Consumer Minute: More problems for Target & changes for Ben & Jerry's

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Target is once again apologizing to its customers. A glitch in its customer checkout system lead to long lines at some of its stores across the country on Sunday night. The retail giant is assuring customers the problems were not in any way related to a security issue. But that didn't stop customers from voicing their frustrations on social media. Customers in at least five states say they had problems with debit card payments not working at check out lines.

Starbucks will offer free college education to thousands of its workers. The company will pick up as much as full tuition for online courses at Arizona State University, with no penalties for leaving as soon as classes are over. The coffee giant will provide the new perk to all of its 135,000 U.S. employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State.

Heads up for ice cream lovers... Ben & Jerry's changing the way they make some of their flavors. The company is transforming all of its 50 flavors of non-genetically modified ingredients and fair trade certification. To meet those new standards, Ben & Jerry's had to find new sources for some of its 110 ingredients that go into its ice cream. That means some flavors will not only have a new name but may also taste a little different too.

 

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