Coca-Cola has invested millions in research and testing on vending machines that are more eco-friendly, and it unveiled a new version last year. The beverage giant is working on other sustainability efforts as well, and some companies look to Coke for guidance.
Spokandy, which operates shops in Washington and Idaho, has acquired Michele's Chocolate Truffles in Oregon for an undisclosed price. The deal will help expand Spokandy's wholesale presence, said the owner.
Kellogg subsidiary and vegetarian products manufacturer Morningstar Farms received praise from health-conscious consumers and animal welfare groups with the announcement that the company will use 1 million fewer eggs next year and expand its egg-free product line.