| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:03 PM
The long-term fate of 250 workers engaged in making on-demand coffee products such as Keurig and Tassimo-brand pods at Kraft's Lehigh Valley plant is uncertain in the wake of a deal the food company announced Friday with Keurig.
For now, their jobs are...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:37 PM
A U.S. appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit by consumers who said they were duped into buying substandard single-serve coffee cartridges made by Sturm Foods Inc for use in popular Keurig brewing machines. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen.
The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangers, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The Palatine Public Library will be giving away prizes in September, which is National Library Card Sign-up Month, as part of a push for more people to obtain library cards.
Other libraries, such as the Mt. Prospect Public Library, also are offering...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:44 PM
McDonald's Corp. and Kraft Foods Group Inc will begin selling the fast-food giant's McCafe brand packaged coffee in grocery stores across the United States starting early next year, the companies said on Tuesday.
The coffee will be packaged in 12-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. said on Thursday it will hike coffee prices by up to 9 percent in November, becoming the latest major drinks maker trying to cover soaring coffee costs.
The move was also due to increasing costs for packaging materials, energy,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest beverage company, is targeting the increasingly buzzy energy drink market by taking a minority stake in a key industry player, Southland company Monster Beverage Corp.
In what one analyst called a "blockbuster deal,"...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:56 PM
For foodies, charity begins with three upcoming events where food is the focus of the fundraising.
The Sweet Soiree – The Science of Chocolate, 6-8 p.m., May 13, Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-6637,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Much about the art and science of the consumer market is mysterious, but nothing's stranger than the seeming popularity of those coffee-pod brewing contraptions sold under brand names such as Keurig.
Here's what's strange about them: First --...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. has struck a series of deals that will increase the kinds of company-approved coffee and tea that K-cup loving customers can buy.
In one such deal, Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks Corp. said Friday that it had agreed to...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Coca-Cola is making a move to enter the home soda machine market with a new partnership with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, makers of the small beverage pods used in Keurig single-cup coffee machines. The partnership comes just days after Soda Stream,...