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  • Kroger's mobile shopping app     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Discussing the competition Amazon Fresh poses to grocery stores, with Rodney McMullen, The Kroger Co. CEO.

  • Kroger's $3 billion investment in pricing     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    Rodney McMullen, The Kroger Co. CEO, discusses competition in the grocery industry up against Wal-Mart and other companies. He says the company has invested over $3 billion in pricing over the last 7 years.

  • Oct 30- Kellogg Co posted its sixth straight quarter of weaker net sales in its U.S. cereal business as demand for products such as Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies wane in its biggest market. The company also said sales in its U.S. snack business dropped by the most in seven quarters, highlighting how processed food makers such as Kellogg, ConAgra Foods Inc and General...

  • Hershey says higher milk prices, dollar hurt profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:59 AM ET
    Hershey's chocolate bars for sale in Chicago.

    Hershey cut its full-year earnings and revenue growth forecasts, citing higher dairy prices, a stronger dollar and weak sales growth in some markets.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith addresses the price increase in wings, the football season and the company's long-term growth strategy with Rusty Taco and PizzaRev.

  • When to buy Panera     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks Panera Bread 2.0 will take over next year.

  • Oct 29- Chocolate maker Hershey Co cut its full-year earnings and revenue growth forecasts, citing higher dairy prices, a stronger dollar and weak sales growth in some markets. Rivals Mars Chocolate North America and Mondelez International Inc have also raised prices this year. U.S. milk prices have been increasing since 2008, when China started sourcing...

  • Fatburger's all-meat bun     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    As the price of beef increases, Fatburger has come up with an all-meat bun. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story, and the "Fast Money" traders try the burger - except Guy who really likes having a bun.

  • Cutrale-Safra snaps up Chiquita in $1.3B deal Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Sergio Medina carries boxes in the Chiquita banana packing plant located on the Bueso plantation in La Lima, Honduras.

    Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group agreed to acquire U.S.-based banana producer Chiquita Brands in a deal valued at $1.3 billion.

  • Oct 23- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc on Thursday warned that this year's sales at established U.S. Dunkin' Donuts coffee shops will be weaker than forecast as more chains try to take a bite out of the fast-food breakfast business. Shares in the company, which reaps roughly three-quarters of total revenue from its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts business, dropped 3.5 percent to...

  • *China, HK fees account for 55 pct of AsiaPac region in 2014. HONG KONG, Oct 23- Private firms have overtaken state-owned companies this year for the first time as the biggest drivers of investment banking revenues in China- a sign of how Beijing's reforms are transforming private capital's role in the world's second-largest economy. Private firms are also...

  • 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...

  • UPDATE 3-Brazil's JBS Foods to delay IPO Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, Oct 21- JBS SA received regulatory approval to delay an initial public offering of its JBS Foods unit in Brazil, according to a securities filing on Tuesday, putting off a plan to raise 4 billion reais for a few more weeks or until next year. The request to make JBS Foods a public company was removed from securities industry watchdog CVM's website, but the...

  • Oct 21- McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday after it posted a nearly one-third drop in quarterly profit and warned that its global restaurant sales would fall again this month. Stock in the fast-food chain, which Thompson conceded is sometimes seen as little more than "a manufacturing plant,"...

  • Sales at restaurants open at least 13 months, a closely watched gauge of performance, fell a steeper-than-expected 3.3 percent in the United States, where resurgent fast-food rivals and more upscale brands like Chipotle Mexican Grill are taking a bite out of market share. Europe, which just edges out the United States as McDonald's top revenue market, is...

  • Oct 21- McDonald's Corp reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit due to a food scandal in China and tough competition in the United States, and the world's largest restaurant chain said these factors were expected to hurt current-quarter results. McDonald's business in Europe, its biggest market, was hurt by issues in Russia and Germany.

  • McDonald's quarterly profit falls 30 pct Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Oct 21- McDonald's Corp reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a food scandal in China and intense competition in the United States. The company's net income fell to $1.07 billion, or $1.09 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $1.52 billion, or $1.52 per share, a year earlier. Total revenue at the world's largest restaurant chain fell 4.6...

  • GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The United States faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules. Canada and Mexico called on the United States to repeal the rules and said they were prepared to...

  • Since 1997, FDA has operated under a proposed rule that allows food manufacturers to get new food additives onto the market by notifying FDA that they are generally recognized as safe. In February, the non-profit Center for Food Safety sued FDA, alleging that the agency failed to follow legal rulemaking requirements. "For more than 17 years, FDA has imposed a lax...

  • Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    **Platform Specialty Products Corp said it would buy Arysta LifeScience Ltd for about $3.51 billion, Platform's third acquisition this year as the company looks to strengthen its agrichemicals business. **The top two lawmakers on the Senate's antitrust panel have urged regulators to scrutinize food distributor Sysco Corp's planned purchase of rival U.S....