| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maybe a company that sells chocolate bars and hot cocoa was never meant to operate a weight-loss business.
Nestle, the world’s largest food company, has agreed to sell most of its Jenny Craig holdings to a private equity firm for an undisclosed...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:22 PM
We've all got our favorites when it comes to Halloween candy. Snickers, Butterfinger, M&Ms. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, "Mmmmmmm, candy."
But when you paw through that stash of Halloween candy and pull out your favorites, did you know that your choice...
| Oct 20, 2013
With Chicago-area unemployment stubbornly higher than the national average, the fabled City That Works isn't exactly living up to its name these days.
The Pullman rail car factories are long idle, the famed Chicago stockyards have vanished, and even...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The battle of the peanut butter cups is officially on, with Nestle versus Hershey. Nestle plans to release a Butterfinger peanut butter cup next year, starting a whole new candy feud for the world's candy cup connoisseurs to indulge in.
The candy looks...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It was only two years ago that 20th Century Fox started taking consumer products a little more seriously, tapping Jeffrey Godsick to expand the way the company exploits its films and TV shows through theme park rides, live events, T-shirts, toys and other...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It is 8 inches high, 18 inches around, made of crystal and, in my house, as dangerous as a loaded gun.
It appears each year in mid-October and does not vanish until after Easter. It occupies the space between my home office and my bathroom; I pass it...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:32 AM
It was a possible case of over-sharing for Google on Tuesday, as the tech giant may have accidentally revealed its upcoming smartphone in a video promoting its Android operating system.
Google and Nestle teamed Tuesday to announce that the next...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Google has revealed the name of its new Android 4.4 operating system, and it's called KitKat. Yes, the tech giant has decided to code-name it's new system after the iconic candy bar, reported BBC News.
Apparently Google's employees have quite the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:38 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The latest version of Google’s mobile software is being named for a delectable treat and a favorite of Google engineers: Kit Kat. And be prepared for Android KitKat bars coming to store shelves near you.
Branding Android with...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:38 PM
As Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis continues his torrid home-run pace, a Baltimore ice cream parlor decided to commemorate the Major League Baseball statistical leader with something cool:
An ice cream flavor named in his honor.
The Charmery, a Hampden...