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August 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nabisco Oakland Plant to Close: Nabisco Brands Inc. officials said they are closing a 74-year-old cereal plant in Oakland because of a highly competitive cereal market. More than 100 employees will be put out of work by the move. Officials refused to release sales or production figures for the plant, which produces Shredded Wheat cereals and crackers.
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August 26, 2006 | Deborah Netburn, Times Staff Writer
There's magic at the corner of Hollywood and Highland. Anything can happen in that Bermuda Triangle of craziness, home to the Kodak Theatre, the giant bean bag store Love Sac and competing Chuckie impersonators. Anything. What happened Thursday morning was a weird little media event to announce the winner of Nabisco's contest to reinterpret the Oreo cookie jingle.
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June 22, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nabisco Poised to Restructure, Slash Costs: The food giant is expected next month to unveil a major restructuring plan aimed at slashing costs and boosting earnings. Wall Street expects Nabisco to take several cost-cutting steps, including moving its Planters LifeSavers division from Winston-Salem, N.C., to its headquarters in Parsippany, N.J. Nabisco Holdings Corp., which is 80.5% owned by RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp., confirmed it has nearly finished an extensive study of its operations.
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June 2, 1988 | From Reuters
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.
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September 13, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
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.
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March 2, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
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."
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January 9, 1995 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials have been asked to launch an investigation into the restriction of bathroom privileges for female employees of a Nabisco Foods plant in Oxnard, a practice so prohibitive that some women say they were forced to wear diapers on the job.
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June 22, 1994 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I don't just want to be thin. Thin is passe. No, I wish to be fat-free. I grit my teeth through fat-free creamy ranch dressing. Fat-free jalapeno-cheese bread. And when I feel like living with reckless abandon, fat-free cookies. They exist??? you ask with disbelief. I toy with you not. It seems only the Nabisco people, those whiz-bang bakers of fudge-covered Oreos and Nutter Butter peanut creme patties, understand how to hold the fat and pack a punch.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
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."
BUSINESS
January 5, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Keebler Co. joined a group of major food companies Wednesday in announcing that it is taking steps to eliminate tropical oils--such as coconut, palm and palm kernel oils--from its products, after an unusually aggressive consumer campaign against saturated fats found to contribute to high cholesterol levels.
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