Kroger joins push for tougher gun laws, consumers readily change brands, and WeWork’s founder walks back trademark sale

Also: Nissan’s leadership crisis escalates, MillerCoors wins an injunction over corn syrup messaging, and Vienna reigns as the world’s most livable city.

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Vienna, the capital of Austria, has been named the most livable city for the second year in a row, according to a survey from The Economist.

Other top nominees include Melbourne and Sydney in Australia and Osaka, Japan. From the Western Hemisphere, Calgary in Canada is the only locale to make the top five.

Honorees in the U.S. start with Honolulu and include Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington, D.C., in the top 40.

What are the best cities for communicators and PR pros to live and work—and why? Share your thoughts with the hashtag #MorningScoop.

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The Ohio-based supermarket chain is asking customers to refrain from openly carrying firearms in its retail locations. The request was made hours after Walmart made a similar request.

Fox News reported:

“Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, said in a statement.

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