Food Retail


  • 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.

  • EDINBURGH, July 21- European stocks held steady in early trade on Monday, with Tesco boosted after the resignation of its chief executive, although sensitivity to ongoing tension in Ukraine kept a lid on the market.

  • Craft coffee is brewing up market share Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    Expensive beans are driving up the prices of coffee, but many consumers are shifting to higher-priced specialty coffee.

  • Is it the end of food trucks? Not quite, says Lemonis Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    In NYC, many owners say rules and regulations are eating up profits. Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's 'The Profit' guides Eddie's Pizza Truck.

  • July 17- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, appointed Executive Chairman Galen Weston president as part of a management shakeup aimed at helping the company better compete with U.S. rivals.

  • July 17- Loblaw Cos Ltd, Canada's largest grocer, appointed Executive Chairman Galen Weston president as part of a management shakeup aimed at helping the company better compete with U.S. rivals.

  • Yum's China sales jump as KFC bounces back Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    KFC parent Yum Brands Inc on Wednesday said second-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its No. 1 market, jumped 15 percent

  • Beer brewed from ancient whale fossil. Really. Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Amateur paleontologist and beer lover Jason Osborne, left, and microbiologist Jasper Akerboom.

    Lost Rhino Brewing Company's Bone Duster Paleo Ale uses yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil in its recipe.

  • Germany: Price fixing sausage makers are the wurst Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Sausage at an agricultural fair in Berlin, Germany

    Germany's Federal Cartel Authority has slapped a €380 million fine on sausage makers it accused of fixing prices. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Indian delivery service that even FedEx envies Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Indian dabbawallahs push their carts laden with food, on their way to make lunch time food deliveries, through the streets of Mumbai.

    Dabbawalas are the bikers who take tiffins to hungry eaters in Mumbai, and their system is so efficient FedEx has studied it. GP reports.

  • CEO strikes back at critics over minimum wage Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    An employee at Hardee's in Pasadena, Maryland.

    The CEO of the chain that owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr. strikes back at critics over his position on raising the minimum wage.

  • To battle rising food prices companies are passing costs on to consumers via sneaky changes in grocery aisles. Fiscal Times reports.

  • Craft beer has Carolina on its mind Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    The gold medal-winning Hop Drop ‘n Roll being readied for distribution at NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, N.C.

    The passage of "Pop the Cap" in 2005, local food movements, and arriving big craft brewers have poised N.C. as craft beer's new hotbed.

  • July 11- Mondelez International Inc, maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, said it would create a "stand-alone" European cheese and grocery business to focus on its fast-growing snacks business, including biscuits, gum and candy.