Some chocolate companies in the U.K. are ditching the flashy packaging that once was used to attract children and bring in sales -- slimming down boxes, getting rid of plastic casings and making other eco-friendly changes.
A study found that overweight women who exercised three hours a week did not lose as much weight as they could have, presumably because they replaced the calories they burned. Study participants who exercised two hours a week dropped more weight than the ones who exercised more.
Sophi Tranchell, head of Divine Chocolate, is focusing her attention on the nitty-gritty of running her business in order to survive the downturn. In addition to launching new lines of holiday chocolates, she is running credit checks, forward-contracting her cocoa supply and drawing up pro-forma invoices.