PARIS – French dairy cooperative Sodiaal has entered into an agreement with General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, to acquire a controlling interest in Yoplait SAS in exchange in for full ownership of Yoplait’s Canadian business and a reduced royalty rate for the use of the Yoplait and Liberte brands in the United States and Canada. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2021.

Yoplait SAS generated $740 million in fiscal 2020, according to General Mills. The business includes assets in France, the United Kingdom and certain other markets.

Under the terms of the transaction, Sodiaal would acquire 51%

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During the pandemic, Andrea Xu foud a new way to tap into her Asian heritage and help connect consumers to the flavors, ingredients and dishes that are deeply rooted in her culture’s cuisine.

The young entrepreneur spoke to “Good Morning America” about how her unique culinary experience growing up to Chinese parents in Spain before living in the U.S. for a decade shaped her tastes and sparked an idea to launch her own food business this March.

Umamicart is an online grocery store that delivers hundreds of hand-curated Asian-owned products. From fruits and veggies to cuts of meat and traditional

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Have you thought about where you can eat on Odyssey of the Seas?

Odyssey of the Seas is about join Royal Caribbean’s fleet and begin sailings from Israel this summer. Guests now have the option to reserve dining onboard, and it is a good opportunity to look at what is being offered.

Specialty dining options have become a major component to the cruise experience in recent years, and which restaurants are available on any ship is an important consideration.

Keep in mind this list is what guests sailing from Israel are seeing, and it remains to be seen what changes

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The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency will be distributing food boxes at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the following locations:

  • AEOA, 702 Third Ave. South in Virginia.
  • North Woods School, 10248 Olson Road in Cook.
  • Old School Lives, 9165 Highway 53 in Cotton.
  • Keewatin Community Center, 215 N. First St. in Keewatin.

A distribution at 1:30 p.m. will be at B&B Market, 506 Big Lake Road, in Cloquet.

Patrons should arrive no sooner than 15 minutes before the beginning of the event, stay in their vehicles and wear a mask when communicating with volunteers, AEOA said. Food is given out

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Sam Fox Is Opening a Restaurant in Nashville … With Justin Timberlake

Sam Fox is the James Beard Award-nominated Arizona restaurateur and founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has grown dramatically in recent years and includes under its umbrella Culinary Dropout, Flower Child, Olive + Ivy, and many more. Now, Fox himself

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When Alex Hanesakda saw the tragic news that eight people were shot and killed in Atlanta on March 16, and that six of them were Asian women, he knew it was time for him to speak out.

Hanesakda took to the Facebook page of his Laotian restaurant, SapSap, to denounce the anti-Asian and Pacific Islander hate crimes that were surging across the country.

What he wrote in the post, he also submitted to the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service ( The editorial was titled: “ ‘I’m done keeping my head down:’ Why we must stop the hate against Asian Americans

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