About 97% of poll participants said lawsuits filed against McDonald's for allegedly creating deceptive ads have no merit, according to a survey conducted by SupermarketGuru.com. The survey also found most Americans don't blame fast-food restaurants for poor eating habits.
The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Center has attracted Cargill, General Mills and H.J. Heinz to open facilities in the region. The Technology Corridor's co-chair says it has become a haven for food research, development and production.
The U.K.'s Tesco supermarket chain was cleared this week to move forward with its acquisition of the T&S convenience store chain. The move was cleared after the Secretary of Trade and Industry decided it did not run the risk of interfering with antitrust laws.
The chairman of the world's largest producer of fresh foods and produce has agreed to buy all the shares of Dole that he doesn't already own in a deal valued at $2.5 billion. David Murdock will pay $33.50 per share to take the firm private.