The Sara Lee Corporation (Former NYSE ticker symbol: SLE) was an American consumer-goods company based in Downers Grove, Illinois. It had operations in more than 40 countries and sold its products in over 180 nations worldwide. Its international operations were headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Sara Lee is also the brand name of a number of frozen and packaged foods, often known for the long-running slogan "Everybody doesn't like something, but nobody doesn't like Sara Lee," often incorrectly reported as "Nobody does it like Sara Lee." In 2006, Sara Lee announced a new company wide campaign: "the joy of eating." The campaign is part of a restructuring at Sara Lee.
In 1935, Charles Lubin, then in his 30s, and his brother-in-law, bought a small chain of Chicago neighborhood bakeries called Community Bake Shops. Working together, the businessmen expanded their original three stores into a chain of seven bakeries.
Lubin was an entrepreneur who wanted to expand the business. He named a cream cheesecake after his eight-year-old daughter, Sara Lee Lubin (later Sara Lee Schupf), and changed the name of the business to Kitchens of Sara Lee.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry.
Downers Grove is a village in Downers Grove, Lisle, and York Townships, DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 47,833 at the 2010 census, with an official estimated population of 49,399 in 2012.
Recently, Forbes named Downers Grove #8 in America's Friendliest Towns. According to the American Community Survey 2010, Downers Grove has one of the nation's most educated citizenry. CNN has also ranked the town #5 in its Best Places for a Healthy Retirement list, citing the village's expansive parks and number of doctors and hospitals.