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  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California- based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

  • ADM buys ingredients company Wild Flavors for $3B Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 6:45 AM ET
    A truck passes in front Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM) signage displayed on the side of a grain storage bin at an ADM grain elevator in Niantic, Illinois.

    ADM said it is buying food flavors and specialty ingredients company Wild Flavors for 2.2 billion euros ($3 billion) in cash.

  • For many Americans, every meal is a snack Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Candy for sale at a Walgreens store in Wheeling, Illinois.

    General Mills and others are adjusting to a growing preference for quick meals like Chef Boyardee microwaveable lasagna and Lean Cuisine snack pizza.

  • Hormel adds 'Muscle' to its lineup     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Jeffrey Ettinger, Hormel Foods chairman & CEO, discusses the acquisition of popular protein drink, Muscle Milk.

  • SYDNEY, June 30- The Australian unit of Chinese agribusiness COFCO Corp will stop selling sugar through an industry-owned marketing body from 2017, part of a shake up of the export model in the world's third-largest shipper of raw sweetener.

  • Cereal industry ponders future as appetites change Saturday, 28 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Here are three ways Americans are taking a different approach to breakfast. Who may be the winners and losers of the shift?

  • Crumbs Bake Shop set to delist Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Following a sharp decline in its stock, the cupcake chain will delist from the Nasdaq. NYT reports.

  • June 26- Private-label food retailer TreeHouse Foods Inc is in late-stage talks to acquire Flagstone Foods, a maker of dried fruits and nuts, for between $800 million and $900 million, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • June 26- ConAgra Foods Inc forecast a modest recovery in profit and revenue in its underperforming private-brands business and said it expected its focus on healthier options such as low-fat meals to boost its consumer brands business this year.

  • June 26- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Hunt's tomato ketchup and Slim Jim beef jerky, reported higher-than-expected revenue and forecast a modest recovery in its struggling private-brands business, sending its shares up almost 2 percent in premarket trading.

  • June 26- ConAgra Foods Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as higher sales in commercial foods business made up for weakness in its consumer foods and private brands businesses. Excluding items, the maker of Hunt's tomato ketchup and Slim Jim beef jerky earned 55 cents per share, in line with its lowered estimate.

  • Nebraska lawyer aims to be trust-busting U.S. senator Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    June 25- A Nebraska lawyer is trying to breathe life into an old-fashioned antitrust movement with a campaign for the U.S. Senate based partly on breaking apart the country's biggest banks and blocking consolidation among meatpackers. Rural, agriculture-heavy Nebraska rarely sends Democrats to Congress.

  • June 25- General Mills Inc, maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker baking products, reported a quarterly profit that fell short of market estimates largely due to higher commodity costs.

  • Healthy food, but how's it taste?     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Discussing the demand for healthier food, and how restaurants are innovating, with former P&G chief marketing officer Jim Stengel.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings scores on World Cup fervor     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    The U.S. men's soccer team may have suffered a heart-wrenching draw in the final seconds of its World Cup contest with Portugal on Sunday, but the close game meant big business for Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • Frankenstates: Winning the agriculture tech war Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Flying utility drone spraying pesticide over a cornfield

    California and Florida are among states at the forefront of agricultural innovation. The field is growing as demand for food booms.

  • OTTAWA, June 20- Restaurants operated by McDonald's Corp and others in Canada will face tough restrictions on bringing in temporary foreign workers under reforms announced by the government on Friday to address an outcry over perceived abuses of the system.

  • June 20- Darden Restaurants Inc, battling an activist investor that wants to replace its entire board of directors, on Friday reported lackluster results at its flagship Olive Garden chain as it prepares to complete the sale of Red Lobster next month.