Food & Drink

Did Cheerios' Seed Giveaway Do More Harm Than Good?
March 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

It's not new information that bees are vitally important to the ecosystem. To boost the population (which given experts cause for concern), Cheerios is sending out free wildflower seed packets to people in the U.S. as part of its "Bring Back the Bees" campaign. This all sounds great, right? Bees will have plenty of flowers to…

Hidden Valley Encourages Dressing Fans to Make Allegiance Obvious Through Online Store
March 14, 2017 at 9:26 am

Food often speaks for itself, but certain sorts of grub grab more attention when they have promotional support as a generous ingredient. Hidden Valley values the benefits of granting greater attention to products to produce profits and aimed to prove there is no messing with a prized dressing March 10, launching an eponymous ranch outlet…

U.S., Mexico to Talk Sugar During Trade Discussions
March 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Following Mexico's announcement that it would cancel export permits for U.S.-bound sugar, the two nations will continue negotiations to settle the dispute. According to Yahoo Finance, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the negotiations would focus on continuing Mexico's imports to the U.S. after Mexico's temporary limit on sugar…

Mexico Cancels Sugar Export Permits to U.S.
March 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Mexico has canceled sugar export permits to the U.S. due to a dispute over shipment speed, which could disrupt the U.S. sugar supply. In a letter sent by Mexico's sugar chamber on Monday, authorities blamed the cancelation on unfilled positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce, which, in turn, has left no one in Washington,…

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Acquires Private Label Executive Gifts
February 20, 2017 at 11:31 am

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Hicksville, N.Y., announced the acquisition of Private Label Executive Gifts, Campbell, Calif. This acquisition marks Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant’s fifth acquisition in the promotional food gifts category. Private Label Executive Gifts is a leading West Coast supplier of Jelly Belly-branded products, unique mint tins and shaped mint products. It has been an…

Starbucks Teams With Lilly Pulitzer, S'well for Water Bottle Line
February 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Starbucks is good at holiday cheer. But, unlike the winter-themed holiday cups the company rolled out in December, this new idea is a bit more springy. Starbucks is teaming up with Lilly Pulitzer to create limited edition S'well water bottles. Starbucks teamed up with Lily Pulitzer for limited-edition S'well bottles. (Image…

McDonald's Big Mac Sauce on Sale for $10,000
January 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Were you one of the lucky McDonald's fans to grab a bottle of its secret Big Mac sauce? If not, you might have to pay a pretty penny to get one. People are already selling the bottles, which were given away this week at participating restaurants, online for as high as $10,000. (Yes, we meant…

McDonald's to Give Big Mac Sauce Away as Promotion
January 25, 2017 at 1:28 pm

We in America are no strangers to the "special sauce" on Big Macs from McDonald's. You know, that mysterious, pinkish stuff that you can't get anywhere else? Well, McDonald's has seemingly opened the secret vault where it keeps its sauce, and is giving it out in bottles as a promotional tool. That's right, for one day…

The 12 Weirdest Trump Inauguration Day Promotions
January 18, 2017 at 11:28 am

It's hard to believe that Donald Trump's Inauguration Day is almost here. And while many people are focusing on the actual politics, I always have a different angle. Working in this industry, I know one thing is true—it's all about the promotions. During the election, I took a look at some of the weirdest political…