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  • Your kid's lemonade biz may be breaking the law Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Children running lemonade stand

    Pint-sized entrepreneurs all over the United States could see their summer businesses sour.

  • SYDNEY, June 19- Fresh fruit and vegetables are the new frontline in ALDI Inc's assault on Australia's $70 billion supermarket sector, as the German discounter looks to beat the most profitable duopoly in global groceries at their own game. For the first time, ALDI's Australian arm plans to ship fruit and vegetables direct from farms in Australia to its stores,...

  • *Q1 earnings/share $1.25 vs est $1.22. June 18- Kroger Co boosted its full-year forecast for identical-store sales and reported better-than-expected quarterly sales on the same basis as more customers bought groceries at its stores amid signs of strengthening U.S. economic growth. Kroger, which owns the Ralphs, Smith's and Food 4 Less grocery chains as well as...

  • June 18- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, boosted its full-year forecast for identical-store sales and reported better-than-expected sales for the latest quarter on the same basis as lower gas prices helped free up cash to buy groceries. The upbeat forecast, along with better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, pushed up Kroger's shares...

  • Kroger's first-quarter profit rises 23.5 percent Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    June 18- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, reported a 23.5 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a fall in operating expenses. Net income attributable to Kroger rose to $619 million, or $1.25 per share, in the first quarter ended May 23, from $501 million, or 98 cents per share, a year earlier. Total sales rose 0.3 percent to $33.1 billion.

  • Robot hands stack your food Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Robot hands stack your food

    At this futuristic grocery store, robots replenish shelves and illuminated tablets reveal the life of the food. The Future Food District is on view at the Milan Expo 2015.

  • As Woolies' CEO exits, all eyes on Lidl Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:24 PM ET

    Australia's supermarket wars have claimed the chief executive of Woolworths, who stepped down as the sector sees an influx of foreign competitors.

  • 8 gifts you'll want to get on Father's Day Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Man receiving Father's Day gift from children

    Whether he's into gadgets, grilling or fly fishing, subscription boxes are a gift-giving strategy for those hard-to-shop-for dads.

  • Why Uber, Amazon are battling a croissant maker Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    A worker handles finished grocery boxes ready for delivery at the FreshDirect online grocery service warehouse in New York.

    Can 13-year-old FreshDirect, a pioneer in online grocery delivery, survive the Silicon Valley onslaught of on-demand food and grocery apps?

  • Yes, you can have fresh cookies on-demand Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Doughbies’ Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt cookies.

    This start-up wants to be the Uber for cookies. But is being the culinary equivalent of hugs from mom a smart business model?

  • Listeria outbreak freezes Blue Bell Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Listeria outbreak freezes Blue Bell

    Blue Bell identified the source of the listeria outbreak at its Oklahoma facility as one unsanitary room.

  • LONDON, June 11- Britain's four biggest grocers, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, will lose 4 percent of their market share by 2020 as fast growing discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to expand, Moody's forecasts. "We expect Aldi and Lidl's combined share of the UK market to reach 12-15 percent by 2020," said Sven Reinke, Moody's vice president and senior...

  • Trader: Goodbye Wall Street, hello exotic meats Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 4:19 PM ET
    Cajun alligator sausage from Louisiana, a dish from the Dark Side of the Moo food truck.

    In the growing freelance economy, many Americans are creating jobs for themselves. Tyrone Green chose a food truck.

  • LONDON, June 10- Investors bought in to British supermarket chain Sainsbury's insistence that its strategy is working, lifting its share price by 5 percent on Wednesday despite a sixth straight quarter of declining underlying sales. Bets against the sector are at record highs, with Sainsbury's and Morrisons the most shorted stocks on Britain's benchmark...

  • *Tech shares fall as Cap Gemini and AMS slip. LONDON, June 10- European shares edged up on Wednesday, with British supermarket Sainsbury's leading the market higher after reporting sales figures in line with the consensus forecast. Shares in Asian-focused bank Standard Chartered rose 3.2 percent, with traders saying that one of the reasons for the rise was the...

  • LONDON, June 10- British supermarket Sainsbury's on Wednesday posted a sixth straight quarter of declining underlying sales as a fierce price war and record deflation hurt the industry. The group, which trails market leader Tesco and Wal-Mart's Asda by annual revenue, said sales at stores open over a year fell 2.1 percent, excluding fuel, in the 12 weeks to June 6,...

  • Sainsbury's sales fall for sixth straight quarter Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    LONDON, June 10- British supermarket Sainsbury's on Wednesday posted a sixth straight quarter of declining underlying sales as deflation continued to weigh on the business. The group, which trails market leader Tesco and Wal-Mart's Asda by annual revenue, said sales at stores open over a year fell 2.1 percent, excluding fuel, in the 12 weeks to June 6, its fiscal...

  • Time to deliver the donuts? Dunkin' says yes Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Dunkin' Donuts

    Starbucks, McDonalds and Chipotle have announced plans to test on-demand food delivery. Now add Dunkin Donuts to that list of chains.

  • *Vodafone shares fall as Liberty merger ruled out. LONDON, June 5- Britain's top share index fell on Friday to post its biggest weekly drop in nearly six months, mirroring a broad sell-off in Europe, with some food retailers losing ground after Deutsche Bank cut its estimate for the UK grocery market. Vodafone Group fell 2.4 percent to trim 6.3 points off the index, as...

  • Fresh and spicy: How Americans want their food Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Shoppers chose from organic fruits and vegetables at a supermarket.

    Americans are changing how they eat. Dinner for four is being replaced by dinner alone, with kale, and maybe some picante sauce.