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Food Trucks Okayed In Windy City

The other day I left the office for lunch to run errands and was surprised to see a food truck in downtown Duluth.  Wondering if the lunch-on-the-run fad was making it's was to the Northland, I finally put two and two together to realize it was there for the farmers market

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Warner Brothers To Help Victims Of The Colorado Shootings

Everyone is familiar with the story now. Twelve people were killed and 58 wounded early Friday morning when a gunman walked into a soldout midnight showing of the latest Batman film in Aurora and opened fire

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Airlines Make Record 22 Billion From Extra Fees

With all the costs and delays that we encounter at the Airport, this new report is delivered to the American Public and I am angry. U.S. airlines bring in more revenue from fees for bags and other products and services than do the world's other carriers, a new report released today reveals.

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The Changing Business Model Of Greek Yogurt

For a product category that wasn't even around a year and a half ago, Greek-style yogurt has run away with the dairy case in most grocery stores.  It seems like everyone has jumped on the Greek yogurt bandwagon

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Drought Shouldn’t Affect Junk Food Prices

Market analysts are watching this summers drought with caution.  Corn - the crop most affected by the lack of rain this season - is one of the building-block ingredients in a lot of foods.  Being so ingrained in our diet, most food executives have predicted rising prices at the grocery store

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Gas Prices To Rise Due To Drought Conditions; Could Play A Negative Role In The U.S. Recovery

The careful news follower has already heard about the expected rise in prices at the grocery store due to this summers harsh drought conditions across the country.  What you may not have expected was how this dry season will affect prices at the gas pumps

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7-11 Introduces Self-Serve Mashed Potato Machine

Folks probably thought the first Slurpee or Big Gulp machines were strange, too!  The 7-11 convenience store chain is set to roll out a self-serve mashed potato machine.
For just $2, you can get yourself a bowl of mashed potatoes and a giant tub of soda

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Source: Walmart Stores via flickr
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Endless Drought Means Rising Prices At The Grocery Store

Shoppers looking for relief at the grocery store check out lane will have to keep watching the weather forecast.  The historically-dry conditions in the Midwest are setting the food industry up for non-stop, record-setting high prices

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Source: Anthony Albright via flickr
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Oregon Rescinds Regulation To Make Restaurant Workers Wear Gloves

The gloves are off - once again - at Oregon restaurants.  Regulators had passed a law that would require all food service employees to wear gloves when preparing a meal.  Now, following heavy protests from employees and customers alike, they've rescinded the ruling

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Source: Big Black Lincoln via flickr
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Coca Cola Coming To An Igloo Cooler Near You

Two well-known brands are getting ready to merge their combined marketing power for business.  Coca Cola and Igloo have signed a pact that will see a line of soda-themed coolers n stores as soon as possible

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Olive Garden’s Parent Company Buys Competing Chain

Following what appeared to be a bleak business year for Darden Restaurants - the parent-company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, things seem to be looking up.  Darden Restaurants announced the agreement to purchase the Yard House chain for $585 million dollars in cash

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No Chips – Only McDonalds French Fries Will Be Available At London’s Summer Olympics

The news has diehard Great Brits and "chips"-fans alike hopping mad;  The news has broke that as the sponsor of the games, McDonalds has the rights to french fry sales at the summer Olympics - and they're exercising that clause to keep the monopoly for themselves

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