June 2, 1988 |
RJR Nabisco Inc.'s Nabisco Brands Inc. subsidiary said Wednesday that it has reorganized into a holding company that has four relatively autonomous operating companies. The move will cut its corporate staff to 400 people from 2,000 by year end. But the company said the majority of its corporate staff will be assigned to the operating companies, although it said it will not know until later whether layoffs will be necessary. The company's Biscuit division is now Nabisco Biscuit Co.
September 13, 1989 |
This is the way the cookie crumbles for three competitors of Procter & Gamble Co. Nabisco Brands Inc., Keebler Co. and Frito-Lay Inc. have agreed to pay the giant consumer products company $125 million to settle lawsuits alleging that they stole its idea for cookies with a crispy outside but a soft, chewy center. It appears to be the largest payment ever reported as a settlement in patent litigation, Procter & Gamble, based in Cincinnati, said Tuesday in announcing the victory.
March 2, 1989 |
An Omaha millionaire who led a successful campaign to get several major food processors to stop selling foods made with saturated fats, Wednesday accused giant Nabisco Brands of "turning up its nose" at American consumers by refusing to do likewise. Phil Sokolof made the comments after his National Heart Savers Assn.
August 7, 1989 |
Marceleno Felix's friends often greet him with the question: "Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon?" He always smiles, twitches his heavy black mustache and his ample eyebrows and replies: "But of course." The Mexico-born Felix, 55, is master mustard maker for Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard at the big Nabisco Brands food plant here. "I get the biggest kick out of those Grey Poupon TV commercials," he said. "my friends all know I'm the guy who makes Grey Poupon."