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McDonald’s to cut back on antibiotics in its chicken

U.S. fast food giant McDonald’s announced Wednesday that it will gradually stop using chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections. In addition, McDonald’s U.S. restaurants are also planning to offer a new menu that includes jugs of low-fat milk from cows that are not treated with growth hormone. Mike Andres, McDonalds’s U.S. President [...]

Nestle is working on removing caramel coloring used in nine of its chocolate products.

Nestle to remove synthetic flavors, colors from its candy by the end of 2015

With consumers seemingly favoring organic foods, several well-established food producers are generating changes as well. Nestlé USA announced it’s going to remove the artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors from all chocolate candy products by the end of this year. At present, more than 250 products across 10 brands contain artificial colors, artificial flavours or both. [...]

The new Fairlife milk will cost twice the price of the conventional sort.

Coke Debuts Fairlife ‘Premium’ Milk In The US

Coca-Cola has launched its own brand of premium milk nationwide which claims it has double the protein and half the sugar than regular milk. The beverage, which is called Fairlife doesn’t contain lactose and has 50 percent more protein, 30 percent more calcium, and 30 percent less sugar than regular milk. The world’s biggest beverage company [...]

Marriott is now the largest full-service hotel company in Canada.

Marriott signs $168M deal to acquire Canada’s Delta Hotels

Marriott International Inc. announced that it has signed a deal to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand and management and franchise business from a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corp. for $168 million. Delta Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s largest hotel operators with 38 hotels and 10,000 rooms in more than [...]

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Coca-Cola to lay off 1,800 jobs globally

US soda giant Coca-Cola, which has struggled to grow sales announced that it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months. As part of a $3-billion cost-cutting plan, the job cuts would come from its corporate headquarters as well as from its North American and international divisions. The world’s largest beverage company, based [...]

The average calorie content, salt content and saturated fat content of these items remained more or less the same since 1996 to 2013

Fast Food Nutrition Study Sees Little Change In Fast Food Portion Size, Nutrient Content Between 1996 And 2013

A study into the nutrition offered in meals from three major fast food chains finds there’s been little change in food portion sizes from 1996 to 2013. The calorie, sodium, saturated fat content of popular menu items has mostly stayed constant. A team led by Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory [...]

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IHG to buy boutique hotel chain Kimpton in $430 million deal

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has agreed to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group for $430m in cash, making this the group’s first acquisition in a decade. Kimpton, which was established in 1981 in San Francisco, is the largest independent boutique-hotel operator in the world, managing 62 hotels across the US with a further 16 in [...]


McDonald’s to roll out slimmed-down menu next month as sales slide

One of the most well-known fast-food chains in the world, McDonald’s announced it’s going to change some of its ingredients and how people get its food after the company reported yet another monthly decline in U.S. sales and customer service. McDonald’s said they will take off eight items from the menu and cut down the [...]

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FDA issues new rules for food chains, will put calorie counts on menus

Soon, consumers will no longer be able to ignore the number of calories in most of the foods they buy when they eat out. In an effort to address obesity in America, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to publish new set of rules today that will require disclosing calorie counts on [...]

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Marketers of sugary drinks still aggressively target U.S. children, report finds

Even though Beverage companies like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have pledged to advertise less to children, they still continued to remain a key target for marketers through various other means such as product placement and social media, according to a report released on Wednesday. The study, conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy [...]

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Natural Machines Launches Foodini, A 3D Printer That Prints Edible Food

Barcelona-based startup Natural Machines may just revolutionize the food industry. The company has developed a consumer-friendly food printer called the Foodini that churns out a variety of food items including pizza, cheese burgers, spaghetti and intricately decorated cakes. The Foodini printer is not much different from other 3D printers on the market. While other 3D [...]

Pepsi True will be sold in 24-packs of 7.5-ounce cans that will contain 60 calories each.

PepsiCo launches stevia-sweetened Pepsi True, to be sold exclusively on Amazon

The battle between the world’s leading soft drink companies, PepsiCo and the Coca-Cola Company isn’t about to die yet. PepsiCo Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will be launching its own stevia-sweetened cola called Pepsi True that is less in calories and will initially be launched on Amazon later this month before hitting stores. The new stevia-sweetened fizzy drink will [...]

Earlier this year, Sazaby approached Starbucks about offering its proprietorship stake in Starbucks Japan, Starbucks said in an announcement.

To the Last Drop: Starbucks to Buy Out its Partners in Japan for $913.5Mn

Starbucks Corp on Tuesday unveiled plans to take full ownership of the remaining 60.5 percent stake of Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd valued at about $913.5 million, in a move to further expand into its second largest market on the planet. “The acquisition positions Starbucks to accelerate growth across multiple channels in Japan, including the potential [...]

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A Deal Done: Mitsubishi Bids $1.4bn for Norwegian fish farmer Cermaq

Japanese conglomerate, Mitsubishi Corp., proposed a $1.4 billion bid to buy Norwegian fishery Cermaq in a strategic move to expand its food business. The offer made is 14 percent more than Cermaq’s closing price on Sept. 19, with its headquarters to remain in Norway, Mitsubishi said in a statement today. Mitsubishi is following various Japanese [...]

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Investor Offers to Buy Gambling Mecca’s Revel Casino for $90M

As the gambling Mecca – Atlantic City, continues to batter from the recent string of casino closures and bankruptcies, several investors have lined up to make a bid in hopes to restore the image of the city, including a Florida developer who has made a $90 million bid for one. Court papers recorded on Wednesday [...]

In 1984 he created the Winshape Foundation to help "shape winners" through youth support programs and scholarships.

S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder Dies at 93

S. Truett Cathy, the founder of U.S. fast food chain Chick-fil-A that is not only notoriously famous for being closed on Sundays but also for the protests it drew on opposing same-sex marriage in recent years, died early Monday aged 93, the company said on its website. Chick-fil-A spokesperson Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press [...]

The financial particulars of the deal haven’t been disclosed yet, however, the agreement is pending regulatory approval and is expected to be finalized by the end of 2014.

Heineken to Sell Mexican Packaging Unit for $1.2 Bln Cash

Dutch Brewing Company, Heineken NV, which currently ranks as the third largest brewer in the world, revealed in an official announcement today that it has agreed to sell its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. The financial particulars of the deal haven’t been disclosed yet, however, the agreement is pending regulatory approval and [...]

The American fast-food chain is now offering online “music experiences” i.e. music and entertainment offerings to consumers integrated along with its new online food-ordering app.

McDonalds Plots Global Digital Overhaul with Online Music and Entertainment

McDonalds is set to launch a new digital manifesto in a bid to expand its digital presence, modernize the brand and drive customers. The American fast-food chain is now offering online “music experiences” i.e. music and entertainment offerings to consumers integrated along with its new online food-ordering app. According to reports, McDonalds is developing a [...]

A takeover of Tim Hortons would help the coffee and doughnut chain to leverage on Burger King’s know-how in global development and help boost its international growth.

Burger King Ditches American Citizenship over Canadian Coffee-and-Doughnuts

Burger King Worldwide Inc is negotiating to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., in a tax-inversion deal that would move the Miami-based hamburger seller’s domicile to Canada. The deal would create world’s third largest QSR provider with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion (Tim Hortons has a market capitalization of $8.4 billion; Burger [...]