Food Retail


  • Market Basket moves closer to deal: Report Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Arthur T. Demoulas arrives for a board meeting, July 18, 2013.

    Arthur T. Demoulas' bid to buy Market Basket is the only bid left on the table as the retailer moves closer to a deal, The Boston Globe reported.

  • Jimmy Dean now wants to serve you dinner too Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    Jimmy Dean Pulled Pork

    Jimmy Dean has become a breakfast staple with products from sausage on a stick to egg sandwiches. Now it's moving into lunch and more.

  • US court upholds federal meat labeling regulation Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    A U.S. appeals court rejected a food industry challenge to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for some meat products.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $50.29. Safeway rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $34.81. Supervalu rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.44.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 58 or 1.1 percent, to $50.13. Safeway fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $34.79. Supervalu rose$. 09 or 1.0 percent, to $9.42.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $50.34. Safeway fell$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $34.71. Supervalu rose$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $9.38.

  • Why your meat and seafood prices have been rising Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Maryland Blue crabs

    As prices for meat and seafood push higher due to droughts and disease, processed foods keep down food inflation.

  • Russia and US battle...via McDonald's Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    A logo on display outside a McDonald's food restaurant in Moscow, Russia.

    Russia's consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, filed a lawsuit that would ban many McDonald's items. NBC News reports.

  • What soaring cocoa means for stocks, chocoholics Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Fruits of the Cacao (Theobroma cacao), Sterculiaceae, around Kumasi, Ghana.

    Investors are honed in on consumer companies that use cocoa as a raw ingredient to see how they manage costs to protect the bottom line.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $50.89. Safeway fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.94. Supervalu rose$. 09 or 1.0 percent, to $9.21.

  • 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.