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Bloomberg reports that "Oprah Winfrey, who gave a boost to Weight Watchers International Inc. by becoming the face of the company, is now embarking on a plan to sell refrigerated meals with Kraft Heinz Co.

"The media magnate is starting a joint venture with Kraft called Mealtime Stories, aiming to make nutritious food more widely available, according to a statement Wednesday. Kraft will develop and sell the new line, which will initially focus on ready-to-eat refrigerated dishes."

Bloomberg reports that Target has introduced what is called "a sweeping new policy governing chemicals in products, a move that will push hundreds of suppliers to list ingredients in everything from fragrances to floor cleaner. The guidelines, due to be unveiled Wednesday, include removing perfluorinated chemicals and flame retardants from textiles in the next five years, as well as eventually disclosing ingredients in all products.

"Target’s new rules come amid growing consumer demand for green goods -- whether it’s organic food, natural cosmetics or cleaning products -- that have fewer controversial ingredients."
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