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  • April 22- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it had filed a memorandum opposing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's efforts to block its proposed merger with smaller rival U.S. Foods Inc.. Sysco said it filed the memorandum on Tuesday in the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, opposing the FTC's motion for preliminary injunction against the...

  • CHICAGO, March 5- Costco Wholesale Corp is working toward eliminating the sale of chicken and meat from other animals raised with antibiotics that are vital to fighting human infections, senior executives at the third-largest U.S. retailer told Reuters on Thursday. The ongoing push by Costco, which sells 80 million rotisserie chickens a year, highlights...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Sysco Corp is not holding settlement talks with the U.S. government to resolve a lawsuit aimed at stopping a $3.5 billion merger of the food distributor and its largest rival, a lawyer for Sysco said on Friday. The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint aimed at blocking Sysco's purchase of U.S. Foods Inc. The FTC said the deal would give...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block Sysco Corp's proposed takeover of rival food distributor US Foods Inc, saying the $3.5 billion deal would "eliminate significant competition" in the sector. Sysco's share price was down 3.4 percent for the day, initially on concerns that the Federal Trade Commission was...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block a merger of the nation's two largest food distributors, US Foods Inc and Sysco Corp, which said it will fight the Federal Trade Commission action. Sysco and US Foods unveiled their $3.5 billion deal in December 2013. The FTC announcement sent Sysco's stock price lower, with...

  • UPDATE 1-FTC sues to block Sysco-US Foods merger Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a merger of Sysco Corp and US Foods Inc. Sysco and US Foods, the largest U.S. food distributors and the only ones with national reach, announced the $3.5 billion deal in December 2013. The tie-up has been controversial because Sysco and US Foods are the...

  • U.S. sues to stop proposed merger of Sysco, US Foods Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. antitrust regulators filed a lawsuit on Thursday aimed at stopping food distribution giant Sysco Corp from purchasing smaller rival US Foods, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. Sysco and US Foods, the largest U.S. food distributors and the only ones with national reach, announced the $3.5 billion deal in December 2013.

  • Nestle chocolates going au naturel Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:17 PM ET
    Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups.

    The change will affect more than 250 products across 10 brands, including Butterfinger, Nestle Crunch and Baby Ruth.

  • Will kids go for this nutritious startup?   Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Will kids go for this nutritious startup?

    Having quality family time and your children eating healthily is key to families. Philippa Askham, founder of Sweetpea Pantry explains how it hopes to help this situation.

  • Chef Boyardee owner names new CEO, cuts forecasts Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    Cans of Chef Boyardee

    ConAgra Foods shares fell after it announced changes in management and cut its full year 2015 earnings forecasts.

  • Nestle takes on Hershey's in non-chocolate wars Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    Red licorice

    For years, Hershey-owned Twizzlers have twisted the licorice market to its own desires. Now, Nestle wants a bite of that action.

  • Feb 2- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it would sell 11 distribution centers run by takeover target US Foods Inc to Performance Food Group to satisfy antitrust concerns. Sysco's $3.5 billion offer for US Foods is awaiting approval from the Federal Trade Commission as the deal would combine the two largest U.S. food distributors. Sysco and US Foods are the only...

  • Feb 2- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it would sell 11 distribution centers run by takeover target US Foods Inc to Performance Food Group to satisfy antitrust concerns. The centers generated $4.6 billion in revenue in US Foods' most recent fiscal year, Sysco said on Monday. Sysco announced its agreement to buy US Foods for $3.5 billion in December 2013.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- Food distributor Sysco Corp and its biggest rival, US Foods Inc, have offered to sell a smaller competitor 11 facilities in order to convince skeptical antitrust regulators to approve their $3.5 billion merger, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. The deal, proposed in December 2013, is seen as problematic because Sysco and US Foods are...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- Food distributor Sysco Corp and its biggest rival, US Foods Inc, have offered to sell a smaller competitor 11 facilities in order to convince skeptical antitrust regulators to approve their $3.5 billion merger, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. To overcome Federal Trade Commission concerns, the companies have offered to sell 11...

  • Deliveroo: Restaurant cuisine at your door   Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 5:55 AM ET
    Deliveroo: Restaurant cuisine at your door

    Fred Destin, partner of Accel Partners discusses why his company has invested in the food tech start-up "Deliveroo."

  • How a beer came to sponsor a brothel Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:22 PM ET
    Attendees crowd an aisle on the trade show floor during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2015.

    There is a brothel in Nevada with a Budweiser room, which tells a unique tale about how brands promote themselves.

  • Caramel apples may cause deadly poisoning: CDC Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    A variety of caramel apples

    Some commercially produced caramel apples may have caused an outbreak of food poisoning linked to five deaths.

  • Nov 21- Sysco Corp, the biggest U.S. food distributor, is in advanced talks to sell some assets to a food company owned by Blackstone Group in order to win regulatory approval for its acquisition of US Foods Inc, the New York Post reported, citing sources. Once Sysco strikes a deal to divest some assets, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to clear the acquisition,...

  • 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.