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  • NEW YORK, July 1- J.M. Smucker Co cut prices for most of its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee brands sold in the United States by 6 percent, the biggest U.S. roaster said on Wednesday, partially reversing last year's price hikes to woo back customers. The company is the first U.S. roaster to cut prices after a customer backlash following a 9 percent price hike just over a...

  • Smucker cuts Folgers coffee prices after 2014 increase Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 1- J.M. Smucker Co cut prices for most of the Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee brands sold in the United States by 6 percent, the biggest U.S. roaster said on Wednesday, after a price hike last year led to a loss of market share. In June, Smucker raised list prices on most of its U.S. packaged coffee by roughly 9 percent for the first time in three years because a...

  • Heinz executives to dominate Kraft Heinz leadership Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 PM ET

    Heinz Co after that company merges with Kraft Foods Group Inc, both companies said. Brazilian firm 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought Heinz in 2013.. The two who will remain are Jim Savina, who will become Kraft Heinz's general counsel, and George Zoghbi, who will become chief operating officer of the U.S. commercial business.

  • Congress this week gave Obama "fast-track" power to speed the agreement through Congress. Microsoft Corp, International Business Machines Corp, AT&T Inc and Intel Corp see exports of digital services, such as software and technology consulting, rising in Asian markets. The deal would eliminate a 25 percent tariff on pickup trucks made in Japan and southeast...

  • June 22- General Mills Inc, maker of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Original Cheerios cereals, said it would stop using artificial flavors and colors in almost all of its cereals, joining the U.S. food industry's move towards products perceived as healthier. Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, two of Yum Brands Inc's largest restaurant chains, sandwich chain Subway and Nestle USA...

  • NEW YORK, June 19- News Corp has been ordered by a Manhattan federal judge to face a class action lawsuit accusing it of monopolizing the market for in-store promotions at some 52,500 retail stores across the United States. News Corp spokeswoman Laura Adams said the company, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch, is reviewing Thursday's decision.

  • Heinz Co said on Thursday that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has become its majority shareholder by exercising a warrant ahead of the ketchup maker's planned merger with Kraft Foods Group Inc. In a regulatory filing, Heinz said Berkshire exercised a warrant to acquire about 46.2 million shares for nearly $462,000 this week. Heinz owners would get a...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. lawmakers vote to scrap meat labeling laws Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 10:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 10- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to repeal meat labeling laws, which were widely backed by U.S. consumer groups, after Canada and Mexico threatened $3 billion in trade sanctions. Some of the biggest U.S. food and beverage companies, including Pepsico Inc, Tyson Foods Inc, the U.S. arm of Nestlé, Coca-Cola Co, Anheuser-Busch and...

  • LONDON, June 8- Shares in Diageo Plc, the world's largest spirits maker, rose about 7 percent on Monday following a report in the Brazilian press saying private equity firm 3 G Capital was considering a bid for it. But a leveraged buyout of Diageo would be the largest in history and well beyond anything 3 G has done, said Jefferies analysts, who estimated that the...

  • Foods that may fade along with the baby boomers Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Shoppers at a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Ill.

    Some of the most recognizable American food and beverage brands have fallen out of favor with U.S. consumers, while smaller brands are gaining favor.

  • Early movers: MDT, PVH, DG, SHLD, AAPL & more Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • June 2- Kraft Foods Group Inc and Mondelez International Inc petitioned a judge to dismiss two counts in a case filed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission that alleged the companies manipulated wheat prices. The CFTC in April accused Kraft Foods and Mondelez of making massive bets in Chicago's futures markets in late 2011 as part of a plot to drive...

  • May 26- Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, two of Yum Brands Inc's largest restaurant chains, said they would remove artificial colors and flavors from their food as consumers shift to products perceived as healthier. Taco Bell said on Tuesday it planned to replace all artificial flavors and colors and some additives such as trans-fats in its foods with natural...

  • CHICAGO, May 22- The world's largest corn processor, Archer Daniels Midland Co, is shifting focus from its long-standing cash generator ethanol into developing new food ingredients as the biofuel boom that underpinned its financial success has cooled. "Coming up with new products is really what keeps us up at night," said Chris Cuddy, president of corn processing.

  • Hedge funds are beating the S&P 500; here's how Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stock-picking hedge funds are finally beating low-cost equity index funds this year—here's how the best did it.

  • Ann Taylor got snapped up. Who's next? Monday, 18 May 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Shopper enters a Ann Taylor LOFT clothing store located on Madison Avenue in New York City.

    The acquisition of Ann Taylor parent Ann Inc. could spur activity among other apparel retailers, Jefferies analyst Randal Konik said.

  • Bill Gates backs high-tech foods for the masses Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    food laboratory

    Food-tech companies are creating meat and dairy substitutes to meet global food demand. Will consumers have an appetite for these products?

  • Networks fret as ad dollars flow to digital media Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Television screens

    Television viewing has plummeted 9 percent so far this season compared with the previous season, the NYT reports.

  • Cramer Remix: Buffett made the biggest impact here Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:18 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    The Oracle Of Omaha had a ripple effect on Wall Street and “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer tracks it down.

  • Cramer: Warren Buffett's biggest diet nightmare Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:03 PM ET
    Ali Partovi speaks at the New York Times Food For Tomorrow conference at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Nov. 12, 2014, in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

    Jim Cramer talks to Ali Partovi on the growing trend of organic farming and three major trends flipping the table on how the world eats.