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Stonewall Kitchen Unveils New Partnership with Investment Firm Stonewall Kitchen Unveils New Partnership with Investment Firm

The specialty food manufacturer and retailer is teaming up with Centre Partners to take the business to the next level, with Centre's John Stiker as the new CEO.

Fine-Tuning Underway for VT GMO Labeling Law Fine-Tuning Underway for VT GMO Labeling Law

Lawmakers are addressing the details of Vermont's GMO food-labeling law through a series of public hearings.

French Researchers Develop Pork Detection Kit French Researchers Develop Pork Detection Kit

Two researchers in France have invented a portable device to test for the presence of pork in food.

Drought-Stressed Fruit Bears Normal Nutritional Value Drought-Stressed Fruit Bears Normal Nutritional Value

Researchers in California found that fruit trees that get less water from the drought provide the same nutrients than those that receive the normal amount of water.

King’s Cupboard Earns Non-GMO Project Verification King’s Cupboard Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Responding to customer demand, King’s Cupboard has received non-GMO certification for its Organic Dessert Sauces from the Non-GMO Project.

Italian Foods Corp. Introduces 8-Ounce Packaging Italian Foods Corp. Introduces 8-Ounce Packaging

Italian Foods Corp. is introducing an 8-ounce package of its La Piana® shelf-stable gourmet stuffed pastas.

Organic Delivery Service Expands in Chicago Area Organic Delivery Service Expands in Chicago Area

Door to Door Organics in Chicago is settling into its new 25,000-square-foot distribution center.

Mobile Grocer Plans Permanent Memphis, TN, Location Mobile Grocer Plans Permanent Memphis, TN, Location

A mobile grocer in Memphis, Tenn., is seeking a permanant store in a downtown food desert.

SBA Underperforming in Disaster Assistance Programs SBA Underperforming in Disaster Assistance Programs

The U.S. Government Accountability Office is pushing the Small Business Administration to fix its efficiency problem.

West Bank Olive Growers Face Ongoing Harvest Attacks West Bank Olive Growers Face Ongoing Harvest Attacks

U.S. specialty food shops will be indirectly impacted by the ongoing tensions between Israel and Palestine as the West Bank's olive harvest season gets underway.

Appeals Panel: Brazilian Specialty Chefs Can Work in U.S. Appeals Panel: Brazilian Specialty Chefs Can Work in U.S.

Foreign chefs specializing in cultural traditions can work in the U.S., a federal appellate court panel ruled Oct. 21.

First Domestic Chia Seeds Grown in KY First Domestic Chia Seeds Grown in KY

US Chia is growing the first chia seeds domestically in Kentucky.

Fresh Food Program Launches in 15 CA School Districts Fresh Food Program Launches in 15 CA School Districts

California is taking the farm-to-table movement to school cafeterias.

Organic Bean Producer Raises $1.5M for Expansion Organic Bean Producer Raises $1.5M for Expansion

Better Beans, maker of refrigerated bean products, has raised $1.5 million to go national.

Gracious Gourmet Debuts Essentials Line Gracious Gourmet Debuts Essentials Line

The Gracious Gourmet’s award-winning spreads, chutneys, and pestos welcomes a new line called The Gracious Gourmet Essentials.

KY Launches Food-Forward Tourism Website KY Launches Food-Forward Tourism Website

The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is launching KentuckyCuisine.com.

Canada Threatens Trade Sanctions over US Meat Labeling Law Canada Threatens Trade Sanctions over US Meat Labeling Law

Canada is threatening to add trade tariffs on U.S. meat, wine, cheese, and other exports as retaliation against the United States' meat-labeling law.

Groupon Introduces Personalized Merchant Pages Groupon Introduces Personalized Merchant Pages

Groupon has launched a new listing tool for merchants called Pages, which allows businesses to create and manage a business profile to highlight unique features and customer ratings and tips.

Boyd’s Launches Winter Brew Organic Coffee Boyd’s Launches Winter Brew Organic Coffee

Boyd’s Coffee is launching a new seasonal beverage, Winter Brew Organic Coffee.

MN Promotes "Brewcations" to Draw Tourists to Craft Breweries MN Promotes "Brewcations" to Draw Tourists to Craft Breweries

A crop of emerging craft breweries has Minnesota inviting tourists to enjoy a "brewcation."