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At Panera Bread, we believe in giving back to our local communities. We have worked to help combat hunger for over 25 years. Since then, our efforts to fight hunger have grown to include various charitable initiatives and donation programs.

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Why You Should Care About the NRDC's Antibiotics Scorecard
Why You Should Care About the NRDC's Antibiotics Scorecard

1 year ago - Since 2015, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been publishing its Chain Reaction report, produced in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, Consumers Union, Food Animal Concerns Trust and Center for Food Safety. Chain Reaction is basically a report card, showing how well major fast-food (and -casual) restaurants are doing at limiting their reliance on meat products raised on antibiotics. Here’s a look at 2017’s scorecard:

Panera Bread® Unveils Nation’s Largest Clean Kids' Menu, Challenges Fast Food CEOs to Eat from Their Own
Panera Bread® Unveils Nation’s Largest Clean Kids' Menu, Challenges Fast Food CEOs to Eat from Their Own

1 year ago - Panera Bread has established itself as a champion of the ‘clean food’ movement, throwing its weight behind efforts to improve industry transparency and deliver ‘food as it should be.’ Building on its Kids Meal Promise, the restaurant chain has announced a new approach to kids food. Children can now choose almost any item on the Panera menu as a smaller sized entrée, resulting in more than 250 menu combinations.

Panera Serves Up the 'Sweet Facts' in New Transparency Initiative
Panera Serves Up the 'Sweet Facts' in New Transparency Initiative

1 year ago - Overconsumption of added sugar is the latest issue to preoccupy the food industry. On the heels of the launch of KIND Healthy Snacks’ Fruit Bites, for which the brand filled New York City’s Times Square with over 45,000 pounds of sugar in a bid to draw attention to the 4.7 billion pounds of sugar consumed by children each year, Panera Bread has announced a new nutrition education scheme that will put the ‘sweet facts’ about its products right into the hands of consumers.

Don’t Put Vegetables in the Corner: A Q&A with Behavioral Science Researcher Linda Bacon
Don’t Put Vegetables in the Corner: A Q&A with Behavioral Science Researcher Linda Bacon

1 year ago - New research out of the London School of Economics should wake up many in the food industry. In a first-of-its-kind experiment, Linda Bacon – a graduate student in behavioral science and former Global Strategy Director at Mars, Incorporated – tested whether placing plant-based dishes in a separate vegetarian section on restaurant menus influenced ordering. The study’s findings have important implications for how the food industry might move more people to eat healthier and more sustainably, and may just change how we talk about plant-based foods.

Landmark Research Shows Americans Are Redefining The “Good Life”
Landmark Research Shows Americans Are Redefining The “Good Life”

1 year ago - In spite of a chaotic political arena, a majority of Americans share the view that The Good Life is defined by connections to people and planet more than by material wealth and consumption. Furthermore, Americans are looking to brands to take the lead in showing them how they can make a more fulfilling life according to a US study of 1,000 adults 18+ conducted in April 2017. The Enabling the Good Life Report from Sustainable Brands and Harris Poll released today shows the dramatic shift in American attitudes and reflects a gap between people’s new aspirations and the ways business responds.

Panera Launches Zero-Added Sugar Beverages, Challenges Industry to Be More Transparent
Panera Launches Zero-Added Sugar Beverages, Challenges Industry to Be More Transparent

1 year ago - Transparency is increasingly becoming a food industry standard, with more and more brands sharing information regarding supply chain and nutritional content with consumers. This new wave of transparency is also joined by a greater focus on creating products that are made with “clean” ingredients derived from natural sources. Since the launch of its “Food as It Should Be” campaign back in 2014, Panera Bread has been sharing its journey towards serving only “100% clean” food.

Panera Eliminates Artificial Preservatives to Achieve 100% Clean Goal
Panera Eliminates Artificial Preservatives to Achieve 100% Clean Goal

2 years ago - Two years after it pledged to eliminate artificial additives from its menu by the end of 2016, Panera Bread has released a new campaign in celebration of meeting its goal.

Panera Bread Broadens Leadership on Animal Welfare Issues
Panera Bread Broadens Leadership on Animal Welfare Issues

2 years ago - Panera Bread today announced its intention to initiate an industry-wide effort to improve the welfare of broiler chickens by 2024. The company is also proud to share its continued progress on animal welfare issues and the reduced use of antibiotics across its U.S. Panera Bread® and St. Louis Bread Co.® bakery-cafe menus.

Panera Bread® Shares Animal Welfare Progress and Makes New Cage-Free Commitment
Panera Bread® Shares Animal Welfare Progress and Makes New Cage-Free Commitment

3 years ago - Panera Bread is proud to share its progress in reducing confinement and antibiotics across its U.S. Panera Bread® and St. Louis Bread Co.® bakery-cafe menus.Highlights include:Laying Hens (Eggs): 100% cage-free by 2020Pigs (Pregnant sows): 100% gestation-crate free in 2015Poultry: 100% of chicken and 100% of roasted turkey in sandwiches and salads raised without antibiotics in 2015Beef Cattle: 89% grass fed, free range in 2015

Amazon, Panera Have Best CSR Reputations in the U.S.
Amazon, Panera Have Best CSR Reputations in the U.S.

3 years ago - Amazon, LEGO, BMW, Sanofi, Schneider Electric and Panera Bread have the best public perception for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to a new report by the Reputation Institute. The U.S. CSR RepTrak highlights the companies that have the best reputations for CSR among the U.S. public based on a survey conducted in Q1 2015.

Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat
Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat

3 years ago - Growing public health and consumer safety concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in food has sparked a wave of resistance, with both Subway and Kroger facing pressure this week to curb their reliance on antibiotics — which the companies say they use to promote growth and produce their meat efficiently.Opposition to the excessive antibiotics use has arisen from the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria, which render infections that are normally treatable with antibiotics more severe and even deadly. Food contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one way in which ‘superbugs’ can be transmitted from farms to people.

How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots
How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots

3 years ago - Talk about big players making big changes; CVS Health’s SVP of CSR and Philanthropy, Eileen Howard Boone; BASF’s Sustainability Manager, Denise Peterson; and Panera Bread’s Director of Public Relations, Jonathan Yohannan had a lot to share on their remarkable pivots this past year.

Panera Bread Publishes List of Unacceptable Ingredients to Be Removed from Food Menus by 2016
Panera Bread Publishes List of Unacceptable Ingredients to Be Removed from Food Menus by 2016

3 years ago - Today, Panera Bread shared its progress in removing a host of what the company deems “unacceptable” ingredients. Panera has committed to remove artificial additives and published a No No List of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives that the Company has eliminated or intends to remove from its U.S. Panera Bread® and St. Louis Bread Co.® bakery-café food menus by the end of 2016. This move makes Panera Bread the first national restaurant company in the U.S. to publicly share a comprehensive list of ingredients that will be removed from or will never appear in its menu items.

Trending: NGOs Prompt Sweeping Improvements to Animal Welfare in the Dairy Supply Chain
Trending: NGOs Prompt Sweeping Improvements to Animal Welfare in the Dairy Supply Chain

3 years ago - Animal welfare NGOs Mercy for Animals (MFA) and The Humane League declared victories this week, having motivated more large food companies to reform their animal treatment policies, this time after exposing supplier cruelty toward dairy cows and veal calves.

White Castle's Veggie Sliders Reflect a More Conscious Fast Food Industry in Transition
White Castle's Veggie Sliders Reflect a More Conscious Fast Food Industry in Transition

4 years ago - It is not easy being a fast food restaurant chain these days. New fast-casual restaurants such as Panera Bread and Chipotle offer diners more updated and healthful menu options in a setting much more appealing than the dreary and dingy plastic cafeteria environment typical of fast food chains. And as more consumers want to know where their food comes from and what those companies do with those profits, fast food restaurants as they stand are about as unsustainable as they come.

Panera Bread Reports Strides in Achieving Its Standard for Responsibly Raised Livestock, Poultry
Panera Bread Reports Strides in Achieving Its Standard for Responsibly Raised Livestock, Poultry

4 years ago - Panera Bread today offered details regarding its progress on sourcing only responsibly raised livestock and poultry, following the introduction of its new Food Policy in June.As part of Panera’s commitment to have a positive impact on the food system and provide transparency, the company is sharing progress on further reduction of antibiotic usage and confinement for farm animals in its U.S. supply chain for Panera Bread and St. Louis Bread Company bakery-cafes.

#SB14sd: Panera Launches Food Policy Focused on Clean Ingredients, Transparency, Positive Impact
#SB14sd: Panera Launches Food Policy Focused on Clean Ingredients, Transparency, Positive Impact

4 years ago - Today, Panera Bread shared a comprehensive set of commitments around its food. The Food Policy, which the company calls a formal articulation of its long-held values, is expressed by a commitment to clean ingredients, transparency and a positive impact (on the food system) rooted in craft.

How to Redefine Capitalism-as-Usual (or 8 Steps to Becoming a Truly Sustainable Brand)
How to Redefine Capitalism-as-Usual (or 8 Steps to Becoming a Truly Sustainable Brand)

4 years ago - When Patagonia launched its Responsible Economy campaign last fall, VP of Environmental Initiatives Rick Ridgeway eloquently summed up the ‘elephant in the room’ of capitalism: Growth is not sustainable. Ridgeway accepts that evolving from our current economic system will be especially challenging for larger companies with insatiable IPOs, but I’d like to share some ways it not only can be done but is being done.1. CSRCorporate social responsibility has been a fantastic gateway for newcomers to sustainable business values, allowing a brand to better understand its impacts and act as a baseline to refer back to over time.

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