NEW YORK - Poor neighborhoods have fewer supermarkets and food service offerings than wealthier areas, according to a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency that was recently published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Reuters reports.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Tyson Foods Inc., the nation's largest meat producer, has been indicted on federal charges that it smuggled illegal immigrants from Mexico and gave them fraudulent work papers in order to cut costs in its poultry factories, The Associated Press reports.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods and FS Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of Catterton Partners, announced today an agreement for FS Acquisition to acquire the U.S.-based Farley and Sathers confectionery businesses from Kraft.
ATLANTA - Hurry Inc. (formerly known as Harry's Farmers Market Inc.) on Monday reported a net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2002 of approximately $3.6 million, compared to a net loss of approximately $1.4 million a year ago.
BOULDER, Colo. - Wild Oats Markets Inc., a leading national natural and organic foods retailer, today announced Edward F. Dunlap has been named chief financial officer of the company, effective Dec. 17, 2001.
LONDON - Baby Boomers who are concerned with their health are fueling a sharp rise in demand for functional foods or "nutraceuticals," according to a report published today by market research firm Datamonitor.
WASHINGTON - The obesity epidemic in America may soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of preventable deaths, Surgeon General David Satcher warned today. He looked to schools, the fast-food industry and communities to eat healthier and exercise more.
MANILA - The Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. (CCBPI), a joint venture between beer giant San Miguel Corp. and The Coca-Cola Co., said today it was eyeing deals with Swiss food firm Nestle S.A. and Walt Disney to expand its non-carbonated drinks line, Reuters reports.
STELLARTON, NOVA SCOTIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO - Sobeys Inc., Canada's second largest retail grocer and distributor, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of its SERCA foodservice operations to SYSCO Corporation, the largest foodservice
NORCROSS, Ga. - Tyco International said today its health care division is buying Paragon Trade Brands Inc., the largest generic maker of disposable diapers in the United States and Canada, for $565 million, The Associated Press reports.
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