May 1, 1991 |
Regina Medina is an informed consumer, a consummate label reader who shrinks from grocery shopping with anyone--even her husband--who dares speed up her meticulous process of comparison and contrast. But these days, she says, she's steamed. Citrus Hill calls its juice fresh when it drags its oranges all the way from Brazil? Please. Corn and vegetable oil companies boast that their products have no cholesterol? Well, when did they ever have cholesterol?
November 12, 1990 |
Can one letter be worth a thousand lawsuits? Environmental activist Fred Krupp is pondering the possibility. "We may be entering a new era of environmental problem-solving by negotiation," he says. Krupp is executive director of the powerful Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which was launched in 1967 with citizen lawsuits that led to banning of the pesticide DDT.
September 17, 1990 |
Japanese and American tofu manufacturers, eager to put more tofu on American tables, have increased marketing campaigns aimed at boosting sales of the soy curd. They are aligning themselves with cookbook writers, health food publications and even the weightlifting trainers at Gold's Gym. But the aggressive approach taken by Tokyo-based Morinaga Milk Industry Ltd., one of Japan's largest dairy companies, has angered many U.S. tofu makers.
July 11, 1991 |
What Scott Bruce did for lunch boxes, he intends to do for cereal. Namely, make cereal boxes hot collectibles. So what if the bright, goofy packages lack the snob appeal of czarist furniture or Sevres porcelain. Bruce isn't in it for aesthetics. He sees a market, pure and simple, and he's tapping into it. In 1985 Bruce paid $1 for a steel Jetsons lunch box made in 1963 and set out to corner the market on this one commodity. It worked. In 1988 the Cambridge, Mass.
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August 29, 2009 |
Berle Adams, a onetime big-band booking agent who co-founded Mercury Records in the 1940s and later became a senior executive at MCA before launching his own successful business as an international television program sales representative and distributor, has died. He was 92. Adams, who had been ailing during the last year, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Ken Kleinberg, his son-in-law. "One of the things that's exciting and fortuitous about his life is he rose to great stature during a period when the music business was young and the television business was young," said Kleinberg, an entertainment lawyer.
August 29, 1991 |
Against a backdrop of growing controversy over the packaging of consumer goods, the attorneys general of 10 states--including California--reached an agreement Wednesday with the two U.S. manufacturers of juice boxes in a dispute over the containers' environmental soundness. The handy boxes, especially popular with the parents of younger children, were promoted in two newspaper ads last year as being "as easy to recycle as your daily newspaper."
April 14, 2014
Russ Newton joined The Times in 2000 as director of operations and president at California Community News, one of the Times wholly-owned business units. Before joining The Times, he was director of operations from 1998 to 2000 at Landoll Inc., a Tribune Education company. Previously, he led the packaging department at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla., from 1994 to 1998, and the production division, press and packaging areas at the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., from 1987 to 1994. Newton joined Tribune Co. in 1985, serving as a shift supervisor, crew supervisor and trainer at the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to 1987.
June 7, 1993 |
Hawaii has gone "pog" wild. Grandparents and children both scramble for pogs. Nearly every other store is hawking them. Politicians push them. Pogs have even infiltrated a cherished Hawaiian custom. The most fashionable lei these days is made not of fragrant blossoms but of small disks of cardboard. That's right, cardboard. A pog, more properly known as a "milk cover" or "milk cap," is nothing more than a circle of paperboard roughly the size of a poker chip.