Toops' Scoops

Food behaviors by demographic groups

Whether you consider the American cultural landscape to be a melting pot or a salad bowl, one thing's for certain: our mealtime habits are almost as diverse as the medley of cultures that comprise our great nation.

Coca-Cola unveils new operating structure

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced a new operating structure and the senior leaders for those businesses. Effective Jan.

Kicking the can down the road

What do you think your elected representatives are up to? Even as the drought worsened in the Midwest and Great Plains, Congress proved unable to provide relief for farmers and ranchers before leaving Washington for a month of campaigning, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Have some fun

Apparently fun is not so easy to come by in the U.S. these days. According to the Trident Fun Index, a national study conducted to measure the state of fun in America, it appears that the economy and limited personal time are taking a toll on the amount of fun...

Food price projections for 2013

The drought gripping more than half the country is a major reason why consumers can expect to pay 3 percent to 4 percent more for groceries next year, the USDA said, reports Associated Press/The Clarion-Ledger.

Dow up and other news you can use

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 187.73 points, or 1.5 percent on Friday, closing above 13, 000 for the first time since May 7. It rallied to a close of 13,075.66 ...  The same record high temperatures and drought threatening to decimate this year's corn crop may actually be good...

Nutritionally balanced pizza includes a unique ingredient

Scottish food researchers have created the world's first nutritionally balanced pizza, which provides 30 percent of an adult's recommended daily amount (RDA) of vitamins and minerals, reports Food Business Review.

Consumers seek foods with nutritional benefits

Nutrition continues to drive decision making in supermarket aisles across the country, according to Shopping for Health 2012, the 20th yearly study of 1,471 U.S. shoppers conducted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention, and published by Rodale Inc.

Nestle takes on Alzheimer's

Nestle SA has bought a stake in Axona, a food powder, whch is made into a milkshake, consisting of a compound derived from coconut oil and marketed to aid Alzheimer's patients, in a deal that marks the Swiss food giant's first foray into products that promote brain health, reports Dow...

Yogurt tops dairy trends

Yogurt and enhanced milk are topping dairy product trends, according to the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's "What's in store" report. The association notes that yogurt brands continue to expand their varieties, particularly in the Greek yogurt segment.