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  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    So far, two of the nation's biggest grocers, Safeway and Kroger, have pledged to keep the salmon off their shelves if it is approved. "The FDA delay has caused developers to take a pause," says Dr. David Edwards of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the main industry group for genetically engineered agriculture.

  • Beverage sector's big problem—consumers ditch diet Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    After years of powering growth for the Coca-Colas and Pepsis of the world, diet is now a drag.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Americans cut back on drinking carbonated soft drinks again last year with soda sales reaching their lowest levels in nearly two decades, according to a leading beverage industry newsletter. Soda sales in the United States grew throughout most of the 1990 s, before beginning to slow in 1999. Sales have been in decline since 2005..

  • Pop! Fizzy drinks go flat as more in US skip sodas Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    The decline in U.S. sales of carbonated soft drinks accelerated in 2013, according to a beverage industry newsletter.

  • Zenobia Godschalk, an Atlanta mother of two young boys, stopped buying Kraft's "mac and cheese" after reading its complicated ingredient list. Kraft Foods Group Inc still dominates the category, but the battle for the hearts and minds of American mac-and-cheese lovers may become a new front in a running war in the $360 billion U.S. packaged food industry.

  • Diet drink use linked with heart disease and death Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Researchers found an "association" between using diet drinks and health problems, but can't say the drinks caused the problems.

  • SUNBURY, Pa., March 28- A judge on Friday loosened an injunction restricting the movements of a Pennsylvania anti-fracking activist to allow her access to her local hospital, grocery and other places declared off-limits because they sat atop land leased for gas extraction.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge by meat producers to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products, a move applauded by rancher and consumer groups.

  • U.S. court rejects challenge to meat label rule Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 28- A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a food industry challenge to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products.

  • Smokers group challenges NYC e-cigarette ban Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 25- A smokers' rights group filed a legal challenge on Tuesday to New York City's ban on electronic cigarettes in restaurants, parks and many other public places. The group has asked the state Supreme Court to void the law. The City Council said it believed the court would uphold the law.

  • *Russia, Ukraine remain promising markets for Metro. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned economic sanctions could follow Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, prompting her country's main trade body to warn of "catastrophic losses" for more than 6,000 German companies which do business with Russia.

  • *Strategy informed by early career at Daimler, Permira. *Booming e-commerce shaking up retail. FRANKFURT, March 25- Technology entrepreneur, merger manager and turnaround expert, Olaf Koch believes he has enough experience of big challenges to steer Europe's fourth-biggest retailer Metro through its next one: e-commerce.

  • *Russia, Ukraine remain promising markets for Metro. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned economic sanctions could follow Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, prompting her country's main trade body to warn of "catastrophic losses" for more than 6,000 German companies which do business with Russia.

  • March 25- Walgreen Co, operator of the largest U.S. drugstore chain, on Tuesday reported a rise in quarterly sales but said a slowdown in the introduction of higher-profit generic medicines cut into its gross profit margin.

  • LONDON, March 24- Deliveries of tobacco to retailers in Australia rose slightly last year for the first time in at least five years, even after the introduction of plain packaging aimed at deterring smokers, according to industry sales figures released on Monday.

  • LONDON, March 24- Deliveries of tobacco to retailers in Australia rose slightly last year for the first time in at least five years, even after the introduction of plain packaging aimed at deterring smokers, according to industry sales figures to be released on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The prevailing trend in U.S. stocks could be higher this week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- The prevailing trend in U.S. stocks could be higher next week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • Food costs rising, but will you feel the pinch? Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Whether rising food costs will translate into a higher restaurant bill depends on where you go, according to CEOS appearing on CNBC.

  • Lidl chairman steps down over strategy differences Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    *Owned by Germany's third-richest man, Dieter Schwarz. Based in Neckarsulm in southern Germany, Lidl is owned by Germany's third-richest man, Dieter Schwarz, son of the company's founder Josef Schwarz. Klaus Gehrig took over as the chain's chief executive from Dieter Schwarz in 2004..

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