Food and Beverage


  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9- A California bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay passed its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, the latest move by lawmakers nationwide aimed at persuading people to drink less soda pop.

  • April 9- Constellation Brands Inc said it expects to spend upto $1.1 billion- almost double its previous forecast- to increase capacity at a Mexican brewery, hurting its full-year profit and cash flow forecasts and sending its shares down 5 percent.

  • Bacon prices jump 10% after rash of baby pig deaths Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    A new virus has killed millions of baby pigs in the U.S. in less than a year. The consequence? Bacon prices rising by more than ten percent.

  • Chick-fil-A's quest to expand, escape old flaps Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Springfield, Va.

    The iconic chicken chain is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass. It wants to go from old school to almost cool, USA TODAY reports.

  • A Monster solution to Coca-Cola's diet problem Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    Coca-Cola stands to lose a big chunk of revenue if a rival buys Monster Beverage. But there's a solution: Acquire the energy drink company.

  • Analyst lowers rating on Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. declined Tuesday as an analyst lowered her rating on the beverage company, saying she believes it is overexposed to the U.S. carbonated soft drink category. Like other soft drink companies, Dr. Pepper Snapple has been dealing with Americans cutting back on both regular soda and diet soda.

  • It might be sweet and sticky, but it's not honey Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    In a new measure, food companies will be asked to label their products as "blend" if sweeteners are added to honey, in an effort to regulate food.

  • China’s prostitution crackdown hits cognac Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    China's clampdown on prostitution in nightclubs and bars will hit cognac producers, analysts have warned.

  • KFC parent quietly hatches new chicken restaurant Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Super Chix

    The owner of KFC is testing a new concept chicken restaurant with more premium items, AdAge reports.

  • The worst tippers live here ... Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Perhaps the most perplexing food-delivery decision is the final one: How much to tip?

  • Heineken: $100Mm investment in Haiti brewery Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— The Dutch brewer Heineken announced Friday that it is investing $100 million in its Haiti production plant that makes the popular lager Prestige.

  • Investors eating up GrubHub on opening day Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    A GrubHub banner on the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, April 4, 2014.

    Shares of online food delivery company GrubHub rose as much as 57 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $3.20 billion.

  • Cramer's strong warning about IPO market Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    "I lived through 2000 and you just don't want it to happen again," Jim Cramer said Friday of the recent IPO market.

  • 'Mighty' NY fast food chain bans Russia's Putin Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, has banned Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York.

  • Cereal characters lure kiddies with eye gaze: Study Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Packets of Nestle Golden Nuggets whole grain breakfast cereal, produced by Nestle SA, sit displayed for sale inside a supermarket in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

    A new study found that cartoon characters on cereal boxes are angled downward, which helps kids connect to the product.

  • Fake meats, finally, taste like chicken Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Kristi Labrenz Galvan, 34, left, Caitlin Grady, 32, Mary Stevens, 37, and Founder and CEO Ethan Brown, 42, serve up tacos at the Beyond Meat booth at the Natural Products Expo West 2014 held at Anaheim Convention Center.

    As the prices of and ethical concerns over meat mount, companies are getting better at providing animal-free alternatives. NYT reports.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., April 3- Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle.

  • ZURICH, April 3- Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate maker, reported a rise in half-year profits on Thursday, boosted by the turnaround of the Petra Foods' cocoa business it bought over a year ago, and reaffirmed its medium-term sales growth target.

  • ZURICH, April 3- Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate maker, reported a rise in half-year profits on Thursday, boosted by the turnaround of the Petra cocoa business it bought over a year ago, and reaffirmed its medium-term sales growth target.

  • Investor: Coca-Cola 'hijacking' shareholder buyback Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Co., speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2014.

    Coca-Cola investor Wintergreen Advisers blasts the company's plans for executive compensation.

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