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  • PARIS, Feb 8- France called on the European Commission on Monday to do more to help its struggling livestock industry, seeking to defuse protests that have seen farmers block highways and supermarkets. France had in particular called for "market regulation measures" in proposals submitted ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this...

  • BANGKOK, Feb 8- Investors in Big C, one of Thailand's largest supermarket chains, cheered on Monday an up to $3.5 billion deal by France's Casino Group to sell its majority holding to TCC Group, owned by whiskey tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. Shares in Big C Supercenter hit a 13- month high of 251 baht on Monday, just below the offer price of 252.88 baht, and jumped...

  • 8 fast food Super Bowl deals Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 3:32 PM ET
    Football party Super Bowl

    Still debating what to order for Super Bowl 50? Well, there is no shortage of foods and deals to choose from. Here are 8 fast food deals for game day.

  • Is organic eating health or hype? Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Produce at a Whole Foods store in Berkeley, Calif.

    Organic food boosters tout its health benefits, but skeptics say it's little more than marketing. Who's right?

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 11:35 AM ET

    PARIS— French supermarkets will be forbidden from destroying unsold food and encouraged to donate to charities or farms instead as part of a national campaign against food waste. The senate approved the bill this week, following a lower house vote last year. Big supermarket chains must donate goods no longer fit for sale to charities or farms for use as animal...

  • McDonald's salad has more calories than Big Mac Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 6:25 AM ET
    McDonald's salad has more calories than Big Mac

    The Keep Calm and Caesar on Chicken Salad packs more than 730 calories and 53g of fat

  • The future of restaurants Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 2:07 AM ET
    The future of restaurants

    Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group, discusses his company, which offers "experience-driven dining", and says business conditions are tougher today.

  • Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 11:22 PM ET

    Following the detection of Zika in April, sales of repellant in Brazil rose by one-third last year, according to consumer research firm Nielsen, doubling revenue for the sector to $55.7 million. Brazil's biggest retailer, the Pao de Acucar Group, said supermarket sales of repellant were up 120 percent in the first weeks of 2016, compared to the same period a year...

  • K-cups decline drove comps lower: Dunkin' CEO Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:43 PM ET
    Nigel Travis, chairman & CEO, Dunkin' Donuts

    Dunkin' Donuts has developed a plan to increase market share, according to the CEO.

  • McD's salad has more calories than a Big Mac Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:13 PM ET
    McDonald's Salad

    McDonald's may be on a health kick, but some of its nutrient-enhanced meals are very caloric, according to CBC Business News.

  • EasyJet founder's 36¢ food store stock runs out Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:58 AM ET
    EasyJet founder's 36¢ food store stock runs out

    The ultra-discount food store was force to temporarily shut down after high demand.

  • 36¢ food store shuts as stock runs out Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:40 AM ET
    Shoppers queue to pay for their goods at the 'easyFoodstore' in north-west London on February 2, 2016.

    An ultra-discount food store opened by the owner of budget airline easyJet earlier this week was forced to close after shelves were emptied.

  • Yum earnings beat expectations, revenue misses Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:52 PM ET
    Yum brands KFC and Taco Brands.

    Yum said China system sales increased 7 percent — with 7 percent unit growth and a 2 percent rise in same-store sales.

  • Mondelez misses on strong dollar, weak demand Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 2:47 PM ET
    Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Mondelez International

    Mondelez reported a miss on the strength of the dollar and challenging economic conditions overseas.

  • Ben & Jerry's goes vegan with 4 new flavors Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:49 PM ET
    Ben & Jerry's is coming out with a line of non-dairy vegan ice cream.

    Vegans and lactose-intolerant folks can finally get their hands on Ben & Jerry's one-of-a-kind flavors.

  • KFC China wins payout over false chicken rumors Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:42 AM ET

    A Shanghai court orders three tech firms to make an official apology and pay a combined $91,191 fine.

  • EasyJet owner launches ultra-low budget grocery in UK Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:51 AM ET

    LONDON— The founder of budget airline EasyJet has stepped into Britain's grocery aisle. Stelios Haji-Ioannou has opened a discount grocery in northwest London, called EasyFood, offering canned sardines, soups and pasta for a mere 25 pence— for a limited time only. Haji-Ioannou says he drew on his experience in distributing food for free in Greece and Cyprus.

  • This pizza is covered in $100 worth of what? Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:56 AM ET
    Golden Pizza from Pizza Hut

    Pizza Hut is celebrating the Super Bowl's 50th anniversary by giving away pizzas covered in real gold.

  • *Expects multiple deals in multiple territories. LONDON, Feb 2- British online grocer Ocado is confident it will sign multiple overseas technology deals despite missing out on its target of securing a first one in 2015, the firm said on Tuesday. "We are in talks with... a lot of retailers both in North America and in western Europe but also globally across Asia,...

  • Sainsbury's agrees $1.87B deal for Home Retail Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 9:06 AM ET
    Customers push shopping carts as they look for goods inside a Sainsbury's supermarket store.

    Sainsbury's said on Tuesday it had agreed a £1.3 billion deal to buy Argos-owner Home Retail.