Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the nation's biggest independent Coca-Cola bottler, reported a dip in its second-quarter profit yesterday.
A new report says the world's appetite for beer hit a new high last year, with China leading the way.
Dutch brewer Heineken NV said today it will keep fighting to buy the shares it doesn't already own of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd of Singapore, the owner of Tiger beer, despite efforts to upset the deal by a Thai tycoon.
The limited-service burger segment is the largest menu segment by revenue in the restaurant industry. It is driven on one hand by McDonald's, which accounts for half of the segment's business, and on the other hand by a growing number of "better burger" concepts, upscaled fast-casual burger players.
McDonald's says some of its locations are offering items from the breakfast menu — such as Egg McMuffins, Sausage McMuffins and hotcakes — starting at midnight.
Some experts think that while most kids may not be eating less or exercising more, they may be getting fewer trans fats. That's because the artery-clogging ingredient has been removed or reduced in many processed or fried foods such as doughnuts, cookies and french fries.
There is no total available for how much the beverage industry has invested in water conservation projects in the past five years, but experts believe it's more than $500 million dollars.
Kudzu bugs, pea-sized Asian insects with hearty appetites for soybeans as well as the weed they're named after, have hitchhiked from Alabama to western Mississippi. Farmers and entomologists in Arkansas and Louisiana are keeping a wary eye out for an invasion.
Canadian lobstermen set up blockades at factories, and six to eight plants in Atlantic Canada stopped processing operations Tuesday amid intensifying protests demanding that the plants not accept low-priced Maine lobster.
Beverage companies have been teaming up with environmental groups to preserve and conserve water and watersheds, most recently Dr. Pepper with the Nature Conservancy on watersheds that the company draws on directly for its product.
A recall order has been issued for Spice Kingdom brand dried Egyptian Basil due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Beer maker MillerCoors said Tuesday that higher prices and cost management helped lift its net income by 10 percent in the second quarter.
Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from a fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, for $1.55 billion in cash.
Snack food maker Snyder's-Lance Inc. returned to profitability in its second quarter as it faced lower expenses related to the merger of its two businesses.
The USDA says the condition of the country's corn and soybean crops hasn't gotten much worse in the past week but large portions remain in poor shape amid widespread drought.
With the recent USDA forecast that food prices will rise throughout the next year due to widespread drought, many Americans report they are concerned about the upcoming high costs.
New allergen labelling regulations for most foods sold in Canada took effect last Friday.
The Port of Kalama facility made its first production-quality wine bottles last Wednesday, ushering in a new era for a plant that seemed destined for mothballs three years ago.
"Lately, there has been some confusion about honey and honey filtration," said Bruce Boynton, CEO of the National Honey Board. "The term 'ultrafiltration' has been misused in association with traditional filtration methods commonly used by many U.S. honey packers, leading some consumers to believe that any honey without pollen is not real honey. The truth is that honey is made by honey bees from the nectar of flowers and plants, not pollen."
A 9th-grader from the Philadelphia area was considering an admissions offer by a private boarding school after it announced a new policy to treat HIV-positive applicants the same as others.