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  • June 28- Coca-Cola Co's said some products would be temporarily unavailable in Vermont stores as the world's largest beverage maker gears up for a GMO-labeling law going into effect on July 1. Vermont was the first U.S. state to pass a law requiring food companies to label genetically modified organisms on their products. "To avoid multiple labeling changes,...

  • Chipotle to launch rewards program to lure back burrito lovers

    The company's three-month long program will reward customers for making multiple paid visits within a month.

  • June 27- Canada's SunOpta Inc said it hired financial and legal advisers to explore strategic alternatives, months after largest shareholder Tourbillon Capital Partners LP urged the organic foods company to sell itself. SunOpta, which specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of organic food products, said on Monday that it hired Rothschild Inc as...

  • "Brazil is one of the key global markets where we see considerable potential, and where we are investing additional energy and resources," Wendy's chief operations officer, Bob Wright, said in a statement. The move into Brazil, which is in its deepest recession in probably more than a century, comes ahead of the opening of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

  • KFC fuels your belly plus your smartphone

    Now KFC lets you buy a box of chicken and charge your phone at the same time.

  • June 27- Canada's SunOpta Inc, which is under pressure from hedge fund Tourbillon Capital Partners LP to sell itself, said it hired financial and legal advisers to explore strategic alternatives. The strategic review follows talks with large shareholders, who concluded that "now is not the right time to commence an outright sale of the company," the organic food...

  • *Ireland has most to lose from British departure. Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose than any other member state from Brexit with far-reaching implications for its trade, economy, security of energy supplies and peace in British-ruled Northern Ireland. After 56 percent of Northern Irish voters sought to remain in the EU...

  • DUBLIN, June 24- Ireland is bracing itself for damaging economic and political fallout from the decision by Britain, its nearest neighbor and largest trade partner, to vote to leave the European Union. Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose than any other member state from a' Brexit' with far-reaching implications for its trade,...

  • DUBLIN, June 24- Ireland is bracing itself for damaging economic and political fallout from the decision by Britain, its nearest neighbour and largest trade partner, to vote to leave the European Union. Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose than any other member state from a' Brexit' with far-reaching implications for its trade,...

  • DUBLIN, June 24- Ireland is bracing itself for damaging economic and political fallout from the decision by Britain, its nearest neighbour and largest trade partner, to vote to leave the European Union. Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose than any other member state from a' Brexit' with far-reaching implications for its trade,...

  • DUBLIN, June 24- Ireland is bracing itself for damaging economic and political fallout from the decision by Britain, its nearest neighbor and largest trade partner, to vote to leave the European Union. Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose than any other member state from a' Brexit' with far-reaching implications for its trade,...

  • OTTAWA, June 23- Canada's Liberal government on Thursday watered down measures to limit the number of low-wage temporary foreign workers firms can hire after complaints the restrictions would cause major labor shortages. Under rules introduced by the previous Conservative administration, the number of low-skilled foreign workers a firm could employ...

  • *Market set to grow to $11.5 billion by 2025- Barclays. MUNICH, Germany, June 23- Robots that work as assistants alongside people are set to upend the world of industrial robotics by putting automation within reach of many small and medium-sized companies for the first time, industry players said this week. The price of a cobot can be as little as $10,000, although...

  • Burger King adding Mac N' Cheetos to the menu

    The bite-sized treat features mac n' cheese bites coated in a crispy Cheetos cheese dust.

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, June 22- McDonald's Corp has received more than half a dozen bids for its China and Hong Kong stores, including offers from Beijing Tourism Group, Sanpower and ChemChina, in an auction that could fetch up to $3 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Competitor Yum Brands is also restructuring its China operations by spinning it off...

  • June 22- Communications software provider Twilio Inc is expected to price its $140 million U.S. initial public offering on Wednesday, a rare technology stock market debut, one day before Britain holds a referendum on its European Union membership. Twilio's software is used by large companies such as car-hailing service Uber to allow drivers to speak and text...

  • A potential deal between ConAgra and Post Holdings could value Lamb Weston at around $6 billion, said another source with knowledge of the matter. The two companies were discussing a Reverse Morris Trust structure for the deal, the first person said. A Reverse Morris Trust is a tax-free deal in which one company merges with a spun-off unit.

  • The European Union protects Scotch Whisky, Stilton cheese and the Cornish pasty. But could this protection of U.K. foodstuffs come an end?

  • Upset chicken, poultry

    The USDA Food & Inspection Service reported Saturday that the products "may be contaminated with extraneous materials."

  • *Food prices in Israel up 50 percent since 2000. Now, after decades of coddling domestic manufacturers, Israel is about to revise one of its oldest protectionist policies, allowing freer competition for some food imports in response to public outrage over high prices. Despite average wages that are 17 percent below its Western peers, food prices in Israel have...