Stephanie Strom


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    • European Investor Group Adds Keurig to Its Coffee Empire

      A billionaire European family is on a caffeine-fueled binge to roll up the global coffee industry, with a huge bet announced Monday: a $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain.

    • Campbell Rethinks Its Recipe as Consumer Tastes Change

      Food companies tinker with the signature products in their portfolios at their own risk and few products are as classic as Campbells chicken noodle soup.

    • McDonalds Plans Shift to Eggs From Only Cage-Free Hens

      The company uses some 2 billion shell and liquid eggs annually, or a little more than 4 percent of the 43.56 billion eggs produced in the United States last year.

    • Coca-Cola to Disclose Its Spending on Research Into Soft Drinks and Health

      Coca-Cola says it will begin disclosing its investments in scientific research and advocacy about the impact sugary soft drinks have on public health.

    • Chipotle's Quest to Develop a Better Tortilla

      The latest piece of equipment at the Bread Lab, a heavenly smelling corner of the Washington State University campus here, is a tortilla press, a gift from Chipotle Mexican Grill.

    • Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food

      In a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday will begin serving only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients.

    • Changing Tastes Blamed for Slide in McDonald's Sales

      Consumer needs and preferences have changed, and McDonald's current performance reflects the urgent need to evolve with today's consumers, reset strategic priorities and restore business momentum.

    • McDonald's Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul

      "The two key words in fast food are 'fast' and 'food,' and McDonald's is no longer fast, and its burgers ranked last in a Consumer Reports survey recently."

    • The Fried Chicken Is OK, But the Cups Are Delicious

      Diners at KFC restaurants throughout Britain soon will be able to have their coffee - and eat the cup, too.

    • That Heart-Shaped Box Will Cost More This Year, as Cocoa Prices Rise

      The price of cocoa, the main ingredient in most chocolate, soared last year, forcing chocolate producers to raise prices and shrink packages.

    • Pizza Hut to Offer Gluten-Free Pizzas

      Pizza Hut, one of the worlds largest pizza purveyors, is adding gluten-free pizza to its lineup this month.

    • United States to Require Calorie Count, Even at Movies

      The Food and Drug Administration will announce sweeping rules Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat...

    • Big Soda Makers Agree on Effort to Cut Americans' Drink Calories

      The three largest soda companies - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group - have pledged to cut the number of sugary drink calories that Americans consume by one-fifth in about a decade, through a combination of marketing, distribution and...

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