7-Eleven coffee drinkers can weigh in on their presidential picks, choosing blue to-go beverage cups for Sen. Barack Obama or red ones for Sen. John McCain. In 2000 and 2004, the coffee-cup choices predicted the real election results, the company said.
Olympic stars will promote Ortega and Cream of Wheat in new advertising campaigns. The effort marks the first big advertising push for the brands since B&G Foods acquired Cream of Wheat from Kraft in 2007, and Ortega from Nestlé in 2005.
Mr. Brown brand instant coffee and milk-tea mixes are being recalled by King Car Food Industrial Co., based in Taiwan. The products, made by China's Shandong Duqing Inc., should not be consumed, the FDA said.
In a shift away from higher-priced "premium" foods, Kellogg, Campbell Soup and Kraft Foods are among the food companies focusing marketing campaigns on less expensive but high-profit food items. Campbell and Kraft are teaming up to promote lunches of grilled cheese and soup, while Kellogg is promoting staples such as Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies.