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NEW YORK | Image issue: Papa John’s still tied to founder under fire

NEW YORK  — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is no longer board chairman after using a racial slur, but his image is still part of the pizza chain’s logo and he remains the company’s largest shareholder. The situation illustrates the difficulty when companies are closely tied to a single person, and that Papa John’s may … Continue reading NEW YORK | Image issue: Papa John’s still tied to founder under fire

NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder apologizes after reportedly using slur

NEW YORK  — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is apologizing after reportedly using a racial slur during a conference call in May. The apology Wednesday comes after Forbes cited an anonymous source saying the pizza chain’s marketing firm broke ties with the company afterward. Forbes said Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder apologizes after reportedly using slur

IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

STOCKHOLM/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday. IKEA Sverige, the chain’s Swedish unit, said on Twitter that Kamprad died Saturday at his home in Smaland, Sweden. “He will be much missed and warmly remembered … Continue reading IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

Davos forum founder hopes Trump gets ‘perspective’ in visit

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The founder of the World Economic Forum has told The Associated Press that he hopes President Donald Trump’s planned visit to a gathering of world decision-makers and elites in Davos later this week will “provide him even better with a global perspective.” Klaus Schwab declined to comment whether the U.S. government … Continue reading Davos forum founder hopes Trump gets ‘perspective’ in visit

Papa John’s founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

NEW YORK /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players — comments for which the company later apologized. Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer … Continue reading Papa John’s founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

Panthers owner under investigation for workplace misconduct

CHARLOTTE, N.C. / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation for allegations of workplace misconduct. The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm. Team spokesman Steven Drummond said in a release that … Continue reading Panthers owner under investigation for workplace misconduct

Panera founder to step down as CEO; company buys Au Bon Pain

NEW YORK/November 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich is stepping down as CEO and the company is buying Au Bon Pain — bringing together two chains the executive helped build. The companies did not disclose on Wednesday how much Panera was paying for Au Bon Pain, an acquisition it says will boost … Continue reading Panera founder to step down as CEO; company buys Au Bon Pain