Posted by Dale Buss on August 20, 2013 09:25 AM
Apple plans to ship two new iPhone versions next month as it hires Nike FuelBand consultant.
JCPenney slows sales decline.
Walmart, Gap and other retailers meet to implement Bangladesh safety plan.
BMW studies placing assembly plant in Mexico.
Barnes & Noble declares truce with Simon & Schuster.
Best Buy registers profit growth from cost-cutting.
Coors Light rewards drinkers' "day-to-night" transitions in promo.
Cummins supplies Nissan with diesel engine for Titan pickups.
Flowers Foods sees Hostess business as incremental.
Furniture Brands gets survival advice.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 16, 2013 09:16 AM
Apple in talks to acquire sensor company behind Microsoft's Kinect.
Microsoft Surface smart watch will launch in 2014, reports say.
Starbucks is sued by deaf customers who say they're mocked.
AT&T offers option to forego wireless contract.
Baidu to buy mobile-apps store for $1.9 billion.
Boeing sees focus on transmitter in 787 fire probe.
Chevrolet goes extra long to sponsor Home Run Derby for Major League Baseball.
Christie's to hold first sale in India.
Coca-Cola sees poor weather weigh on revenue.Continue reading...
chew on this
Posted by Sheila Shayon on July 12, 2013 08:01 PM
Do you know what the greatest thing since sliced bread is? Sliced bread.
The modern wonder of brown-bag lunches is celebrating its 85th birthday this week. And for all those wondering, sliced bread, as simple as it sounds, wasn't so simple to create.
A Missouri jeweler, Otto Frederick Rohwedder, created the first known prototype of a machine that sliced and wrapped in 1912. It was disastrously lost in a fire, but in 1927, he retooled his invention and applied for a patent for the first ever "machine for slicing an entire loaf of bread at a single location."
The Chillicothe Baking Company in Chillicothe, Missouri was the first to use the newly-perfected bread-slicing machine commercially, and two years later, in 1930, Taggart Baking Company of Indianapolis debuted the bread nationally, teasing in ads that a "wonder" was coming.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 9, 2013 09:16 AM
Barnes & Noble CEO resigns amid digital setbacks.
BlackBerry faces leadership questions at annual meeting today.
Shell picks refining chief to become its new CEO.
Alibaba sets sights on mobile.
Apple's App Store celebrates five-year anniversary with free apps.
Esurance expands US Open tennis sponsorship.
Ford finds that F-250 pickup is new favorite of auto thieves.
Hasbro buys 70 percent stake in mobile gaming company Backflip for $112 million.
Hostess Twinkies return aiming for more ubiquity.
Hulu attracts at least three takeover bids.
Infiniti nudges launch date of new Q50 sedan.Continue reading...
chew on this
Posted by Dale Buss on July 8, 2013 12:43 PM
It presses the bounds of credulity to think that being frozen would really make much difference to the shelf life of what's been known to be a practically indestructible product. But the decision by the new manufacturers of Hostess Twinkies to freeze some deliveries of the tasty little loaves is causing some longtime fans some untoward distress.
The new owners, Metropoulos & Co and Apollo Management Group, confirmed that they plan to freeze Twinkies being delivered to some retailers as the brand hits US shelves again this month after a near eight-month absence due to the liquidation of Hostess.
A spokeswoman for Metropoulos & Co.—which swooped in to buy the orphaned brand, along with other Hostess baked goods, earlier this year—told The Huffington Post that the decision was made after a small percentage of the company's retail customers explicitly requested frozen versions of the treat.Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on June 24, 2013 03:09 PM
It's going to be the "Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever." At least that's what the new owners of Hostess are hoping as it prepares to relaunch the beloved snack brand on July 15.
After being off the market and offline for nearly 8 months, Twinkies, CupCakes, Ding Dongs and a host of other creme-filled baked goods will reappear on more store shelves than ever before, according to the LA Times. The brand, which was bought for $410 million by Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. has re-emerged online through various social accounts and a revamped website to spread the word about the relaunch.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 24, 2013 09:31 AM
Kraft Foods plans major second-half investment in brand building.
Taco Bell hints at next Doritos Locos Tacos flavor via social media.
Hostess brand snacks will be back on shelves July 15.
Boston Market adds ribs to permanent menu.
Carrefour explores sale of China and Taiwan businesses.
Darden Restaurants see major sales turnaround.
Five Guys and Shake Shack bring burger war to London.
GM barnstorms Texas in major campaign for launch of new pickups and intensifies efforts to make Chevrolet a global brand.
Google sees Glass used during a surgery.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 21, 2013 09:22 AM
Apple accused of avoiding billions in overseas taxes.
Hershey launches new brand to get piece of China market.
Foxconn confirms employee deaths.
Best Buy swings to a loss on lower revenues.
Burberry is lifted by China performance.
Chevrolet joins Mad Men buzz on Twitter.
Chris-Craft rebuilds boat maker after recession.
Flowers Foods predicts "record year" after acquisition of Hostess brands.
Giorgio Armani profit is boosted by Asia.
GrubHub and Seamless merge their food ordering services.Continue reading...