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DUBLIN, March 10- U.S. fruit firm Chiquita Brands and Irish rival Fyffes, Europe's largest distributor, have struck an all-stock merger deal to create the world's biggest banana supplier. The global banana market is controlled by four multinationals, according to the United Nations: Chiquita, Fresh Del Monte, Hawaii-founded Dole Food Company and Fyffes.
DUBLIN, March 10- U.S. fruit distributor Chiquita Brands International Inc is to buy Irish rival Fyffes Plc in an all-stock deal valued at $526 million to create the world's biggest banana supplier.
Kraft posted sales that missed Wall Street expectations Thursday.
Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.
WASHINGTON, Jan 16- Florida, Indiana and other U.S. states are reviewing food distributor Sysco Corp's proposed deal to buy rival US Foods Inc, offices of state attorneys general said on Thursday.
Diamond Foods will pay $5 million to settle civil charges that the company and two former top executives misled investors by lying to boost earnings.
WELLINGTON/ PARIS, Jan 9- French food group Danone said it would sue dairy exporter Fonterra and cut its supply contract with the New Zealand firm following a false alert that sparked the recall of infant formula across Asia.
Sysco said it would buy rival US Foods for about $3.5 billion, creating a company with about $65 billion in annual revenue.
Dec 9- Sysco Corp said it would buy rival US Foods Inc for about $3.5 billion and assume about $4.7 billion in debt to cement its position as the biggest U.S. food distributor, driving up Sysco's shares 30 percent before the bell.
Dec 9- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it would buy rival US Foods for about $3.5 billion and assume about $4.7 billion in debt to create a company with about $65 billion in annual revenue.
Canada's Saputo and rival Bega Cheese are racing to raise and extend offers for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports live in Warrnambool.
Whole Foods Market on Wednesday reported same-store sales that decelerated in the fourth quarter. Shares plunged in extended-hours trading.
One of the world's largest beef processors, will begin labeling when its finely textured beef is used in the making of its US ground beef products.
A California factory town's attempt to shut down production of Sriracha sauce heads to court until the company gets rid of the plant's smelly fumes.
The city of Irwindale, Calif., filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, maker of Sriracha, claiming the odor from the plant is a public nuisance.
"The evidence that Obamacare is having a negative impact on hiring is unequivocal, abundant and consistent with common sense," says Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants CEO. Puzder employs more than 70,000 people at restaurant chains Hardee's and Carl's Junior.
As water becomes increasingly scarce, brewers of beer are racing to secure a steady supply of their most prized ingredient by using less of it. NBC News reports.
Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.
If U.S. law is changed to allow the Post Office to deliver beer, wine and spirits, it could help the cash-strapped agency and drive alcohol sales. But other challenges linger.
Hog farmers in the U.S. and China are grappling with an intestinal virus that is almost 100 percent fatal in young pigs. CNBC's Jane Wells reports that the bug has spread to hog farms in 16 states. (Also, what Jane thinks about TripAdvisor's pizza survey.)