Because half of all men and a third of women will develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes, nutritionists are focusing some of their efforts on nutritious foods cancer patients should consume. They say that foods such as mashed potatoes, mini-pizzas and blueberry pancakes not only taste good but also provide essential nutrients during treatment and recovery.
Metro AG, Germany's largest retailer, has opened a store that incorporates radio frequency identification into the shopper's buying experience. RFID chips are on most items in the store, allowing managers to monitor inventory and protect against theft.
La Criolla Foods' spices, beans and pastas are taking over bigger grocery-store shelf space in SuperValu stores. The company has 12 employees and an annual revenue of $4 million and hopes to build its business further after exhibiting at the FMI Show in Chicago.
Researchers find that regular intake of calcium can help regulate weight gain in teenage girls. The work showed that for every 300 milligrams of calcium consumed daily, girls weighed 1.9 pounds less on average.
Ubiquitous coffee retailer Starbucks plans on adding 10,000 more stores in the next decade. Currently the chain opens a new store every eight hours and could one day challenge McDonald's for most locations in the world.