My friend Lee sent me a pointer to this story about Heinz and its Super Bowl ketchup labels, no doubt thinking that I would post something clever, like how I was anticipating them.
But buried in the story is the real Pittsburgh news item:
Separately, Heinz said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its European seafood business to Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking for 425 million euros ($506.1 million). Heinz said the sale will allow it to focus in Europe on its ketchup and sauces, infant nutrition, and meals and snacks businesses.
A once-great, once-diversified company is slowly bleeding to death, one product line at a time. Clever labelling can't obscure the facts. Heinz recently opened a "Global Innovation and Quality Center." When was the last time Heinz did something truly innovative?