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Bloomberg reports that Mondelez International has announced the next flavor of Oreo that it plans to introduce - Red Velvet Oreos.

The new Oreos are being made with red cookies and cream cheese-flavored filling, will be introduced in early February, and will be available for "at least six weeks or while supplies last."

The story notes that red velvet is expected to be almost as popular a food flavor as pumpkin spice in the coming year.

I have to be careful about how many Oreos, but my sense is that these are going to be dangerous. Because it's hard for me to imagine a more appealing cookie concept...

• The Financial Times reports that "Tesco is closing in on the appointment of a new chairman, with two City heavyweights vying for the role, as the retailer tries to rebuild its reputation following a string of profit warnings and an ... Those that made the cut include Sir Ian Cheshire, who recently stepped down as chief executive of DIY retailer Kingfisher, and John Allan, chairman of housebuilder Barratt and a co-deputy chairman of Dixons Carphone, said people familiar with the situation."

Tesco has been looking for a new chairman since Sir Richard Broadbent said he would step down in October, an announcement that followed revelations that the company overstated its profits and understated its costs as a way of gilding the lily of its own books.
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