PLANO, Texas (AP) — Dr. Pepper Snapple's second-quarter profit fell 6 percent as the beverage maker faced higher costs and said it would be raising prices. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. said Wednesday that it is dealing with increased packaging, ingredient and transportation costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diageo PLC, the world's biggest liquor producer, has agreed to pay about $16.4 million to settle civil allegations of bribing government officials in India, Thailand and South Korea to get sales and tax benefits for its Johnnie Walker and Windsor Scotch whiskeys and other brands.
McDonald's is taking in record profits, due in large part to new menu items like coffee and oatmeal. These profits may serve to encourage restaurant chains to continue diversifying their menus.
Discussing the need for X-ray inspection systems, the importance of product development, how systems are changing and the future of the marketplace 1) Why do manufacturers need X-ray inspection systems? Quite simply, manufacturers need X-ray inspection systems in order to protect their brands as a poor quality product will damage their reputation with consumers and their future business.
NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — In an arid field of Joshua trees and desert brush 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, an isolated farm is raising thousands of recently hatched shrimp in salt-water tanks filled from a nearby well. The artificial ponds splayed across a temperature-controlled room are expected to grow half a million pounds of shrimp a year, enough to fuel Las Vegas' insatiable all-you-can-eat-shrimp habit for about a week, according to some estimates.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg Co.'s third-quarter net income rose 14 percent on higher prices and stronger sales. The world's biggest cereal maker raised prices to offset higher costs and is starting to see the benefit of those adjustments. Kellogg reported Thursday that it earned $343 million, or 94 cents per share.
(AP) — In this July 22, 2011, photo, West Texas farmer Randy McGee looks over a field of corn near Lubbock, Texas, that is lost to drought. Ranchers and farmers like McGee across the state are dealing with the worst drought conditions in decades at a time when commodity prices are high.
A 200-year-old Bordeaux set a new world record for the most expensive bottle of white wine when it was sold for $117,000. The wine was an 1811 bottle of Chateau d’Yquem, which is the “world’s greatest white wine,” according to …
Public health advocates are increasingly keen on taxing unhealthy foods in order to curb public buying behaviors toward more healthful options.
A growing number of food and beverage manufacturers are turning to advanced shaft and belt alignment systems, often equipped with laser sighting. The trend, which affects diverse food sectors, is fueled by the prospect of lower energy costs, reduced downtime and better overall machine reliability.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal court jury in Pittsburgh is deliberating the fate of a former vice president of a bankrupt western Pennsylvania beverage maker. Sixty-seven-year-old Robert Lynn is charged with conspiracy as well as mail, wire and bank fraud in connection with the 2006 collapse of Latrobe-based Le-Nature's Inc.
When's the last time you were guiltily scraping your way to the bottom of an ice cream carton and noticed this message: "150 calories per pint"? Yes, per pint. Foods aimed at helping you slim down have been around for decades, but a recent wave of ultra-low calorie products — such as the 150-calorie per pint dessert Artic Zero — is making a direct appeal to our national sense of gluttony.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — American Crystal Sugar says it plans to lock out its 1,300 workers at five Red River Valley sugar mills and hire replacements if a new labor agreement isn't reached by Monday. The Moorhead-based company is the largest sugar beet producer in the U.S. It's negotiating with its union to replace a seven-year contract that expires at midnight Sunday.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A voluntary recall of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken has been expanded over concerns that the meat could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Colorado-based Pilgrim's Pride on Tuesday announced the recall now includes about 7,000 pounds of Pilgrim's Pride Brand Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets that were shipped to dozens of Dollar General stores in the following states: West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
NEW YORK (AP) — Like any fitness program, it works only if you pay attention to it. A new study on New York City's effort to encourage healthy eating by posting calorie counts on menus shows that it worked for about one in six customers — or those who paid heed to them. Those who ignored the numbers or didn't see them ordered whatever they wanted, regardless of how fattening it was.
(USDA) — Jetro Cash and Carry Enterprises LLC/R.D. Food Services LP, an importer from New York, is recalling approximately 2,900 pounds of diced bacon products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 12, 2011 – Plex Systems, Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers , today announced it will host the third in a series of live webinars designed to help manufacturers and processors become best-in-class in the food industry. The webinar is titled Increase Food Safety Through Error-Proof Work Environments and features June Ruby, Manufacturing Principal at Motorola Solutions’ Industry Solutions Group.
McDonald's President Jan Fields discusses the burger chain's new Happy Meal, which aims to offer parents healthier dining options for their children.
The diverse forces driving our 21st century world of business have resulted in complexities far beyond those required for successfully operating a company during the 20th century. Stakeholder demands are more significant. Regulations have increased. The risks of failure are more profound.