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  • Bye, bye American pie: Why desserts are vanishing Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    Americans are not chowing down on dessert like they used to. The reason might surprise you. USA Today reports.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $72.09. Supervalu fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $10.00. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $56.73.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $72.18. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $9.99. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 40 or. 7 percent, to $56.49.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $72.21. Supervalu fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.97. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $56.79.

  • Dunkin' K-Cups to be sold online and in stores Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    Dunkin' Brands Group said its K-Cup packs would now be available online and across retail stores in North America through a new expanded agreement.

  • Canadian grocer Loblaw's profit more than doubles Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:44 AM ET

    Feb 26- Canada's largest grocer Loblaw Cos Ltd's quarterly profit more than doubled, mainly due to higher sales in its retail business and the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart. The company's net income of rose to C $247 million, or 60 Canadian cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 3, from C $114 million, or 41 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

  • WASHINGTON— In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store. He has mentioned the idea...

  • KFC tests sweet, edible ... coffee cup?! Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    The cup is made from a wafer-like biscuit, then wrapped in sugar paper and lined with a layer of heat-resistant white chocolate, USAT reports.

  • Sliding food inputs boost these stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    Falling food input prices bode well for producers with limited global exposure, including Dean Foods and Hershey, an analyst said.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 46 or. 6 percent, to $73.38. Supervalu fell$. 16 or 1.5 percent, to $10.05. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $57.00.

  • Four survivor CEOs since Nasdaq last hit 5,000 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc. and founder of Blue Origin LLC

    Almost 15 years have passed since the Nasdaq first broke the 5,000 mark. Now, the index is poised to pass that again.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $72.74. Supervalu fell$. 16 or 1.6 percent, to $10.04. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $56.60.

  • Are food stamps a bad thing? Not if you sell food Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    A woman pays for her groceries using a food stamp program at a supermarket in West New York, N.J., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

    The House has begun hearings on the U.S. food stamp program. They'll be watched closely by more than just the hungry.

  • *David Potts named as new Morrisons CEO. LONDON, Feb 25- Morrisons has named former Tesco executive David Potts as its new chief executive, completing the recruitment of a triumvirate of ex-Tesco men to restore growth at Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket chain. The 57- year-old now faces the task of boosting results that have lagged behind market leader...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Ken Morrison, the son of Morrisons' founder and a former boss of the British grocer, has welcomed the appointment of ex-Tesco executive David Potts as Morrisons' new CEO. "It looks a good appointment... At Morrisons' annual shareholders' meeting last year Ken Morrison labelled the grocer's performance "disastrous" and called for its board to be bolstered...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Britain's No. 4 supermarket Morrisons has named former Tesco executive David Potts as its new chief executive, completing a triumvirate of ex-Tesco men at the top of the firm. Having started off stacking shelves in his local store, he rose to head the firm's supply chain, its UK business and then its Asian operations. As Morrisons' chief financial...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $72.92. Supervalu fell$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $10.20. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $56.68.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $72.89. Supervalu fell$. 01 or percent, to $10.30. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $56.81.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $72.98. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.27. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $56.68.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $73.14. Supervalu fell$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $10.30. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $56.98.