11 top companies reaffirm advertising to kids policy
Eleven of the countrys biggest food and drink companies pledged to adopt new rules limiting advertising to children under the age of 12 just hours ahead of a Federal Trade Commission hearing in mid-July on the same subject.
A new R&D kitchen for Sara Lee
Sara Lee Corp. in late January unveiled plans for
"The Kitchens of Sara Lee," a multi-million dollar research and development campus to be located adjacent to the companys year-old corporate headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill.
Almost a Nestle-Pepsico merger?
How junk food spoiled megadeal is how the Wall Street Journal headlined an exclusive story on springtime talks that could have led to a merger of Nestle SA and Pepsico Inc.
Altria to spin off its stake in Kraft this month
Following a year or more of speculation, Altria Group Inc., the New York-based holding company that owns both Kraft Foods Inc. and cigarette-maker Philip Morris, said it would spin off its 89 percent stake in Kraft to its shareholders on March 30.
Americans adopt heart-healthier diets
Over the past 20 years, the diets of American adults have become more consistent with most dietary recommendations for heart disease prevention -- but the trend may not be continuing, research suggests.
Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Jays Foods
A bankruptcy court judge approved the $24.8 million sale of most of the firms assets to Jays Acquisition Inc., believed to be pretzel-maker Snyders of Hanover Inc., as part of Jays Foods Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Barilla Tops Among World's Most Respected Companies
Italy-based pasta maker Barilla Holding was No. 1, Kraft was the only U.S. firm to make the top 10 and a handful of international food firms were among the top scorers in the Reputation Institutes annual ranking of corporate reputations.
Brazilian to be Swift CEO after sale
Swift & Company reported that Wesley Mendonça Batista will become Swift & Companys president, CEO and a director immediately following the completion of its previously announced sale to J&F Participações S.A.