Food & Services

Jul30, 2018

Sweethearts manufacturer will close

Not so sweet ending The parent company of the manufacturer that makes Necco and Sweethearts announced over the weekend that has closed abruptly. Round Hill Investments, the parent company, reported that it will sell its Necco brands to another manufacturer…
Jul25, 2018

Grubhub is king of food delivery companies

Grubhub investors are eating After Grubhub delivered its earnings report, its stock skyrocketed 20 percent to set a new high for the company. Grubhub shocked investors, beating expectations by large margins. Revenue rose by more than 50 percent quarter-over-quarter and…
Jul24, 2018

Chick-fil-A rolls out meal kits

Fast food…to prepare? Chick-fil-A announced on Monday that it will test meal kits through mid-November. Kit options will include chicken flatbread, chicken parmesan, and chicken enchiladas with sides like kale and mac-and-cheese. Meal kits have become increasingly popular with services…
Jul23, 2018

FDA may label soy and almond milk as not “milk”

Soy and almond “juice?” Many coffee shops, grocery stores, and other sellers label non-dairy products like soy and almond milk as just that – milk. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration may be changing the labels on these products.…
Jul20, 2018

Baltimore bans sugared drinks from kids’ menus

Sugared drinks ban not so sweet for restaurants Baltimore announced Wednesday that sugared drinks will now be banned from kids’ menus in the entire city. The city is the largest to do so, passing the Baltimore City Healthy Kids Meals…
Jul17, 2018

McDonald’s removes salads from over 3,000 stores

McDonald’s facing PR disaster On Friday, health officials announced that McDonald’s salads made over 60 people sick from cyclospora in multiple states. To contain the minor epidemic, McDonald’s has pulled salads from 3,000 stores across 14 states, including: Illinois, Iowa,…
Jun22, 2018

Gatorade unravels sugarless drinks

Don’t sleep on Gatorade Gatorade rolled out its first sugarless drink, Gatorade Zero, this week. The drink has no sugar nor carbs, yet it has most of the same flavors and similar prices as sugared Gatorade. The sports drink company…