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  • Will kids go for this nutritious startup?   Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Will kids go for this nutritious startup?

    Having quality family time and your children eating healthily is key to families. Philippa Askham, founder of Sweetpea Pantry explains how it hopes to help this situation.

  • Water, air quality fears conflict with pig farms Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    Modern meat production has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.

  • Candy and roses! 1-800-FLOWERS blooms despite odds Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Bouquet of roses

    The flower business is blooming for 1-800-FLOWERS, which has weathered downturns and the fact that consumers use them infrequently.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- Craig Uden, who fattens cattle for beef on his Nebraska feedlot, expects to cut his energy costs by as much as a quarter this year because of falling oil prices- a silver lining in an otherwise tough rural economy. Midwest grains belt, oil's recent drop could save farmers more than $1.1 billion in 2015, cutting $8 from the roughly $600- per-acre...

  • Tracking Kellogg's dismal Q4 sales   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    Tracking Kellogg's dismal Q4 sales

    Apart from a lackluster cereal business in the U.S, Kellogg's snack business is also suffering as consumers turn to healthier alternatives, says Erin Lash, senior equity analyst at Morningstar.

  • Chef Boyardee owner names new CEO, cuts forecasts Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    Cans of Chef Boyardee

    ConAgra Foods shares fell after it announced changes in management and cut its full year 2015 earnings forecasts.

  • Feb 12- Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, cut its forecast for long-term annual revenue growth as consumers shift away from cereals and snacks to cheaper private label foods and cook more at home. Cereals and other processed foods from Kellogg, ConAgra Foods Inc and General Mills Inc are facing stiff competition from breakfast options...

  • Feb 12- Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales as weak demand in Europe and Asia Pacific overshadowed a revival in U.S. sales. Processed food makers such as Kellogg, ConAgra Foods Inc and General Mills Inc are facing stiff competition from breakfast options such as yogurt and frozen egg...

  • Nestle takes on Hershey's in non-chocolate wars Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    Red licorice

    For years, Hershey-owned Twizzlers have twisted the licorice market to its own desires. Now, Nestle wants a bite of that action.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 11- Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought. Other cities in Brazil's heavily populated southeast such as Rio de Janeiro face less dire shortages but...

  • Forget V-Day, we buy chocolate all year Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Valentine's Day chocolate sales

    Chocolate purchases are consistent all year, and don't move dramatically for Valentine's Day, according to data.

  • Feb 11- Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit and said it expects cost cuts to boost full-year adjusted operating margin this year. Like other companies in the food industry, Mondelez has faced sluggish markets in some of its key categories.

  • *India's broiler output seen at fresh record high this year. India, a key exporter of the grain to Asia, has struggled to find takers for its relatively expensive corn after global benchmark prices hit five-year lows late last year on record production in the United States and South America. India's broiler production will hit a fresh all-time high of 3.9 million...

  • *Ketchup maker Kagome sets first price hike in 25 years. *Kagome worried that consumers not ready to pay more. TOKYO, Feb 10- For Tokyo- based condiments maker Kagome, and perhaps for Japan's government, the challenge of breaking with a decade and a half of deflation boils down to the price of a bottle of ketchup.

  • Feb 9- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported a steeper-than-expected drop in January sales at established restaurants and pinned a big portion of the blame on the after-effects of food safety scandals in China and Japan. January marked the eighth straight month of worldwide same-restaurant sales declines at McDonald's, which is replacing Chief Executive Don...

  • *Qualcomm up, nears deal with China on antitrust dispute. "China is a negative and Greece is a negative, certainly Greece is something investors have lived with for a while and it's not a huge surprise," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey. On Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude...

  • *Qualcomm near deal with China on antitrust dispute, shares climb. On Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Greeks should not expect the euro zone to accept the latest terms proposed by Greece. "We are seeing heightened nervousness over the Greek elections and the policies that could make or break its EU membership," said Andre Bakhos,...

  • Feb 9- McDonald's Corp's worldwide same-restaurant sales fell a steeper-than-expected 1.8 percent in January, as the company struggles to shake off the after-effects of food scandals in China and Japan. January marked the eighth straight month of worldwide same-restaurant sales declines at McDonald's, which is also battling changing consumer tastes,...

  • *Qualcomm near deal with China on antitrust dispute. NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Monday, on the heels of disappointing economic data out of China and signs of rising tensions surrounding Greek debt negotiations. "We are seeing heightened nervousness over the Greek elections and the policies that could make or break its EU membership,"...

  • Feb 9- McDonald's Corp's worldwide same-restaurant sales fell a steeper-than-expected 1.8 percent in January, as the company fights to win back diners around the world and shake off the after-effects of a supplier scandal in China. The company said sales at U.S. restaurants open at least 13 months rose 0.4 percent in the month. Analysts on average had expected a...