| Jul 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Manufacturing facilities are usually paired with images of belching fumes and crowded trash chutes â anything but eco-friendly. But factories around the country are attempting to scale back. Kraft Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it has reduced net...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Here's your watching-the-detectives Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- When the going gets tough, the tough drink sugar water. Coca-Cola Co. says its quarterly income jumped 16% as sales of its soft drinks and juices rose......
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:27 AM
PepsiCo Inc., the international food and beverage giant that owns Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and other brands, shuffled some of its top management positions in an attempt to create a line of succession behind current chairman and chief executive Indra...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:16 PM
There were some questionable decisions made in the food and beverage industry last week and their consequences are still being felt Monday. Belvedere Vodka posted an ad that horrified customers with an implied rape scene while a Georgia steakhouse based a...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Coca-Cola Co. and Kraft Foods Inc. bowed to consumer pressure this week and cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called “stand your ground&...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Smirnoff and Bacardi may still be the largest brands in the spirits industry, but it’s smaller and more health-conscious names such as Skinnygirl Cocktails getting the most growth.
Volume sales from the top 250 liquor brands grew 3.1% last year,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:54 AM
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, said it is shutting down a task force that helped draft voter ID and “stand your ground” gun legislation after major firms such as Coca Cola and Kraft cut ties with the conservative group....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:48 AM
For confectionery-crazed Angelenos, the newest development in vending culture is the sweetest one yet: a 24-hour cupcake-dispensing machine at Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills-based Holy Grail of cupcakery. And it’s pink.
The automaton will vend...
| Jun 9, 2007
Edwin Traisman, a food researcher who helped create Cheez Whiz and, as an early McDonald's franchise owner in Wisconsin, co-developed the freezing process used to make McDonald's French fries, has died. He was 91.
Traisman, a resident of Monona, Wis.,...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 9:16 PM
Bruce Wasserstein, chief executive of investment bank Lazard Ltd. and a prominent Wall Street deal maker, died Wednesday after being hospitalized earlier this week with an irregular heartbeat, a company spokeswoman said. He was 61.
In a statement...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Amid concerns about corrupt practices in the food industry, nine people have pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering, money laundering and bid-rigging in a federal probe of SK Foods: To his friends, Randall Lee Rahal was just a food salesman,.......