food

Chobani

A Chobani IPO: Is Now the Right Time?

Chobani, the top seller of Greek yogurt in the United States, reportedly is exploring its options to raise capital, perhaps by taking the company public or by selling a stake ...
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McDonald's

McDonald’s to Dress Up Some Chinese Restaurants

In 2013, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) opened 275 new restaurants in China, more than a third of all new stores the company opened that year. In 2014, the company plans ...
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Chipotle Raising Burrito Prices

When Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported first quarter earnings Thursday morning, the company specifically noted higher commodity costs for beef, avocados, and cheese as the drivers for a ...
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The 10 Fastest Rising Food Prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s ...
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Zoe’s Kitchen Gets Rekindled Interest and Jump, All Over Again

Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) must think that another up day in the markets means that it is time to rally just like it was a normal IPO day elsewhere. ...
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Why You Should Expect Higher Coffee Prices Ahead

The futures price of coffee has basically doubled since early November, leaving one to ask how long can, say, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) go on until it has to boost ...
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McDonald's

Ronald McDonald Replaced by Farmer Dirk

Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), has been mothballed. He began to make appearances for the fast-food giant in 1963. Although the company claims he still exists ...
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Cattle

Beef Prices at 27-Year High

Continuing demand from Japan, Hong Kong and Mexico increased U.S. beef exports by 3.2% in February to more than 10% of all U.S. production. Add to that the diminished size ...
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Is Coke Worth More Than Pepsi?

Is the Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) worth more than PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP)? It would appear so, at least based on brand value. The subject is, however, more complicated than just ...
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Natural Food Retailers Are Cheap, Popular and Defensive

While the market is in the midst of intense selling, investors always look at defensive sectors like utilities, pharmaceuticals and consumer staples, as they tend to pay good dividends and ...
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Orange Juice Prices Soar

Total U.S. production of oranges in the 2013–2014 crop year is now estimated at about 7.2 million tons, more than a million tons below last year's total of 8.3 million ...
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Walmart to Offer Discount on Organic Foods

The trend, which seems to have become permanent, among Americans to buy organic foods got a boost from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). The company announced that it would sell ...
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Bacon Prices Surge

The price of bacon in the United States rose 13% in February, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency said that the supply of ...
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Sam’s Club Hit by Chicken Nugget Recall

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained of finding bits of plastic in their food. The recall includes 5-pound ...
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Amazon’s New Grocery Delivery Service

Most of the news out of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) this week focused on its new Fire TV, which puts in squarely into the streaming video market. More quietly, the ...
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