By The Numbers

The numbers for July 9, 2013: Food by numbers

Katie Long Jul 9, 2013

The best thing since… Sliced bread turns 85 this year. (Mental Floss)

$2.4 billion

Consolidation, aisle 10. Supermarket chain Kroger is buying Harris Teeter for $2.4 billion. (NYT)

45 days

The new shelf life of Twinkies, which are heading back to stores on July 15. The private equity firms that own Hostess will freeze the cream filled delicacies before delivery to stores to delay their use-by date. (Yahoo)

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