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  • Your first trade for Friday Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 7:08 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • Freshii dangles discount as Chipotle closes briefly Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 6:29 PM ET
    Freshii, restaurant front.

    While Chipotle closes its doors for part of Feb. 8, fast-casual restaurant Freshii will be offering half off all Mexican inspired menu items.

  • Raine to invest $40M in digital ordering biz Olo Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Mobile app for Five Guys restaurant

    Global merchant bank The Raine Group has invested $40 million dollars in Olo, a digital ordering and delivery company for multi-location restaurants.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 20- Brazil's largest diversified retailer GPA SA tapped a senior executive in Argentina and the former head of Wal Mart Stores Inc's Brazil business to run its struggling supermarket and convenience store unit, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. Luis Moreno, a Spanish-born executive who ran Libertad, the Argentine subsidiary of...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 20- GPA SA, Brazil's biggest retailer, on Wednesday named Luis Moreno as chief executive of its supermarket and convenience store division and Marcos Samaha as head of operations for the unit, according to a securities filing. Moreno, a Spanish-born executive, had been chief executive since July 2014 of Libertad, an Argentine subsidiary of French...

  • Chipotle boosts paid-sick leave in name of safety Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 2:14 PM ET
    Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers in Miami.

    Chipotle is working hard to revamp its image by addressing food safety concerns and safety changes, including a new sick-day policy.

  • Turnaround: McDonald's franchisees see sales boom Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 10:33 AM ET
    A McDonald's restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

    A new survey finds McDonald's franchisees are more upbeat than they have been in some time on the chain's burgeoning prospects.

  • Chipotle's bad timing in closing restaurants Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 3:31 PM ET
    A person walks past a Chipotle Mexican Grill store location in downtown Portland on November 3, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

    Chipotle blew it with consumers and investors in its handling of the E.coli crisis, says media strategist Mark Macias.

  • McD's newest menu item...chocolate-covered fries? Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 1:11 PM ET
    McDonald's McChoco Potato

    McDonald's revealed it's latest menu item on Tuesday, but you'll have to travel to Japan to taste this delicacy.

  • These are America's favorite casual restaurants Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Marco’s Pizza

    In an industry rife with competition, casual dining restaurants are pulling out all the stops to turn patrons into loyal customers.

  • Amazon, Ocado make ‘good fit’: Analyst Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 4:50 AM ET
    Amazon, Ocado make ‘good fit’: Analyst

    David Gray, retail analyst at Planet Retail, explains why it would make sense for Amazon to takeover Ocado, especially for expanding into groceries.

  • UK supermarket Asda preparing job cuts Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 7:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 18- Asda, the British supermarket arm of U.S. retailer Wal-Mart, is preparing to announce job cuts as it grapples with changing shopping habits and a brutal industry price war. Sky News reported on Monday that Asda would cut "hundreds of jobs", largely focused at its head office in Leeds, northern England. Industry data published last week showed Asda was...

  • Australia's Woolworths to exit ailing hardware unit Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 6:42 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Jan 18- Australia's No. 1 grocery chain Woolworths Ltd said on Monday it planned to sell or wind-up its stake in the hardware unit' Masters' due to ongoing losses, ending months of speculation about the potential sale. Masters is a joint venture with U.S.-based Lowe's Companies Inc, and Woolworth's budget general merchandise chain, Big W.

  • Food for thought: Experts mull new US diet rules Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 1:59 PM ET
    A woman shops for eggs at Laurenzo's Italian Center on May 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

    U.S. dietary guidelines are issued every five years, and normally come with a heaping portion of controversy.

  • Chipotle to close all stores for one day Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 11:01 AM ET
    A sign showing that the Chipotle Mexican Grill seen at 1924 Beacon St. is closed on December 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Chipotle, under scrutiny for months of foodborne illness outbreaks, will be closing all its stores briefly Feb. 8th to host a national team meeting.

  • Chick-fil-A offering its first organic item Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 11:00 AM ET
    Chick-fil-A offering its first organic item

    The fast food chain will offer Honest Kids' Appley Ever After juice drink nationwide starting Monday.

  • *Beats forecasts with strong Christmas trading. LONDON, Jan 14- Tesco comfortably surpassed forecasts for Christmas trade, buoyed by lower prices and more staff, indicating Britain's biggest supermarket may finally be recovering from several years in turmoil. Chief Executive Dave Lewis is focusing on lower prices, better product availability and improved...

  • Shake Shack expands its chicken sandwich Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Shake Shack expands its chicken sandwich

    The restaurant chain is launching its first ever chicken sandwich nationwide.

  • Chipotle's new plan includes giving away free food Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chipotle's new plan includes giving away free food

    The restaurant chain plans to increase giveaways and reward customers.

  • LONDON, Jan 14- Associated British Foods said on Thursday unusually warm winter weather meant sales at its Primark discount fashion chain stalled in the nine weeks to Jan. 2, a drop shrugged off by the fast-growing retailer as a temporary blip. Shares in AB Foods, which also has major sugar, grocery, agriculture and ingredients divisions, traded down 0.8 percent to...