| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 7:44 AM
Here are the top deals and coupons found in this weekend's Sunday Chicago Tribune. My favorite deals this week are free Dove deodorant at Walgreens (after coupons) and the free oatmeal at McDonalds coupon.
COUPONS: Just one insert this week, a RedPlum....
| Sep 14, 2010
Neon colors and novelty shapes are not usually the hallmarks of quality food. So I was surprised last week when a colleague who is a serious foodie brought in a mix of peanuts, plain M&Ms and candy corn.
I understood the M&Ms -- along with Reese's Peanut...
| 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
Grebe's garden is filling up - with weeds. It's been way too hot to get out there and carefully pluck and pull.
On the other hand, the tomatoes are growing and there is plenty of green fruit on the vine. Now on to the...
| 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 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:...
| 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...