A new dairy industry survey finds 42% of respondents drink milk every day, and two thirds drink it at least three times per week. Most say they do so for the calcium, but a large percentage also say they like the taste.
McDonald's plans to add more freshly prepared food, including more chicken selections, to its menu. The quickservice chain also will increase its beverage offering and revamp advertising to better target select groups, such as mothers.
Wisconsin cheese maker Shullsburg Creamery Inc. has told the state it may close if it cannot find a buyer. "The problem is the American-style cheeses don't command the prices they should," said owner Scott Stocker.
Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn says the nascent movement to curb the growth of mega-retailers in the U.K. "will be about as effective as trying to stop the ocean's tides." Consumers will decide when they've had enough of expansion by the likes of Tesco Plc, Asda Group Ltd. and J Sainsbury Plc, Lynn writes.
The growth of the Hispanic population and Americans' desire to have an alternative to the burger is helping spur an uptake in Mexican food in the U.S. "People have come to really admire the cuisine because it's fresh and has a nice flair to it," one restaurant consultant says.