This is a sad day for Duncan Hunter.
E-cigarette maker Juul has announced that it is laying off 1,000 employees–half of its workforce–and it may withdraw from Europe and Asia markets as it trims down operations in the face of continuing losses, MarketWatch reports.
As if that wasn’t enough, Taco Bell has announced cuts of its own, eliminating five more menu items after trimming the menu by nearly a dozen items last month, according to CNN.
Taco Bell is eliminating shredded chicken from its offerings, which will eliminate shredded chicken soft taco, shredded chicken burrito, and shredded chicken quesadilla melt from the menu. Additionally, it is canceling pico de gallo and Mexican Pizza from its choices.
Last month, Taco Bell got rid of such items as the 7-Layer Burrito, Nachos Supreme and the Beefy Fritos Burrito in an effort to make its offerings more streamlined and cut down waste.
Juul has seen a reduction in market share and increased federal scrutiny of its vaping products, leading to lower sales. New competitors are entering the market, and regulators are investigating accusations that Juul targets advertising toward teens, who are barred from buying its products in most states.