Consumer Goods

  • Unilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says its underlying sales grew in the first quarter, but revenue was down due to a big impact from the stronger ...

  • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods Associated Press - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
    Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry ...

  • FDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration proposal being ...

  • At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled ...

  • Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online. Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs officials ...

  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. ...

  • Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Associated Press - 7 hours 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 12 hours ago

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

  • Potential dairy industry shortage addressed Newstalk ZB - 13 hours ago

    There are concerns the dairy industry won't have enough qualified staff in coming years as farms grow and demands increase.

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 14 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 16 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 - 17 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 - 17 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 - 17 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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.