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2/23/2017

Canada-based Restaurant Brands International's plans for Popeyes Louisana Kitchen will likely include significant cost cutting along with a focus on food innovation and global expansion, said analysts who follow the company. RBI, the parent of Tim Hortons and Burger King, said earlier this week that it will pay $1.8 billion to buy Popeyes.

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Canadian Business
2/23/2017

The Albertsons Cos. Foundation and Entertainment Industry Foundation's Hunger Is program was recognized for its cause marketing by the Halo Awards. Through the Hunger Is program, Albertsons works toward alleviating childhood hunger and has raised more than $18 million through efforts including in-store fundraising and checkout donations.

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Progressive Grocer
2/23/2017

CVS Health has eliminated the use of partially hydrogenated oils and other artificial trans fats from more than 600 of its private label grocery and snack items, the company said. The retailer said it will also stock healthy foods at the front of stores and in about 25% of space at its checkouts.

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2/23/2017

"Modern Family" cast member and food blogger Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host this year's James Beard Foundation Awards. The actor collaborates with chef Julie Tanous on the blog Julie & Jesse's Recipes.

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2/23/2017

Mondelez International saw net revenues from its e-commerce channel grow by over 35% last year, and the company intends to expand its online presence to capitalize on that momentum. "We are building an industry leading e-commerce snacks business targeting at least $1 billion in revenue by 2020," said Chief Growth Officer Timothy Cofer.

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2/23/2017

Listen in here as entrepreneur Steve Case, a co-founder of American Online, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC and, more recently, author of the bestselling book The Third Wave, discusses the future of startups and technology with FBS host Will Rosenzweig. And don't miss the March edition of FOODBIZ+ with Sheryl O'Loughlin, REBBL CEO and author of the new book Killing It!, as she sits down with Will Rosenzweig on March 31 at 2:00 p.m. PST. Register for this free, online event.

2/23/2017

Driven by both consumers and chefs, the casualization of dining is growing and prospering. But what is it? Fast casual, upscale casual, street food and food hall casual, world casual, quality casual in food trucks, supermarkets and home delivery services! Casual food and state-of-the-art casual dining ignite the passions of consumers and professionals alike with a focus on freshness, flavor discovery and food ethics. Join us in the Napa Valley, April 26-28, for the 19th annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference and Festival to meet dozens of chefs from across the country and around the world who will expose you to delicious food, inspiring techniques and business strategies, great hospitality and memorable casual dining experiences. Register today!

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2/23/2017

Picture octopus popovers made on a unique type of "roller grill" and you've got takoyaki -- one of Japan's most popular fast casual/street foods. Watch the video.

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2/23/2017

Also appearing at Disrupting Fast Casual is Top Chef contestant Dakota Weiss, owner of Sweetfin Poke. She breaks down the steps to perfecting poke.

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2/23/2017

Microgreens such as kale, broccoli and pea shoots are more nutrient-dense than their fully-grown counterparts, as long as they are consumed fresh. Their small size allows the flavorful greens to be grown indoors, so they can be snipped as-needed for cooking and garnishing dishes.

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Bon Appetit