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Contract talks for West Coast ports clear major hurdle
Reuters
Shipping companies and the union for 20,000 dockworkers at nearly 30 U.S. West Coast ports have cleared a major hurdle in their protracted labor talks, clinching a tentative deal on the maintenance and control of cargo chassis, the two sides said.
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US consumer spending weakest since 2009, inflation muted
Reuters
U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest decline since late 2009 in December, with households appearing to save the extra cash from cheaper gasoline, which could support future consumption.
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White House wants to nearly double funding for antibiotic resistance fight
Food Safety News
President Barack Obama wants to nearly double — to more than $1.2 billion — federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance.
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Packaged facts: 5 key functional food ingredients for 2015
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Today's consumers want and expect more than great taste and belly-filling from the foods and beverages they consume.
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China eyes food safety, modern farms in 2015 rural policy
Reuters
China has listed food safety and modernizing farms as among key priorities this year, its 2015 rural policy outline showed, as it tackles falling agricultural productivity that has raised concerns about its future food supply.
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Convenience stores emerge as health food destination
Food Navigator-USA
More consumers are seeking healthy foods and beverages at convenience stores, creating an opportunity in a previously often overlooked channel for manufacturers of these products to expand their reach, according to new market research from Technomic.
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How CPG companies can create what consumers want
CPGmatters
Consumer packaged goods companies have a big problem. They have almost no idea which of their new products will end up being popular with consumers. Despite Big Data, heavy investment in innovation and efficient R&D, two-thirds of new product concepts don't even launch.
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