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.
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.
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.
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.
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.