Consumer and retail news: 10 things you need to know today


Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's raw cashew pieces have been recalled.

1. Trader Joe's has recalled its raw cashew pieces

The retailer said in a statement that it has recalled its raw cashew pieces due to a possible salmonella contamination. The retailer said there haven't been any reported illnesses as of yet.


2. Find out if you live near one of the 153 US Walmart stores that are closing this month

Walmart will close 269 stores around the world, and 153 of those stores are in the United States and will shutter this month. Is your local store closing soon?

3. Coca-Cola just launched a massive new ad campaign to change the conversation around sugary drinks

Coke's new ad campaign, "Taste the Feeling," is attempting to fight declining soda sales, especially as consumers become more aware about the dangers of sugary beverages.

4. A Taco Bell exec who was fired after allegedly attacking an Uber driver is now suing him for $5 million

This past November, Benjamin Golden, 32, made waves after a video circulated of him attacking an Uber driver. He has since apologized, but according to court documents viewed by The Orange County Register, Golden is now suing the driver for $5 million.

5. Johnson & Johnson to cut 3,000 jobs

Johnson & Johnson plans to cut about 3,000 jobs, Bloomberg has reported. "The bold steps we are taking today are to evolve our offerings, structure and footprint and increase our investment in innovation. These actions recognize the changing needs of the global medical device market and are designed to deliver more value to customers, increasing," the company wrote in a document.