• The Washington Post this morning reports that "a federal agency has just been sued for urging Americans to go big on milk, cheese and other dairy.
"Three doctors filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its guidance in December suggesting that Americans consume three servings of dairy each day. The doctors allege in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that the dietary guidelines contradict current scientific and medical knowledge, harming the quarter of Americans who are lactose-intolerant. They also suggest that the USDA is looking out for the interests of the meat and dairy industries rather than the health of Americans."
The Post writes that "a spokesman for the USDA said the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has sued the USDA after the release of the past two dietary guidelines, called the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are issued every five years, and that the lawsuits have been dismissed."
• The degree to which Sephora will be building boutiques inside Kohl's department stores became clear yesterday in a Forbes story about how Sephora at Kohl's "announced its assortment of over 125 prestige beauty brands, with 75% of them exclusive to Sephora U.S. and Sephora at Kohl’s locations."
According to the announcement, "The assortment will be available in 200 Kohl’s stores beginning in August and the plans are to expand into at least 850 stores by 2023.
"Artemis Patrick, Sephora’s executive vice-president and global chief merchandising officer, said, 'All customers who enter Sephora at Kohl’s can expect the same experience, and will find the most highly sought-after brands that Sephora clients have come to know and love at our freestanding Sephora locations and sephora.com'."