As cereal sales in the U.S. have been sluggish for some time now, Kellogg is also dealing with problems and missteps specific to some of its most popular brands. The movement away from calorie counting in the dieting world has hurt Special K.
Coca-Cola's brand Vitaminwater is reversing its course after fans of the popular drink began complaining of the new sweetener. The reversal comes just a few months after the company had changed the sweetener in the drink to a mix of sugar and stevia.
The Federal Statistical Office said German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the first half of the year, gaining froth from the country's run to the soccer World Cup title. The increase comes amid a long-term downward trend in German beer sales.
AB InBev, known for its Budweiser brand, says its sales and earnings grew in the second quarter, with 7.2 percent growth in Brazil alone. The world's largest beer maker also says it sees an improving economic outlook in the United States.
In the 20th century, cereal helped redefine breakfast as a health moment. Breakfast beverages also arose to give us a heavy dose of nutrition to start our day. But what is the industry seeing today? Research by Hartman-Group shows what we eat depends on when we eat.
PepsiCo is now addressing both curbside and on-the-go-recycling as part of its goal to help grow the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50 percent by 2018. The company is teaming with The Nature Conservancy to teach consumers better ways to recycle.
A federal judge has granted an injunction that orders the Kellogg Company to end its lockout of 226 workers at its Memphis cereal plant and reinstate them to their jobs within the next five days. The judge states that imposing a lock over non-mandatory terms is unlawful.
VR Green Farms, a San Clemente-based food packaging company, is recalling several of its food products over fears of possible botulism contamination. Botulism toxins are odorless and tasteless, but can lead to serious illness and death.
Valparaiso's 36th Popcorn Festival has lost the title sponsorship of Orville Redenbacher. Valparaiso, the Indiana city where Redenbacher developed the hybrid popping corn that made him famous, said ConAgra is still open to sponsoring other things at the festival.
Animals need fresh food, too. How about 13,000 pounds of fruit? Bears, giraffes and elephants were among some of the animals at the Oakland Zoo that were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit, including plantains and jackfruit, after a truck spilled its shipment.
Whole Foods' slowing sales growth has pushed the Austin, Texas-based company to launch a national marketing campaign to fend off other players in the organic and natural foods category. In addition, the company plans to expand its home deliveries.
Kraft Foods, popular for its Velveeta and Oreo brands, reported a 42 percent decline in its second quarter net income. The Northfield, Illinois-based company said its earnings fell to $482 million compared to $829 million in the same quarter last year.
Republican senators blocked a bill to limit tax breaks for American companies that wish to move their operations overseas. The bill would have cost U.S. companies that move overseas $143 million in additional taxes over the next decade.
Finger Lakes winemakers are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to deny permits for natural gas and propane storage facilities in former salt mines along Seneca Lake. Dozens of wineries in the area are opposed to the gas facility because it threatens local business and economy.
Cargill is planning to close its Milwaukee beef-processing plant, putting more than 600 people out of work. The meat producer says the drought of 2011 and 2012 in the Midwest hurt cattle levels, and the shortage is at its lowest level since 1951.
By nature, cacao beans are not sweet and require a significant amount of added sugar to mask the bitterness. MycoTechnology can make better tasting foods using all-natural and non-GMO processes, reducing sugar requirements in chocolate by up to 70 percent.
July is National Ice Cream Month. In celebration of California's continuing role as the number one producer of ice cream in the U.S., the California Milk Advisory Board has partnered with Coolhaus to create three new signature ice cream sandwich treats.
The news of an Ohio teen who died of a caffeine overdose has the FDA thoroughly inspecting all foods and beverages with added amounts of caffeine. Now, scientists are working to create an at-home test that detects the stimulant in almost all beverages.
American Crystal Sugar CEO David Berg is contesting a subpoena to testify in the federal suit filed in California in 2011 by sugar producers. Lawyers for the corn syrup industry say Berg would be a good witness in the lawsuit because he is not involved in litigation.
Blue Moon Brewing Company's Head Brewmaster Keith Villa's latest creation delivers a cinnamon flavor and subtle sweetness. Inspired by the popular Latin American drink, Horchata, this beer is infused with cinnamon, dark candy sugar and long-grain rice.