September 11, 2013 |
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. said Monday it had agreed to sell two soft drink brands to the Japanese company Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. for $2.1 billion so it can focus on its pharmaceutical products. Glaxo, which is based in London and operates in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, said in February that it would look for a buyer for the drink brands, Lucozade and Ribena. Those brands, which are well known in the United Kingdom but not the United States, generated about $785.5 million in sales in 2012.
June 16, 2013 |
HANA, Hawaii - About 3:30 every afternoon, the Hertzes, Avises, and Budgets - a veritable red and white wave of compacts, convertibles, SUVs, and generic four-doors - surge out of town carrying thousands of day-trippers back to their glittering resorts in central and western Maui. They have experienced one of the highlights of any Hawaiian vacation - the drive along the Hana Highway, a 55-mile serpent of a road that runs past mountains half-hidden by mist, lava rocks pummeled by surf, slopes of giant green ferns, gardens of tropical plants in vibrant colors, and waterfalls tumbling out of rain forests.
August 24, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Two men were accused Thursday of selling an alcoholic beverage to unlicensed retail stores throughout New Jersey. Investigators with the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control said they found Extracto de Malta in at least 15 supermarkets and bodegas, mainly in Hispanic neighborhoods. It was on shelves among soft drinks and placed next to Malta, a carbonated nonalcoholic beverage, they said. The ABC accused Condal Distributors of the Bronx, N.Y., of putting Extracto de Malta on the streets.
June 15, 2012 |
NEW YORK - New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support this week for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants. The proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg would prohibit licensed food-service establishments from using containers bigger than 16 ounces to serve high-calorie drinks like colas, lemonade, and punch. People would be free to buy another round, but restaurants couldn't serve the larger cups now so popular at fast-food eateries, movie theaters, and food courts.
June 11, 2012
By William Saletan Politicians are hypocrites. We know this from sex scandals: The lawmakers who preach loudest about chastity are often the ones who later get caught using hookers or cheating on their wives. In recent years, the chastity movement has turned from sex to junk food. But the hypocrisy hasn't changed. Take the hero of the food temperance movement, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has banned trans fats, pressured companies to reduce salt, and mandated public calorie counts at restaurants.
March 5, 2012 |
Question: Do you think high fructose corn sweetener is bad? Answer: Despite the widespread use of high fructose corn sweetener, blamed by some for the obesity epidemic seen in adults and children, there have not been any studies showing that fructose is different from sucrose (table sugar). While we're probably consuming too much sugar overall, the teaching to date has been that sugar is sugar. That paradigm might shift a bit with a new study that seems to show a difference between the two. Researchers at the University of Florida evaluated the effect of 24 ounces of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
March 3, 2012 |
Children and teens get too much added sugar in their diets, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly one in every six calories they eat and drink comes from some type of added sugar. That isn't exactly surprising, but the statistics underscore the magnitude of the problem. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of U.S. children and teens ages 2 to 19 found that: Boys consumed an average of 361 calories' worth of added sugar a day. For girls, the daily average was 282. Though the total amount of added sugar in the diet was higher for boys than for girls, the proportion of total calories from added sugar was similar - 16.3 percent for boys and 15.5 percent for girls.
February 26, 2012 |
Red Sox starters will have to wash down their fried chicken with soft drinks this season after new manager Bobby Valentine established dry ground rules for the clubhouse and road trips. The team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse and on the last plane flight of trips, Valentine announced at the team's training camp in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday. The move comes as a result of last season's September collapse, a tailspin that included reports of starting pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse on their off-days rather than joining their teammates in the dugout.
February 19, 2012 |
Arthur G. Broll Jr., 79, of Radnor, an innovative businessman and former chairman of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Wilmington and South Jersey, died Thursday, Feb. 16, of Parkinson's disease at Bryn Mawr Terrace. In 1958, after serving in the Navy, Mr. Broll joined the bottling business his father, Arthur, had established in 1935. As president of the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association from 1976 to 1978, Mr. Broll organized bottlers to lobby Congress to protect their franchise rights.