Food Products


  • Analyst eats humble pie for Red Robin call     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Bob Derrington, Wunderlich Securities senior restaurant analyst, weighs in on Red Robin's earnings miss.

  • Buger King not 'satisfried'     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    Burger King is now giving up on its lower calorie fries "Satisfries." CNBC's Jim Cramer and the "Squawk on the Street" crew joke about Cramer's diet.

  • NY comptroller reports ConAgra palm oil accord Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— The New York comptroller has withdrawn a shareholder proposal that ConAgra Foods curtail palm oil buying from suppliers destroying forests after the company adopted a new purchasing policy. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of New York's $176 billion pension fund, says the food manufacturer's commitment helps enhance its long-term value.

  • Aug 13- Shares of Noodles& Co plunged as much as 21 percent in extended trading after the fast-casual restaurant chain slashed its full-year sales forecast as fewer diners visit its outlets.

  • Burger King throws in the towel on its diet fries Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Burger King is getting rid of the lower-calorie french fries it introduced less than a year ago.

  • Kellogg wants suppliers to report carbon emissions Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan— Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 12- Beef Products Inc will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of "lean finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd.

  • China halts some US pork imports over feed additive Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities effective on Wednesday.

  • The first motorcycle fueled by bacon hits the road Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    The Hormel Bacon motorcycle fueled by bacon grease

    One bike gives 'hogging the road' a new meaning.

  • Ga. plant manager 'scared' by salmonella test Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Samuel Lightsey continued testifying as a prosecution witness against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. The first time he ever saw a positive test for salmonella was in August 2008, not long after he joined Peanut Corporation, he said.

  • MINSK/ MOSCOW, Aug 12- Moscow dispatched top veterinary officials to Belarus on Tuesday after the neighbouring country, which has a free trade zone with Russia, said it would not become a back-door conduit for banned Western food products.

  • Aug 11- Juice maker Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they had offered to acquire U.S.-based Chiquita Brands International Inc in a $610.5 million cash deal that rivaled an all-stock agreement with Irish tropical fruit company Fyffes Plc. The combined market value of Chiquita and Fyffes is currently close to $1 billion.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 11- Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages.

  • Aug 11- Juice maker Cutrale Group and Brazilian investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they have offered to acquire Chiquita Brands International Inc in a cash deal that valued the banana distributor's equity at $610.5 million.

  • Aug 11- Packaged foods maker ConAgra Foods Inc said long-time Chief Executive Gary Rodkin would retire in May 2015 at the end of the company's fiscal year.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 11- Five fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare.

  • Russia banned meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables imports from the United States, the European Union's 28 member states, non-EU member Norway, Canada, and Australia on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

  • Gap and Post Holdings are big market movers Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The clothing retailer reported a 3 percent boost in second-quarter sales and forecast quarterly profit above Wall Street expectations.

  • Aug 8- McDonald's Corp said on Friday that its global sales forecast for 2014 was at risk after a China food scandal drove away diners and forced the chain to scramble to find new suppliers of ingredients for Chicken McNuggets and Big Macs.

  • European farmers feel Russian sanctions bite Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 8- European dairy firms halted production of cheese and butter destined for Russia and Norwegian salmon prices fell, as a wide array of small fresh food producers felt the first impact from Moscow's tit for tat ban on their goods.