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  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets Friday, 22 May 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    PARIS— France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The overall bill will go to a...

  • Focused on growing UK market: Greencore CEO   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:35 AM ET
    Focused on growing UK market: Greencore CEO

    Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, explains why the company is focusing on growing market share in the U.K. and is holding off from venturing wholeheartedly into mainland Europe.

  • America, are you ready for Asian-flavored burgers?

    Cecilia Shee, vice president of Beijing-based Uncle Sam's, hopes that its signature "shumai patty" and other Asian-flavored burgers can attract American diners.

  • Asia, you can now create your burger at McDonald's   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Asia, you can now create your burger at McDonald's

    Peter Rodwell, division president for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa at McDonald's, discusses the unveiling of "Create Your Taste" burger kiosks in Asia.

  • Why the FTC is wrong about our merger: Sysco CEO Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

    Sysco's CEO says the FTC, which is suing to block the company's merger with US Foods, has it all wrong.

  • Food for thought: Brands who've won over the world Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:40 AM ET

    Household goods are quickly stealing a march on popular brands like Coca-Cola, with Colgate being used in more than half the world’s houses - report.

  • CHICAGO, May 14- Wholesale U.S. choice-grade beef hit an all-time high on Thursday, spurred by supermarkets stocking up on tight supplies for the May 25 Memorial Day holiday, the kickoff of the summer grilling season, traders and analysts said. Thursday morning's wholesale price for choice beef hit $264.52 per hundredweight, topping the previous record of...

  • Bill Gates backs high-tech foods for the masses Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    food laboratory

    Food-tech companies are creating meat and dairy substitutes to meet global food demand. Will consumers have an appetite for these products?

  • What makes your burger the best?   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    What makes your burger the best?

    Tim Lowther, managing director at Smashburger UK, explains why there's still a "huge appetite for burgers."

  • Ex-banker wants you to try the 'Kobe beef of pork' Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    A Mangalitsa pig

    Former Wall Street financier Chris Andersen has spent a lifetime raising money on Wall Street. Now he's raising pigs.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 24 Hampton Creek Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Josh Tetrick, founder of Hampton Creek

    Many believe these plant-based products are shaping the future of food, including Bill Gates and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

  • BRUSSELS, May 12- Supermarket groups Ahold and Delhaize are in merger talks to create a top 20 global retailer with a major presence in the United States, the two firms said on Tuesday, confirming recent media reports. The company will communicate material updates, if any, in accordance with regulatory requirements, "both Ahold and Delhaize said.

  • Ahold, Delhaize shares soar on merger rumors Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    Shares of Ahold and Delhaize surged on Monday on speculation of a blockbuster merger, even though analysts were divided over whether a deal would benefit the Benelux supermarket chains.

  • 'Micro livestock': Edible crickets business booms Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Crickets are being promoted as a sustainable, high-protein food source for humans.

    The edible cricket market is seen as growing substantially this year, with some players forecasting triple-digit sales growth.

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 11- Botswana grocer Choppies plans to raise $48 million in a secondary listing on the Johannesburg bourse, it said on Monday, seeking to boost its profile among investors in Africa's largest and most liquid stock market. Under the offering to selected institutional investors in South Africa and Botswana, Choppies will sell 117.4 million new...

  • Banner year for burgers   Friday, 8 May 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Banner year for burgers

    There's a reason why burgers have been getting so pricy.

  • Mother's Day: How to eat free all day Friday, 8 May 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Mother and daughter at restaurant

    Your mom can pretty much eat her way right though Mother's Day—often for free—with just a little planning, USA Today reports.

  • UK supermarkets: The hits keep coming   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK supermarkets: The hits keep coming

    With Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons posting poor figures, Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director at Neev Capital, says there's a "long hard road ahead."

  • Whole Foods sinks after key metric misses Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:04 PM ET
    A Whole Foods Market in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    Whole Foods stock fell 10 percent after the grocer's comparable sales growth disappointed.

  • Sainsbury's Egypt woes should be removed soon: CFO Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:50 AM ET
    A man puts a shopping bag into a car outside a Sainsbury's store in London

    The dramatic legal woes of Sainsbury's CEO in Egypt should be resolved soon, according to John Rogers, the U.K. retailer's CFO.