Freakonomics: How does a company bounce back after controversy?

Jul 12, 2011
Bad things happen in business. So how do firms bounce back and keep reputations intact?
Posted In: Food

How to Navigate Chinese Cuisine

Jul 6, 2011
In this episode from our video series, the China Survival Guide, host Kai Ryssdal explains how to eat well when visiting China
Posted In: China, Food

Posting calorie counts doesn't affect the consumer's choices

Jul 4, 2011
Government regulators are enforcing chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus, but research shows the information doesn't change consumers' choices.
Posted In: Food

Where have all the coconuts gone?

Jun 27, 2011
Thailand's recent drought and unusually heavy flooding could dry up the latest trendy drink taking the U.S. by storm: coconut water.
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Planters gets back into the peanut butter business

Jun 23, 2011
Planters, personified by its mascot Mr. Peanut, hasn't sold peanut butter in the U.S. for several decades. But now, Planters parent company Kraft Foods is re-entering the peanut butter market.
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Tang sales skyrocket to $1 billion annually

Jun 17, 2011
The astronaut-approved orange drink now comes in a variety of local flavors for overseas markets. It's one reason sales have doubled in the past four years.
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Pepsi NEXT targets the mildly health conscious

Jun 14, 2011
In the ongoing battle to please both calorie-conscious and sweet-toothed consumers, Pepsi is preparing to launch a mid-calorie beverage called 'Pepsi NEXT.'
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McDonald's apologizes for the quality of its coffee

Jun 6, 2011
The Australian branch of the fast food giant has conceded that its coffee is not up to scratch, and has announced plans for better blends and barista training to improve the standard of its brew.
Posted In: Food

Food pyramid out -- plates in

Jun 2, 2011
USDA will reveal new nutrition and food guidelines today -- alongside a simpler icon for American consumers.
Posted In: Food

Subway adds avocado to sandwich menu

May 30, 2011
The national fast-food chain freshens up its foot-longs with avocado spread in a move to raise prices and "fresh" profile.
Posted In: Food