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Dean Foods unifies its labels under one national milk brand

Dean Foods unifies its labels under one national milk brand

Dean Foods, the largest milk processor of the US country is unifying its labels under one national milk brand. Soon, American folks will enjoy delicious flavored-milk product that will be available in the US regional markets. The Dallas-based milk manufacturing company is placing all its 31 regional brands under one national umbrella with an attempt […]

Australia’s Domino’s Plans Uber-inspired Pizza tracker app

Australia’s Domino’s Plans Uber-inspired Pizza tracker app

Australia’s Domino’s Pizza Enterprise recently planned for an Uber-inspired delivery tracker. The company holds master-franchise rights to the Domino Brand’s located at Australia, Japan, France, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Australia’s Domino’s Pizza Enterprise is the first company that will allow its customers to track their pizzas’ journey at their doorstep using smartphones, TV screens […]

McDonald's set to reveal its turnaround plans to restore its struggling operations

McDonald’s set to reveal its turnaround plans to restore its struggling operations

McDonald’s is set to unveil its much-anticipated turnaround strategy to revive its dwindling business on Monday. After six straight quarters of same-store sales declines in the US, McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook has stepped in to take charge of the world’s biggest fast food chain. He is expected to provide a detailed view on his […]

FoodPanda raises $100MN led by Goldman Sachs and Rocket Internet

FoodPanda raises $100MN led by Goldman Sachs and Rocket Internet

A German-Berlin based global online food delivery portal company, FoodPanda /HelloFood raised USD 100 millions led by Goldman Sachs Investment Company and other existing investors such as Rocket Internet, iMENA Holdings, Phenomen Ventures and Investment AB Kinnevik. Till now, the company has raised its fund to $310 Million since its launch in 2012. FoodPanda is […]

McDonald's Beijing fries supplier gets the biggest pollution fine

McDonald’s Beijing fries supplier gets the biggest pollution fine

Beijing Simplot Food Processing that supplies fries to McDonald’s has been fined a whopping 3.9 million yuan (655,000 U.S. dollars) for causing water pollution, according to state media reports. Citing the city’s environmental watchdog, the official Xinhua news agency said that the fine imposed against McDonald’s joint venture the largest ever meted out by the […]

Chipotle becomes first national fast food chain to go GMO free

Chipotle becomes first national fast food chain to go GMO free

Chipotle, the fast-casual Mexican-styled restaurant’s, Co-CEO Steve Ells ditches genetically modified foods over Non-GMO policy, as they think that it causes damage to the environment and health of the consumers. It’s really surprising, but true. Chipotle is the first restaurant company to announce going non-GMO in their food products. The GMO foods are used in almost […]

PepsiCo to stop using artificial sweetener aspartame in response to customer feedback

PepsiCo to stop using artificial sweetener aspartame in response to customer feedback

On Friday, soft drink giant PepsiCo announced that it is preparing to make the biggest change to its Diet Pepsi brand. The company said it will stop sweetening all of its variants of Diet Pepsi with aspartame, a dubious artificial sweetener and instead will use a different component. Beginning in August, the company would switch […]

Pepsi to officially sponsor NBA, replacing Coke after 28 years

Pepsi to officially sponsor NBA, replacing Coke after 28 years

On Monday, Pepsi announced that it had signed a multi-year, North American partnership deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing Coca-Cola in the process, which held the sponsorship for 28 years. The new agreement includes the WNBA, NBA Development League and USA Basketball. Pepsi’s Chinese partner Tingyi will become the official sponsor for the NBA […]

Starbucks to expand online college tuition benefit for workers

Starbucks to expand online college tuition benefit for workers

Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks Corp. announced on Monday that it would offer full four year college tuition assistance program to every U.S. employee of the company. The move marks a major expansion of the coffee giant’s previously-announced educational commitment. According to the company, employees who put in at least 20 hours of work a week will be eligible to have […]

McDonald’s extends breakfast menu all day at select San Diego locations

McDonald’s extends breakfast menu all day at select San Diego locations

Fast-food giant McDonald’s is preparing to test out an all-day breakfast option in select locations in the San Diego area throughout the next month or two. That means Egg McMuffins and Hot Cakes will soon be available the entire day. If the trial turns out successful, the fast food giant could expand it to more restaurants. […]

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McDonald’s unveils Big Mac-themed clothing and lifestyle products in Sweden

McDonald’s lovers have something to cheer about, as the fastfood company has launched its first Big Mac-patterned clothing and homeware range. McDonald’s Swedish headquarters rolled out a capsule collection of white clothes and other products covered in images of the meaty meal. It was revealed on Tuesday at a McWalk fashion show at a mall […]

Kraft, Heinz merger to create one of world's largest food giant

Kraft, Heinz merger to create one of world’s largest food giant

Kraft Foods Group Inc and Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co announced Wednesday they are merging to form one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. The deal was engineered by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, which joined hands just two years ago to acquire Heinz in a […]

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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 […]