| May 22, 2012
| 9:02 AM
General Mills Inc.†will get rid of 850 jobs in an attempt to cut costs and boost productivity as items such as Cheerios cereal, Progresso soups and Hamburger Helper become costlier to make.
The downsizing will affect 2.4% of the Minneapolis company&...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Ben & Jerry’s has graduated from Schweddy Balls and other ice cream flavors to a brand new line of icy sweets: Greek frozen yogurt.
The Vermont company revealed four new flavors – strawberry shortcake, raspberry fudge chunk, banana peanut...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:24 AM
After jobless claims reached a five-month high in April, last week’s tiny dip came as a relief. But a heavy slide in orders for long-lasting goods is less soothing.
Applications for unemployment benefits shrank by 2,000 last week to a seasonally...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:03 AM
PepsiCo. Inc., purveyor of sodas and brands such as Quaker, Frito-Lay and Gatorade, has a new sacred cow: dairy.
This month, the soft drink giant will venture into the increasingly active yogurt market, starting with products in 17 markets in the...
| May 13, 2011
If you want a better work-life balance, consider trying to land a job at Nestle Purina Petcare Company, where you can bring your dog into the office; MITRE, a technology-consulting organization that employees say is family-friendly; or SAS Institute, a...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 9:25 AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Governments must work with industry to restrict advertising of foods high in salt, sugar and dangerous fats targeted at children to tackle an epidemic of obesity and other diseases, health officials said on Friday.
The call is part...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Get a good start to the day for less:¬† Winn-Dixie's Make-A-Meal deal this week is focused on breakfast. Starting Wednesday, customers who buy three boxes of certain General Mills cereals can get a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, a pack of¬† coffee and...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The average American generates about five pounds of trash per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Now a San Francisco-based nonprofit is asking some of the manufacturers who produce it to accept more responsibility for recycling...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:34 AM
Wall Street has been a tale of two stock markets for the last couple of months or so. Amid rising concerns about the outlook for U.S. growth, shares of many companies whose fortunes are closely tied to the economy’s swings......
| May 26, 2011
| 4:33 AM
That's a whole lot of Cheerios. Windermere resident Steven Myers won General Mills” Box Tops for Education sweepstakes at Publix, garnering $10,000-worth of box tops for his daughter's school, Bridgewater Middle School in Winter Garden. The school...