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Uncle Ben's Rice to Change Name to Ben's Original [Video]

Uncle Ben's Rice to Change Name to Ben's Original

The 70-year-old product's name change was revealed by Mars Incorporated on Wednesday.

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Financial Focus for Sept. 23 [Video]

Financial Focus for Sept. 23

In today's Financial Focus, we have a check of the stock market and the stocks with ties to Las Vegas. Uncle Ben's branded rice products will be changed to Ben's Original after the company said it was..

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Uncle Ben's Rice Undergoes A Makeover And Gets A New name [Video]

Uncle Ben's Rice Undergoes A Makeover And Gets A New name

Uncle Ben's rice products is getting a make over. Mars will change the name from Uncle Ben's to Ben's Original. According to CNN, the company is also dropping the long-used logo. The transition from..

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Uncle Ben's faced criticism for racial stereotyping. Now the rice brand, owned by Mars, has revealed its new name.

Packaging with the new Ben's Original name and logo will hit stores from 2021, after the Mars-owned brand faced criticism over racial stereotyping.
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Uncle Ben's rice gets a new name after racial stereotype row

Mars Food, the makers of rice brand Uncle Ben's, have revealed a new name for the product following an outcry from shoppers.
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Inside the rebrand of Uncle Ben’s rice

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Uncle Ben's rice changes name to more 'equitable' brand

Products will be labelled Ben's Original and will no longer show the bow-tied black man on packaging.
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Uncle Ben’s rice brand gets new name

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Uncle Ben’s brand ‘evolves’ after criticism of racial stereotyping

The rice brand will simply be known as “Ben's Original.”
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Uncle Ben’s Rice Changes Name And Logo As Part Of Effort To Be Inclusive

‘We understand the inequities that were associated with the name and face of the previous brand‘
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Rice brand Uncle Ben's changing name and logo because of racist connotations

The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original, because the previous name and logo has been criticized as a racial stereotype. - Published

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Mars gives Uncle Ben's new brand name amid racial stereotyping concerns

The Uncle Ben's brand, owned by US food and confectionery giant Mars, has a new identity amid concern the old image may lead to claims of racial stereotyping.
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Uncle Ben's has a new name: Ben's Original

Mars will change the name of its Uncle Ben's rice products to Ben's Original and drop the logo depicting a Chicago head waiter as part of the company's previously announced plans to create a more..
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Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.
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Mars chooses new name for Uncle Ben's rice after race row

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Mars drops Uncle Ben’s brand for promoting racial stereotype

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No more 'Eskimo Nebula': NASA to stop using harmful nicknames for cosmic objects

NASA announced Monday that it will begin renaming existing planets, galaxies and “cosmic objects” whose names may cause hurt, in the wake of the protests surrounding the Black Lives Matter..
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Uncle Ben's issues urgent recall for rice packets as they may contain glass

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Uncle Ben's rice urgently recalled from supermarkets over safety fears

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