Private-label coffee maker Coffee Holding Co. reported a loss for its most recent quarter as lower coffee prices hurt its performance.
The ranking Republican in the state Senate is backing a plan to expand the sale of liquor and wine in Pennsylvania, the bill's sponsor said Tuesday, while a bill to privatize the industry remained stalled in the House.
Chinese consumers can afford to splash out more on higher quality products but also expect better value for their money than in the past, an American Chamber of Commerce study found. For companies like Kraft Foods Inc. and PepsiCo. Inc., that means tailoring products to suit local tastes while leveraging the company's global brand name.
Press reports that nearly 250 people have called poison control centers in the last couple of months following the US launch of Tide Pods and similar products shows an unintended consequence of the use of food-style packaging and formulations in categories outside of food.
A new pricing study compares a summer shopping basket of store brands vs. national brands and finds that consumers could save more than 36 percent off their grocery bill, on average, by switching to the retailer's brands.
Kraft Foods Inc. plans to close a cheese plant in Waupaca and lay off 120 employees in a cost-cutting move.
Savannah-based celebrity chef Paula Deen has launched a new company, Paula Deen Foods, in partnership with the New York-based grocery retailer Nanco Group.
Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party — and a bacon sundae, which clocks in at 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.
A steep drop in gasoline costs drove down a measure of U.S. wholesale prices in May by the most since July 2009. But outside the food and energy categories, prices increased moderately. Food costs fell 0.6 percent in May, the biggest decline since December. A 2.2 percent drop in meat prices drove most of the decline. The cost of fresh fruits and melons fell 7.1 percent, the most in a year.
New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, sugary beverages at local restaurants.
Burger King, the world’s second-biggest hamburger chain is introducing a bacon sundae as part of its new menu items for the summer on Thursday, June 14, 2012. The sundae has 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.
The Baltimore City Council has given preliminary approval to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan for an increased bottle tax. The legislation would raise the tax on bottled beverages from 2 cents to 5 cents in July 2013.
Millions of North Korean children are not getting the food, medicine or health care they need to develop physically or mentally, leaving many stunted and malnourished, the United Nations said Tuesday.
The California Secretary of State's office has announced that the Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods will be on the state's November ballot.
Leaders of human rights, consumer and healthcare groups spoke out today in an appeal to Hershey's leadership demanding reforms to the candy maker's corporate social responsibility practices, including the company's ongoing use of abusive child labor in cocoa production.
Unilever PLC recalled pints of Ben & Jerry's chocolate nougat crunch ice cream because an allergen advisory statement is missing from the packaging.
New data from Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), has spotlighted the most frequent health-focused on-package claims for new products in the food and beverage industry. For 2011, topping the list was “kosher,” which appeared on 27 percent of new products.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.'s shares plunged to a 52-week low Monday after supermarket operator Kroger Co. said it will soon sell its own store-brand single-serve coffee pods, which could intensify competition with Green Mountain's offerings.
Pennsylvania's House of Representatives spent three hours Monday night debating a proposal to end nearly 80 years of state control over liquor and wine sales and sell the business to private operators, only to go home without taking a vote.
Bokashi is based on an ancient Japanese practice that ferments food waste by covering it with a mix of microorganisms that suppress its smell and eventually produce soil. Bokashi is not widely used in the United States, but its practitioners think it should be.