| May 1, 2013
| 11:07 AM
PepsiCo has removed an online ad plugging its Mountain Dew soft drink after viewers complained that the spot –-- featuring a battered and terrified white woman trying to pick a suspect out of a lineup of black men -- was racist and misogynistic....
| May 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne.
PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:01 PM
A couple of months ago, Monster Beverage threatened to sue a Connecticut nutritionist named Dr. Deborah Kennedy unless she stopped saying high-caffeine energy drinks were dangerous for kids.
Then the multi-billion-dollar company, the biggest energy-...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Coca-Cola is making major promises to fight obesity – ceasing advertisements directed at kids, slapping calorie counts on all its packaging – as the soda giant stares down a rising tide of concern over sugar-stuffed beverages.
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose.
The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A week after the Rolling Stones played a semi-secret club date as a musical publicity stunt, reggae scion Ziggy Marley did the same -- performing a short set of his father's standards and his own originals Friday afternoon at a remote roadside cafe on the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Pepsi has released a limited-edition soda can that commemorates the Orlando Magic’s 25th-anniversary season.
The 12-ounce cans recently arrived in retail stores in Central Florida, and the cans feature the team’s 25th-anniversary logo.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:38 AM
A health watchdog group is releasing a study today that found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical in Pepsi drinks in 10 states, including Maryland.
The Center for Environmental Health commissioned Eurofins Analytical laboratory in Louisiana to...
| Jul 24, 2013
The marketing for freshly pressed and blended juices promises instant energy, weight loss, a flood of vitamins and minerals — all in a single, portable, gulpable serving.
Health-minded consumers seem to have bought the claims — and with...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Two of the world's largest advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group Inc. in New York and Publicis Groupe in Paris -- have agreed to merge into the world's largest agency with a market value that would exceed $35 billion.
The two companies...