SUPERVALU's new brand of premium foods, Culinary Circle, is meant to resemble items such as those found at casual-dining restaurant chains. The company says products will be priced about 20% to 25% below casual restaurant food, and about 10% to 15% below national brands.
Atkins, Slim-Fast, Weight Watchers and the Eat Yourself Slim diet were all found to be effective and safe in a Nutrition Journal Study. Experts noted that only Weight Watchers dieters increased their fruit and vegetable consumption.
Procter & Gamble is pushing its Tide To Go mini stain remover pen with new consumer-generated spoofs, which will air on prime-time TV and include the "Questions for Dollars Game Show" spot that features a talking stain.
Kraft Foods, Smithfield Foods and 18 other companies told the Center for Food Safety they won't use milk or meat from cloned animals. The consumer group, which opposes the use of cloned animals, surveyed the companies after the FDA denied its petition for mandatory labeling of clones and their offspring.
Kraft Foods plans to focus on 10 key brands in 10 countries to build business overseas, said the president of Kraft International. "The idea is not to go all over the place, but to focus on a few places where we can win," he said.