British retail giant Tesco recently pulled out of the U.S. market following low sales and non-existent profits. Why did the company, so successful in the UK fail in the U.S.? Some analysts blame unsavvy market analysis and a misjudgment of the American consumer.
The Wall Street Journal discusses the trend toward convenient snack packaging and the increasing availability of eat-on-the-go options. Hershey's Hand-to-Mouth Innovation Platform allows consumers to grab — and grab and grab — and go wherever and whenever.
Despite sluggish growth in the Chinese market, shares of Coca-Cola rose this week, exceeding earnings expectations. The beverage giant said growth in other emerging markets in countries like Brazil, Russia and India helped to pick up the slack and aid strong strong overall performance.
With the emergence of the H7N9 strain of Bird Flu in China, Chinese consumers are backing away from poultry products as fear grips the nation. Though safety restrictions only apply to live chickens, poultry purveyors around the country say business has taken a hit.
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Center for Science in the Public Interest has released the results of a new investigation, which found that fraud in the food industry is up 60 percent this year, as companies look for ways to battle rising commodity, fuel, energy and other operating costs.
Potato chip maker Herr's is based in Nottingham, Pa. The company used to process just a few potatoes per hour, and most of the labor was manual. As the company grew, so did the scale and automation of its processes. Today, Herr's churns through a several tons of spuds per hour.
Amid a regulatory crackdown on false marketing claims against food industry giants, Sexcereal is making some eyebrow raising claims of its own. As the name suggests, Sexcereal claims to contain natural stimulants that increase sexual arousal in both men and women.
A federal Judge in Texas has ordered the closure of a factory that manufactures Chung's egg rolls in Houston citing multiple failed FDA inspections. The FDA says the company was uncooperative and did not respond to problems with corrective measures.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends an average daily salt intake of about 2,300 mg per day, but the average American diet looks much different. CNN reports on the CDC's list of foods containing "hidden salt," outing many of the food processing industry's worst culprits.
Robert Forrester, CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, talks to CBS News about actor Paul Newman's vision for Newman's Own and its philanthropy, his role as a manager and the one item he always wanted to develop for sale but never did.
In an effort to serve up products that appeal to younger consumers, fast food chicken giant KFC has announced it will begin offering a version of its original recipe fried chicken without the bones. The new product is set to launch in a couple weeks, and the company hopes it will meet the demands of consumers looking for a more portable meal.
Beginning April 1, new food safety rules went into effect in Beijing as the Chinese government seeks to restore consumer confidence in the country's food safety standards. After the initial implementation in the nation's capital, many observers believe the rules will be rolled out throughout the country.
Dr. Robert Lustig specializes in treating childhood obesity and has written a book, "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease," in which he claims the cure for many of the nation's collective health issues can be achieved by "reducing the availability of sugar in our diet."
A new study released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that the overwhelming majority of kids meals at fast food and convenience restaurants were too high in fat and calories to be part of a healthy childhood diet.
Chef Cristobal Vazquez, executive chef at the Texas Rangers' Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Tex., gives viewers a peek into the kitchen to see how the infamous Boomstick hot dog is made. The 24-inch dog typically weighs between two and a half and three pounds and will set diners back $26.
TIME writer Bryan Walsh explores the possible future of meat. Amid ever more vocal critics of the meat industry and factory farming, scientists are beginning to perfect the science of lab-grown meat, possibly eliminating the need for for animal agriculture. Will science like this ever be viable on a large scale?