Consumer Goods

  • Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Associated Press - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. The House voted 114-30 ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.11 or .4 percent, to $31.16. General Mills Inc. rose $.18 or .3 percent, to $52.37. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. fell $.16 or .6 percent, to $26.42. Snap-On fell $.09 or .1 percent, to $116.91. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $1.32 or 1.2 percent, to $108.40. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.02 or percent, to $40.73. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Cheesecake Factory's 1Q profit hit by weather Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    The Cheesecake Factory Inc. said Wednesday that bad weather, a shift in holiday timing and legal costs weighed on its first-quarter profits. The restaurant chain said after the market closed that it earned ...

  • 5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

    New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the ...

  • P&G Picked a Tough Time to Expand Abroad BusinessWeek - 6 hours ago

    Developing countries it bet on have suffered failing governments and shuddering currencies

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $1.64 or 3.2 percent, to $50.03. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $8.93 or 1.7 percent, to $503.74. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.06 or .2 percent, to $31.21. General Mills Inc. rose $.32 or .6 percent, to $52.51. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $.07 or .1 percent, ...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.03 or .1 percent, to $26.61. Snap-On rose $.06 or .1 percent, to $117.06. Stanley Works rose $.54 or .7 ...

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Clorox rose $.28 or .3 percent, to $89.25. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.33 or .5 percent, to $66.03. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.38 or .4 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $1.44 or 1.3 percent, to $108.28. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.01 or percent, to $40.70. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $2.51 or ...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. rose $.13 or .8 percent, to $16.23. General Motors Co. rose $.15 or .4 percent, to $34.38. Honda Motor Co. rose $.28 or .8 percent, ...

  • PepsiCo to bottle popular Taco Bell drink Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    PepsiCo is again mining its partnership with Taco Bell, with plans to start selling the Mexican food chain's popular Mountain Dew Baja Blast drinks in bottles and cans for the first time next month. The ...

  • Big e-cigarette groups snap up smaller rivals Financial Times - 10 hours ago

    VIP Electronic Cigarette became the latest British e-cigarette company to be bought out by a larger rival as the rapidly growing sector consolidates in an attempt to face off competition from "big ...

  • Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars Entrepreneur - 10 hours ago

    While breakfast has been making headlines, there are other high-stakes areas where U.S. fast-food giants should be focused.

  • Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts Associated Press - 11 hours ago
    Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

    Procter & Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products. The world's largest consumer product maker's adjusted ...

  • Food Network star Guy Fieri's eatery open in Vegas Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Food Network star Guy Fieri's restaurant is now open for business on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant, named Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, is located at the Quad Resort & Casino and welcomed its ...

  • Skechers sprints to multi-year highs in a big week Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Skechers is trading near four-year highs during a banner week in which the winner of the Boston Marathon crossed the finish line wearing its shoes and a day later, it blew away Wall Street's expectations ...

  • Early Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.11 or .4 percent, to $31.16. General Mills Inc. rose $.16 or .3 percent, to $52.35. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $.02 or percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $2.09 or 4.0 percent, to $49.58. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $6.15 or 1.2 percent, to $506.52. Darden ...

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Clorox rose $.04 or percent, to $89.01. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.32 or .5 percent, to $66.04. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.05 or percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. rose $.06 or .4 percent, to $16.16. General Motors Co. rose $.06 or .2 percent, to $34.29. Honda Motor Co. rose $.27 or .8 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.02 or .1 percent, to $26.56. Snap-On rose $.35 or .3 percent, to $117.35. Stanley Works rose $.38 or ...

  • Early Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.92 or .8 percent, to $108.80. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $40.72. Dr Pepper Snapple rose $2.03 or ...

  • Fla. Gov. Scott backs growler legalization Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott supports the legalization of the refillable half-gallon beer containers that craft beer lovers call growlers, his office said Tuesday. The growler issue has been in the middle of ...

  • Emerging markets help Tupperware beat St. view Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Demand in emerging markets such as Turkey, China and South Africa helped Tupperware Brands Corp. post first-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations, even as its net income fell 10 percent. The ...

  • 3 Ways to Save Money on Baby Food US News - 13 hours ago

    Baby food jars and pouches can run $1 or more each, and your little one is likely to eat at least a few daily. In fact, according to the book Baby Bargains, the average baby eats 600 jars of baby food. In addition, homemade baby food is often not without its own expenses too, such as the costs of baby food processers, fancy freezer trays, special reusable food pouches and cookbooks galore, not to mention ingredient costs. The good news is that there are additional simple strategies you can employ to cut the costs of baby and toddler food.

  • Dr Pepper's profit rises on lower costs Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Dr Pepper Snapple on Wednesday reported a higher first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, as reduced costs offset weak sales growth. The company, which sells Sunkist, 7Up, Hawaiian Punch ...

  • Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly Entrepreneur - 13 hours ago
    Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly

    The game we all grew up playing actually provides great advice for entrepreneurs trying to figure out the startup world.

  • Treasurer Joe Hockey was concerned GrainCorp bidder Archer Daniel Midland 'not of good character' ABC - 13 hours ago
    Treasurer Joe Hockey was concerned GrainCorp bidder Archer Daniel Midland 'not of good character'

    The Federal Treasurer has revealed he blocked a foreign takeover bid for GrainCorp partly because the US-based company was "not of good character". Joe Hockey knocked back the proposal by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) late last year, drawing criticism from the Opposition and several business groups. At the time, Mr Hockey said the $3.4 billion takeover was not in the national interest.

  • Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor

    The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports. The company signed Meb Keflezighi three years ago hoping he could help legitimize ...

  • Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

    Reynolds American Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs. The nation's second-biggest ...

  • Procter & Gamble 3Q profit edges up, revenue slips Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Procter & Gamble 3Q profit edges up, revenue slips

    Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products. The world's largest consumer product maker's ...

  • How These 10 Marketing Campaigns Became Viral Hits Entrepreneur - 15 hours ago
    How These 10 Marketing Campaigns Became Viral Hits

    Any company can create word-of-mouth ad -- all it takes is a clever idea and skillful execution.