Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY

Kelly Tyko

USA TODAY

Stuart, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

Cream of Wheat to remove Black chef from the box as it updates imagery in wake of calls for racial equality

The smiling Black chef will soon come off the boxes of Cream of Wheat. The news comes after Mars Inc said Uncle Ben's will be renamed Ben's Original. → Read More

Recalled mushrooms likely linked to salmonella outbreak shipped to restaurants in more than 30 states

The FDA and CDC are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections that has sickened 41 and is likely linked to wood ear mushrooms. → Read More

Walmart promises 'all-new Black Friday experience' with earlier savings and more online deals, seeks 20K seasonal workers

Walmart is preparing for a holiday season with more online shopping amid the coronavirus pandemic and is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers. → Read More

Costco reportedly pulls Palmetto Cheese after founder calls Black Lives Matter a 'terror organization'

Costco has reportedly removed Palmetto Cheese from store shelves after the owner of the cheese brand called Black Lives Matter a terror organization. → Read More

Is your Bed Bath & Beyond store closing? See the full list of the 63 stores slated to close by the end of 2020

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. plans to close 200 stores or 21% of Bed Bath stores over the next two years. Here's the list of the first 63 stores to shutter. → Read More

Dee Snider scolds anti-mask parade of people in MAGA gear playing Twisted Sister song at Florida Target

Anti-maskers took their masks off at a Florida Target store, blasting the 1984 hit Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It." → Read More

National Cheeseburger Day 2020: Find deals and free food Friday at McDonald's, Applebee's and more

National Cheeseburger Day is Sept. 18 and Red Robin, McDonald's, Applebee's, Friendly's and others are celebrating with deals and freebies. → Read More

McDonald's Travis Scott Meal proves to be more popular than expected, leading to shortages and upcoming change

Cactus Jack sent his fans to McDonald's and more showed up to order the Travis Scott Meal than anticipated. The meal will shift to an app-only offer. → Read More

Google marks start of National Hispanic Heritage Month with new Doodle and plans to spotlight Latino businesses

Google's search website was updated Tuesday for the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a new Doodle to honor Felicitas Mendez. → Read More

Mountain Dew creates first cocktail for Red Lobster, the 'Dew Garita.' Here's when you can try the tequila drink.

The first official Mountain Dew cocktail will soon be available at Red Lobster restaurants and is a take on a margarita with soda and tequila. → Read More

Mall operator Simon says its malls will not open on Thanksgiving, joining retailers JCPenney, Kohl's, Target, Walmart

Amid the coronavirus, holiday shopping will look different. Kohl's, Best Buy, Walmart and Target have announced stores will be closed Thanksgiving. → Read More

Louis Vuitton unveils full face shield with gold studs that reportedly will cost nearly $1,000

This personal protective equipment comes gold studs and costs nearly $1,000. Louis Vuitton plans to sell a face shield with its signature LV pattern. → Read More

Walmart launches on-demand drone delivery pilot. But it might take time before drones deliver your next order

Walmart is launching an on-demand drone delivery pilot in Fayetteville, North Carolina with Flytrex, an end-to-end drone delivery company. → Read More

Win a golden ticket and a candy factory? Jelly Belly founder has Gold Ticket treasure hunt but be prepared to pay

Is this a real-life Willy Wonka contest? David Klein, founder of Jelly Belly jelly beans, plans to host a series of treasure hunts with Gold Tickets. → Read More

Hobby Lobby boycott 2020: Calls for boycott over 'USA Vote Trump' display

There are new calls for a boycott over a pro-Trump display at arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby. It's unclear if an employee designed the display. → Read More

Facebook will pay some app and Instagram users for deactivating accounts, taking surveys ahead of election

Facebook will pay some users as much as $120 to not use the app or Instagram ahead of the 2020 election as part of a study.The social media giant announced its new research partnership Aug. 31 is to "better understand the impact of Facebook and Instagram on key political attitudes and behaviors during the US 2020 elections."Some users have been sent a survey asking them how much they’d "need to… → Read More

Kohl's introduces new loyalty program nationwide with more Kohl's Cash. Here is how Kohl's Rewards works.

In time for holiday shopping, Kohl's is rolling out a new loyalty program nationwide. Kohl's Rewards debuts Tuesday with more rewards and discounts. → Read More

Lowe's brings New York Fashion Week 'home' with curations from Rebecca Minkoff, Jason Wu and Christian Siriano

Lowe's gave USA TODAY an exclusive first look at the "straight-off-the-runway" curations of designers Jason Wu, Rebecca Minkoff and Christian Siriano. → Read More

Facebook will pay some app and Instagram users for deactivating accounts, taking surveys ahead of election

Get paid to deactivate Instagram or Facebook for a few weeks? Yes, Facebook will pay some users for taking a break ahead of Election 2020 in November. → Read More

What stores are open Labor Day? Lowe's, Walmart, Target, Kohl's and JCPenney are, but Costco is closed Monday

This Labor Day will be the last for Pier 1 Imports, Stein Mart and closing J.C. Penney and Justice stores. Costco is closed for the holiday Monday. → Read More