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Drinkers are still looking for deals

Dec 10, 2009
Wine is struggling with a retail trade-down as more people are purchasing the alcohol in stores than out somewhere on the town. But hard liquor still has loyal customers and drink specials keeps bar attendance flowing. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food

Korean barbecue by the truckload

Nov 26, 2009
Ever since Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go put its meals on wheels, lines have been forming wherever its truck is parked in greater Los Angeles. Its most loyal customers follow Twitter updates to find the next stop. Brendan Newnam reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Food

Winemakers want you, man!

Nov 26, 2009
The recession has cut into wine sales in restaurants, so winemakers are trying to find ways to attract new buyers, including one market the business had previously written off. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Food

Food pantry donations get a little fruity

Nov 26, 2009
Food pantries have seen demand at record highs this year while donations have dwindled. But some help has come from people who, instead of donating money, have provided the fruits of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Charity, Food

A well-traveled breakfast

Nov 26, 2009
Marketplace reporter Steve Henn figures his typical family breakfast journeys 6,000 miles to his kitchen table -- a symptom of the growing global food trade. And the fossil-fuel cost of moving commodities across the planet keeps growing too.
Posted In: Food

Where it pays to make it from scratch

Nov 24, 2009
Is it worth it to make your own butter? Jennifer Reese explores the most cost-effective approach to do-it-yourself food in her frugal-minded blog, The Tipsy Baker. Tess Vigeland paid her a visit and helped her make bagels.
Posted In: Food, Internet

Policy changes could help fight hunger

Nov 23, 2009
The recession has worsened hunger around the world, but anti-hunger charity Bread for the World says there are plenty of longer-lasting policy changes that could help solve the problem. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Bitter fight developing over sugar beets

Nov 19, 2009
Virtually the entire sugar beet crop in the United States is genetically engineered to protect it from herbicides. Now, a lawsuit claiming the biotech beets pose a risk to other varieties could threaten sugar production. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food

Pinnacle set to buy Birds Eye Foods

Nov 19, 2009
Packaged food giant Pinnacle Brands is getting ready to buy Birds Eye Foods, the biggest frozen vegetable producer in the U.S., for more than $1.3 billion. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from Alisa Roth.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Bye bye, filling for pumpkin pie

Nov 18, 2009
This year's pumpkin harvest was already looking meager when Nestle, which controls much of the canning crop, announced Midwest rain destroyed much of the remaining pumpkins. Will we survive a shortage of pumpkin puree? Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food