Diageo has become an ally of consumer advocacy groups in pushing for ingredient and nutrient labeling on its products, and the company already posts this information in its advertising and on the Internet. But wine makers and brewers oppose labeling requirements, worrying that claims about distilled spirits could lure consumers away from their products on the basis of calories or carb content.
More than 900 nutrition bars came to market between 2001 and 2004, with many varieties touting increased energy and endurance. Nutrition experts say those often contain sugar content meant for athletes, not office workers. Consumers should consider what they need in a nutrition bar and choose one suited to their goals.
Columbia's Santo Domingo family is expected to announce the sale of a 71.8% stake in Grupo Empresarial Bavaria, the second-largest brewer in South America, to SABMiller for $7.8 billion. Heineken had also bid for the company.