The Whole Grains Council will provide labeling stamps detailing exactly how many whole grains are in each serving of a product, rather than designating products as "good" or "excellent" sources of whole grains.
In order to make a bigger footprint on the international olive oil market, the Greek olive oil industry will increase its marketing budget by 50% as part of a national campaign deeming 2006 the "Year of the Olive and Olive Oil." Greece is the world's third largest producer of olive oil.
Legal action against restaurants and quickservice chains is not an effective means to educate consumers about healthy eating habits, according to some weight management and nutrition experts. An ABCNEWS.com survey found that 2,652 respondents did not support forcing Yum! Brands' KFC to change its menu, while 951 felt the menu should be altered to offer more healthy options.
Tesco reported a 10.4% increase in group sales for the 13 weeks ending May 27 but also said sales have begun to slow down since the year started. Terry Leahy, Tesco's chief executive, acknowledged the changes but said the company's core England business has had two years of strong performance with solid progress.
Fidelity Investments named John Roth to succeed Neal Miller as manager of the $3.37 billion Fidelity New Millennium Fund. Roth, who joined the company in 1999, has managed three of Fidelity's Consumer funds since 2004.