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  • ConAgra Foods to exit private label business Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    June 30- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, said it would exit its struggling private label foods business and reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly sales. Net profit attributable to ConAgra was $209.2 million, or 48 cents a share, in the fourth quarter ended May 31. ConAgra lost $324.2 million, or 77 cents a share a year...

  • ConAgra to sell store-brand food business Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to sell its faltering business that makes store-brand packaged food just two years after spending $5 billion to beef it up by buying the private-label foodmaker Ralcorp. The company's shares rose $1.37, or 3.2 percent, to $44.80 in premarket trading. ConAgra, based in Omaha, Nebraska, has been under scrutiny by activist investor...

  • CHICAGO, June 29- Fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina will be allowed into the United States under amended regulations that specify conditions to mitigate risk of foot-and-mouth disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said on Monday. Brazil and Argentina also need to meet food safety standards before being...

  • The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions

    In this final episode of "Global Opportunities Philippines", CNBC's Pauline Chiou examines whether the Philippines has what it takes to grab a much bigger slice of the manufacturing business.

  • Turf wars: How this $40B industry helps and hurts Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Sheep Meadow in Central Park is a mixture of four types of turfgrass.

    There are acres of green turf around the country, but lawn maintenance has stirred a debate about its environmental impact.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Nestle SA thinks it can turn around its U.S. frozen foods business despite recent sales declines driven by consumer perceptions that the products are not healthy, the company's U.S. chief executive said in an interview. Nestle remains committed to investing in its frozen food brands, which include Stouffer's and Lean Cuisine, Paul Grimwood told...

  • Nestle CEO on profitability: I'm never happy Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Nestle CEO on profitability: I'm never happy

    Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke, discusses the company's brand strategy, and currency impact to his business.

  • Nestle adjusts to healthy trends Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    Nestle adjusts to healthy trends

    Discussing opportunities for growth around the world, and nutritional changes to products as food trends develop, with Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke.

  • 6 ways states are luring small business Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    With two of the nation's busiest airports and the bustling Houston Ship Channel, Texas’ infrastructure is in a class by itself.

    States are vying for small-business investment to spur job growth. But only locales offering a friendly start-up climate are winning out.

  • World’s kitchens brace for olive oil shock Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:15 PM ET

    Foodies brace yourselves: The world is facing an oil shock — of the extra virgin olive sort. The Financial Times reports.

  • Farming with 95% less water—in Newark, New Jersey Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Vertical farming at AeroFarms.

    Using 95% less water and half the fertilizer of traditional farming, vertical farms bring sustainable produce to cities.

  • Reinventing the rib Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Reinventing the rib

    Alan Knuckman, founder of OriginAl's Chicken Ribs, pitches his barbeque startup to a panel of experts.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion merger with US Foods should be stopped for further review, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a major victory to the U.S. government in its effort to block the controversial merger. Sysco Chief Executive Officer Bill DeLaney said the company was "profoundly disappointed" with the judge's decision to grant the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion merger with US Foods should be stopped for further review, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a major victory to the U.S. government, which had filed an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking the controversial merger. Sysco Chief Executive Officer Bill DeLaney said the company was "profoundly disappointed"...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp, the nation's largest food distributor, lost a battle with the U.S. government as a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the company could not merge with its biggest competitor, US Foods, without a go-ahead from antitrust enforcers. "The FTC has shown that there is a reasonable probability that the proposed merger will substantially...

  • *Shares hit record high of $73.40. June 23- Darden Restaurants Inc said it plans to separate some of its restaurants into a publicly traded real estate investment trust as part of changes engineered by activist investor Starboard Value LP. Darden said on Tuesday said it would transfer about 430 restaurants, mostly Olive Garden properties, to the REIT this year...

  • June 23- Darden Restaurants Inc said it intends to separate some of its restaurants into a publicly traded real estate investment trust as part of a plan to pay down about $1 billion of debt. The owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain said it would transfer about 430 of its more than 1,500 restaurants to the REIT this year and lease back most of the properties.

  • June 23- Darden Restaurants Inc said it intends to separate part of its real estate assets into a real estate investment trust as part of a plan to pay down about $1 billion of debt. The owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain said it would transfer about 430 restaurants to the REIT this year and lease back the most of the properties. Darden also reported a 14...

  • June 22- Ferrero, the maker of Nutella spread, has offered to buy British chocolate company Thorntons Plc for 112 million pounds, a rare acquisition by the Italian group. It marks the first move by the maker of Ferrero Rocher pralines since the death of its patriarch Michele Ferrero earlier this year. The company, a familiar name in Britain, has been struggling in...

  • June 19- Chocolate maker Hershey Co trimmed its full-year sales growth forecast citing weak sales in China, and said it would cut 300 jobs by the end of the year under a new cost-cutting program. Sales in China nearly halved in the first quarter compared with the same period of 2014, leading analysts to warn that Hershey's $450 million annual sales target for the...