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In a survey of U.S. and Canadian grocery shoppers, Trader Joe's, Publix Supermarkets and Whole Foods earned some of the highest marks.
*Family Dollar shares at seven-month high after earnings. "I think all eyes are really on that Fed meeting and the minutes that come out," said Anthony Conroy, head trader for ConvergEx in New York. Family Dollar Stores Inc gained 4.3 percent to $66.74 and was the S&P 500' s best performer after the discount chain posted quarterly earnings.
*Kroger to assume Harris Teeter's debt of about $100 mln. July 9- Kroger Co said on Tuesday it would buy regional grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc in a $2.5 billion deal, the latest in a string of grocery industry consolidations. Competitors there include privately held Publix and discounter Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the largest U.S. food retailer.
It's a dubious distinction: This restaurant chain has a meal so loaded with fat, it was named the "worst restaurant meal in America" by a health-care watchdog.
A recent discovery of an English counterfeit scheme has raised wide concerns about food safety.
Despite experiencing the coldest spring in 50 years, U.K. consumers beat the weather by posting a rise in retail sales, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
Wal-Mart said Monday it will offer a money-back guarantee on produce sold in its U.S. stores as it tries to gain share in the grocery business.
Wrigley has temporarily halted the production of its Alert caffeinated gum as the FDA's investigates the safety of caffeine-added foods.
Green Mountain announced it's extending its partnership with Starbucks and delivered earnings that topped expectations. GMCR shares jumped after-hours.
Dollar General posted a higher quarterly profit on Monday as increased sales of food and other basics helped drive growth despite consumers' concerns about the economy.
Furniture retailer IKEA's Swedish meatballs are returning to the menu after last month's horse meat scare, with new supply chain controls "from farm to fork," the company's head of foods said.
Improved weather is projected to result in a successful growing year, which could reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and consumer prices.
Moves by Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to put his finance minister in charge of the central bank is leading to concerns that he may be seeking someone more malleable to run the state coffers in the run up to next year's elections.
Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.
From protests and mass rallies to burning of government effigies, Indian shop owners say Wal-Mart is not welcome in India. But do these businesses have reason to fear the world's biggest retailer entering their market?
Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director of Neev Capital, informs CNBC that despite losses retailers will incur from Hurricane Sandy , the retail industry should expect to recover most of the business lost when stores reopen.
Unfortunately, many retailers don't notice poorly designed areas of their stores until it's too late. Here are seven common store spaces that retailers botch up and ways to avoid making the same mistakes.