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Gatorade's 'War on Water' Dampened by the New York State Attorney General

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

I sent a letter of complaint about the game's deceptive messaging to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office in the hopes that he would take action against the misleading campaign. Fortunately, he did.

Why Are The Girl Scouts Getting Into the Sugar Bomb Beverage Business?

Laurie David | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie David

The controversy over the Girl Scouts using cookie sales to raise funds may be nothing new, but a new arrangement with Nestlé steps way over the line in its willingness to compromise our children's health for the sake of corporate profits.

Soda Giants Vow To Make Big Change

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by...

Indra Nooyi and Roger Goodell: Personal Loyalty vs. Leadership Accountability

Peter Sims | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

As the controversies rage on, the NFL appears rudderless, hardly inspiring confidence in Goodell or his leadership principles. I'm sure he's a decent guy, who loves football, and keeps his word, but Goodell's biggest problem is that he's acted like a bad politician, lacking in principles.

Off-Brand Drinks That Taste Better Than The Real Thing

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Does soda really taste better when it's a "brand"?

Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process. Additional concerns include the excessive use of fresh water, high risk of endangering water supplies, spills, and the data documenting a spiked rate of cancer in communities adjacent to drilling areas.

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Robert Reich | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Four years ago the Supreme Court decided corporations were people under the First Amendment, entitled to their own freedom of speech. Since then, Big Soda has poured a fortune into defeating ballot initiatives to tax or regulate sugared drinks.

Pepsico's 'Live For Now' Campaign Sending the Wrong Message

Robert Hii | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

The marketing types probably did not figure on the catchy phrase "Live for Now" as a likely target for environmental groups to latch on to, but latch on they did.

Federal Excise Tax on Sugar Would Be Sweet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.

Target Names New CEO

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and tro...

International Cricket Council Axes Americas Women's Cricket

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

In the 21st century, an international sports governing body is demonstrating that women sports are still subjected to male hegemony.

Erin Whitney

Get Inspired By Janelle Monae's Cover Of Bowie's 'Heroes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Sometimes the best way to tell an inspirational story is to revamp a classic for a younger generation. Janelle Monae took on David Bowie’s “Her...

#AOLBUILD Speaker Series Hosts Top Brand Builder, PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
AOL BUILD

"Remaining cohesive among all brands starts by asking, What's the core brand idea you want to communicate?" PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman told AOLers gathered in the New York office last Friday afternoon.

Shareholders Pressure Wal-Mart for Lobbying Disclosure

Al Norman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business
Al Norman

The heirs of Sam Walton control more than half of the total 3.23 billion outstanding shares in the company. Last year, of the four shareholder resolutions listed on the Proxy Ballot, none garnered more than 17 percent of the voting shares. This year, of the three shareholders resolutions, only one is new: "Request for Annual Report on Lobbying."

The Companies That Produce 90 Percent of Our Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Quick, what do Hot Pockets and Alpo have in common?

SXSW Shingerview: Adam Harter, Pepsi

David Shing | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
David Shing

In the last two years, Pepsi has re-imagined the SuperBowl halftime show, and in the spirit of innovation and creativity, took it a step further this year.

Common Good Capitalism to Emerge Via Voluntary Movement in the Private Sector

Terry Mollner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Terry Mollner

Thinking the Earth is flat was a stage in our maturation. The current form of capitalism is only a stage in our economic maturation. It is the opposite of collusion for self-interest. It is cooperation for the common good.

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

Got Science? Momentum Building for Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

Seth Shulman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

You need to know that palm oil, derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, is a sought-after ingredient for thousands of products from snack foods to shampoo. Its versatility and low cost have made it the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. But, so far, palm oil's popularity has come at a terrible price.

The Worst Product Flops Of All Time

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business

The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns ca...

Huge Change At PepsiCo?

AP | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Nelson Peltz is ramping up the pressure on PepsiCo, reaffirming his call for the company to separate its global dr...

The Decline Of Soda In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Americans are so over soda. And while that may be good for the their expanding waistlines, it’s bad news for the companies that make the sugary drin...

Bad News For Coca Cola

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola's fourth-quarter profit fell as the world's biggest beverage maker once again sold less soda in North America. ...

Ryan Grim

Gotta Serve Somebody: Bob Dylan Hails Asian Sweatshops In Bizarre Super Bowl Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

The icon of the 1960s counter culture sang Sunday night in praise of sweatshops, the logical if absurd extension of the journey that generation has un...

Pepsi Rebrands 'Natural' Products With 'Simply'

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word "Natural" in some of its products and instead is going with "Simply." The company chan...