| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In the land of sushi, ramen and tempura, pretzel sales apparently do gangbusters. After launching its first Asian outpost in Japan, Pasadena-based Wetzel’s Pretzels said the store has become its top-selling location worldwide.
Photos show snaking...
| Jun 20, 2012
On a recent steamy holiday weekend, customers at a discount grocery store in Evanston loaded their carts with bags of chips, boxes of cookies, 2-liter soda bottles and jugs of fruit punch, among other items, then paid for it all with food stamp credit....
| Jun 24, 2012
It's not a state secret — just about everybody knows California is broke and the Legislature is broken, and has been ever since voters took the law into their own hands and passed Proposition 13, stopping the government from jacking up taxes every...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest soft-drink maker, plans to spend a total of $7 billion on India through 2020 as it attempts to take advantage of the country’s changing consumer tastes.
The company will add a $3 billion investment to the $2...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 1:57 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. cancer lobby group is urging the Surgeon General to conduct a sweeping study of the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on consumer health, saying such drinks play major role in the nation's obesity crisis and require...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Now that Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and other sugary soda producers are planning to list health information on vending machines, calorie counts aren’t just for the likes of McDonald’s and fast food joints.
In full view of consumers, the...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 10:58 AM
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the Glendale studio behind the "Shrek" and “Madagascar” movies, announced that Chairman Roger Enrico resigned from the board.
Current board member Mellody Hobson will succeed Enrico, according to a statement...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Adventist: Excludes 2,954 per-diem workers; includes Florida Hospital system and several Adventist Care Center nursing homes.
Comcast: Universal Orlando resort; excludes local cable-TV operations.
Orlando Health: Excludes 1,632 per-diem workers; does...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:29 PM
A Chicago Park District program funded by Coca-Cola will try to fight obesity and diabetes by offering nutrition education as well as exercise classes run by armed forces veterans, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday.
The Park Families Wellness...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Tucanos Brazilian Grill brings South American flavors to Newport News. The chain’s first East Coast location is set to open Dec. 21 in City Center.
The restaurant expects to hire 225 people and is taking applications for all positions at 704...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:03 AM
PepsiCo. Inc., purveyor of sodas and brands such as Quaker, Frito-Lay and Gatorade, has a new sacred cow: dairy.
This month, the soft drink giant will venture into the increasingly active yogurt market, starting with products in 17 markets in the...