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Food Insider Retail: McDonald's franchisees hire prominent racial justice lawyer, Sports Illustrated owner focuses on merch, and the jewelry industry moves online

00:40  28 november  2020
00:40  28 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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McDonald's Black franchisees' add the attorney who represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown

a man wearing a suit and tie: Daryl Parks speaks during a press conference in 2015, serving as the attorney for the family of Michael Brown. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images © Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Daryl Parks speaks during a press conference in 2015, serving as the attorney for the family of Michael Brown. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

The current and former Black McDonald's franchisees that have filed two lawsuits against the fast-food giant have a new lawyer on their legal team: Daryl Parks.

The civil right attorney has a record of serving as counsel in high-profile racial justice cases. He previously represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

"The case against McDonald's is historic, and it is a privilege to be representing the Black men and women who were – and continue to be – treated like second-class citizens by the company," Parks said in a statement. McDonald's has denied allegations of racial discrimination.

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The owner of Sports Illustrated is licensing branded CBD cream, nutritional supplements, and bikinis

Authentic Brands Group partnered with apparel company Mitchell & Ness for a line of products featuring historic Sports Illustrated covers. Authentic Brands Group © Authentic Brands Group Authentic Brands Group partnered with apparel company Mitchell & Ness for a line of products featuring historic Sports Illustrated covers. Authentic Brands Group

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which owns the rights to 50 brands, acquired Sports Illustrated in 2019. The company has been licensing the magazine's name and intellectual property to create merchandise, including nutritional supplements, CBD cream, and apparel collaborations.

ABG told Business Insider it is trying to balance keeping traditionalist fans happy while expanding into new categories.

"Our vision is, how do we take arguably the most famous sports brand that's meant a lot to a lot of people, and create a 21st-century media brand," Marc Rosen, the executive vice president for ABG's business unit, told Business Insider in an interview. "It's about being in a lot of places and being a lot of things to your customers."

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These concerns have simmered at McDonald ' s for decades, occasionally bubbling over in a lawsuit or clash between the NBMOA and the corporate office. McDonald ' s , like most franchises , reserves the right to terminate franchisees' agreements if they fail to meet certain standards.

Signet, the owner of Zales and Jared, has upped its e-commerce game during the pandemic

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Gina Drosos, the CEO of Signet Jewelers, said that the jewelry category has been "quite behind in developing e-commerce" in an interview with Business Insider.

Signet — which operates Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared, and other jewelry merchants — is pivoting much of its business to online. It is currently in the middle of a multi-year turnaround plan dubbed "Path to Brilliance," which involves improving its omnichannel capabilities.

Drosos said the company wants to "crack the code on why it's taken the [jewelry] category so long to move into a virtual world."

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