| May 5, 2015
| 3:00 AM
After taking a red-eye out of Georgia to check on his employees, Ethan Smith arrives in the late morning at the house on a quiet street in Santa Monica. He stops in the foyer and laughs at the state of the place.
It looks like a frat house. Day-old...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 7:26 AM
A harsh winter in many of the U.S. regions where it operates didn't keep people away from Dunkin' Donuts over the past three months, helping to boost parent company Dunkin' Brands' quarterly profit.
The company said sales climbed 2.7 percent for...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 6:54 AM
A smorgasbord of local eateries are set up to serve at a new Chamber of Commerce fundraiser – an evening of food and drink that aims to raise money for college scholarships for Isle of Wight County high school students.
The shindig will feature...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 4:59 PM
H.J. Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees, who is set to become the CEO of Kraft Heinz when the multibillion-dollar food merger closes, was at Kraft's Illinois headquarters last week checking out the business his company is buying.
In a video issued to Kraft...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have charged Kraft Food Groups Inc. and another major U.S. food company with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures in a scheme that reaped more than $5.4 million in profit.
The Commodity Futures...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:21 PM
The long-term fate of some 400 workers at Kraft Foods Group Inc.'s Lehigh Valley plant is uncertain after Wednesday's announcement that H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Physics tells us that bodies in motion tend to stay in motion. Likewise, some winning stocks just keep on going. And the ones that have excelled through the early years of the 21st century have withstood two of the worst bear markets in history.
| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:38 AM
Keurig K-Cups are extremely popular. The small, individual-size coffee pods are getting more and more popular at an unprecedented rate. A new article in The Atlantic reports that drip coffee-maker sales are stagnant, while pod-machine sales have increased...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:31 AM
The Atlantic is reporting: Almost one in three American homes now has a pod-based coffee machine. Last year K-Cups accounted for most of Keurig Green Mountain’s $4.7 billion in revenue — more than five times what the company made five years...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:53 PM
Food and drink companies are gearing up to tackle a variety of challenges in 2015, as economic pressure continues in markets around the world and some consumers push for less-processed products.
U.S. manufacturers are responding in a variety of ways. At...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:01 PM
March 2 is the deadline for non-profit groups and organizations to apply for environmental stewardship grants from Dominion Virginia Power.
Dominion will offer up to $50,000 for requests that protect and preserve natural habitats, monitor and enhance...