Coca-Cola Co. is hosting the Live Positively Holiday Parade in Los Angeles in December. "Coca-Cola is committed to bringing Hispanic families relevant programs and events, especially those that bring hope, optimism and togetherness," a company official said.
Turtle Island Foods is working to give vegetarians a place at the Thanksgiving table with a line of meatless holiday dishes including Tofurky, gravy and stuffing. The company says sales of its faux roast were up 37% last year, and it expects to add another 20% in 2008.
A report issued by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition found that girls who eat cereal at breakfast also tend to consume other nutritious foods and exercise more throughout the day. The study concluded that cereal consumption might be linked to other outcomes associated with a healthy lifestyle.
Bon Bon Buddies, which provides licensed confectionery items, expects business will be brisk this holiday season. But the company, which has a license with Disney, is considering focusing its Easter 2009 run on less expensive sweets.