| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Back in mid-1930s Los Angeles, Hubert Hansen probably never envisioned that his fresh juice business would turn into a monster.
Monster Beverage Corp. of Corona has become a giant in the energy drink industry and may be on track to overtake its...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. is now selling three flavors of its alcoholic drinks in 8-ounce cans, as it tries to appeal to people looking for smaller servings.
The Chicago-based malt beverage company said on Tuesday that its Mike's Harder Lemonade, Mike's...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Long relationships are rare in Hollywood — except when it comes to Oscar.
During Sunday's telecast of the 86th Academy Awards, McDonald's Corp. is set to make its 23rd straight appearance in Hollywood's biggest night, and American Express Co. will...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Coca-Cola Co., faced with tepid demand and a drop in fourth-quarter earnings, said Tuesday it was initiating a $1-billion cost-cutting campaign to improve profitability.
The world's largest beverage company said Tuesday that profit fell 8.4% in the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Viewers of "American Idol" last night may have had to rub their eyes during certain moments in the program: Were those TV commercials running at the same time as segments from the program?
In an expansion of an experiment begun last season, the 21st...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad.
The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Q: I've seen publicity about a device used by the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Bethlehem to remove snow and ice from the roofs of the company's tractor-trailers to comply with state law, and more importantly, to help protect all motorists. I've suggested...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
ABC's "Modern Family" is one of the most-loved programs on television. So why are advertisers sparking backlash when they try to adopt its storylines?
Coca-Cola Co. and General Mills have vaguely similar businesses. One makes and distributes sodas,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:45 AM
LONDON - Oil company BP and the maker of Budweiser beer joined the ranks Monday of World Cup sponsors pressing soccer's rulers to tackle corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2022 tournament to Qatar.
The calls, which followed similar...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Food and beverage companies can be sued for false advertising if they put labels on products that would "mislead and trick consumers," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The unanimous decision could have broad impact on parts of the food industry....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After years of debating the issue, a group of major advertisers has decided that viewers who watch favorite TV shows up to a week after they air are worth some money.
The nation's largest broadcast networks have struck a deals with one major ad-buying...