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  • You won't believe the latest Oreo food craze Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    OREO Churros Creme Filled Bites

    The Oreo mashup list seems endless: cookie dough, s'mores, red velvet, birthday cake…and now new churro products.

  • Natural Grocers meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $2.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 13 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $160.7 million.

  • $50 Thanksgiving is a new record...or is it? Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Turkey dinner, Thanksgiving dinner, cost thanksgiving

    The cost of Thanksgiving has crossed $50 for the first time, but the headlines are worse than they sound.

  • Tyson Foods has 'off-odor' problem, recalls food Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Tyson any'tizers recall

    Tyson Foods is recalling about 52,000 pounds of chicken wings that may be adulterated due to an 'off-odor' scent.

  • Sales at Britain's Asda fall 4.5 pct in third quarter Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 17- Sales at food retailer Asda fell for a fifth straight quarter, the company said on Tuesday, confirming it as the worst performer of Britain's big four grocers, which are being hurt by a price war triggered by the rise of discounters. Asda, owned by Wal-Mart, said sales at stores open over a year fell 4.5 percent in the 13 weeks to Sept. 30, its fiscal third...

  • *Aldi and Lidl's UK market share passes 10 percent. LONDON, Nov 17- Industry sales figures underlined Asda's position as the weakest performer among Britain's largest supermarket groups on Tuesday, showing it remained under severe pressure from the growth of discounters Aldi and Lidl. All of Britain's big four supermarkets-- market leader Tesco, Asda, the...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Asda's position as the worst performer among Britain's "big four" supermarkets in terms of sales was underlined on Tuesday as industry data showed it remained under pressure from the growth of discounters Aldi and Lidl and food price deflation. All of Britain's big four supermarkets- market leader Tesco, Asda, the British arm of Wal-Mart,...

  • UPDATE 2-Sainsbury's says more price cuts on the way Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 6:02 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 11- British grocer Sainsbury's plans to cut more prices to close the gap on fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl, signalling no let up in a battle that has ravaged industry profits. Britain's third-biggest supermarket group has already invested about 150 million pounds in lower prices in the last year, funded by cutting costs and dividends.

  • LONDON, Nov 11- British supermarket Sainsbury's reported an 18 percent fall in first half profit, hurt by food deflation, including its own price cuts. A year ago Sainsbury's Chief Executive Mike Coupe set out a strategy to stem the flow of shoppers to discounters Aldi and Lidl with price cuts and improvements to product quality and availability and customer...

  • Is that food organic? No, it's 'Responsibly Grown' Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Produce at a Whole Foods store in Berkeley, Calif.

    Whole Foods' "Responsibly Grown" program recognizes even nonorganic food growers for better practices.

  • Campbell's soup woes could get even worse... Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Campbell's tomato soup is displayed at Santa Venetia Market on May 20, 2013, in San Rafael, California.

    The Campbell's Soup decline could get even worse...

  • Nov 4- Big changes are coming to Whole Foods Market Inc as the natural and organic grocery pioneer revamps its pricing and modernizes its business to fend off widespread competition and bolster same-store sales, which unexpectedly fell in the latest quarter. In a call after the earnings release, Whole Foods executives laid out plans to shake the chain's...

  • Is 'organic' really organic? We dive into the dirt Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Tim Cheng, an accredited organic certifier from CCOF, doing an annual audit of Robert Sinskey Vineyards, an organic winery in Napa. With him is Debby Zygielbaum, who manages soil for the vineyard.

    There are only 80 agencies certified to verify that the nation’s 25,000 "organic" farms are actually growing food organically.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Fairway Group Holdings Corp was downgraded to a low junk grade by Standard& Poor's, which said the operator of Fairway supermarkets may need to restructure its debt or raise capital as increased competition contributes to its "persistent underperformance." Credit analyst Diya Iyer said New York- based Fairway must fundamentally change its "...

  • $5 Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies are here... Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 1:10 PM ET
    Girl Scouts raise price of cookies to $5.

    Want to see evidence of inflation? Look no further than the Girl Scouts.

  • Oct 30- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice in the third quarter related to its marketed medicines, seeking documents related primarily to its "good laboratory practices" in a bioanalytical lab. Separately, drugmaker Mylan NV and drugstore chain CVS Health Corp said in their quarterly filings that they had...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 30- Standing at the meat counter at a Mariano's grocery store in Chicago, a half-dozen customers bantered with the butchers about the recent World Health Organization report linking processed meat to colorectal cancer. "Give me two pounds of bacon," said Roland Marks, 47, a software engineer, rolling his eyes. The WHO took to Twitter, too, and also issued a...

  • Vertex, Mylan, CVS subpoenaed by federal agencies Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    Oct 30- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice in the third quarter, seeking documents related primarily to its "good laboratory practices" in a bioanalytical lab. Separately, drugmaker Mylan NV and drugstore chain CVS Health Corp said in their quarterly filings that they had also received subpoenas from...

  • Oct 30- Fresh& Easy filed its second bankruptcy in two years on Friday after billionaire Ron Burkle was unable to turn around the West Coast grocery chain, which is in the process of closing down. British grocer Tesco Plc launched Fresh& Easy in 2006 with many industry analysts expecting the deep-pocketed company to challenge the dominance of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • Oct 30- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore chain by store count, reported better-than-expected quarterly net revenue, helped by strong demand for its pharmacy benefit management services and its acquisition of Omnicare Inc.. CVS's results come in the same week that larger rival Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said it would buy Rite Aid Corp for...