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New Target CEO: 'I'm not going to turn Target into a grocery store'
Brian Cornell, the new chairman and CEO of Target, says style, fashion and apparel are "core to the DNA of this company" and he has no plans to boost the food side of the business.
What does America have for breakfast?
Imagine an American breakfast and what comes to mind? Ham and eggs, with hash browns? Pancakes with maple syrup and bacon? The reality tends to be simpler. Cereal and fruit juice have been breakfast staples for generations — though that now seems to be changing.
School snack regulations lead to unhappy students
Students returning back to school after the summer vacation are finding out what first lady Michelle Obama's new rules for healthy eating in schools truly mean. And they're not happy.
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Republican Senate primary in Alaska goes down to the wire
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
By most conventional measures, Dan Sullivan looks to be the favorite to win the Republican Senate primary in Alaska.
Related: Alaska hopeful says he'll back GOP nominee against Begich (The Hill)
It's time to stop calling Rand Paul a tea partier
The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is an enigma wrapped in a riddle. And four years after he burst on to the scene in the 2010 Kentucky Senate race, we're still trying to figure out precisely who he is. What he's not, though, is a tea partier.
2016 hopefuls weigh in on Missouri tensions
Presidential aspirants are weighing in on the ongoing tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, staking out positions that could reverberate in 2016.
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Voters reject a spoonful of taxes on their sugar
Government officials who want to change habits they consider bad for the public often try to use the tax code as a way to discourage consumption, and now a proposal has been made to tax sugar to make us use less of it. Like most so-called "sin taxes," this one doesn't go down well with Americans.
Bill approved for reducing antibiotics in food animals
Global Meat News
The Californian Assembly has approved a bill that serves to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock, but industry groups say it is unlikely to make a difference.
Interpretive front-of-pack nutrition labels: Comparing recommendations
Appetite via PubMed
Many stakeholders support introducing an interpretive front–of–pack nutrition label, but they disagree over the form it should take. Researchers say the proposed summary Stars system will have less effect on shifting food choice patterns than interpretive FOP nutrition label featuring traffic light ratings.
Opinion: Would GIF labels mean big bucks for big organic?
Center For Consumer Freedom via High Plains Daily Leader
Activists in Oregon want to mandate labels on all genetically improved foods, or GIFs. Like their fellows in Washington and California in years past, they've managed to get an initiative on the ballot. But respected scientific bodies like the American Medical Association, the Royal Society of London and the American Association for the Advancement of Science are in consensus that GIFs are just as safe as conventionally produced foods.
Pinnacle Foods boss: Industry now is a 'zero-sum game'
As several CEOs have recently observed, big brands are not getting so much bang for their promotional buck these days. But in the current climate, targeted trade spending is a must to retain market share, although other strategies must be pursued in the longer term, Pinnacle Foods boss Bob Gamgort told analysts this week.
Burger King cuts low-fat Satisfries on low sales
Bloomberg's Vanessa Wong discusses the end of Burger King's "Satisfries," the fast food restaurant's attempt at a healthier version of french fries.
Related: The demise of 'Satisfries' and the sad history of healthy fast food (Time)
Supervalu grocery chain investigating potential data breach
Supervalu Inc. said it is investigating a potential data breach that could have affected some of its retail food stores, including some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores.
Tyson subject to EPA criminal investigation
The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a criminal investigation against Tyson Foods for wastewater discharge from one of the company's processing plants that allegedly caused a fish kill in a nearby stream, according to documents filed last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Non-GMO food market: Key Vendors Amy's Kitchen, Nature's Path and more
PR Newswire via Sys-Con Media
More consumers are demanding non-GMO foods, and as a result analysts forecast the global non-GMO food market will grow at a CAGR of 15.92 percent over the period 2013-2018.
Producer prices moderate as gasoline tumbles
U.S. producer prices rose marginally in July as a decline in the cost of energy goods offset higher food prices, pointing to a moderation of inflation pressures at the factory gate, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.
Hogs tumble to 6-month low on declining demand for US pork
Hog futures fell to the lowest since February on signs that consumers are scaling back on pork purchases after prices for the meat reached all-time highs.
Modelling the supply chain for predictive approach
Food Quality News
An effort to identify weaknesses in the supply chain and make industry more predictive than reactive is being undertaken by the University of Manchester.
Farm-to-table restaurant gives 'transparent' view of food production
Consumer concerns about food traceability have helped boost the popularity of farm-to-table restaurants, where the ingredients served are often from nearby farms, so there's no mystery about where it was derived.
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