Food Products


  • Buckwheat problem gives Putin food for thought Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 25- As if Russian President Vladimir Putin did not have enough to worry about with Western sanctions, falling oil prices and a collapsing currency, there is also now the price of buckwheat. Rumors that snow has ruined the harvest in the Altai region that grows the fruit seed have caused panic-buying in some areas and pushed up the price of one of Russia's...

  • How NOT to fry your Thanksgiving turkey     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission demonstrates the worst possible way to fry a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner during a news conference Tuesday.

  • Nov 25- Campbell Soup Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as soup sales in the United States rose for only the second time in five quarters. But the soup business has been facing increasing competition from store brands and niche producers such as Pacific of Oregon, Harris Foods Co and Amy's Kitchen Inc.. Campbell Soups said it now expected...

  • Post Holdings reports 4Q loss Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Post Holdings Inc. on Monday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $287.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 8 cents per share. Analysts expected $980.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Deadly pufferfish found in Crimean waters     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    A fish known for its delicacy status in Japan and for its deadly poison was found recently in Crimean Waters. The large oceanic pufferfish's organs are filled with a poison more deadly than cyanide.

  • Pope: Greed of man will destroy the world Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Pope Francis addresses the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. staff during the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.

  • Apparent settlement reached in National Beef case Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— An apparent settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against National Beef brought by workers at its Liberal, Kansas, meatpacking plant, according to a court filing Friday. The practice is "fairly common in the meat processing industry," said Mark Kistler, the Overland Park attorney representing workers. The two named plaintiffs,...

  • Food and face-lift scandals rock Lebanon Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    BEIRUT— It is often said that Lebanon has only two things going for it, food and plastic surgery. Lebanon has also become a favored cosmetic surgery destination due to the reputation of the country's surgeons. In back-to-back press conferences, Abu Faour announced the result of an investigation into the food industry, naming popular restaurants as prime...

  • Nov 21- Sysco Corp, the biggest U.S. food distributor, is in advanced talks to sell some assets to a food company owned by Blackstone Group in order to win regulatory approval for its acquisition of US Foods Inc, the New York Post reported, citing sources. Once Sysco strikes a deal to divest some assets, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to clear the acquisition,...

  • Country of origin label for meat cuts endangered Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico. A label might say, for example, that the animal was "born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States" or "born, raised and slaughtered in the United States."

  • SATARA, India, Nov 20- After years of buying cooking oil sold in plastic bags at a village store, Indian farmer Kisan Pawar has made the jump to branded packs of soyoil from a retail chain. India's top edible oil importer Ruchi Soya sees the country's $8 billion branded oil market growing by up to 15 percent in 2015.. That's good news for overseas suppliers to the...

  • Eating up fast casual     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    Discussing your best bets in fast casual restaurant stocks, with Robert Derrington, Wunderlich Securities. Derrington likes Jack in the Box.

  • *Foreigners dominate Hungary retail market. BUDAPEST, Nov 19- Multi-national supermarkets could be driven out of Hungary, a trade lobby said on Wednesday, after the government raised their inspection costs and threatened to shut them down if they fail to make a profit for two years. Hungary's economy ministry this week submitted to parliament a draft bill that...

  • BUDAPEST, Nov 19- Multi-national supermarkets could be driven out of Hungary, a trade lobby said on Wednesday, after the government raised their inspection costs and threatened to shut them down if they fail to make a profit for two years. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a record of adopting idiosyncratic laws untroubled by how they are viewed...

  • Sweetgreen: Investing in healthy future     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Jonathan Neman, Sweetgreen co-founder, discusses the growth and outlook for his organic food business.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash: Jumpin' JACK     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    Jim Cramer explains what to watch ahead of the open, including Jack in the Box and BlackBerry.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 19- A surge in profits at Russian meat company Cherkizovo confirmed it as one of the few winners from a ban on Western food imports, but the pork and poultry producer signaled on Wednesday that a weaker rouble could curb a good run. Russia slapped a one-year ban on many Western food imports in August in retaliation to sanctions over Moscow's role in the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Hennessy Funds has been buying shares of J.C. Penney Company Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp as part of a bet on middle-income American consumers, portfolio manager Brian Peery said in an interview on Tuesday. That makes J.C Penney an attractive option, he said, despite its 19 percent drop for the year to date. Peery's bet on JetBlue is driven by the...

  • Yikes! Olive oil prices could soar on poor harvest Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Italy's 2014 olive harvest was declared by both producers and experts as the worst in history, due to adverse climatic conditions which helped the olive fly proliferate, thus destroying the olives before they could be harvested.

    If your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil starts costing more, blame unseasonable European weather—and tiny insects.

  • UK supermarket sales fall for first time on record Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    The U.K. grocery market has fallen into decline for the first time on record, as discount retailers lead a price war.