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Thurl Ravenscroft was voice of Kellogg's Tony the Tiger

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Thurl Ravenscroft, whose voice was known worldwide through his work in TV, movies and elsewhere, died Sunday from prostate cancer at age 91, reported The Orange County Register. Ravenscroft was best known as the voice of Tony the Tiger, hirsute pitchanimal for Kellogg's Frosted...

Drugstore chain adds hot-beverage kiosk

HILLSIDE, Ill. It has been scuttlebutt for years that Walgreens drugstores were planning to get back into the coffee game after pulling its soda fountains/cafes out in the 1970s. This week, the company made good on the gossip by placing a coffee/specialty drink kiosk in a store in Hillside, Ill...

Newest McDonald's offers a glimpse of the future for chain

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- It's clear from a block away that this is no ordinary McDonald's restaurant. The closest restaurant site to McDonald's corporate headquarters in Oak Brook is a two-story building on more than an acre of land. About six months after breaking ground, the new restaurant with a...

Food companies introducing grab-and-go fruits, vegetables
SSP's Circle K stores adding Krispy Kreme pastry circles in Texas.
A food distributor for QuikTrip convenience stores is recalling Po Boy sandwiches that were sold last month at locations in four states.
Pernod expects quick sale of QSRs
Retailer joins in request to settle salmonella lawsuits out of court
Three new units inside Food Shops
Grocery operators find themselves facing same struggles as other channels