| Oct 8, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Now that Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and other sugary soda producers are planning to list health information on vending machines, calorie counts aren’t just for the likes of McDonald’s and fast food joints.
In full view of consumers, the...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Just weeks after PepsiCo Inc. announced it would remove a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drinks, an online petition is urging Coca-Cola Co. to remove brominated vegetable oil from its Powerade sports drinks.
The petition, started by a...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:42 AM
IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories.
Each one is...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Coca-Cola is making major promises to fight obesity – ceasing advertisements directed at kids, slapping calorie counts on all its packaging – as the soda giant stares down a rising tide of concern over sugar-stuffed beverages.
| May 1, 2013
| 11:07 AM
PepsiCo has removed an online ad plugging its Mountain Dew soft drink after viewers complained that the spot –-- featuring a battered and terrified white woman trying to pick a suspect out of a lineup of black men -- was racist and misogynistic....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Olympian McKayla Maroney is about as well known for her endlessly memed unimpressed smirk as she is for her powerhouse performance on the vault.
So will she be recognizable wearing a smile in a new advertising campaign this month for Dr Pepper Snapple...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Since launching in March, Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos have become the company’s most successful new product.
Now, Doritos will see if the appeal goes both ways by launching chips in a “Taco Bell” flavor.
The chips are to be...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Coca-Cola, the world’s top beverage company and perennial target for critics of sugary drinks, is taking an unusually public stance on obesity by defending its health initiatives on prime-time television.
In a two-minute advertisement set to debut...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:53 PM
The Obama administration will seek to lift the U.S. ban on imported products from Myanmar, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Wednesday at the beginning of a meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 11:33 AM
More than $200 million already has gone to the 11 propositions on the November ballot in California, including competing budget proposals from Gov. Jerry Brown and civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, a proposal to end to the death penalty, and labeling......
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Two of the world's largest advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group Inc. in New York and Publicis Groupe in Paris -- have agreed to merge into the world's largest agency with a market value that would exceed $35 billion.
The two companies...