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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."

Gourmet Chocolatier Plans $2.5M Pittsburgh, PA, Expansion Gourmet Chocolatier Plans $2.5M Pittsburgh, PA, Expansion

Century-old chocolate business Edward Marc Brands will invest more than $2.5 million to expand operations in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hanson Faso Acquires Midwest Foodservice Broker Hanson Faso Acquires Midwest Foodservice Broker

Hanson Faso's president says the move will benefit both companies with added visibility and reach in foodservice.

WTO Rejects COOL Requirements WTO Rejects COOL Requirements

The World Trade Organization rejected the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meats.

Q&A: Keith Schroeder, Ice Cream Maven Turned Cookbook Author Q&A: Keith Schroeder, Ice Cream Maven Turned Cookbook Author

The High Road Craft founder puts ice cream aside to delve into the science of food in his first cookbook.

US Cocoa Supply Sufficient to Weather Potential Ebola Disruption US Cocoa Supply Sufficient to Weather Potential Ebola Disruption

U.S. cocoa stocks are high enough to prevent disruptions well into 2015, diminishing concerns that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could affect supplies, according to a Hershey spokesperson.

Brooklyn Brew Shop, Pereg Gourmet Win SIAL Innovation Awards Brooklyn Brew Shop, Pereg Gourmet Win SIAL Innovation Awards

Both companies are exhibiting in the Specialty Food Association pavilion Oct. 19–23 at the Paris trade expo.

New Website Helps NJ Small Businesses Assist Uninsured Workers New Website Helps NJ Small Businesses Assist Uninsured Workers

If a small business can't provide health insurance to all of its employees, it can now help those workers in another way.

CA Ice Cream Shop Plans Expansion CA Ice Cream Shop Plans Expansion

The ice cream sandwich shop, CREAM, debuted in San Jose, Calif., earlier this year and business has been booming, not only at this location but at its Silicon Valley shop as well.

Gourmet du Village Appointed Exclusive Distributor, Introduces New Products Gourmet du Village Appointed Exclusive Distributor, Introduces New Products

Gourmet du Village has been appointed the exclusive distributor for the Caron & Doucet Cuisine line of 100% natural, mineral oil-free alternatives for kitchenware care.

British Seasoning Firm Looks to US, Australia Expansion British Seasoning Firm Looks to US, Australia Expansion

The Flava People has been supplying butchers and the food industry with it marinades, sauces and seasonings for over 30 years and offers its products at multiple retail outlets in Britain and several other countries.

Ingredion Acquires Penford Corp. to Build Presence in Specialty Ingredients Ingredion Acquires Penford Corp. to Build Presence in Specialty Ingredients

Ingredion, Inc., has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Penford Corporation, a specialty ingredients manufacturer, for approximately $340 million.

Cricket Suppliers See Uptick in Sales Cricket Suppliers See Uptick in Sales

Low in fat, high in protein, crickets have a snap like sunflower seeds and are actually quite tasty, or so says Kevin Bachhuber of Big Cricket Farms.

Beaverton Foods Hires Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S. Beaverton Foods Hires Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Beaverton Foods has hired 20-year industry veteran Michael V. Di Cristo as its central regional manager.

New Cocozia Product Earns Non-GMO Certification New Cocozia Product Earns Non-GMO Certification

Coconut Water with Coffee, the new Cocozia product from Epicurex, is the latest product in the line to receive the official Non-GMO Project Verified seal of approval.

Reid's Fine Foods Plans Expansion in the Carolinas Reid's Fine Foods Plans Expansion in the Carolinas

Specialty grocery chain Reid's Fine Foods plans to open a new location in Charlotte, N.C., as large as 12,000 square feet by November 2015.

Sale Of New Orleans Landmark Restaurant Challenged Sale Of New Orleans Landmark Restaurant Challenged

A lawsuit seeks to reverse the 2009 sale of landmark New Orleans restaurant Galatoire's to John Georges, owner of Imperial Trading Company.