| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. said on Thursday it will hike coffee prices by up to 9 percent in November, becoming the latest major drinks maker trying to cover soaring coffee costs.
The move was also due to increasing costs for packaging materials, energy,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Jelly Belly brand jelly beans will soon no longer be made at the North Chicago factory where they've been produced since 1978.
The company said Monday that 70 jobs will be eliminated as it moves production of all Jelly Belly brand candy products to its...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Many years ago, the big news in Hartford was a guy named Robert Kraft, who wanted Connecticut to build him a $375 million football stadium downtown. He'd leave Massachusetts for a free stadium and a no-tax deal on a new hotel, bringing his NFL Patriots...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Mondelez International’s longtime chief marketing executive is leaving the snack-maker after 28 years with the company.
Mary Beth West, executive vice president and chief category and marketing officer, will leave “after a transition to...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Kraft Foods Group Inc. posted weaker-than-anticipated sales and profit for the second quarter on Wednesday, which it blamed on higher prices turning off some shoppers and its own bad bets on ingredient prices.
“There’s no question that...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nielsen is out with a list of 14 breakthrough innovation products, based on products introduced in 2012 that continued to do well in their second year in the market.
“There is not a clear recipe for success,” said Rob Wengel, senior vice...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:42 PM
I'm a person who likes to eat. When not eating, I read about food.
I read studies that say drink red wine, eat goji berries, toss down vitamin C, E and D. Coffee's good for us, and so is chocolate, and then there's green tea and kale and real butter....
| Aug 1, 2014
Harry M. "Top" Peterson wasn't much of a cook, his family said, but he knew the chemistry of food inside and out, and used that expertise to become an innovator in the food processing industry.
After spending a year at Kraft Foods as a chemist in the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Kraft is recalling a batch of Velveeta cheese shipped to Walmart in the Midwest because it doesn't contain enough of a specific preservative and can spoil too fast, potentially causing a food borne illness, the company said June 19. The cheese product was...
| Aug 5, 2014
Walgreen Co. on Monday replaced longtime chief financial officer Wade Miquelon with Timothy McLevish, who held the same position at Kraft Foods Group Inc.
The move, effective immediately, comes days before the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain prepares to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Every now and then, you might want to make a meal that, as Tina Turner said, is nice ... and easy.
If you come home from work worn out and bedraggled, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in front of the stove creating some sort of culinary...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Of all the regional foods out there, the one that's mystified me the most is the hot dog.
Yes, hot dogs have deep roots in Chicago. A version was served during the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; they were popularized on countless street carts...