Archive for June, 2008

Scarsdale entrepreneur a victim of failing trend

 

Terese Hunerson is closing her meal-preparation store, Let’s Dish, after a two-year run in Scarsdale. “This concept is meant to help a busy person, but people found themselves so busy that they didn’t know how to incorporate this into their lives,” Hunerson said, adding that higher food and gas prices didn’t help business.

It is the last of four meal-assembly stores in Westchester to fail. Super Suppers of New Rochelle closed last month. One … Two… Three … DINNER in Briarcliff Manor and Sip & Supper in Tuckahoe closed more than a year ago.

Scarsdale entrepreneur a victim of failing trend

Martha Stewart’s company is doomed

Now you can draw your own conclusions on who came cheap in the arrangement between Dream Dinners and Martha.

Now truth be known, I like Martha and I think she’s caught some bad breaks, but we may be looking at two lost souls doing whatever they can to hold onto their past glories… 

The hard truth is that demand for Martha Stewart in all forms — magazines, books, TV shows, Web sites and merchandise — has passed its peak.

In one of the least surprising executive moves of the year, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia on June 11 announced the resignation of its CEO, Susan Lyne. Lyne, a respected media veteran who launched Premiere magazine and had a successful career at ABC television, took over the company in 2005 after Martha had legal problems.

Martha Stewart’s company is doomed

Sopping Wet Crops To Drive Up Food Prices

 

ST. LOUIS — Expect high corn prices to drive up some food prices this year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said farmers expect to harvest 78.9 million acres of corn, down 8.7 percent from the 86.5 million harvested last year, in part because Midwest flooding has damaged a portion of the crop.

An agriculture economist with Iowa State University said the USDA report shows that farmers planted more corn than they had anticipated, but that some of it was washed away in the floods.

Sopping Wet Crops To Drive Up Food Prices

Burger King looks to woo mom with new kids meal

Even fast food realizes it needs to be better. And clearly targeting mom is the first place to start. If kids go for the new meal, it will just mean even more trouble for the rest of the food market.

NEW YORK – The clown trying to win your mother’s heart has a new rival and this guy’s royalty.

After watching its bigger rival McDonald’s Corp. try to woo mothers and grab a share of the family budget, Burger King Corp. – known for its edgy ads featuring a man with an oversize plastic king mask – is launching a new marketing and promotional campaign Monday targeted to moms.

Burger King looks to woo mom with new kids meal

Vanishing Honeybees May Mean Costly Food

As if we didn’t have enough problems already, now it appears we have a problem with the pollination of the crops. Of course this one won’t be an easy fix…

About three-quarters of flowering plants rely on birds, bees and other pollinators to help them reproduce. Bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion annually in crop value.

In 2006, beekeepers began reporting losing 30 percent to 90 percent of their hives.

Vanishing Honeybees May Mean Costly Food

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