Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. is celebrating the completion of a $210 million expansion of its Laurel Operations Center (LOC) the largest of six ice cream manufacturing facilities operated by the company in the U.S.
Walt Disney Co. said it would limit licensing for most of its characters to food products low in fat and sugar -- a significant move as lawmakers increasingly blame marketers for the childhood-obesity epidemic.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner occasions share many similarities. All are increasingly being consumed away-from-home and all are hugely affected by time pressures. As a result, informality is a trend that characterizes each occasion. Meal occasions are also becoming lighter too a phenomenon influenced by a desire to eat more healthily throughout the day and to simply grab a quick bite.
Each year, weight gain sneaks up on millions of Americans who indulge in high-calorie drinks. Beverages now make up 21 percent of our daily calorie consumption. That's nothing to hiccup at as obesity and diabetes sweep the nation. The first beverage guidance system was recently devised to help consumers like you and me maintain a healthy weight.
In the competitive market for "energy drinks," the aim is to advertise more caffeine, more buzz, more attitude. Even more controversy. The latest drink to bust from the pack promises the euphoria of drugs but legally. And it's receiving buzz especially from anti-drug advocates.
In its most sweeping rationalization so far, ConAgra Foods Inc., announced plans in mid-September to close five manufacturing plants, although the toll could rise to 12 before completion of a reorganization plan.