Posted by Mark J. Miller on July 20, 2011 11:00 AM
Grape Nuts, Honeycomb, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran, and plenty of other cereals have been starting Americans' days for a long time, no matter who has owned them.
Since 2008, it has been St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings. Inc., a manufacturer of private-label goods for US grocery stores including Stop & Shop, IGA and Hannaford, which produces cereals in its Ralston Foods division.
Ralcorp bought the organization from Kraft Foods for $2.7 billion. Now, Ralcorp finds itself the target of an unwanted takeover attempt by ConAgra Foods, which has offered $4.9 billion, according to FoodProcessing.com.Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on March 5, 2010 06:04 AM
Diet Coke's latest ads target a younger generation of consumers. [Brandweek]
Netbook manufacturers are tailoring products for children. [Reuters]
Stop & Shop will see a 24-hour strike by its workers starting tomorrow. [Boston Herald]
Diane von Furstenberg will lend her talents to Claridge's in London. [WWD]
YouTube initiates an auto-captioning feature to aid searching. [Econsultancy]
Borders begs for another loan in order to save its failing business. [Daily Finance]Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on February 22, 2010 07:49 AM
Stop & Shop is negotiating with workers, but a strike may still be in the works. [Boston Herald]
Lufthansa pilots refuse to cease demands, strike scheduled for tomorrow. [Businessweek]
Upcoming horror movie 'The Crazies' has a multitude of promotional products. [BrandFreak]
Though net profit was down by 42%, Nestle saw sales growth in overseas markets. [WSJ]
With less people working, sales for early-morning fast-food meals drop. [Washington Post]
Visa advertisements tug at the hearstrings of Olympic audiences. [Adweek]Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on January 27, 2010 07:24 AM
EBay changes its listing fees to increase sales. [Reuters]
Starting February, Chanel will raise handbag prices by $100. [Madison Avenue Spy]
Prince Charles stars in a new campaign to help Britain's wool industry. [WWD]
Toyota temporarily stops sale and construction of 8 models post-recall. [NY Times]
Thanks to General Motors, Saab enters Spyker's hands. [NY Times]
Book publishers continue to talk with Apple over Tablet e-books. [WSJ]Continue reading...