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Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose. The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
Coca-Cola is making major promises to fight obesity – ceasing advertisements directed at kids, slapping calorie counts on all its packaging – as the soda giant stares down a rising tide of concern over sugar-stuffed beverages. On Wednesday,...
Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld on Tuesday sought to sidestep speculation that her newly formed company could be looking at its third major event in about as many years. "There's no question that there's lots of chatter out there, and I'm not...
Reuters* Kellogg, Hillshire both miss quarterly revenue estimates * Kellogg stands by '13 view; Hillshire guides near high end * Both companies cite weakness in desserts * Kellogg, Hillshire shares fall 3 pct in afternoon trading By Martinne Geller May 2...
Tribune reporterMondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld sought to side-step speculation that her newly formed company may be on the brink of its third major event in as many years in a call with investors Tuesday. "There's no question that there's lots of chatter...
Monster Beverage Now In Legal War With San Francisco, While Connecticut Nutritionist Keeps Calling for Ban on Energy Drink Sales to KidsA couple of months ago, Monster Beverage threatened to sue a Connecticut nutritionist named Dr. Deborah Kennedy unless she stopped saying high-caffeine energy drinks were dangerous for kids. Then the multi-billion-dollar company, the biggest energy-...
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In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at...
Reuters* Lew meeting includes Dimon, Paulson and Schwartzman * Global economy and cyber security may also be topics WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will meet with Wall Street and business executives in New York on Thursday...
RedEyeAre energy drinks really more caffeinated than sodas or coffees? RedEye unscientifically selected nine caffeinated beverages available in Chicago to see how the pick-me-ups stack up: Coca-Cola soda (20 ounces): 57.5 mg caffeine Single shot Starbucks...
Tags: Coffee, Starbucks Corp., Coca-Cola Co., Energy Drinks
ReutersMay 1 (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc pulled an online ad for Mountain Dew on Wednesday after criticism from bloggers that the spot embraced racial stereotypes and made light of violence toward women. The ad was developed by African-American hip-hop artist Tyler...
PepsiCo has removed an online ad plugging its Mountain Dew soft drink after viewers complained that the spot –-- featuring a battered and terrified white woman trying to pick a suspect out of a lineup of black men -- was racist and misogynistic....
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