| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:57 AM
As the widespread drought continues to damage grain crops across the Midwest, consumers could soon be facing steeper bills at the grocery store.
"We haven't seen any rain at all, and based on that, food inflation is definitely a real threat," said Phil...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:29 PM
Shop Rite Knocks Out Hunger with Fashion ShopRite Partners in Caring and General Mills announced the grand prize winner of their “Knock Out Hunger” T-Shirt Design Contest. As part of the competition, ShopRite challenged up-and-coming artists...
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Ben & Jerry’s has graduated from Schweddy Balls and other ice cream flavors to a brand new line of icy sweets: Greek frozen yogurt.
The Vermont company revealed four new flavors – strawberry shortcake, raspberry fudge chunk, banana peanut...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
As part of a visit to three South Dakota cities, the River North Dance Chicago Dance Company makes its first visit to Aberdeen this week.
The troupe visited Rapid City on Saturday and Sioux Falls on Tuesday.
River North Dance Chicago's public...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:48 AM
Welcome to America's latest cultural and political divide — involving fast food chicken chain Chick-fil-A.
And, not surprisingly, some of South Florida's most prominent political figures are on opposite sides of the controversy, which is now hotter...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Like so many companies these days, General Mills has stuck its nose into the gay-marriage debate, supporting equal marriage rights for all.
Naturally, there are many who disagree with GM, but only one man foolish enough to actually burn a bowl of...
| Aug 12, 2012
Founded in 1974 by the father-and-son team of Charley and Ron Woodsby, Talk of the Town Restaurants has 11 eateries, which include Charley's Steakhouse, Vito's Chop House, FishBones, MoonFish, Texas Cattle Co., Johnnie's Hideaway — and now Charley's...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 12:31 PM
There used to be a time when the only people who cared what junk-food companies did were health advocates.
How I long for those days.
Can we not have our artery-clogging pizzas, breaded chicken filet sandwiches and crème-filled cookies without...
| Nov 12, 2012
On a warm September day in Chicago, Rishad Tobaccowala counseled a roomful of Leo Burnett executives on how to sell high-tech gadgets -- told in terms of hot dogs.
Tobaccowala, who has spent 30 years at Leo Burnett and affiliated agencies,...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Get a good start to the day for less:Â Winn-Dixie's Make-A-Meal deal this week is focused on breakfast. Starting Wednesday, customers who buy three boxes of certain General Mills cereals can get a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, a pack ofÂ coffee and...