Stories 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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

It's not that Americans don't ever enjoy a stick of Trident or Orbit, the two most popular brands. They just aren't as crazy about chomping away on the stuff as they once were, with U.S. sales ...
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Starbucks adds digital tipping

NEW YORK - Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app. The coffee chain says the mobile tipping option will be available on its updated app for iPhones starting March 19.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

RadioShack to close up to 1,100 stores

NEW YORK - RadioShack said Tuesday that it plans to close up to 1,100 stores, or about a fifth of its U.S. locations. The news came as the retailer reported a wider quarterly loss after a ...
By Candice Choi

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Campbell Soup sees stronger broth sales

Campbell Soup has been struggling to boost sluggish sales of its famous condensed and ready-to-eat canned soups. But there is a bright spot in its U.S. soup division: broth. 
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Kraft Singles to lose artificials

Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Coca-Cola Co. buys 10 percent stake in Green Mountain

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is looking to tap into a new market, with plans to let customers make its sodas and other drinks at home.
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Fast-food protests return

NEW YORK - Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Fast-food protests planned

NEW YORK - Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Few details on why Butterball turkeys didn't fatten up

Butterball apparently has big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn't know why some of its turkeys wouldn't plump up in time for Thanksgiving this year. CEO Rod Brenneman says in an ...
By Candice Choi

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