Grocery and hardware stores in the Baltimore area were stocking up on food, shovels and other items as a massive storm approached. Safeway, Giant Food and Home Depot were all receiving extra shipments.
As many as 50,000 adult deaths in the U.S. could be prevented through routine immunizations, a report asserts. It says 36% of adults received seasonal flu vaccines in 2008, and 2% had been given vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has introduced changes to school lunch regulations that include more frequent beef testing and better communication with the USDA. The announcement follows a USA TODAY study highlighting safety gaps in the National School Lunch Program.
The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales are set to be a part of the Super Bowl's fourth-quarter lineup, according to Anheuser-Busch. The previous spot was revised, and Facebook fans voted to have it included.
In a move to trim merchandise offerings, Wal-Mart has stopped selling Glad and Hefty food bags, leaving less competition for its store-brand Great Value and SC Johnson's Ziploc. Wal-Mart stores still sell Glad and Hefty trash bags, but Hefty offerings have been trimmed.
Retailers say full-fat and light versions of Greek-style yogurt are gaining popularity with consumers. Yoplait and Dannon recently launched Greek-style yogurt lines that are thicker and creamier than regular yogurt.