With ads targeting health-conscious women, sales of McDonald's Premium Salads are steadily increasing. The chain is seeing more traffic and sales of other items, including Happy Meals; grilled chicken sandwiches also are on the upswing.
A Times and Democrat opinion backs the use of irradiation on the food supply. Irradiation benefits include elimination of listeria from ready-to-eat meats and shigella and salmonella from fresh produce.
Fleming is reviewing the possibility of selling its grocery wholesale business and its Coremark unit, a supplier to convenience stores. Fleming acquired Coremark in April 2002 to expand into the convenience store sector.