Jean Nidetch, who was one of those folks who couldn't wait for cold weather because it meant Mallomars would be on the shelves and went on to found Weight Watchers after discovering the power of peer support in her own living room, died in a senior living center in Parkland, Fla., yesterday at 91.
Saying it would "never condone disrespectful or irresponsible behavior," Anheuser-Busch yesterday withdrew one of the 140 "scroll messages" on Bud Light labels that appear to do just that after widespread protests that it was winking at rape culture. "The perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary for the night. #upforwhatever," the message reads.
Demand for iPhones, particularly in the Chinese market that includes the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, pushed Apple to new heights for its fiscal second quarter. The news overshadowed weakening demand for iPads, which generated less revenue than Mac computers for the quarter as unit sales dropped 23%.
Chipotle Mexican Grill says that it has eliminated all genetically modified organisms from its menu items in all 1,831 of its restaurants, giving it a leg-up on bragging rights in the "better-for-you" category of the fast-casual foods wars. "G-M-OVER IT," reads the hed on a section of Chipotle's website that discusses the move, which has been several years in the making.
Dr. Mehmet Oz projected a strong defense of his right to speak freely about "alternative routes to healing" and "unconventional approaches" to medicine in a piece published on Time's website yesterday as well as during a nearly 30-minute counterattack against a letter signed by 10 physicians calling for his ouster as a faculty member at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Google yesterday announced its long-anticipated WiFi service -- it's called Project Fi -- at a price that observers say could put pressure on other carriers as it rolls out to a wider market. Right now, you have to have a Google Nexus 6 smartphone and must "request an invite" to join, however.
With federal officials identifying at least 10 cases of people with listeria illnesses linked to its products, Blue Bell Creameries has expanded a series of limited recent recalls to everything on the shelves of retailers in 23 states, primarily in the South and Southwest, produced at all of its facilities. It also sells its ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other goodies in some international markets.
As consumers increasingly demand to know exactly what goes into - and on - their bodies, both lawmakers and individual marketers are responding with an alacrity not seen in seven or eight decades.
It seems everybody and her sister wanted get a Lilly Pulitzer piece at Tar-zhay yesterday, causing the website to go offline for about 20 minutes to regulate the flow of traffic before the exclusive new collection sold out online, as it did at many of the chain's retail stores. The shoppers were in a tizzy over a 250-piece collection of 15 prints at prices far more attractive than normal for the label.
The number of teenagers using e-cigarettes tripled between 2013 and 2014 as the use of as cigarettes among them declined, according to data published yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Hookah smoking roughly doubled for middle and high school students.