anyone who has taken a CS (Computer Science) or CIS (Computer Information Systems) course knows this; they cram this fact down the student's throat from day freaking one. It is only when the student enters the real world do they realise that the OSI seven layer model is a sham....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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McDonaldization of Society - McDonaldization of Society The way that Burger King and other fast food restaurant chains do business and markets their products to consumers is due to the change in our society to where the consumer wants the biggest, fastest, and best product they can get for their money. This change in society can be attributed to a process known as McDonaldization. Although McDonaldization can be applied to many other parts of our society, this paper will focus on its impact on Burger King and Taco Bell restaurants....   [tags: Papers] 789 words
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Total Quality Management (TQM) - TQM1 TQM in Foodservice Introduction One of the most important industries overall is the food industry. The food industry consists of everything from food processing plants to fast food restaurants. The food industry affects nearly every living person. Most people don't realize how important this industry is and how it affects their everyday lives. That is why it is so critical that the products of this industry are at their highest quality, are free of bacteria and ensure that the consumer will not face any detrimental consequences....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Ethics Migrant Tomato Workers - Second Analysis Paper The migrant tomato farm workers article discusses the aspect of being one of the nations most backbreaking jobs. These tomato workers work for 10 to 12 hours a day picking tomatoes by hand, earning a piece-rate of about 45 cents for every 32-pound bucket. Furthermore a typical day each migrant picks, carries and unloads two tons of tomatoes, and instead of trying to move forward and improve the quality of work and pay the tomato growers keep migrant workers pay as low as possible....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1407 words
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Pepsico Restaurants Case Analysis - PepsiCo’s Restaurants Definition of Problem Senior Management of PepsiCo is evaluating the potential acquisition of two companies – Carts of Colorado and California Pizza Kitchen – in order to expand the company’s restaurant business. If indeed PepsiCo decides to pursue the acquisition of one or both, they must decide how to align each of these business units in its historically decentralized management approach and how to forge relationships between the acquired business units and existing business units....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1635 words
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Teaching Goals - After watching this video, I started to wonder if our schools are truly preparing our students for the real world. I believe that our educational system expects our students to learn a certain amount of information and regurgitate it back to their teachers in the form of tests such as EOG’s. With this style of teaching, other subjects are suffering. All year, teachers are prepping students to pass the EOG’s while neglecting other areas. Naturally, you have some students who will shine. What about the students who do not learn well with this type of teaching method....   [tags: Education] 1063 words
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Childhood Obesity - "Today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate from 1983. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the Number 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking. If current trends continue, today’s kids could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents" (Clinton, para. 3 2011). Children may not understand the complexities of food intake or obesity but they continue to be affected by the issue....   [tags: Health Care, Diseases] 1746 words
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Human Resourse Management - Human Resourse Management There are many different ways to train someone for a new job. You can use any of the following methods; hands on, computer simulation, apprenticeship, and teletraining. From hands on training on the production line, to a series of written tests, we use a variety of training techniques at Taco Bell. Upon being hired at Taco Bell, you are given a series of menu item sheets which list all 37 menu items, and the ingredients that makes up each one. It is imperitive that they study these sheets before coming to work for the first time for they will be tested....   [tags: Personnel Management] 1215 words
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The Effects of a College Environment on a Students Health - The Effects of a College Environment on a Students Health Introduction When one goes away to college, their life changes dramatically. They are forced to make changes in their own lives in order to adapt to college life. When one is in high school and living at home, their eating habits and personal hygiene practices are for the most part controlled by their parents. They are told what to eat and when to eat it. They are told to keep their room clean and to take their vitamins, etc. When one moves away to college, they are on their own....   [tags: Papers] 2104 words
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Sporks - The Utensils of the 20th Century - Sporks - The Utensils of the 20th Century Over the past century, fast food restaurants have been booming. Chains of restaurants such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Rally’s, Taco Bell, and Burger King have revolutionized society with fast, inexpensive, tasty foods that can be ordered across the country. With these new eateries, plastic utensils have also gained popularity. The drive-up window makes metal utensils obsolete. Customers would drive away with millions of dollars in silverware each year nationwide....   [tags: Utensils Restaurants Silverware Essays]
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Biography of Erik Estrada - Biography of Erik Estrada (Frank Poncherello) Erik was born on March 16, 1949 as Henry Enrique Estrada in NY City. Back around 1968, he was in a dance troupe and earned $38 a week with free lunches and all the acting lessons he could take. In return, he had to perform daily in downtown Los Angeles. He had a 10-day hospital stay in August 1979 caused by on-set accident when he was thrown from his motorcycle and the 900-pound bike landed on him. At 5'10', 160 pounds, he was an inch shorter and 15 pounds lighter than Wilcox....   [tags: History] 876 words
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Senior Year of school - The senior year of high school, what a pivotal time in a person’s life. Jim Swarthow was a senior as average as any other of his time. He grew up in an average sized town in Tennessee, and attended a high school with the population of 1,200 students. As a student he made fair grades, yet never cracked a book when he left the doors of school heading home. School was not very important to Jim because his father had him helping the family business at a very young age. Although he never failed any courses in his school career, he never excelled either....   [tags: essays research papers] 1251 words
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My Hatred for Education - I hate getting up this early. But I only got three months left; then I'll never have to get up early again. Three more months and this time I graduate. Dads doing pretty good on the railroad job now. Hasn't been laid off for a couple of years now. David is doing good in the Navy, and my future at Taco Bell is almost a guarantee. Don't know why this diploma shit is so important to everyone, I'm making 165.00 a week now and I'm only 18. That's better than some factories and I don't work as hard as they do....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 1945 words
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For the Love of Food : Who is responsible for weight? - Tom Harkin, US congressman from Iowa, says that obesity now contributes to the death of more than 360,000 Americans a year. The incidence of childhood obesity is now at epidemic levels. Alarm bells are going off all over the place, but our government has basically done nothing. The obesity rate has risen to epidemic proportions in the United States. Communities across the country, recognizing obesity as an issue of serious public health concern, are looking for innovative ways to halt the increasing rate of obesity (Davis 260)....   [tags: Health ]
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Why Do People Work and How to Get a Job - Why do people work. People work because it is a necessity and it is a way to survive. In our society, being without a job is almost like being invisible. Everyone has to be involved is some type of work whether it is for self or for someone else. The work we choose to do determines our lives and measures our level of success in life. Our lives are around the work we do and the rewards that we get from it. Money is most earned through work, which makes work the center of our life. Work is the most important thing in any single human in the world because work brings the food to our home....   [tags: career, ] 838 words
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Advertising Fast Food to Children Under The Age of 12 - How much do the fast food companies spend for advertising to children in the United States. In 2009, “The Fast food companies spent over $ 4.2 billion in the fast food industry alone to market on television, the internet, social media sites, etc” (Brownell, 2009). This amount of money demonstrated that advertising to children is big business for companies, but it affects children directly, who are innocent of future generations. The purpose of this essay is to convince legislators to consider banning the advertising of fast food to children under the age of 12 in children’s programming....   [tags: Marketing, Unhealthy Food] 2030 words
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Fast Food and the Increase in Obesity in America - Every month, at least ninety percent of Americans visit a fast food restaurant and about forty- five percent of them make it a weekly occurrence. These statistics make it safe to say Americans are obsessed with fast food, but why are Americans addicted to these restaurants. Is it the low prices, quick service or the taste of the food. According to Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side off the All-American Meal, he believes “It’s easy, it's filling, and it's convenient and inexpensive.” Therefore, the consumption of fast food is now directly correlated to the obesity epidemic in America....   [tags: Mind Set, Super Sizing]
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Downtown Night Life: Gainesville vs. West Palm Beach - An exciting downtown night life is an important component of many towns and cities. Although Gainesville and West Palm Beach are in different parts of Florida, they are similar in a few ways. For instances, they both have a local university, they both are hot spots to pursue careers, and they both have large shopping plazas. But they differ in a few ways. For example, Gainesville is a college town, home to the Gator Nation. West Palm Beach, on the other hand, is a municipal town, home to beautiful beaches....   [tags: compare, contrast] 2317 words
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Sugarcult’s DeSantis Dishes out a Dose of Reality - Sugarcult’s DeSantis Dishes out a Dose of Reality Then entertainment business is a cutthroat coup a musician such as Marko DeSantis can easily survive. He has successfully overcome vocational challenges set in place to ensure those who remain in the industry are here for the right reasons. DeSantis’s inherent belief that the best bands are romanticized with twenty-twenty vision shows a depth few artists choose to acknowledge in an epoch where being a dreamer has been forgotten. The pop-punk lead guitarist does not sugarcoat reality or what he enjoys as an artist....   [tags: Music Review] 2613 words
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Role of Food in Construction of Social Identity - Food is a highly unique commodity, for though it is essential to every single person on earth, there is no other commodity which is acquired and consumed in such diverse ways. It is a multifaceted social instrument, serving to connect people across cultural boundaries while simultaneously drawing lines through society, dividing people across race and class. Though we have discussed the connections between certain alternative food movements and the creation of a ‘white’ identity, I contend that the social mechanisms of food extend beyond the production of ‘whiteness’, and are intricately bound up in the creation and perpetuation of other racial and class identities in Western society....   [tags: relationship between race, class and food]
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Cooking is Freedom an Article by Jim Sollisch - ... I personally do not consider fast food to be conducive to a healthy lifestyle by any means, though that does not mean I will not indulge in it from time to time. However, my first choice before I even consider a stop at a Wendy’s or McDonald’s is finding something somewhat healthier to make. If both genders were required to learn some semblance of the culinary arts, meals would cease to become a source of worry for a lot of people. After all, watching Rachael Ray and other cooking shows will only get you so far....   [tags: females, food, culinary environment]
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Wal-Mart: Good for American Cities and Towns - Wal-Mart has been a staple of America since July 2, 1962, when Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City store. Within a few years, Wal-Mart Discount City stores began to spread across the country. In 1968, it opened its first stores outside Arkansas, in Sikeston, Missouri and Claremore, Oklahoma. Sam Walton found success in offering consumers options and variety. Since that first store opened, Wal-Mart has now entered the grocery business and now the company controls about 20% of the retail grocery and consumables business....   [tags: Business Analysis]
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Limitations that Freedom of Speech Should Have - ... Matthew was 20 when he died. Matthew’s father Albert states that, “A man who dies for his country, for peace, should not have a father who has to fight to bury him in peace” (Biskupic). When any person in the military who fights and dies for their country, should have the respect to be buried honorably. Matthew’s father had a lot to deal with, his son at such a young age. Having to prepare a funeral has to take a lot out of someone, especially since Matthew was so young, but then having to deal with protestors at his son’s funeral....   [tags: riots, protests, offenisve words]
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The Effects Of Power On Responsibility - The Effects of Power on Responsibility Power and responsibility have a complex relationship that is connected by factors such as a person’s morals and ethics, personality, and under what conditions the person was raised. In a world where power can be found in many forms and in many places, the use and abuse of power can be seen regularly. Power is not just being the CEO of a fortune five-hundred company, or being an elected political representative, the manager of Taco Bell has power, as well as parents as they raise their children....   [tags: Ethics Morals Power Decision Making] 1611 words
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Parking at BSU, Possible or Not - Parking at BSU, Possible or Not With the diversity of students that attend the University, there are a variety of challenges and advantages that are unique to each sector. Parking on the Boise State University Campus can be a difficult and frustrating but with a little bit of help and information, you can maneuver your way anywhere. Parking is a function that is necessary and required by almost everyone that visits or uses the Boise State University campus. This may range from teachers to visitors to employees....   [tags: College]
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Nightlife in West Palm and Gainesville - An exciting downtown night life is an important component of many towns and cities. Gainesville and West Palm Beach are two cities in Florida that are both well-known to people. Although they are in different parts of Florida, they are similar in a few ways. For instance, both have a local university; both are hot spots to pursue careers; and both have large shopping plazas. Both cities differ in a few ways as well. For example, Gainesville is a college town, home to the Gator Nation. West Palm Beach, on the other hand, is a municipal town, home to beautiful beaches....   [tags: Tourism] 2279 words
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Linking Childhood Obesity to Fast Food - “I’m Lovin’ It.” This slogan has become one of the most recognized in both the United States and in the world. Our nation has slowly gravitated towards fast food, allowing for a new industry to explode and expand over the past few decades. This monumental fast food industry has become a symbol of America and our diets. Fast food is convenient, quick, and cheap, requiring hardly any effort. It is the perfect formula for our fast-paced nation and suffering economy. The problem is shown through our sky-high rate of obesity....   [tags: Obesity in Adolescents] 1701 words
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Ethical Issues in the Fashion Industry - Fashion is everything to society and the media. The fashion industry has transformed into a necessity in the life of people. Everyone wants to look good, feel fabulous and feel as if we belong with everyone else. The envy and desire to wear certain things and look a certain way all come, from wearing the latest fashion handbags, accessories, dresses, shoes, and the list goes on. But, when is considering fashion into an individual’s life going too far to the extreme. Many do not consider the whereabouts of fashion materials and how the environment is affected by the mere existence of certain garments....   [tags: Fashion ]
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GMO Foods: What Am I Eating? - Food produced with genetically modified organisms (GMO) warrants considerable debate. Several consumer watchdog groups, like Greenpeace International, advocate banning GMO foods. Others, however, maintain that GMO foods are safe for human consumption and can help feed the world while reducing the use of pesticides. Nonetheless, although public opinion is divided over the acceptance and safety of genetically modified foods, one thing is certain: Consumers should be made explicitly aware of GM foods; these foods must be labeled....   [tags: Agriculture] 899 words
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Public Notice of Sales are Sold - Media has negatively shaped the lives of my family and I. Corporate company’s aim is to attract a specific audience to buy their product. Children are evidently their number one target, because they are gullible. Many studies have shown that children do not understand the difference between television programming and television advertising (Schlosser 357). Kids do not fully understand the purpose of the company’s persuasions, which leaves children defenseless. Although vulnerability is more common in children, adults are deceived as well....   [tags: Advertising, Negative Media]
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Racism, Sexism, and Stereotypes In Media - This essay discusses censorship and the way in which social media and consumer products affect and model an appropriate societal ‘literacy’ or view in particular regards to gender and race, to young children. A summary of the stereotypes displayed in several videos viewed on YouTube, as well as student’s own identified stereotypes, both in regards to race and gender, are displayed below (Alexander, 2011; BrokenXLoner, 2012; Lac, 2013; Walt Disney Pictures, 1998, 1994, 1992, 1967, 1955, 1953, 1941): Examples of ‘Frequent Racial Stereotypes’ Displayed in Popular Culture African American (examples: Disney crows, orang-utans in Jungle Book, The Lion King hyenas) American Indians (example: A...   [tags: Media Essays]
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