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  • Singapore's latest export to China? Chilli crab Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 11:46 PM ET
    A dish of chili crab at the Jumbo Seafood Riverside restaurant

    Singapore is targeting a new export for China, already its largest trading partner: the city-state's iconic chilli crab.

  • CVC, CPPIB near $4.7B deal to acquire Petco: Sources Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    A Petco location in New York.

    A private-equity firm and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are nearing a deal to acquire Petco, valuing it at around $4.7 billion.

  • Bubble watch: Would you pay $12K for some pie? Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | 9:04 AM ET
    Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie

    The latest bubble may have arrived - in the form of a celebrity-endorsed sweet potato pie.

  • Nov 20- Grocery distributor Supervalu Inc is preparing to explore an outright sale as an alternative to a spin-off of its discount grocery retail chain Save-A-Lot, according to people familiar with the matter. Eden Prairie, Minnesota based Supervalu has received interest in Save-A-Lot from several private equity firms, and has told them that it will consider...

  • Natural Grocers meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $2.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 13 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $160.7 million.

  • A little McDonald's lovin' Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A little McDonalds lovin'

    Former President Chiang Ching-kuo's home has been transformed into a McDonald's.

  • Sales at Britain's Asda fall 4.5 pct in third quarter Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 17- Sales at food retailer Asda fell for a fifth straight quarter, the company said on Tuesday, confirming it as the worst performer of Britain's big four grocers, which are being hurt by a price war triggered by the rise of discounters. Asda, owned by Wal-Mart, said sales at stores open over a year fell 4.5 percent in the 13 weeks to Sept. 30, its fiscal third...

  • *Aldi and Lidl's UK market share passes 10 percent. LONDON, Nov 17- Industry sales figures underlined Asda's position as the weakest performer among Britain's largest supermarket groups on Tuesday, showing it remained under severe pressure from the growth of discounters Aldi and Lidl. All of Britain's big four supermarkets-- market leader Tesco, Asda, the...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Asda's position as the worst performer among Britain's "big four" supermarkets in terms of sales was underlined on Tuesday as industry data showed it remained under pressure from the growth of discounters Aldi and Lidl and food price deflation. All of Britain's big four supermarkets- market leader Tesco, Asda, the British arm of Wal-Mart,...

  • India's food authority has appealed to the country's top court against a regional court order overturning a ban on Maggi sold by Nestle India.

  • Japan's economy has slipped into recession, but demand for cup noodles and pricy chocolates suggests some hope for 'Abenomics'.

  • Taco Bell going cage-free Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Taco Bell going cage-free

    The Mexican fast food chain plans to serve only cage-free eggs at all of its locations by the end of 2016.

  • This country is seeing a surge in cheese demand Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 9:54 PM ET

    South Koreans, who traditionally eat their meals with local side dish kimchi, are gaining a growing taste for another imported fermented food: cheese.

  • Brands take advantage of SBUX red cup controversy Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    A woman drinks Starbucks coffee in a red cup as people on social media are responding to criticism that Starbucks is waging a war on Christmas with its plain red holiday cup in New York.

    For Starbucks, the annual reveal of their "red cup" is meant to signify that the holiday season is approaching. Instead, it's brewing controversy.

  • Chipotle's tough year Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chipotle's tough year

    Chipotle hit its lowest consumer perception level since 2007, according to YouGov BrandIndex.

  • KFC testing on-demand delivery Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    KFC testing on-demand delivery

    Kentucky Fried Chicken is partnering with DoorDash to deliver food to doorsteps.

  • In-N-Out sues startup for delivering its burgers Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    In-N-Out sues startup for delivering its burgers

    The West Coast burger chain is suing DoorDash for delivering its food to customers.

  • Pizza Hut dishes out new 'triple treat box' Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Pizza Hut dishes out new 'triple treat box'

    The pizza chain introduces its triple layer pizza offering for $19.99, featuring a holiday-theme.

  • Kroger to buy Roundy's to expand in Midwest Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 9:31 AM ET
    Customers shop the produce aisle at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Supermarket operator Kroger said it would buy smaller chain Roundy's for $800 million including debt to expand in Wisconsin and the Chicago area.

  • No Tips at Joe's Crab Shack Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    No Tips at Joe's Crab Shack

    The seafood restaurant chain is testing a no-tipping service policy in more than a dozen stores.