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• The Associated Press reports that “after more than 110 years, H.J. Heinz Co. is giving the tomato top billing on its namesake ketchup and bumping the pickle from the label of one of America's most iconic brands.

“Bottles of the market-leading ketchup with the new label are shipping now and should arrive in stores this week. The image of a single, large, vine-ripened tomato is much larger than the pickle it's replacing and better reflects what's inside the bottle,” according to the company.

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that “Kraft Foods Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. … have settled lawsuits alleging patent infringement on coffee containers. In a series of suits over the last two years, P&G claimed Kraft had copied packaging from P&G's Folgers Coffee. Kraft, maker of Maxwell House coffee, made counterclaims against P&G.” Now, according to reports, everything has been settled amicably, efficiently and pragmatically with both sides agreeing to play well with others.

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