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  • Soaring onion prices in India create headache for Modi Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 24: Delhi Pradesh Congress Women Workers Protest against BJP Government on Onion and others Food Price Hike at BJP office in New Delhi.

    High onion prices are a challenge to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of state elections, the Financial Times reports.

  • UPDATE 1-Food distributor Sysco adds Peltz to its board Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    Aug 20- Food distributor Sysco Corp added Nelson Peltz to its board, days after the activist investor disclosed a 7.1 percent stake in the company and called its shares "undervalued". Sysco said it was also appointing Josh Frank, a partner at Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP, to the board effective Friday. "Sysco is a leader in its business, and we believe it is...

  • A food start-up raised little $$, but makes plenty Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    ZeroCater headquarters in San Francisco.

    Amid a food-delivery boom that's valued Instacart and Blue Apron in the billions, a start-up called ZeroCater is taking a leaner approach.

  • Hormel spices up earnings Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Hormel spices up earnings

    Hormel foods earnings beat expectations in spite of the bird flu.

  • Hefe-Wheaties, the brew of champions Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Hefe-Wheaties, the brew of champions

    General Mills partners with Fulton Beer to make a Wheaties-themed brew.

  • Kraft Heinz slashes jobs Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Kraft Heinz slashes jobs

    Kraft Heinz laying off 2,500 employees.

  • A mixed bag for Dean Foods Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A mixed bag for Dean Foods

    Dean Foods reports mixed Q2 earnings, beating on profit and falling short on revenue.

  • Bearish on Mondelez, but still hungry for food stocks Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 1:44 PM ET

    Forget the feeding frenzy!

  • Aramark pledges healthier menus Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Aramark pledges healthier menus

    Food service giant Aramark is joining the stampede of big food companies toward healthier menu options.

  • Viagra shot? China probes sex drug-spiked liquor Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Viagra pill

    Chinese police are investigating if two distillers added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China.

  • Whole Foods slims prices for new stores Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Whole Foods slims prices for new stores

    Whole Foods announces the first five locations for its lower-price "365 by Whole Foods Market."

  • Venezuela troops occupy Polar, Nestle food warehouses Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:12 PM ET
    A bank note with the face of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and the word "devaluated" at a market in Caracas.

    Venezuelan troops occupied warehouses used by Empresas Polar and Nestle to distribute food and beverages, workers and company officials said.

  • Amazon tests drive-up service Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Amazon tests drive-up service

    Amazon planning to test drive-up grocery stores, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal

  • NZ dairy giant slashes jobs as 'white gold rush' fades Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 9:38 PM ET

    New Zealand's Fonterra is cutting jobs in an effort to shore up its cash flows amid a slump in global dairy demand, particularly from No. 1 buyer China.

  • Mars to expand its candy plant Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Mars to expand its candy plant

    Mars Inc. will expand its candy-making operation in Kansas.

  • Beer battle brews as Heineken returns to Myanmar Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:08 AM ET

    The opening of a new Heineken manufacturing site on Sunday will mark the latest salvo in what is a brewing Asia beer war, the Financial Times reports.

  • July 9- Canadian food distributor Loblaw Companies Ltd said its employees in 69 stores in Ontario have voted to accept a six-year contract, and all ongoing and pending strikes have been canceled. Loblaw said the terms of the contract provide employees and the company "a fair deal and security." Strikes commenced on July 2 in nine stores and strikes scheduled to...

  • Albertsons shopping for IPO Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Albertsons shopping for IPO

    Albertsons files for an Initial Public Offering after being taken private nine years ago.

  • Greek olive farmers demand cash as bank fears grow Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    LONDON/ ATHENS, July 7- The cash economy emerging after the closure of Greece's banks is beginning to paralyze the country's vital olive oil industry as farmers demand cash for supplies that distributors are unable to pay. With the country's lenders at risk of default, Greece's half a million olive growers, many of them small family businesses, fear the banks will...

  • Hostess' sweet turn of events Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Hostess' sweet turn of events

    Hostess Brands has taken itself off the auction block and will pursue an IPO instead. - Reuters