Stories by Candice Choi

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Big food makers try hipster guises

Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos such as McDonalds and Taco Bell, in favor of more hipster guises.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Coke benefits from higher prices in North America

Coca-Cola beats after cost-cutting, higher prices in North America.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Coke bets on 'premium milk' to boost category

Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Smaller sodas bring makers bigger profits

NEW YORK - Americans want to cut back on soda, and they're willing to pay more to do it.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Fast-food chains try to get 'fresh'

McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are loaded with chemicals, and rethinking the use of preservatives and other ingredients ...
By Candice Choi

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Pizza Hut's revamp: Curry crusts, balsamic drizzle

Pizza Hut overhauls menu amid US sales slide; curry and ginger flavored crusts on the way.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Customer decline hits McDonald's sales, profit

McDonald's profit, sales decline amid ongoing struggles around the world.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Whole Foods to roll out rankings for produce

NEW YORK — Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as “good,” ‘’better” or “best” based on the supplier’s farming practices.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

McDonald's fields unappetizing questions about food

McDonald's is confronting unappetizing questions as part of a U.S. campaign to beat back perceptions that it serves Frankenfood.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Olive Garden changes likely with board turnover

NEW YORK - Some changes could be in store for Olive Garden, including how the restaurant chain prepares its soups and pasta. 
By Candice Choi

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy, says it's already making changes to fix issues.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Investor says Olive Garden reckless with breadsticks

In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Burger King could move to Canada

NEW YORK - Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Jell-O's revitalization a big flop

NEW YORK - Despite its enduring place in pop culture, Jell-O sales have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in popularity.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries'

Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Procter & Gamble to focus on top performers, shed up to 100 brands

Procter & Gamble, the world's largest consumer products maker, said it will jettison more than half its brands around the globe over the next year or two.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Target taps outsider as CEO

NEW YORK - Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO to redefine itself to American shoppers. The company said it named PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell to the top spot.
By Candice Choi

Whole Foods plans major marketing push

Whole Foods to launch first national marketing campaign as sales growth slows.
By Candice Choi

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

Dollar Tree said Monday that it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its ...
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lay's newest flavor: Cappuccino?

Lay's newest flavor could be cappuccino; chip maker to announce new flavor finalists.
By Candice Choi
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Georgia may lower income tax

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans have introduced a bill that will lower the rate on income taxes for individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs.
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