Chiquita Brands International, Inc. today announced that Brian W. Kocher, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kocher will remain in his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) until his replacement is named. The company has initiated a CFO search.
The owner of a popular Northern California oyster farm that was recently evicted from a national park said on Tuesday he is filing a lawsuit challenging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to make the area a designated wilderness. The lawsuit claims Salazar and others failed to comply with national environmental law, violated his constitutional rights and are illegally taking millions of dollars of his property.
Suspected vandals have dumped almost the entire 2007-2012 production of one of Italy's most sought-after wines — the limited edition Soldera Brunello di Montalcino. Giuseppe Soldera, owner of the Tuscan vineyard, said Tuesday that the vandals broke into his Case Basse cantina between Sunday night and Monday morning, opened the spigots on the vats and fled.
Among the most popular candies for stocking stuffers, decorating or simply snacking and sharing, Nestlé’s holiday treats come in a wide array of flavors and brands from WONKA SweeTARTS, NERDS, Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip, Butterfinger, and Nestlé Crunch.
Larger crops, changing varieties and mechanization are key issues facing the apple industry in the state of Washington in the years ahead, a horticulture official said at a convention in Yakima. Growers will have to find the right mix of apple varieties for the market and continue to promote exports, said David Douglas, president of the Washington State Horticultural Association.
Campbell Soup Co. said Tuesday that its board agreed to pay the company's regular quarterly dividend in December rather than in January and declared a second dividend for payment before the end of the year. The regular 29-cent dividend will now be paid on Dec. 28 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 14.
A pet food company says it will open a manufacturing and distribution warehouse at a former Army chemical weapons depot that's being redeveloped in western Indiana. Scott Pet Products announced Tuesday it would move operations to the Vermillion Rise Mega Park near Newport.
The Coca-Cola Co. is betting that a high-protein milkshake can give it some more muscle. The world's biggest beverage maker says it's buying a stake in Fair Oaks Farms Brands, which owns Core Power, a high-protein shake. Cola-Cola, which did not release financial terms, is teaming up with Select Milk Producers Inc., a dairy cooperative, to buy the stake.
The Food and Drug Administration in 2010 concluded that Aquabounty's salmon was as safe to eat as the traditional variety. The agency also said that there's little chance that the salmon could escape and breed with wild fish. But more than two years later the FDA has still not approved the fish, and Aquabounty is running out of money.
Consumers decide to eat away from home for many different reasons. Maybe they're looking for a fun-filled environment or a family-friendly atmosphere. Or perhaps they crave a favorite menu item or simply a convenient, budget-friendly meal.
The USDA is alerting the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Establishment 720, Aliya's Foods Limited, for approximately 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with listeria.
The top two Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly support allowing the sale of wine in supermarkets, and the influx of new GOP lawmakers is giving them the opportunity to reshape key committees where efforts to make that change have long been blocked by opponents.
Out of the kitchen and into the hotel lobby: Gingerbread houses have gone from being a homemade project done with mom to professional exhibits designed by pastry chefs and sometimes even architects. And never mind the humble miniature: Some displays are life-size, while others depict entire villages.
Officials have removed a relaxation drink named after reggae icon Bob Marley after several students at a New Jersey school were sickened. Marley's Mellow Mood is promoted to reduce stress. The drink's nutrition facts say it may cause drowsiness and is not intended for children.
Shrimp-fishing regulators on Monday set a short winter shrimp season with a low quota following a warning from scientists that the Gulf of Maine shrimp population is in poor shape due to environmental conditions. An Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission panel set the allowable catch for the upcoming season at about 1.4 million pounds.
"The Sphinx," a gingerbread creation from North End Grill, is on display in the lobby area of Le Parker Meridien hotel in New York. The landmark-inspired creation is being exhibited with other over-the-top gingerbread houses from city restaurants in the annual display to benefit City Harvest, a food rescue organization for feeding the needy.
A dry fall that is on track to making the record books has sent portions of Texas, including Houston and Fort Worth, back into severe drought, raising concerns about wildfires and the health of wheat crops and tree farms, climatologists said.
Maine's scallop fishermen are operating under new regulations that divide the state into three zones and establish a rotational management system similar to crop rotation on land. The rules aim to give fishermen flexibility while rebuilding the scallop population, regulators say.
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association, known as ALBA, helps bring minority, low-income farmworkers into a profession long dominated by Anglos. Since the program started in 2001, it has created more than 80 small farm businesses.
Agribusiness conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland Co. is increasing its buyout offer for GrainCorp by almost 4 percent and disclosed it has already added to its stake in the Australian grain handler. Under the revised bid disclosed Monday, it would cost ADM about $2.33 billion to buy the rest of the Australian company.