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Focus Brands already owns chains like Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s and Carvel. Pic:getty/samael334

Jamba Juice acquired by Focus Brands for $200m

By Beth Newhart

Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc has announced a definitive merger deal with Texas-based Jamba, Inc., under which Focus brands will acquire Jamba for $13 per share in cash, worth approximately $200m.

Accessibility advocates are calling for these plastic straw bans to be flexible and not so absolute. Pic: ©GettyImages/jon11

Disney to eliminate plastic straws from all locations

By Beth Newhart

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will be the latest major corporation to cut down on plastic waste by phasing out single-use straws, joining the ranks of Starbucks and McDonald’s. Disney will phase them out of its global theme parks by 2019.

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