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05-12-2014- Marketplace- The Center Aisle

Monday, May 12, 2014

The FCC is considering rules that would allow cable companies and other internet providers to strike deals with high-volume users like Netflix. We look at why shouldn’t the internet simply be regulated like a public utility? Plus, packaged food company Hillshire Brands announced it would acquire Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion today. This represents a battle for the center aisle of the supermarket. We report on how our buying patterns have changed when it comes to shopping in the center aisle, and what companies are doing to grab that market and make us buy more. Alos, this is television’s Upfronts Week where the networks unveil their new offerings in New York.  It’s evolved into a major event drawing networks, advertisers, producers and critics. We report on what goes into making a successful upfront and how that’s evolved. 

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