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Quaker Oats to Change Name, Says William Penn ‘Does Not Represent Our Commitment to Crass Materialism’

CHICAGO — The Quaker Oats Company, has announced plans to retire their century-old mascot amid backlash over the character’s history, acknowledging that “the Quaker principles of simplicity and integrity are incompatible with our corporate mission to embrace the extremes of Capitalism.”

Critics of the company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, says that the move is in the right direction, but some activist investors claim that Quaker Oats knew the image of William Penn “promoted outdated values,” such as stewardship in the community and devotion to integrity in all aspects of life, for years without taking action.… Read more

Vintage Mountain Dew Black Label, Once Owned by Napoleon, Auctioned for $1.6M

NEW YORK CITY -- A 205-year-old can of Black Label Mountain Dew became the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction, fetching $1,580,000. Sotheby's announced on Monday that the can, which accompanied Napoleon into exile on St. Helena in his personal supply, shattered the previous record set by a rare 3-liter (known as “large format”) bottle of Açaí Fresca in 1996.

PepsiCo Sues Coca-Cola Over ‘Misleading’ Alpaca Blood Ad

ATLANTA, GA – The farmers in a recent commercial for Coca-Cola just wanted to protect their furry camelid friends, but PepsiCo is not amused. The ad, which first aired during the Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast, proudly declared that “all Coca-Cola products are 100% alpaca blood-free” but that the potential alpaca blood content of Pepsi products was unknown.… Read more

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