Food Retail


  • Family feud sparks labor revolt at grocery chain Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Empty shelves are shown at a Market Basket store in Burlington, Mass.

    A workers' revolt at Market Basket supermarkets has led to empty store shelves, angry customers and support for a boycott from politicians.

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass.— It's been called a David vs. They are demanding the reinstatement of beloved former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, whom they credit with keeping prices low, treating them well and guiding the company's success.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 83 or 1.7 percent, to $51.00. Safeway rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $34.96. Supervalu rose$. 24 or 2.7 percent, to $9.12.

  • Don't believe the hype—a kale crisis is bunk Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Northern Spy Food Co.’s kale salad.

    Recent stories reported a coming worldwide kale shortage due to an absence of seeds at Australia's Bejos Seeds. The truth is something else.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 96 or 1.9 percent, to $51.13. Safeway rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.90. Supervalu rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $8.95.

  • July 24- Canada's largest grocer Loblaw Cos Ltd's quarterly profit handily beat analysts' expectations, helped by strong pharmacy sales in its recently acquired Shoppers Drug Mart. Sales at Shoppers accounted for more than a quarter of Loblaw's total sales of C $10.31 billion in the second quarter.

  • July 24- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, reported a 37 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales from recently acquired Shoppers Drug Mart.

  • Look who's taking on Coke and Pepsi in Asia Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    AJE Group, the company that owns Big Cola, is battling Coke and Pepsi in Asian and Latin American markets. Financial Times reports.

  • China detains employees of suspect meat supplier Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    The Husi Food factory in Shanghai July 23, 2014

    The scandal surrounding Husi, which is owned by OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, has alarmed Chinese diners.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 69 or 1.4 percent, to $50.17. Safeway fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.79. Supervalu fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $8.89.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 57 or 1.2 percent, to $50.05. Safeway rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.86. Supervalu fell$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $8.87.

  • McDonald's 'a bit deceived' after China meat audit Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    Workers producing food at the Shanghai Husi Food Co., a factory of US food provider OSI Group, on July 20, 2014, in Shanghai.

    An audit of supplier Shanghai Husi Food left McDonald's "a bit deceived" following news of expired meat being served at its China locations.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $49.67. Safeway fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.80. Supervalu fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $8.90.

  • Workers fired amid family grocery store feud Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Market Basket workers from two Fitchberg stores were transported to a rally on July 18, 2014. Employees have demanded the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulas, who was ousted.

    A former grocery store chain president has asked his family company to reinstate employees who were fired for protesting his termination.

  • Produce contamination scare not so peachy Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Wawona Packing says no illnesses have been reported from a listeria scare of some of its produce, and the nationwide recall is a precaution.

  • Chipotle stock jumps after earnings beat Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET
    A Chipotle restaurant in Miami.

    Fast-casual chain Chipotle Mexican Grill's net income and revenue easily beat Wall Street's expectations on Monday.

  • Healthy snacks take on corny junk marketing Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Bolthouse Farms will be setting up 'healthy snack stations' in stores with marketing ploys borrowed from junk food. USA Today reports.

  • German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. Essen's city hall told The Associated Press that Albrecht was buried Monday in a family plot in a small ceremony in the city's Bredeney district where he lived.

  • Market Basket ex-CEO: Protesters should be rehired Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    TEWKSBURY, Mass.— A family feud over control over the Market Basket supermarket chain escalated Monday as thousands of employees and their supporters rallied at the company's headquarters for a second time and called for the reinstatement of their former chief executive. The chain has 71 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

  • Tesco is 'structurally very challenged': Pro     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst for European food retail at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on Tesco and says the group needs a new CEO and a new strategy very quickly.