The Czech brewery Budvar said a Portuguese trade court has upheld a decision prohibiting its rival, Anheuser-Busch InBev, from selling beer under the Budweiser name in the country. State-owned Budvar has been fighting with Anheuser-Busch for over a century over use of the Budweiser brand name.
Citing a potential threat to public health, the FDA moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many livestock producers give their animals antibiotics regularly to ensure that the animals are healthy and to facilitate the production process.
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
Companies seeking to get closer to their customers simply need to acknowledge their birthdays, according to a new online survey. The survey finds that nearly three out of four consumers who received birthday messages from a company they do business with thought more positively of the company afterwards.
StockPot is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,800 cases of 24-ounce, refrigerated plastic tubs of Wholesome@Home Classic Chicken Noodle Soup. Some of the plastic tubs may carry the side labeling of Wholesome@Home Loaded Baked Potato Style Soup.
Government dairy subsidies that affect the cost of a gallon of milk are set to expire at the end of the year as farm-state lawmakers said Tuesday that they do not expect to have a new farm bill — or an extension of current law — before Jan 1.
Greek yogurt company Chobani says it is increasing production at its Twin Falls plant and adding production of a new "light" yogurt called Simply 100. Chobani officials say the $450 million plant is running at optimal production capability for the first time since it opened a year ago.
Rockefeller Center is crowded at Christmastime thanks to the famous tree, the skating rink and the show at Radio City Music Hall, but visitors can choose from a variety of places to eat in the area, from ethnic food and street carts to sit-down dining.
A newly formed Harrisonburg company is planning to reopen a former Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing facility, creating the equivalent of 102 full-time jobs. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Monday that Shenandoah Processing will invest more than $2.2 million in the project.
Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Grainger on Monday upgraded his rating on Kraft Foods Group Inc., saying there is still a good long-term growth story ahead for the food company. The analyst said the company's current stock price does not fully reflect the company's potential.
Sysco, one of the largest food supply companies, is buying privately held US Foods for about $3.5 billion in cash and stock. When the deal closes, Sysco expects the addition of US Foods to boost its annual sales by about 46 percent to around $65 billion.
McDonald's said a key sales figure slipped 0.8 percent in the U.S. last month, as the chain faced tough competition and flat traffic. Sales at stores open at least a year is a key gauge of health because it excludes results from stores recently opened or closed.
A prosecutor opened the fraud trial of a California wine dealer on Monday by saying greed motivated him to cheat wine collectors out of millions of dollars, but a defense lawyer said his client was the victim of widespread corruption in the resale market for vintage wines.
Premium adult beverages are providing momentum to the on-premise channel despite cautious consumers, according to a new study. Higher-priced spirits and beer categories, in particular, are growing in restaurants and bars, although the channel is slowing overall.
Nineteen months after Washington State auctioned off its liquor stores to private entrepreneurs, more than 60 percent of the stores are out of business. Nearly two dozen remaining stores are in danger of losing their licenses because they owe the state fees on liquor already sold.
A fishing boat captain told a federal judge he tried to sell shark fins to a Honolulu hotel restaurant so he could earn some extra money for his crew. Matthew Brian Case said he finned dead sharks while at sea off Hawaii and planned to sell them "for a few hundred dollars."
The European Food Safety Authority has found that the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for people to consume at the levels currently used in diet soft drinks. After conducting a major review of evidence, the agency has ruled out any "potential risk of aspartame causing damage to genes and inducing cancer."
Yauk's Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colo., has recalled about 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under unsanitary conditions. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recalls on Monday.
The packaging company WhiteWave Foods, whose brands include Silk, Land O'Lakes and Horizon Organic, is buying the organic food maker Earthbound Farm for about $600 million. Earthbound, best known for its organic packaged salads, is expected to have 2013 sales of more than $500 million.
China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And that's OK with growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop. Growers say opening U.S. borders to Chinese apples means American farmers should be able to get a foothold in the China's growing market.