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  • Minneapolis- based Cargill had been in late-stage talks to buy the business, which spans bean pressing in Abidjan in Ivory Coast to fine chocolate making in Belgium. The combined company would have been big enough to rival Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, the world's largest industrial chocolate producer.

  • After criticism, Starbucks' Europe HQ moves to UK Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    A Starbucks coffee location in London.

    The shift by the world's largest coffee chain comes after its low tax contributions in Britain provoked widespread criticism.

  • KFC brings back much hyped Double Down Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    The bacon 'n' cheese sandwich that used two fried chicken filets instead of a bun is back at KFC, USA Today reports.

  • Seafood chain has been 'dishonest': Health group Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said that Joe's Crab shack uses "lots" of trans fat in its food, Today reports.

  • Sodastream surges amid talks it may sell 16% stake Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Scarlett Johansson stars in a SodaStream Super Bowl ad.

    Shares of Sodastream rose as much as 12 percent after Calcalist identified PepsiCo, Dr Pepper or Starbucks as the potential investors in the firm.

  • Consumers are grumbling over rising food prices Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Beef sirloin steaks are displayed at a Publix Super Markets  grocery store in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Food prices are rising. After two months of sharp increase, grocers had no alternative but to raise their prices, making consumers unhappy.

  • Ex-Man United boss sells $5 million wine collection Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    12 bottles of Sassicaia 2004

    Ex-Man United boss Alex Ferguson is auctioning thousands of bottles of vintage wine worth around £3 million ($5 million).

  • Insurers offer new incentives to eat healthy Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    New research shows insurers' efforts to entice healthy eating with coupons are paying off. But are the foods as healthy as the savings?

  • Beware of drinking Coca-Cola's Kool-Aid Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    An electronic billboard advertising Coca-Cola in Medford, Massachusetts

    Coca-Cola showed a slight improvement in soda sales trends in the first quarter. But it a real turnaround may be a ways off.

  • Coca-Cola CEO: We're getting our momentum back Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    Coca-Cola reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, as strong sales in China more than offset a drop in Europe and flat volumes in North America.

  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. Gary Fayard, the company's outgoing chief financial officer, attributed the decline in sodas partly to the timing of Easter, which falls in the second quarter this year instead of the first.

  • The Kentucky Derby's $1,000 mint julep Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    $1k & $2k mint julep glasses from Brown-Forman for the Kentucky Derby

    This is the ninth year for the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep, but each time the concoction features a different Derby-related theme.

  • Drought threatens one of Asia’s favorite crops Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    A Sri Lankan tea picker works on a plantation in the central town of Kandy.

    A long dry season in the East has left Asia's premier tea-growing regions parched and could lead to a rise in tea prices, analysts said.

  • Rising prices aid $15B food fraud problem Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    A Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist inspects an international food shipment at the port of Newark

    With rising food rates and an increase in food imports, food fraud is a growing problem that costs the industry up to $15 billion a year.

  • Beef prices climb to highest in 25 years Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season.

  • KFC debuts chicken drumstick corsage...no, really! Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    The fried chicken purveyor has debuted a drumstick corsage to add a little poultry to the prom this year.

  • Wanted: More young people for an iconic US industry Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    A farmer drives a combine while harvesting soybeans on a farm in Fairfield County, Ohio.

    There are now six times more farmers 65 and older than there are farmers 34 and under. It's a concern, say experts.

  • What's inside a $100 grilled cheese sandwich Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese by Deca Restaurant

    A restaurant inside the Ritz-Carlton Chicago took a luxurious spin on school lunch with the "Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese," Eater.com said.

  • Subway: 'Yoga mat' chemical almost out of bread Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Subway to phase out 'yoga mat' chemical from its breads.

    Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat" chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

  • Panera CEO: Don’t get trampled by elephants Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 9:20 AM ET
    Panera's Breakfast Power Sandwich

    "These guys are all competing for this very broad mass market, which is essentially very much focused on price and speed," said Ron Shaich, Panera's CEO.

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