Food and Beverage Food Products

  • Avocados and coconuts, the new cash crop

    CNBC's Susan Li reports avocado prices are hitting new records sending the price of guacamole higher, this as coconut oil prices nearly double over the past ten years.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23- Crude palm oil prices are expected to drop around 19 percent from current levels to 2,200 ringgit per tonne over the next two months as production recovers in the new oil year, a leading industry analyst, Dorab Mistry, said on Friday. In the current oil year ending September, palm prices have gained 9 percent as dryness linked to an El Nino...

  • Demand for clean, healthy grub has spurred the use of "pure commodities" - ingredients you can actually recognize - by food manufacturers.

  • BEIJING, Sept 22- China has conditionally lifted an import ban on some shipments of U.S. boneless beef and beef on the bone, and will also ease restrictions on Canadian beef, the Asian nation's agriculture ministry and its premier said on Thursday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a business dinner in New York on Tuesday that China would soon allow imports of beef on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22- Wall Street will closely watch Cal-Maine Foods' quarterly report on Monday as the largest U.S. egg producer struggles with too much production and uncertainty about consumer demand for cage-free eggs. The Jackson, Mississippi- based company has been targeted by short sellers since 2015, when avian flu ravaged U.S. flocks and producers...

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream is seen on shelves of a grocery store in Overland Park, Kans.

    Blue Bell Creameries is recalling some ice cream Wednesday after finding chocolate chip cookie dough was potentially contaminated with listeria.

  • Panera to serve 'clean' bacon

    The fast casual restaurant chain is making changes to its bacon served in salads and sandwiches.

  • The inventor of the new food aims to bring his hot dog and hamburger combo to the US next year.

  • Stocks to Watch: September 21, 2016

    General Mills, Quest Diagnostics and Boston Beer are making waves on Wall Street this Wednesday morning.

  • SIMFEROPOL, Crimea/ MOSCOW, Sept 21- Products for sale in the Crimean stores of two European retailers are being shipped there from Russia via a ferry and port that are subject to EU sanctions, people involved in the transportation said, suggesting companies are finding ways around the punitive economic regime facing Moscow since 2014.. Products carrying the...

  • Those are some of the tactics General Mills is hoping can keep people interested in its stable of products. Like other major food companies, General Mills is struggling to navigate fickle American tastes and increasing competition, with its core U.S. retail sales down 5 percent in the most recent quarter. The food industry has become more "entrepreneurial,"...

  • LONDON/ SAO PAULO, Sept 21- Eldorado may offer a cautionary tale for investing in Brazilian bonds, yet a 20 percent fall in the pulpmaker's debt since it borrowed $350 million in June has not reduced appetite for the country's corporate credit. Investors in Eldorado's bonds were caught out by the country-wide corruption probe which spread to the company and its...

  • Writing for a 3-0 panel, Circuit Judge Peter Hall said the Brooklyn judge who presided over the March 2013 jury verdict should have deferred to China's interpretation of its own laws, regardless of the country's motives. "Recognizing China's strong interest in its protectionist economic policies and given the direct conflict between Chinese policy and our...

  • Fast food chains test upscale menu items

    The moves target millennial customers seeking more adventurous foods at a low price.

  • Investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) search inside the family restaurant and adjoined apartment of Ahmad Khan Rahami in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on September 19, 2016.

    Following the arrest of a suspected bomber, his family's restaurant in Elizabeth, N.J., was spammed by Yelp users.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 19- Brazilian airlines are up in arms over a decision by Brazil's tax authority to list Ireland as a tax haven, which means about 1 billion reais in new taxes on aircraft leases for carriers struggling to regain profitability. Brazil's tax authority announced on Thursday it was adding Ireland, Austria, Curaçao and Saint Martin to its list of...

  • How small brand quality is outmaneuvering big companies

    Clayton Christopher, CAVU Venture Partners co-founder, and Brett Thomas, CAVU Ventures Partners co-founder, discuss how big companies are profiting from innovation in the food space by smaller companies, and weigh in on reports Unilever is in talks to acquire Honest Company.

  • Ruby Tuesday said this week that its CEO is resigning, and the chain forecast another quarter of lower sales as it closes locations. Ruby Tuesday's five straight years of declining sales at established locations is an extreme example, but others are feeling it. Darden Restaurants rid itself of Red Lobster in 2014 after the seafood chain suffered years of...

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, Sept 15- Activist investor Engaged Capital reported a 7.5 percent stake in SunOpta Inc on Thursday and said it had signed a confidentiality agreement with the Canadian organic food company to provide strategic advice. U.S. hedge fund Tourbillon Capital pressured SunOpta to explore a sale earlier this year. In July, Reuters reported that...

  • A Venezuela resident carries food in plastic bags in the Catia neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela

    The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has forced many Venezuelans to call on family in the U.S. for help in finding food.