| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Nelson Peltz, a billionaire investor known for pushing his way onto the boards of corporations in need of a turnaround and advocating for change, resigned from Legg Mason's board of directors Monday after serving five years.
Peltz, the CEO and a founding...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Mondelez International said Tuesday it will pay $370 million to buy an 80 percent stake in Vietnamese company Kinh Do Corp.'s snack business.
Mondelez, based in Deerfield, already has a small presence in Vietnam selling some of its Oreo, Ritz and Cadbury...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Mondelez International's shares closed up more than 6 percent, at 37.15, as the snack maker said cutting costs and raising prices are enough to help it overcome weak sales momentum.
The company's upbeat outlook and strong results in certain...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Snack food giant Mondelez International has named Dana Anderson as its new chief marketing officer.
Anderson, 60, will oversee global advertising, media and marketing for the Deerfield-based company’s portfolio of brands, including Oreo, Trident...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 1:17 PM
You don't usually hear the word "chocolate" in conjunction with "dynasty," but that's the focus of "Chocolate Wars" by the British author Deborah Cadbury (yes, of that Cadbury clan). Her fascinating book chronicles the history of chocolate, from its Mayan...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 4:00 PM
| May 28, 2010
Hawking the latest treats at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, confectioners made promises that seemed too sweet to believe.
Saleswomen for Hershey Co. handed out Reese's Minis, chocolate-peanut butter cups the size of marbles, which they...
| Apr 9, 2009
Remember the big SnackWells craze of the 1990s? Consumers flocked to the lowfat or nonfat cookies until they realized (and nutritionists noted) that when fat is subtracted from treats, sugar is usually added. You can have a lower percentage of fat or of...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Background: Rock N Roll Ribs is the brainchild of Nicko McBrain, drummer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and Mitch Tanne, a grocery wholesale business owner. McBrain and Tanne have been friends for 20 years. While celebrities often open restaurants...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Peeps and jelly beans line the shelves. What is your go-to Easter candy?
1. A homemade dark chocolate bunny from Windy City Sweets. – Joe Gray
2. The Brachs chocolate covered marshmallow egg: pure sugar, with a great shell to chip at. Runner-up:...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 7:44 AM