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The Case for Owning Hormel Foods

However, Hormel Foods , a packaged-food and meat producer, managed to perform well despite all of the difficulties it faced over the last few...

Is It Time for Starbucks to Stop Milking GMOs?

Although the dairy cows we currently get our milk from aren't themselves genetically modified (yet), they're fed lab-altered grain and feed,...

Smart Balance Melts GMO Option

Thunk! That was the sound of another chunk of the dam holding back GMO-free foods falling to the ground.

Boulder Brands , the maker of...

Chipotle's Tofu Turning Point

Welcome to the fast-food big leagues, tofu. Chipotle Mexican Grill this week introduced Sofritas to its stores in Boston and New York. That...

Meat Processing's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

German statesman Otto von Bismarck is reputed to have once remarked, "If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being...

Hormel Foods Is Expensive but Enticing

Meat producer Hormel Foods recently released its first-quarter results, which turned out to be impressive. Earnings per share increased 19%,...

GMO-Free Cereal Has a Vitamin Deficiency, Which Isn't So Bad

Do proponents of genetically modified foods have it right after all? Are GMO foods better for us and the world? 

On the surface, the news...

How This Consumer Products Company Survives Competition and Changing Consumer Preferences


Source: Hillshire

Faced with private-label competition and changing consumer preferences, food companies are under tremendous pressure to...

Why This Fast-Casual Restaurant Isn't Worried About the Shrinking Middle Class


Source: Noodles & Company

The National Restaurant Association is forecasting that industry sales will grow 3.6% to...

Would You Serve Chipotle at Your Wedding? Fast Casual Catering Might Be the Next Big Thing

In a food industry once clearly split between quick service chains and traditional sit down establishments, companies like Chipotle Mexican...

The Case For Making Home Ec Mandatory in High School

Ever wonder why and how America got into the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s? The answer is actually simple: It's because you didn't take home ec in high school.

Breakfast is in Session! This Back-to-School Season the Jimmy Dean® Brand Introduces a Savory Line-u

Breakfast is in Session! This Back-to-School Season the Jimmy Dean ® Brand Introduces a Savory Line-up of Delicious New...

Repurpose Leftovers and Savor the Savings

Repurposing leftovers is a great way to save money while satisfying your taste buds. Here are some creative tips on how to make a few delicious dishes.

Paula Deen Dumps Legal Team After Admitting Slurs

Paula Deen has replaced her lead legal team, the latest fallout from her admission she used racial slurs in the past.

Savings Experiment: Ovens

To toast or not to toast? Chances are you probably don't weigh the costs of using the microwave, toaster oven, or conventional full-size oven, but you should. You can save money by factoring in the costs of energy when you cook or reheat food.

Savings Experiment: How to Cut Costs on Cookware

Is the cost of your cookware leaving you with no funds for food? Celebrity chefs endorse expensive lines of kitchen tools, but you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment to create a delicious meal. We asked the experts which items warrant a splurge, and which are simply overpriced.

How to Spend Less on Your Labor Day Barbecue

Labor Day has gained a multitude of meanings over the years, but for people who love to grill, it's a warning that the days of lighthearted cookouts are dwindling. So why waste it on the same old fare? For less money (and just a little more time) you can build the kind of cookout memories that will keep you warm through the long, cold winter.

Whole Foods Market Tests Out Wellness Clubs

Walk into any Whole Foods Market and you are met with an array of vibrantly colored vegetables, leafy greens and barrels of fruit: The store is an emporium to healthy eating. Now, the company is wading deeper into the preventative health care market with member's only Wellness Clubs.

In Tough Times, Americans Are Really Hitting the Sauce

Since the economy went bland, Americans have been trying to spice things up at home, and they're pouring on a lot of sauce to do it. Sales of cooking sauces have risen 20% between 2005 and 2010, according to a new report from market research firm Mintel.

Eat Better for Less by Rediscovering Peasant Food

Americans are still pinching pennies, and some of that budget cutting is happening in our kitchens. But spending less on food doesn't have to mean sacrificing quality or taste. Centuries of effort in cultures around the world has gone into creating delicious, inexpensive and surprisingly healthy peasant cuisines.