Panera Bread

 

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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News & Views
Sep 2017

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...

News & Views
Aug 2017

Overconsumption of added sugar is the latest issue to preoccupy the food industry. On the heels of the launch of KIND Healthy SnacksFruit Bites, for which the brand filled New York...

News & Views
Jun 2017

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...

News & Views
May 2017

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...

News & Views
Mar 2017

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...

News & Views
Jan 2017

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.

The restaurant chain has been documenting its “100% clean” journey since the release of its “...

Press Piece
Dec 2016

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.

Effort to...

News & Views
Aug 2016

Panera Bread today issued its Kids Meal Promise to express the company’s long-held beliefs about kids’ meals and commitments relative to its Panera Kids™ menu. The promise is...

Press Piece
Nov 2015
Panera Bread® Shares Animal Welfare Progress Infographic

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 2020
  • Pigs (Pregnant sows): 100% gestation-crate free in 2015
  • Poultry...
News & Views
Oct 2015

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.

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News & Views
Jun 2015

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.

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News & Views
Jun 2015

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...

News & Views
May 2015

If the global business community is to thrive in the long term — and carry us to that flourishing future we are trying to imagine and help build — it needs to continue to scale up the ambition and influence of its efforts. That’s much easier said than done, of course, though we are seeing a number of encouraging trends within the Sustainable...

News & Views
May 2015

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...

News & Views
Mar 2015

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.

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