Kraft Foods will supply a number of its brands, including Oreo cookies, Grey Poupon mustard and Stove Top stuffing, to meal-assembly franchise chain Dinner by Design. The deal is in line with Kraft's convenience strategy, and the brand is expected to offer support to the developing meal-assembly industry.
Whole Foods Market's booming popularity and store expansion has led to 10 straight quarters of double-digit sales growth, but some analysts are a bit wary about its stock prices, which they still deem as high.
The USDA is scaling back its testing for BSE in the U.S. by about 90%, saying the preventative measures that are already in place regarding slaughter protect the population from the disease. Beef industry groups applaud the move, while critics argue that any slowdown in testing will stall U.S.-Japan trade talks further