| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:02 AM
Reports: January retail sales, weekly jobless claims, December business inventories
Local earnings: CDW Corp., Kraft Foods, Navigant COnsulting, Orbitz Worldwide, TreeHosue Foods, United Stationers, Wells-Gardner Electronics
Other earnigns: Avon...
| Feb 13, 2014
The name "Chicago," according to local lore, came from an Indian word meaning "stinky onion." But for decades the city had a different aroma, wafting from an array of candy factories. It was a sweet bonus of urban life. Because of a little-known...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:05 AM
I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Veteran food brands Oscar Mayer and Oreo are trying out some of the latest technology to get people the food they want, or just the enticing smell of it.
Oscar Mayer is going after bacon lovers with "Wake Up & Smell the Bacon," a new device that plugs...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Remember Lunchables? Those packs of Oscar Mayer meat, cheese and crackers you'd eat on the playground for lunch? Bonus points if your mom bought the one that came with a Capri Sun drink. Well, now Oscar Mayer is making a version for adults.
| Jan 25, 2014
It was never really a threat to game-day parties, but the reported Velveeta shortage a few weeks ago certainly garnered attention.
After all, Velveeta sells a lot of prepared cheese product for queso, that popular dip made with melted blocks of the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Kraft Foods is taking an artificial preservative out of some of its individually-wrapped Kraft Singles slices, the latest move by a major food seller to clean up its Iist of ingredients.
Kraft is removing sorbic acid from the American and White American...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:04 PM
It's not often you hear a first-grade class bark.
But on a recent visit to Lehigh Valley Academy charter school in Bethlehem, Stephanie Micci's students were doing just that.
"Woof, woof!" they said in unison as Micci read from a book about Biscuit,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Consumer marketing and branding veteran Joanne Freed has joined 42West.
Freed comes to the agency from Hunter PR and will focus on spearheading the company's growing brand communications specialty.
"Increasingly, brands are seeking out 42West to help...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Attention, Velveeta lovers: The cheesepocalypse is real. Kraft Foods has confirmed recent reports of a Velveeta shortage.
Kraft posted a statement on its Tumblr thanking Velveeta fans for their support during this difficult time.
"As you have...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Queso-eating football fans may want to prepare themselves for a possible Velveeta shortage before the Super Bowl. Kraft Foods, the makers of the easily meltable cheese blocks is having trouble keeping up with the Velveeta demand.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Approximately 525,000 cases of Velveeta products are being recalled for failing to list soy ingredients on the packaging.
Truitt Brothers, a company that makes Kraft Velveeta products, is recalling more than a million pounds of Velveeta Cheesy Skillets...