Wal-Mart To Expand Discounts As Retail Price War Heats Up

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to include online rivals, in the latest sign of an escalating price war among big U.S. retailers.

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Starbucks Americas Sales Disappoint On Softer Traffic

Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent.

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Danone Bolsters China Presence With $550 Million Baby Milk Deal

France's Danone (DANO.PA), battling local rivals for a larger share of China's booming baby milk market, has invested $550 million in formula maker Yashili International Holdings, further reducing its dependence on slow growth Europe.

Yashili's milk powder products are displayed at a supermarket in Beijing June 19, 2013.
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Thirty Percent Of World's Food Wasted, New Online Platform Seeks Savings

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Enough food to feed 2 billion people is wasted every year, leading U.N. agencies to create a new interactive platform to try to reduce the losses, which could easily feed the world's 800 million hungry.

U.S. FTC Sues Gerber Over Health Claims In Baby Formula Ads

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The U.S. government is suing baby food maker Gerber, owned by Nestle SA, alleging it advertised that its Good Start Gentle formula would reduce the risk of a baby developing allergies despite having no proof for the claim.

Speed Of Weight Loss May Have Little Impact On Success At Keeping It Off

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In a trial of weight loss approaches, the rate at which people dropped excess pounds was not linked to their success in keeping the weight off over the next three years.

Egypt Must Target Neediest In Food Subsidy Reforms

People queue for bread at a bakery in Cairo March 2, 2014.

Egypt's reform of its subsidized food system must do more to help the neediest if the government is to begin reducing "huge pockets of poverty", the top World Food Programme official in the country said on Monday.

Experts Update Stroke Prevention Guidelines

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Tools for preventing strokes include a healthy diet, home blood pressure monitoring and an online stroke-risk estimator, according to updated guidelines issued Wednesday by a leading heart health organization.

GMO Crops Have History Of Controversy

A group of demonstrators hold signs during a rally in support of the state's upcoming Proposition 37 ballot measure outside the Ferry Building in San Francisco, California October 6, 2012.

Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops.

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Shops To Sell Flaky Croissant-Donut Crossover

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Dunkin' Donuts will begin selling a combination croissant-donut early next month, an official said on Monday

In France, Kebabs Get Wrapped Up In Identity Politics

A man cuts meat from a spit as he prepares kebab in a fast-food restaurant in Marseille October 9, 2014.

In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France's hard right has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural "Islamisation".

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New McDonalds Slogan Lovin Beats Hatin, is The Slogan the Right Fit For McDonalds?

New McDonalds slogan lovin beats hatin stirs more comments and opinions than the fast food maker envisioned. Here’s why the new slogan ‘Lovin beats hatin’ could potentially cause more hate than love.

The second largest fastfood chain in the world will launch its first stores in India in the coming months.  Target locations will be New Delhi, Mumbai and NCR.

Burger King India Soon To Open In Coming Months

The second largest fastfood chain in the world will launch its first stores in India in the coming months. Target locations will be New Delhi, Mumbai and NCR.

Panera cuts 2014 profit forecast, shares slip

Panera Cuts 2014 Profit Forecast, Shares Slip

Panera Bread Co (PNRA.O) on Tuesday lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it works to speed up service at its popular bakery cafes.

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5 Utah Family Members Found Dead And Poisoning Involving Pepsi Cups As Possible Cause

5 Utah Family Members Found Dead And Poisoning Involving Pepsi Cups As Possible Cause

Utah Family Found Dead – In Springfield, five family members, including two parents and three children ranging from the ages of 11 to 14, were found dead by an older son.

Swiss-based food giant Nestlé is hiring 1,000 humanoid robots as sales clerks at stores across Japan.

Nestle To Hire 1,000 Humanoid Robots In Japan For Selling Coffee And Home Espresso Machines

The first batch of robots which will be called as Pepper will be assigned on their stations at the end of the year to sell home espresso machines and coffee capsules.

"Mooncake Hot Pot" And "Mooncake Salad" Appear In Chongqing

Brain’s Calorie Counter: The Reason Behind Craving Junk Food

A new study has found that there is such a thing as the brain’s calorie counter, which explains why the brain has a tendency to choose junk food over healthier one, as it’s attempting to fill a quota. The discovery of the brain’s calorie counter explains the body’s need for fatty foods, beyond the fact that these types of meals are cheaper.

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