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    CRF Frozen Foods is expanding its voluntary recall after reports of people being hospitalized for Listeria infections.

  • Clifford Hudson, chief executive officer at Sonic Corp.

    Higher minimum wages will cause Sonic franchisees to raise prices but not necessarily cut jobs, CEO Cliff Hudson says.

  • CVS boosted its specialty pharmacy business, which provides drugs to people with expensive chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, with its $10.1 billion acquisition of Omnicare Inc in August 2015. The company's net income fell to $1.15 billion, or $1.04 per share, from $1.22 billion, or $1.07 per share, due to higher interest expenses and acquisition...

  • May 3- CVS Health Corp, the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain by store count, reported a 19 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its pharmacy benefit management services. Net revenue rose to $43.22 billion in the first quarter ended March 31 from $36.33 billion a year earlier. The company's net income fell to $1.15 billion, or $1.04 per share, from...

  • NEW YORK— Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But Jeff Turnas, president of 365 at Whole Foods, said in an interview this week that there are no plans for tattoo parlors to date, and that he doubts that there will be. Even if a tattoo parlor isn't likely, Turnas said the idea reflects the culture of Whole Foods employees.

  • SANTIAGO, April 29- Chilean retailer Cencosud has put on hold its plan to publicly list its shopping center unit on a stock exchange, its chairman told shareholders on Friday. We're not in a rush, "Cencosud Chairman Horst Paulmann said at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Cencosud, the owner of Jumbo supermarkets, Paris department stores and the Easy home...

  • Workers stand in a Dunkin' Donuts.

    Dunkin' Donuts' CEO joined CNBC to discuss the company's current and future plans.

  • Panera Bread Co restaurant

    Chipotle's food safety issues are having an influence on diners moving away from artificial ingredients to clean food menus, like those offered at Panera Bread.

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— A coalition has decided to drop its push to allow grocery stores in Oregon to stock their shelves with liquor and instead shift its resources into blocking a massive corporate tax hike heading to voters in November. The now-suspended ballot initiative marked the second time in two years that the Northwest Grocery Association, through the...

  • LONDON, April 27- Wal Mart's British supermarket Asda has agreed to change the way it operates promotions after being singled out for criticism by the competition regulator. Britain's competition body investigated the country's supermarkets and the way they ran special offer promotions following a so-called super-complaint from the consumer watchdog...

  • LONDON, April 27- Wal Mart's British supermarket Asda has agreed to change the way it operates promotions after being singled out for criticism by the competition regulator. Britain's competition body investigated the country's supermarkets and the way they ran special offer promotions following a so-called super-complaint from the consumer watchdog...

  • *Expansion to Nigeria will not happen hastily- CEO. JOHANNESBURG, April 26- South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay plans to expand into Nigeria next year through a partnership with a local conglomerate, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on its home market, it said on Tuesday. "We are not suddenly going to explode onto the scene in Nigeria next year but we are...

  • The KFC logo is displayed outside on a KFC restaurant, a unit of Yum! Brands Inc., in Houston, Texas.

    KFC has launched an investigation into one if its U.K. restaurants after a researcher was served ice that contained bacteria from feces.

  • April 21- Walgreen Co agreed to reform its advertising practices and pay $500,000 to settle allegations its Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in New York overcharged consumers at the register and used price tags that fooled them into thinking they were getting great deals. The settlement with the largest U.S. drugstore chain, a unit of Walgreens Boots Alliance...

  • HANOI, April 20- Through supermarkets, malls, dairy and beer, Thai tycoons are pursuing deals in Vietnam that could break mergers and acquisitions records in the upwardly mobile market of 90 million people, at the expense of their Asian rivals. Billionaire beer magnate Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is leading the Thai charge into Vietnam through his Thai Charoen...

  • Cereals are losing favor with time-poor, health-conscious consumers, who increasingly breakfast on snack bars and yogurt.

  • SEOUL/ SINGAPORE, April 19- South Korea's Lotte Shopping is pulling out of French retailer Casino's auction of its Big C Vietnam supermarket chain, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. A spokesman for Lotte Group, which controls Lotte Shopping, declined to comment. One of the sources said that Lotte was not keen to bid aggressively for Big C Vietnam,...

  • EDINBURGH, April 16- CVC Capital Partners, Qatar's QIA and Canada's Brookfield have abandoned a secret plan to bid for British supermarket group J.Sainsbury plc, Sky News reported on Saturday. The report could not immediately be verified. Sky said the trio had dropped a planned takeover, hatched in the autumn, after Sainsbury's made a 1.4 billion pound bid for...

  • April 15- Grocery chain operator Fairway Group Holdings Corp has reached a tentative deal with creditors to restructure its debt in bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Specific terms of the deal, including the size of the financing and whether store lease contracts for underperforming stores will be kept, are still under...

  • The Mars Food company - behind famous brands such as Uncle Ben's - is to advise customers on how often its products should be eaten due to their salt, fat or sugar content.