LAGOS DE MORENO, Mexico, Oct 22- Nestle has no plans to close any of its eight factories or curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West and Central Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if it spreads, the Chief Executive of the world's largest food company said on Wednesday. Nestle's factories in the region including both Ghana and Ivory Coast produce...» Read More
WASHINGTON, June 10- U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.
LONDON, June 10- Auto maker Ford Motor Co is looking to add a new environmental option to its tool box. Ford said on Tuesday it was teaming up with ketchup maker Heinz, owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc and U.S. investment firm 3 G Capital, to look at using tomato fibres in car production.
June 9- Tyson Foods Inc won the bidding war for Hillshire Brands Co with an all-cash offer that values the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages at $8.55 billion including debt and would be the biggest deal yet in the global meat business.
June 9- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported a small rise in global sales at established restaurants for May, after a rebound in China helped offset another month of disappointing results from the fast-food chain's home market of the United States.
June 8- Tyson Foods Inc prevailed over Pilgrim's Pride Corp in a bidding war between meat processors over Hillshire Brands Co, with an increased offer valuing the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages at $8.55 billion including debt. Pilgrim's Pride said it had withdrawn its offer.
Discussing Tyson's win to buy Hillshire Brands, and M&A in the food industry, with B&G Foods CEO David Wenner.
June 9- McDonald's Corp reported better-than-expected global sales at established restaurants in May, helped by strong demand in China, but sales in the United States continued to fall. The United States accounted for 31 percent of McDonald's revenue in 2013. The company does not break out sales for China.
Discussing "very little" food price pressure for his business, and how the acquisition of brands happens in the food industry, with B&G Foods CEO David Wenner.
June 9- Tyson Foods Inc said it reached a "unilaterally binding offer" to buy Hillshire Brands Co for $8.55 billion, including debt, beating out Pilgrim's Pride Corp for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages.
CNBC's Jim Cramer gives "Power Lunch" a tour of his Mexican restaurant Bar San Miguel in Brooklyn.
Chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay weighs in on the state of the consumer and its exposure to his restaurants while food costs continue to rise. The "Closing Bell" panel provides perspective.
Vilsack, speaking to a roomful of farmers at an industry gathering in Iowa, said they must tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture about outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus effective immediately to help control the spread of the disease.
June 5- J.M. Smucker Co forecast full-year profit above estimates as sales increased in its domestic consumer food business- which includes peanut butter and cooking oils- and despite rising coffee costs. The company, which also makes Jif peanut butter and Crisco oils, forecast full-year adjusted earnings of $5.95- $6.05 per share.
Rising temperatures heading into the summer may be a factor, Paragon Economics President and National Pork Producers Council consultant Steve Meyer said at World Pork Expo 2014, as the virus tends to thrive under cold, damp conditions.
Hog farmer Dennis Gienger explains the best way to cook pork and discusses his new creation -- bacon-wrapped port tenderloin ... on a stick.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp sweetened its per-share bid on Tuesday to $55 from $45, beating Tyson Foods Inc's $50 offer. The revised $55 bid from Pilgrim's implies a valuation of 14.5 times EBITDA for a total value of $7.7 billion, Bernstein Research analyst Alexia Howard said in a note.
Thousands of pigs and their farmers are gathered at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. CNBC's Jane Wells reports pork production could be down as much as 6 percent this year according to one prediction because of a virus killing millions of pigs.
Thousands of pigs and their farmers are gathered at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the outlook for hog farmers and consumers.
*Semiconductors rally; Skyworks lifts outlook. *CBOE VIX ends up but well below historical average. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks dipped in thin volume on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains.
*Dow, S&P 500 ended at records on Monday. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains, though a rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses. Google Inc shares fell 1.6 percent to $545.04 and weighed on the Nasdaq.