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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 revenue slightly misses Street expectations Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 4:39 PM ET
    Velveeta cheese, a product of Kraft Foods

    Kraft posted sales that missed Wall Street expectations Thursday.

  • Swine virus could shrink pork supply: Tyson Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.

  • Diamond Foods to pay $5M to settle SEC fraud case Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    Products of Diamond Foods as shown on their website

    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.

  • Sysco bites into US Foods in $3.5 billion deal Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    A Sysco Corp truck.

    Sysco said it would buy rival US Foods for about $3.5 billion, creating 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 cuts outlook; Shares drop Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Whole Foods Market on Wednesday reported same-store sales that decelerated in the fourth quarter. Shares plunged in extended-hours trading.

  • Cargill to label 'pink slime' beef soon Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Hot sauce maker under fire in court over big stink Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    Sriracha chili sauce

    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.

  • Hot sauce maker under fire for stinking up the place Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Sriracha sauce

    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.

  • Impact of Obamacare on job creation     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    "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.

  • No water, no beer: Brewers race to save the ales Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Pork war: China may not get US bacon after all Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Farmland's hickory smoked bacon. Farmland is a brand owned by Smithfield Foods Inc.

    Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Less than bubbly over Postal's alcohol delivery plan Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    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.

  • The BLT economy     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    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.)

  • This start-up is making office coffee cool again Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Some of the most innovative companies in New York are taking notice of a new start-up that looks to redefine the way we drink coffee in the office.

  • Supersize this: McD's alums go big on healthy food Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    LYFE Kitchen nine grain pilaf.

    No strangers to food in the fast lane, a handful of former McDonald's executives, are trying to crack the code on providing food on the go that tastes good and is good for you.

  • Smithfield Foods Answers Questions from Senate     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has all the details from the Smithfield Foods hearing.

  • Smithfield CEO Faces Senate Grilling on Pork Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods face scrutiny when U.S. senators question Smithfield's chief executive about food safety and foreign ownership.