| May 31, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dumped its membership in conservative advocacy group ALEC ahead of what is expected to be a contentious annual shareholders meeting.
The American Legislative Exchange Council, known for its role-shaping controversial legislation, has...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Coca-Cola Co. and Kraft Foods Inc. bowed to consumer pressure this week and cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called “stand your ground&...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:48 AM
For confectionery-crazed Angelenos, the newest development in vending culture is the sweetest one yet: a 24-hour cupcake-dispensing machine at Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills-based Holy Grail of cupcakery. And it’s pink.
The automaton will vend...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:58 AM
For all the grief the glitchy Facebook IPO has caused Nasdaq (or is it the other way around?), the exchange operator has still managed to woo major companies away from its competitor, the New York Stock Exchange.
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.’s newest...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:19 AM
[For the record, June 25, 2012: The photo used with this post was originally identified as being from Bue Diamond. It should be attributed to Diamond Foods.]
Diamond Foods Inc. is in a crunch -- and not the kind that the Bay Area maker of Kettle Chips...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports except football, delivering a major blow to the Big East Conference.
"The Irish will compete as full members in all conference sponsored sports with the exception of
football, which will...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:53 AM
The cost of your morning (and midday and afternoon) buzz is falling: Folgers maker J.M. Smucker Co. is slashing coffee prices by 6% on average.
Smucker also makes Millstone and Cafe Bustelo coffee brands and licenses the Dunkin’ Donuts brands,...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:16 PM
There were some questionable decisions made in the food and beverage industry last week and their consequences are still being felt Monday. Belvedere Vodka posted an ad that horrified customers with an implied rape scene while a Georgia steakhouse based a...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:54 AM
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, said it is shutting down a task force that helped draft voter ID and “stand your ground” gun legislation after major firms such as Coca Cola and Kraft cut ties with the conservative group....
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:27 AM
PepsiCo Inc., the international food and beverage giant that owns Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and other brands, shuffled some of its top management positions in an attempt to create a line of succession behind current chairman and chief executive Indra...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Pfizer Inc., the largest drug maker in the U.S., is planning to spin off its animal health unit into a separate company, named Zoetis, that will be partially owned by shareholders.
Let’s deal with the name first. Zoetis derives from the root "zo,"...