Consumer Goods

  • Brewers seeks to rekindle Belgium's love of beer Associated Press - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
    Brewers seeks to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say ...

  • PicoBrew's Beermaking Machine Offers Faster, Easier Home Brew BusinessWeek - 9 hours ago

    Microsoft alumni form PicoBrew to automate personal beermaking

  • PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes Associated Press - 11 hours ago
    PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes

    PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks. The company, which also makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, ...

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

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.14 or .4 percent, to $31.34. General Mills Inc. fell $.17 or .3 percent, to $52.09. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

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

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.44 or 1.7 percent, to $26.56. Snap-On rose $3.38 or 3.0 percent, to $115.94. Stanley Works ...

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

    Shares of some top consumer companies were up at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.33 or .4 percent, to $90.84. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.12 or .2 percent, to $66.94. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.13 ...

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

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $.24 or .2 percent, to $109.20. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.13 or .3 percent, to $40.72. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

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

    Shares of some top autos companies were mixed at the close of trading: Ford Motor Co. fell $.07 or .4 percent, to $16.00. General Motors Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $33.98. Honda Motor Co. fell $.39 or ...

  • Business Highlights Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    ___ China factories face new challenge as growth slows Chinese manufacturers are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper in the face of the country's slowing ...

  • In India, Mobile Ads Mean Phone Calls BusinessWeek - 13 hours ago

    Large marketers in India try phone calls to reach rural consumers because of the prevalence of basic cell phones

  • Selling Ethical Fashion to the Whole Foods Set BusinessWeek - 13 hours ago

    Zady, Cuyana, and other startups push ethically made, higher-quality apparel

  • Sushi Nakazawa, America's Hottest Sushi Restaurant, Brought to You by an Italian From the Bronx BusinessWeek - 13 hours ago

    Alessandro Borgognone wooed Japanese chef Daisuke Nakazawa to open the four-star New York eatery

  • Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company Entrepreneur - 14 hours ago
    Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company

    The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.

  • Company News: Alibaba, Credit Suisse, Burberry, Athletic Shoes, Colorado Fracking BusinessWeek - 14 hours ago

    Alibaba's profit machine; another Credit Suisse probe; and more

  • GM 1Q global sales up 2 pct to 2.42M Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race. The Detroit automaker says its sales grew ...

  • PepsiCo's Snack Business Is Coming In Handy BusinessWeek - 15 hours ago

    Volume sales of the company's food business were up as beverages remained flat in the first quarter

  • Hot cars at this year's New York auto show Associated Press - 16 hours ago
    Hot cars at this year's New York auto show

    With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show ...

  • Chipotle hiking prices as it draws more customers Associated Press - 17 hours ago
    Chipotle hiking prices as it draws more customers

    Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices in the "mid-single digits" ...

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes Associated Press - 17 hours ago
    Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of ...

  • Make a Positive Impression on the World, and Make Money Doing It Entrepreneur - 18 hours ago
    Make a Positive Impression on the World, and Make Money Doing It

    The mind behind the UK's best-selling single of all time teaches us that doing good can be profitable, as long as you're willing.

  • Tobacco supplier Universal to enter food business Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business. Richmond, Va.-based Universal Corp. is opening a new juice and dehydration facility ...

  • Business-Savvy Teens Tap Dynamic New Collector's Market: Designer Sneakers Entrepreneur - 18 hours ago
    Business-Savvy Teens Tap Dynamic New Collector's Market: Designer Sneakers

    Much-coveted shoes are being bartered and sold by high schoolers at sneaker conventions across the country at eye-opening prices, The New York Times reports.

  • Early Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $31.16. General Mills Inc. fell $.40 or .8 percent, to $51.86. Hormel Foods Corp. fell $.18 or .4 ...

  • Early Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. fell $.23 or .4 percent, to $50.97. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $17.60 or 3.2 percent, to $570.00. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Early Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Clorox fell $.32 or .4 percent, to $90.19. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.10 or .1 percent, to $66.72. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell $.27 or .2 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.48 or 1.8 percent, to $26.60. Snap-On rose $2.94 or 2.6 percent, to $115.50. Stanley Works rose $.04 ...

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Ford Motor Co. fell $.05 or .3 percent, to $16.02. General Motors Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $33.98. Honda Motor Co. fell $.60 or 1.7 percent, ...

  • Early Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.41 or .4 percent, to $108.55. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.23 or .6 percent, to $40.36. Dr Pepper Snapple fell $.06 ...

  • Drive-In-Loving Franchisees, Take Note: Sonic to Open 1,000 Restaurants in Next 10 Years Entrepreneur - 19 hours ago

    The burger chain is eyeing an aggressive expansion plan over the next decade.

  • Chipotle sales surge as it draws more customers Associated Press - 19 hours ago
    Chipotle sales surge as it draws more customers

    Mexican food chain Chipotle reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as more customers flocked to its restaurants for burritos, bowls and tacos. The Denver-based chain's popularity has kept growing ...

  • Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct Associated Press - 20 hours ago

    Philip Morris International's first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. ...

  • Nike, USATF extend partnership through 2040 Associated Press - 20 hours ago

    USA Track and Field has extended its partnership with Nike Inc. through 2040 to outfit teams and sponsor national championships. The new deal was announced Wednesday by USATF. Max Siegel, the CEO for track's ...

  • Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget Associated Press - 20 hours ago

    Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related ...

  • Revenue from Pennsylvania table games up slightly Associated Press - 20 hours ago

    Pennsylvania casinos are reporting a slight increase in revenue from table games. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that revenue from table games totaled $67.9 million last month, up ...

  • How the Coolhaus Founder Stayed Chill as One Food Truck Became a Frozen Treat Empire Entrepreneur - 20 hours ago

    Coolhaus founder Natasha Case went from selling ice cream sandwiches out of an old postal truck to self-made millionaire. Here's how.