On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it. While the atmosphere was cordial, the men assembled were hardly friends. Their stature was defined by their skill in fighting one another for what they called “stomach share” — the amount of digestive space that any one company’s brand can grab from the competition. (via The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - NYTimes.com)
Jack Nicholson Creeps On Jenifer Lawrence At The Oscars
Oh, Jack! You creepy old lovable perv, you! He even pulls out the old “You remind me of an old girlfriend” line to which the gracefully poised Lawrence replies, “do I remind you of a NEW girlfriend?” Priceless.