Yesterday's announcement that Chiquita Brands International plans to purchase bagged salad maker Fresh Express is part of the company's plan to grow and helps it move more quickly into the fresh cut fruit sector.
Coca-Cola plans to unveil Diet Coke Sweetened with Splenda, which will be sold alongside original Diet Coke, in an effort to cash in on the popularity of both its brand and the sugar substitute. While analysts support Coke's move to offer a Splenda-sweetened soda, some worry that having two versions of Diet Coke may confuse consumers.
Bob Beauregard of the Country Hen egg farm uses a mesh of technology, organic feed and skilled farmhands to keep his 67,000 chickens well-fed and laying eggs. Country Hen supplies 18 million eggs annually to the likes of Whole Foods and Shaw's.
James M. Kilts' four years at the helm of Gillette garners praise from Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who profiled him in a book on leadership. "He unlocked potential in the company that had really been suppressed under the previous management," Kanter said. Kilts now faces questions about his expected financial gain from the sale of Gillette to Procter & Gamble.
Miller Brewing's new ads were pulled from the Super Bowl's pre-game show because the Fox network said they portrayed Anheuser-Busch, a hefty Super Bowl spender, in a "negative way." SABMiller has made strides in its fight for market share, with its Miller Lite recently pulling ahead of Bud Light for the first time in many years, according to industry statistics.