Recession meanz Heinz

Nov 18, 2011
Squeezed by rising commodities prices and falling demand in the U.S., Heinz is responding by appealing to cost-conscious consumers
Posted In: recession, heinz, commodities, consumer, Retail, Food, ketchup, Earnings

The scientific challenge

Nov 14, 2011
It's not one breakthrough that will feed the expected nine billion people in 2045, but rather making good on what science has already delivered.
Posted In: Food

Baguettes straight from the vending machine

Nov 7, 2011
In Paris, a baker has invented a vending machine that will satisfy your midnight snack attack for fresh bread.
Posted In: Food

Starbucks profits up 29% last quarter

Nov 4, 2011
Starbucks profits were up last quarter, but it has plans to increase profits even more through the sale of K-Cups.
Posted In: Food

Coca-Cola cans go white

Nov 1, 2011
The soda maker will begin issuing white cans in an effort help out its old friend: the polar bear.
Posted In: Food

Mid-day Extra: When Obama dines at your restaurant

Oct 25, 2011
Yesterday, Obama dropped in on a Los Angeles institution: Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. When the president makes a visit, does it make a difference in food sales in the months that come?
Posted In: Food, Barack Obama

Mid-day Extra: Saying "adios" to a Mexican food great

Oct 18, 2011
The parent company of El Torito and Chevys Fresh Mex declared bankruptcy earlier this month. But it left a legacy of bringing a regional cuisine to the rest of the country.
Posted In: Food, bankruptcy

'Make the Bread, Buy the Butter'

Oct 13, 2011
We learn what's cheaper -- and tastier -- to make at home and what you should just buy from the grocery store.
Posted In: Food

Pistachio growers face vote to expand industry oversight

Oct 3, 2011
The market for pistachios has become an unlikely growth market. If growers in the U.S. vote to increase industry oversight, it could mean a bigger market for exports of the nut.
Posted In: Food

The new standard for chocolate

Sep 30, 2011
The discovery of new cacao varietals in the Peruvian highlands could establish the first ever chocolate terriors.
Posted In: Food