The Headliner - We really do care, don't you?

The Headliner #76

29th June 2018

 

We really do care, don’t you?

The World Cup is in full swing, but anyone hoping to watch the game with a cold beer or even a refreshing glass of something softer may be disappointed. This week, brands such as Coca-Cola were forced to pause production at certain plants, as seasonal maintenance shutdowns caused a shortage of CO2.

On the subject of drinks, Waitrose this week launched a range of wine in cans. Designed as an environmentally friendly alternative to bottles for the festival season, will wine-lovers be willing to embrace it?

The way we listen to music has changed drastically over the past few years, and this week it was announced that the UK singles chart will now count video consumption from platforms like YouTube. Other changes will also impact streaming services, with ad-funded streams significantly down-weighted.

Finally, images showing the family separation crisis taking place in Texas sent shockwaves round the world, but perhaps even more unbelievable was the jacket chosen by Melania Trump when she visited. With the words “I really don’t care. Do U?” etched across the back, the first lady’s wardrobe choice dominated the front pages. Her spokesperson told CNN “there was no hidden message”, but many were not convinced.