The owners of a nearly century-old ice cream plant are planning to shut it down, saying its age and location in downtown Salem, Ore., make it too difficult and costly to upgrade.
Prices for corn, wheat and soybeans continued their long march upward on Wednesday, pushed higher by a crippling drought across the Midwest.
Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn.
PepsiCo Inc. will start selling its drinks in Myanmar, following the U.S. government's decision to suspend investment sanctions on the country for its democratic reforms.
A recent study suggests that most Canadians try to buy local products when they shop for groceries and are willing to pay a premium to put local food on their kitchen tables.
New Brunswick fishermen staged a protest outside the Canadian fisheries minister's office yesterday in their ongoing dispute over the import of lobsters from Maine, while a U.S. senator called on the province to ensure the smooth flow of goods across the border.
Market Pantry and Archer Farms Deli Salad lines at Target stores are being voluntarily recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria.
Potato chips are America's number one snack, according to the Snack Food Association's 2012 state of the industry report, and Americans spent $9 billion on them in 2010, 50 percent more than on the number two snack, tortilla chips.
Swiss food and drinks giant Nestle SA posted an 8.9 percent rise in first-half profits today, but predicted that the remainder of 2012 will be challenging and warned of a slowdown in its key U.S. market.
International food prices rose sharply in July after three months of decline, driven by a spike in grain and sugar prices, a United Nations report said today.
Though thin and flat may be America's general standard — and bestselling variety — of this ubiquitous snack, regional and sometimes hyper-local preferences for different calibers of crunch, thickness, seasonings and endless other elements have created a surprisingly diverse culinary patchwork of chip styles around the country.
Starbucks Corp. will soon be the first national chain to let customers pay with Square's mobile payment application.
Chiquita Brands International Inc. said yesterday that it has started a search for a new CEO and began a cost-cutting plan in an effort to turn around results.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the nation's biggest independent Coca-Cola bottler, reported a dip in its second-quarter profit yesterday.
A new report says the world's appetite for beer hit a new high last year, with China leading the way.
Dutch brewer Heineken NV said today it will keep fighting to buy the shares it doesn't already own of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd of Singapore, the owner of Tiger beer, despite efforts to upset the deal by a Thai tycoon.
The limited-service burger segment is the largest menu segment by revenue in the restaurant industry. It is driven on one hand by McDonald's, which accounts for half of the segment's business, and on the other hand by a growing number of "better burger" concepts, upscaled fast-casual burger players.
McDonald's says some of its locations are offering items from the breakfast menu — such as Egg McMuffins, Sausage McMuffins and hotcakes — starting at midnight.
Some experts think that while most kids may not be eating less or exercising more, they may be getting fewer trans fats. That's because the artery-clogging ingredient has been removed or reduced in many processed or fried foods such as doughnuts, cookies and french fries.