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Working Lunch: Ben & Jerry’s deal signals new pressures on supply chains

Operators should pay attention to agreement made with activist group

The Ben & Jerry’s agreement with a migrant farm worker activist group this week is a big win for an organized movement attempting to disrupt supply chains to companies. The Align crew explains why operators should start paying attention to this group and others as more companies will be asked to reach agreements.

Plus, Shake Shack is shaking things up by testing automated restaurants while still saying they want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. And on this week’s legislative scorecard, a win on Capitol Hill over the joint-employer relationship.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News.

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