Food & Beverage Beverages

  • Union leader Jeff Royalty said striking workers will return to work next week. Royalty is president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 10 d. Union leader Jeff Royalty said Friday that the two sides agreed to language giving workers the option to keep current sick leave policy or sign up for a short-term disability plan.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Striking employees at Four Roses will return to work next week after the Kentucky bourbon maker and union officials reached a tentative agreement Friday to end a two-week walkout, a union leader said. In a bargaining session Friday, negotiators agreed to language giving workers the option to keep current sick leave policy or sign up for a...

  • PINHAO, Portugal— The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world that can be called port. It could, for example, choose to let in rival port producers from the British Commonwealth, such as South Africa and Australia, as it casts around for...

  • MILLVILLE, Ky.— The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Will Arvin and Wes Murry saw potential where others perceived only blight. Renamed Castle& Key Distillery, the facility resumed spirits production in late 2016— the first year whiskey was produced there since the distillery shuttered in...

  • WELLINGTON, Sept 19- Global dairy prices fell at the third fortnightly auction in a row early Wednesday as New Zealand's supply of key products ramped up. The GDT Price Index dipped 1.3 percent to an average selling price of $2,934 per tonne, after falling 0.7 percent at the previous sale. However, that was less than the 4.7 percent fall in WMP prices expected by...

  • PARIS, Sept 18- French authorities have given dairy giant Lactalis permission to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies, the government said on Tuesday. Lactalis, one of the worlds largest dairy groups, had to recall 12 million tins in France and around the world...

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. The ghastly-looking "Alegae Bloom" beer made by Maumee Bay Brewing Co., which relies on Lake Erie for its water, is a good conversation starter that reminds customers about the toxic algae that show up each year in the shallowest of the Great Lakes, said brewery...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S.- China trade war:. China's No. 2 leader has appealed for global support for free trade following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing's technology policy. China announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of American imports on Tuesday in response to U.S.

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. The ghastly-looking "Alegae Bloom" beer made by Maumee Bay Brewing Co., which relies on Lake Erie for its water, is a good conversation starter that reminds customers about the toxic algae that show up each year in the shallowest of the Great Lakes, said brewery...

  • The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look from long-established pillars of American business. Shares of the company, Aurora Cannabis Inc., closed up nearly 17 percent on...

  • Coke would join a rush by major alcohol makers and a cigarette company to test the cannabis market and find partners ahead of the Oct. 17 launch of legal recreational marijuana in Canada. Coke and Aurora, in separate statements, each said they were interested in cannabidiol-infused beverages but would not comment on any specifics or talks.

  • *Aurora Canada- listed shares jump 22 pct. Sept 17- Coca Cola Co said on Monday it was looking closely at the growing marijuana-infused drinks market, responding to a media report that the world's largest beverage maker was in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc. "While there are opportunities in certain states in the USA for Coke to develop and sell a product it...

  • An employee tends to marijuana plants at the Aurora Cannabis Inc. facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. 

    Marijuana stocks soared Monday after a report said that soft drink giant Coca-Cola is in talks with Aurora Cannabis to develop weed-infused beverages.

  • *Aurora Canada- listed shares jump 22 pct. Sept 17- Coca Cola Co said on Monday it was closely watching the growing marijuana-infused drinks market, responding to a media report that the world's largest beverage maker was in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc. The report said there was no guarantee that talks between the companies would be successful but...

  • Coca-Cola is in talks with cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis to make marijuana-infused beverages.

  • Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade's housing boom. That same mortgage eventually morphed into a financial albatross and, for a time, the house in the suburb of Tarpon Springs was on a countdown to foreclosure. That set the stage for cascading mortgage defaults...

  • A customer shops as bottles of Coca-Cola Co. brand soda sit on display for sale inside of a Ralphs Grocery Co. in Los Angeles, California.

    A statewide tax could upend a compromise reached with the beverage industry in June that banned new local taxes on soda until 2031.

  • Canada's top trade negotiator, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland repeated that the talks had been "constructive and positive" as she entered the United Trade Representative building in downtown Washington. The U.S. charges that Canada discriminates against its dairy exports. It also wants to end the dispute arbitration panels, something Canada has used to...

  • President Donald Trump has threatened to push ahead with a bilateral deal with Mexico, effectively killing the almost 25- year-old three-country NAFTA pact, which covers $1.2 trillion in trade. The United States and Mexico reached an agreement on overhauling NAFTA at the beginning of last week, turning up the pressure on Canada to agree to new terms.

  • MILAN, Sept 6- Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee chain, will realize its chairman's dream on Friday when it opens an upmarket roastery and cafe in Milan, but the test will be to convince coffee-obsessed Italians to pay more for their daily espresso. The store will be the Seattle- based giant's first foray into the Italian market, the world's fourth-largest...