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  • Snack wars: Would you eat a chip made from beans? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Salty snacks are a $16 billion business, but Americans are increasingly looking for something healthier. Like beans.

  • Dec 15- Bob Evans Farms Inc said Chief Executive Steve Davis has resigned by mutual agreement effective immediately as its board steps up efforts to revamp the restaurant and packaged food company following a proxy fight. Bob Evans's recent performance under Davis has failed to meet the expectations of the board, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting...

  • Bob Evans CEO Steve Davis steps down Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    Dec 15- Restaurant and packaged food company Bob Evans Farms Inc said Steve Davis stepped down as chief executive effective immediately and established an interim office of the CEO until a replacement is found. The company named two top executives, Mark Hood and Mike Townsley, to fill the office of the CEO. Davis, who has been CEO for the last 8 years, will remain with...

  • How NOT to kill yourself cooking turkey  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    Susan Smith, Butterball turkey expert, shares tips on how to safely prepare a Thanksgiving turkey.

  • Hershey says higher milk prices, dollar hurt profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Hershey cut its full-year earnings and revenue growth forecasts, citing higher dairy prices, a stronger dollar and weak sales growth in some markets.

  • Oct 29- Chocolate maker Hershey Co cut its full-year earnings and revenue growth forecasts, citing higher dairy prices, a stronger dollar and weak sales growth in some markets. Rivals Mars Chocolate North America and Mondelez International Inc have also raised prices this year. U.S. milk prices have been increasing since 2008, when China started sourcing...

  • Sept 25- At least six state investment firms are interested in buying the property assets of restaurant and packaged food company Bob Evans Farms Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 29- Mexican bread maker Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baker and maker of Entenmann's cakes and Oroweat bread among other brands, said on Friday it is planning to sell new shares in Mexico and abroad, marking its first foreign listing.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Bumble Bee Foods has received takeover overtures from canned tuna giant Thai Union Frozen Products PCL and U.S. packaged foods company Post Holdings Inc in recent months, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 11- Packaged foods maker ConAgra Foods Inc said long-time Chief Executive Gary Rodkin would retire in May 2015 at the end of the company's fiscal year.

  • ConAgra Foods CEO Gary Rodkin to retire Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Aug 11- Packaged foods maker ConAgra Foods Inc said long-time Chief Executive Gary Rodkin would retire in May 2015 at the end of the company's fiscal year. The company, whose products include Slim Jim meat snacks and Healthy Choice frozen meals, said it had set up a search committee to find a successor.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Aug 5- Agribusiness company Archer Daniels Midland Co expects to sell its global chocolate business by the end of the third quarter, its president said on Tuesday, after opting to hold onto its larger cocoa press business.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- A proposal to overhaul nutrition labels on packaged foods sold in the United States does not go far enough to influence consumer choices and reduce obesity, a former U.S.

  • 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

  • Mexican bread maker Grupo Bimbo to buy Ecuador's Supan Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 15- Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, one of the world's largest bread makers, said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Ecuadorian peer Supan, as it seeks to widen its presence in South America. Grupo Bimbo did not mention the cost of the acquisition in its statement announcing the deal.

  • Chicken price up— blame fat roosters who won't mate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

  • Higher costs at the grill  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    How rising meat prices are affecting local butchers and restaurants, with Pat LaFrieda Jr., LaFrieda Meat Purveyors CEO.

  • BBQ lovers burned by price hike  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    Severe drought is a contributing factor in the declining cattle count, which has sent wholesale beef prices up.

    Record high prices for both ground beef and sirloin are creating expensive Fourth of July barbecues. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports.

  • June 26- ConAgra Foods Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as higher sales in commercial foods business made up for weakness in its consumer foods and private brands businesses. Excluding items, the maker of Hunt's tomato ketchup and Slim Jim beef jerky earned 55 cents per share, in line with its lowered estimate.

  • Not enough preservatives?! Velveeta recalled Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Velveeta, a processed cheese, is getting yanked off the shelves in 12 states for not having enough preservatives.