Slowdown raises product-safety worry

Sep 17, 2008
In China, three babies have died and more than 6,000 have suffered kidney damage from tainted infant formula. With Chinese factories feeling the pressure of the global economic slowdown, it could be a sign of things to come. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

FDA eyes labels that are a little bit nuts

Sep 15, 2008
Food labels often make it tricky for people with food allergies to figure out whether something's safe to eat. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is going to look into whether confusion is damaging confidence. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Counterfeiters sour fine wine trade

Sep 12, 2008
Fine wine prices have shot up dramatically in recent years. But wine collectors aren't the only ones seeing dollar signs. So are wine counterfeiters. An estimated 5% of wines sold in secondary markets could be fakes. Krissy Clark reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

McDonald's targets Starbucks attitude

Sep 11, 2008
We've been hearing a lot lately about negative TV ads stirring up America's ongoing culture wars. Some new ones are about to come out, not from one political candidate attacking another, but from McDonald's attacking Starbucks. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Why does movie popcorn cost so much?

Sep 9, 2008
A theater chain in Britain has banned popcorn on Tuesdays. The company says some people just hate the smell, the noise -- and the price. Scott Jagow talks to the author of "Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies."
Posted In: Entertainment, Food

Is Coke's Chinese deal fizzling out?

Sep 8, 2008
The announcement last week that Coca-Cola plans to buy Chinese drink maker Huiyuan Juice Group in a $2.4 billion deal isn't sitting well with some Chinese bloggers. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Betting on premium chocolate lovers

Sep 5, 2008
These days, many Americans are saying good-bye to life's little luxuries. But one Minneapolis business owner is hoping consumers won't let the sinking economy beat their love of chocolate. Annie Baxter reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Food

Coke seeks Chinese juice company

Sep 3, 2008
Coca-Cola is offering almost $2.4 billion for the Huiyuan juice company in China. The all-cash deal would be the biggest foreign takeover ever of a Chinese company. But regulators in Beijing could take the fizz out of the deal. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Schools struggle with lunch budgets

Sep 3, 2008
The economy is taking a bite out of school lunches. School districts are getting fewer tax dollars and want lunch programs to support themselves. Steve Henn reports on the choices they face.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Food

Retailers ready for evacuees' return

Sep 3, 2008
Big grocery store chains, like Albertsons, had been stocking up for weeks to prepare for the return of evacuees from hurricane Gustav. Mitchell Hartman has the story.
Posted In: Food, Retail