New cupcake shop officially opening Monday
Jeanette Fitzgearl has announced that she, her mother Janeen and her daughter Lacey will officially open their new cupcake shop, Cutesy Cupcakes, on Monday.
The cupcake-flavor offerings include Red Velvet, Cinn-Full Cinnamon, Coconut, Cutesy Carrot, Lemon Love, Peanut Butter Cup, Cookies 'n Cream, Chocolate Charm, White Delight, Very Raspberry, and Peanut Butter 'n Jelly.
The shop will offer vegan and gluten-free options, and they plan to offer shipping. They also have custom cupcake decorating for special occasions.
Cutesey Cupcakes is in Scotts Village Shopping Center, 245 Mount Hermon Road, Suite V.
Reach them at 831-430-9500 or visit www.cutesycupcakes.com.
US hunger for yogurt leads to gigantic factory
(NYT) -- Chobani, the yogurt company that grew from nothing five years ago to a roughly $1 billion powerhouse today, on Monday will formally open one of the world's largest yogurt-processing plants in Twin Falls, Idaho.
"I'm so excited," said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and chief executive of Chobani. "I've been waiting for this moment for so long."
The $450 million, 1 million-square-foot plant is the company's second. It will employ 300 people, and Ulukaya said for every 10 jobs it creates directly, it is expected to create roughly 66 additional jobs in ancillary businesses.
"The state expects the total economic impact of our business there to be $1.3 billion," he said.
In exchange, Chobani qualified for a variety of state tax incentives, including property tax exemption and credit off tax liabilities. Idaho's position as one of the country's largest milk producers and the transportation network around Twin Falls also were attractions, Ulukaya said.
The new plant is yet another sign of the United States' growing appetite for yogurt and its willingness to embrace new brands over old, as evidenced by Chobani's explosive growth as well as that of Fage and now, Muller Quaker Dairy, a joint venture of PepsiCo and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller, a privately held German dairy company.