Kellogg Co. officials insisted this week that a boycott called against it had no real impact on its bottom line as it offered a look at its future.
However Kellogg, which through its foundation funnels money to groups such as Black Lives Matter, also reported several facts showing the cereal giant faces major challenges.
.@Nordstrom is next!
Kellogg Announces Job Cuts, Closures, Slashes Sales Forecast https://t.co/en88bawpk5
— FFT Buys Ivanka🇺🇸 (@FemalesForTrump) February 9, 2017
Kellogg forecast its 2017 sales would drop 2 percent. Previous forecasts had called for flat 2017 sales.
Cereal sales in the U.S. were flat over the last three months of 2016, the company reported.
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 9, 2017
In addition, the company is closing 39 distribution centers, with a potential loss of more than 1,000 jobs.
Kellogg CEO John Bryant, however, said there was no “discernable” impact on the company after it was struck by a boycott in November.
The boycott followed Kellogg’s announcement that it would pull its advertisements from Breitbart News website, saying at the time the company wanted to ensure ads did not appear on sites that aren’t “aligned with our values.”
— Ms USMC Gamer (@MsUSMCGamer) February 9, 2017
In response, Breitbart launched its #DumpKelloggs petition, which was gathered more than 430,000 signatures.
My household doesn’t buy Kellogg’s cereals because they donated nearly $1 million too black lives matter😂😂🤷🏿♀️
— Marcos (@MPDAWGG) January 25, 2017
Shortly after the boycott, it was revealed that the company’s philanthropic arm — the Kellogg Foundation — had given almost $1 million to Black Lives Matter.
What do you think? Scroll down to comment below.To get more good news like this one, check out and LIKE our Facebook page: SourcesNews