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  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $50.48. Safeway rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.64. Supervalu rose$. 30 or 3.2 percent, to $9.63.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $50.32. Safeway rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $34.65. Supervalu rose$. 09 or 1.0 percent, to $9.42.

  • Russian food regulator shuts a fifth McDonald's Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    The Kremlin is reflected in a window of a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow, August 21, 2014.

    The state agency previously closed four other McDonald's restaurants and unveiled sweeping checks across the country.

  • Buffett greases $11B Burger King-Tim Hortons deal Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET
    Burger King acquires Tim Hortons.

    Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $50.13. Safeway fell$. 01 or percent, to $34.54. Supervalu fell$. 11 or 1.2 percent, to $9.33.

  • Pay $10 to climb Arby's 'meat mountain': Report Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Arby's Meat Monster.

    Arby's is rolling out a sandwich that will contain at least half a pound of assorted meats and cheeses, according to The Washington Post.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.59. Supervalu fell$. 14 or 1.5 percent, to $9.30. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $38.68.

  • Chocoholics: Your fix in Asia could get pricier Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 5:53 AM ET

    Asia's newly minted chocoholics are tempting sweets-makers, but challenges range from different cultural tastes to the region driving up cocoa prices.

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    BOSTON— The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement issued late Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $50.30. Safeway fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.55. Supervalu fell$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $9.44.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $50.60. Safeway rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.64. Supervalu fell$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $9.48.

  • McDonald's exec shakeup amid weak sales Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Mike Andres, McDonald's

    McDonald's announced Friday that its U.S. president, Jeff Stratton, would be retiring from the company. He will be replaced by Mike Andres.

  • Melons and pumpkins grown into specific shapes by farmer Tony Dighera sell for as much as $100 apiece wholesale.

    Food prices are high, but for the $100 watermelons and pumpkins Tony Dighera grows organically in Fillmore, California, demand is outstripping supply.

  • Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $50.45. Safeway fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $34.61. Supervalu fell$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $9.56.

  • Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery stores to combat food shortages by keeping people from buying too much of a single item.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 01 or percent, to $50.54. Safeway fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.60. Supervalu fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.61.

  • After Russia targets McDonald's, businesses on edge Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    People sit on the terrace of a now-closed McDonald's in Moscow, Aug. 21, 2014.

    So far no other prominent Western brand has reported extra scrutiny from the Russian authorities, but some say they are worried.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $50.53. Safeway fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.70. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $9.66.

  • Governor: Grocery chain fight at 'critical point' Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Deval Patrick said Wednesday he was hopeful that a family fight over the Market Basket grocery store chain that has sparked an employee walkout and a customer boycott can be resolved soon.