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  • CAMDEN, N.J.— A judge has thrown out lawsuits filed by New Jersey consumers who said supermarkets fooled them into paying more for bread by advertising it was made fresh in their stores. Signs in Acme, Wegmans and Whole Foods said baked goods were made elsewhere and reheated in-store, according to the lawsuits filed in Camden in December. Whole Foods is pleased with...

  • Cream of Wheat owner to buy Green Giant: Sources Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:27 PM ET
    General Mills' Green Giant brand frozen vegetables for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    The company behind Pirate's Booty popcorn and Cream of Wheat wants to buy the veggie vendor from General Mills, reports say.

  • Companies liable for labor violations by franchisees Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Companies can be held liable for labor violations committed by franchisees and contractors, the U.S. labor board ruled on Thursday.

  • Lawsuit over Whole Foods baked goods deemed half-baked Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    District Judge Joseph Irenas in Camden, New Jersey on Wednesday said claims against Whole Foods, Wegmans Food Markets Inc and Acme Markets Inc were too vague, because the plaintiffs did not show they overpaid for specific goods in response to specific signs or advertising from the defendants. Shoppers complained that the grocers sold frozen, pre-made, and...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 27- Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings Ltd has partnered Asia- focused private equity firm MBK Partners to bid for the South Korea arm of British supermarket operator Tesco PLC, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. It is vying against Carlyle Group LP and a consortium comprising Affinity Equity Partners and KKR& Co, Reuters...

  • Coffee Bean: We're in China for the long term Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Coffee Bean: We're in China for the long term

    Jeff Schroeder, senior vice president of operations at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, is not worried about the slowdown in China as the U.S. coffee chain looks to expand into the mainland market.

  • Hampton Creek's Just Mayo isn't mayo: Regulators Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:49 PM ET
    Just Mayo by Hampton Creek

    The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Hampton Creek, citing several alleged violations for its Just Mayo product.

  • Correction: Supermarket Knife Attack story Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    SACO, Maine— In a story Aug. 19 about the stabbing death of a woman at a Maine supermarket, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the gender of the suspect. Woman dies after stabbing at Shaw's supermarket in Maine. SACO, Maine— Police say a woman has been killed in a knife attack at a supermarket in southern Maine.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Mistrial declared in case of white police officer accused in shooting of unarmed black man.

  • Hot dogs out, salads in at these Target cafes Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Freshii

    Starting in October the company will roll out a new cafe concept. USAToday reports.

  • ALFRED, Maine— Prosecutors and defense attorneys disagreed about a mental health evaluation for a man charged with fatally stabbing a woman in a supermarket during his first appearance in court on Friday. MacCalister fatally stabbed Boudreau with a knife at a Shaw's supermarket in Saco during a random attack on Wednesday, police have said.

  • Still slow in US north-east: Ahold CEO Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:05 AM ET
    Still slow in US north-east: Ahold CEO

    Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold, said that despite some slowdowns in America’s north-east he sees improvements coming through in the U.S. market.

  • This guy makes $10,000 a month shipping potatoes Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    A potato message from Potatoparcel.com

    24-year-old Alex Craig is making some serious cash shipping potatoes around the country.

  • Aug 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported weaker quarterly earnings and lowered its annual forecast on Tuesday, as it copes with higher labor costs, a squeeze on pharmacy margins and sliding sales at its British supermarket chain. Net profit attributable to Wal-Mart fell to $3.48 billion, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter ended July 31, from $3.92 billion, or...

  • *Worst quarterly sales outcome under Wal-Mart ownership. *CEO Andy Clarke says he's staying. LONDON, Aug 18- Supermarket operator Asda, the UK arm of Wal-Mart, has suffered its worst quarterly sales performance in the 16 years it's been owned by the U.S. group, with results on Tuesday highlighting its struggles in the face of an onslaught from discounters.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Wal-Mart's British supermarket chain Asda slumped to its worst quarterly sales performance in the 16 years it has been owned by the U.S. group, with results on Tuesday highlighting its struggles in the face of an onslaught from the discounters. Walmart does not break out profits for its British operation, which trades mainly from large...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Sales at Wal-Mart's British supermarket Asda slumped 4.7 percent in the second-quarter, as the laggard in the industry failed to get to grips with a fierce price war brought on by discount retailers. Asda, which trails UK market leader Tesco by annual revenue and is battling with Sainsbury's to be Britain's No. 2 grocer, said sales at stores open over...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Sales at Wal-Mart's British supermarket Asda fell for a fourth straight quarter on Tuesday, down 4.7 percent to confirm its position as the weakest performer in a sector hammered by the growth of discount retailers. Asda, which trails UK market leader Tesco by annual revenue and is battling with Sainsbury's to be Britain's No. 2 grocer, said sales at...

  • Blue Bell ice cream returning to stores Aug 31 Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 3:28 PM ET
    Blue Bell Ice Cream is seen on shelves of a grocery store in Overland Park, Kans.

    Blue Bell ice cream will start returning to stores at the end of August, months after a national recall due to listeria concerns.

  • Aug 17- Target Corp promoted Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan to the newly created role of chief operating officer, and appointed Express Scripts Holding Co's CFO, Cathy Smith, as his replacement. Smith, who will join on Sep. 1, has previously served as CFO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc's international division. The company in April named grocery retail veteran Anne...