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• Published reports say that Tesco is facing a strike threat in the Czech Republic, where representatives of organized labor say that an argument over wages is not close to being resolved. A strike could be called before the end-of-year holidays, reports say.

Promo magazine says that Procter & Gamble is relaunching its Eukanuba premium dog food, a move that seems apt at a time when there has been considerable coverage in the media of consumers who feed their pets as well or better than they feed themselves. However, the brand will not be found in conventional supermarkets, but rather just in pet specialty stores.

• Whole Foods reportedly is launching a new line of products in the hot mineral makeup category, a premium category that will go under the name of Mineral Fusion.
KC's View:
We have no idea what hot mineral makeup is. But it sounds impressive.