Unlike the passionate love affair most South Africans have with biltong, the American equivalent, beef jerky, has always been something of an outcast food in the US, a favourite of truckers and staple of gas-station checkouts. Things are changing, and it's undergoing a metamorphosis as a healthy snack.
Food Trends 2012
The world's first virtual grocery store, by Tesco, opened in the Seoul subway last year and was recently named ‘Business Innovation of the Year’ at the prestigious World Retail Awards in London. Now they're are popping up in the US and the UK. Peapod.com, America's leading Internet grocer, has launched more than 100 virtual grocery stores at commuter rail stations in several mostly East Coast cities , while Tesco chose Gatwick Airport as its first virtual site.
What country chews the most gum? If you guessed the United States, you're wrong. The distinction of biggest chewing gum chewers goes to the Middle East, specifically Iran, followed closely by Saudi Arabia. The US is a distant third when it comes to chewing gum consumption.
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