Stories 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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cities aim to impose soda tax

WASHINGTON - Two California cities are aiming to become the country's first to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks.
By Candice Choi

Selling a single product can doom businesses

NEW YORK - Crumbs, the New York City-based chain that built its business around cupcakes, is the latest cautionary tale for businesses devoted to a single product.
By Candice Choi

Monday, June 16, 2014

Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

NEW YORK - Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.
By Candice Choi

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tyson wins bidding war for Hillshire

Tyson's final offer ended up at $63 per share, about two weeks after Pilgrim's Pride made an initial bid of $45 per share.
By Candice Choi

Friday, June 6, 2014

Video shows fun of burning off 140-calorie Coke

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.
By Candice Choi

Friday, May 16, 2014

Darden to sell Red Lobster for $2.1 billion

NEW YORK - Darden is setting Red Lobster adrift but betting that it can still turn around Olive Garden's fortunes.
By Candice Choi

Monday, May 5, 2014

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo to drop controversial ingredient

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said Monday that they're working to remove a controversial ingredient from all their drinks, including Moun­tain Dew, Fanta and Powerade.
By Candice Choi

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Coca-Cola sees first global soda decline since 1999

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.
By Candice Choi

Friday, April 11, 2014

Subway phasing out 'yoga mat chemical' from bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.
By Candice Choi
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