Morning Grind

Morning Grind: July 5, 2013

By on July 5, 2013 8:00am EST

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

 In a regulatory filing released on Wednesday, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced that, in order to return the company to profitability, they were slashing budgets left and right — and not even Chairman Martha herself was safe.

“Until 2017,” Jezebel reports, “Stewart has accepted: A reduced annual salary of $1.8 million, $200,000 less than she’s making now.

I don’t think she’ll notice.

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In just the past few years, cider has become bizarrely popular: sales were up 62.6% in 2012. Woodchuck, the most popular brand, sold over two and a half million cases last year, and others weren’t far behind.

That’s because cider is amazing.

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Early in a comprehensive profile of Sabra’s efforts to corner the American “flavored spreads” market (appetizing!), Bloomberg drops the news that the PepsiCo-owned hummus manufacturer will soon become the NFL’s “official dips sponsor,” a title that sounds like it should rightfully go to ranch dressing.

Huuummmuuussss!

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