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Best of the Blogs, Consumer: Big Pizza Doesn't Want You to Count Calories


Plus, kosher hot dogs that might not be kosher.

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary for consumers from around the Web every Wednesday.

The Consumerist
Link: Big Pizza: Calorie-Count Menu Boards Make No Sense For Our Product

"With the FDA still fiddling with rule changes that require chain restaurants to post calorie information for the products on their in-store menu, the country's largest pizza chains have stopped fighting each other and banded together to fight federal regulators.

"The American Pizza Community - which sounds like it could be the name of a really awesome prog-rock band - is a joint creation of Domino's (DPZ), Papa John's (PZZA), Little Caesars, Pizza Hut (YUM), and others. It formed in January to make the argument to the folks in Washington that the world of pizza is too expansive to fit into the strict requirements of the menu boards."

Link: Oy Vey: Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs Not Actually Kosher?

"Consumers of Hebrew National meat products are suing its manufacturer, ConAgra Foods (CAG), for allegedly using non-kosher beef in the production of the brand's widely recognized comestibles."

Link: Study: Proximity to healthy foods doesn't matter. Prices do.

"'In the present study, proximity to the nearest supermarket had no impact on obesity rates,' the study finds. 'These findings ran counter to previous research consensus that physical proximity to supermarkets had a major influence on diets.'

"What did matter, however, was price: The patrons of the lower-priced grocery store (like Safeway (SWY)) tended to have a higher rate of obesity than those who shopped at the higher-priced grocery stores in the study (think Whole Foods (WFM)). That relationship held true after adjusting for variables like education and income. It makes Drewnowski think that "choice of primary food source was driven by price."

CNBC: Consumer Nation
Link: Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week

"In the latest move by an alcohol company to woo millennial consumers, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DEO) is rolling out three new wine brands aimed at the nearly 80 million consumers born between 1980 and 1995. With the unconventional names of Stark Raving, Butterfly Kiss and Rose'N'Blum and nontraditional packaging, Diageo hopes the wines will appeal to wine drinkers who are "less influenced by wine traditions and "rules."

Environmental Leader
Link: BMW, Frito-Lay, Nike, Starbucks Commit to Support Electric Vehicle Deployment

"BMW (BMW.F), Frito-Lay (PEP), Price Chopper, Ikea, National Grid (NGG), Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), and Ceres' (CERE) business advocacy coalition BICEP – on behalf of member companies including Starbucks (SBUX), Nike (NKE), eBay (EBAY), and Clif Bar – are among the 70 companies and organizations that have pledged to facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles in the northeastern US, according to the Transportation and Climate Initiative (or TCI)."
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