BELLINGHAM, Wash.— The Washington state- based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The Bellingham Herald reports the sales are required under the federal review of Safeway's sale to an investment group that owns Albertsons. Associated Food Stores is buying eight stores...» Read More
The Agriculture Department says buying 400,000 tons of sugar from processors who have borrowed nearly $900 million is a possibility, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson; and Sallie James, Cato Institute, shares her opinions.
Sugar prices have fallen so low; they have put pressure on sugar processors. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the government support of sugar prices has been widely criticized for years.
U.S. sugar firms have borrowed $862 million to finance their operations. CNBC's John Carney and Kayla Tausche share their opinions on whether sugar deserves a bailout.
Improved weather is projected to result in a successful growing year, which could reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and consumer prices.
Patients allergic to gluten used to be the only ones to avoid it. But the gluten backlash is growing and so is the market for gluten-free products.
As the markets continue their march higher, investors will look to the tail end of fourth quarter earnings season for signs that corporate revenues and profits are improving. Next week, several retailers are expected to issue reports.
McDonald's February sales fell 1.5 percent amid stiff competition for customers who are spending more cautiously due to weak economic growth and higher taxes.
Starbucks said Thursday that it doesn't plan to change its offerings ahead of New York City's ban on large, sugary drinks that is scheduled to go into effect March 12.
After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.
Following are the events on Jim Cramer's radar as he develops strategy for the week ahead.
Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.
Rahul Sharma, founder and MD of NeevCapital, tells CNBC that traditional U.S. supermarkets have destroyed value over the past decade and valuations have fallen sharply.
The Subway Restaurants founder says regulations are hurting small companies and entrepreneurs. "If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist," Deluca told CNBC Wednesday.
Beer lovers have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.
Yum Brands Vice Chairman Sam Su told CNBC's Eunice Yoon China remains their best market despite the food scare, and plans to continue to focus on growth there.
Furniture retailer Ikea says it has halted all sales of meatballs in Sweden after Czech authorities detected horse meat.
A new report sheds light on this dirty secret of the food industry: Cheap fish is widely passed off as more expensive varieties.
Japan's declining appetite for whale meat is nothing new; but is the country also losing patience with its whaling industry? The answer is yes, according to a new report that highlights the huge cost to the Japanese taxpayer of sustaining its whaling fleet. The GlobalPost reports.
Patrick McKeever, equity analyst at MKM Partners LLC, has neutral rating on Walmart, adding the company is well-capitalized and has lots of cash on the balance sheet.
Hackers breached the Twitter account of fast-food chain Burger King, posting the online equivalent of graffiti and sometimes making little sense.