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CA Gets Federal Funding for Earthquake Repairs CA Gets Federal Funding for Earthquake Repairs

President Obama declared areas of California a major disaster site after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Napa last month.

Online Supplier Marketplace Delivers Data, Savings Online Supplier Marketplace Delivers Data, Savings

A Montreal-based online marketplace is helping farmers cut out the middleman and sell directly to restaurants and other distributors.

Conservative States Add Minimum Wage Ballots for November Conservative States Add Minimum Wage Ballots for November

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota will vote on minimum wage initiatives in November, with activists on both sides of the issue claiming the proposals have a good chance of passing.

USDA to Boost Local, Organic Reporting USDA to Boost Local, Organic Reporting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to expand its reporting on local and organic foods to adhere to a farm bill directive.

CA Protects Consumers' Right to Post Reviews Online CA Protects Consumers' Right to Post Reviews Online

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that prohibits companies from silencing or penalizing consumers who engage in posting negative online reviews.

Apple Unveils Mobile Payment System Apple Unveils Mobile Payment System

Apple has introduced Apple Pay, a mobile payment platform that supports credit and debit cards from American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

Rosati Ice Finds Year-Round Formula for Summer Success Rosati Ice Finds Year-Round Formula for Summer Success

As President of 102-year-old Rosati Ice, Rich Trotter wasn’t satisfied with the traditional water ice business model.

Hill & Markes Adds Upfront Foods Granolas for Foodservice Hill & Markes Adds Upfront Foods Granolas for Foodservice

Upfront Foods® non-GMO, vegan and kosher certified granolas now are available for foodservice through Hill & Markes of Amsterdam, N.Y.

5 Tips for Buying Spices 5 Tips for Buying Spices

A rich world of high-quality spices and seasonings abound in specialty foods. Knowing how to find them—and avoid missteps—will be a boon for your business.

Flavor Wheel for Honey Aims to Educate, Support Standardization Flavor Wheel for Honey Aims to Educate, Support Standardization

A UC Davis researcher wants honey to get the same recognition—and protection—as wine and olive oil.

Three Twins Ice Cream Launches Bulk Foodservice Program Three Twins Ice Cream Launches Bulk Foodservice Program

Three Twins Ice Cream is entering the foodservice realm with new bulk ice cream and novelty offerings nationwide.

Court Rules Yelp Can Alter Businesses' Reviews Court Rules Yelp Can Alter Businesses' Reviews

A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Yelp can alter the rating of a business based on whether it advertises with the company.

Amazon, USPS Test Same-Day Deliveries in San Francisco Area Amazon, USPS Test Same-Day Deliveries in San Francisco Area

Amazon.com and the U.S. Postal Service are conducting a two-month test of same-day deliveries of insulated meat, dairy, and produce in the San Francisco area.

Starbucks Unveils Concept Store to Draw Craft Consumers Starbucks Unveils Concept Store to Draw Craft Consumers

Starbucks will introduce two types of stores to reach a broader swath of consumers, one competing directly with high-end coffee shops that have experienced a renaissance.

CA Governor Will Sign Statewide Plastic Bag Ban CA Governor Will Sign Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Gov. Jerry Brown says he will sign into law a bill imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, which would make California the first state to pass such a measure.

Shopping Malls Invest in Gourmet Food Halls Shopping Malls Invest in Gourmet Food Halls

California food courts are reinventing themselves as bona fide gourmet establishments and even as community gathering spots.

5 States to Get Early Access to Online Healthcare Portal 5 States to Get Early Access to Online Healthcare Portal

Next month, small businesses in five states will gain early access to the new Healthcare.gov portal, where they will be able to research and purchase plans online.

Southwest at Risk for Decades-Long Drought Southwest at Risk for Decades-Long Drought

Chances of a long-lasting severe drought in the Southwest are higher than previously expected.

Florida Stadium Upgrades Menu Offerings Florida Stadium Upgrades Menu Offerings

The Miami Dolphins asked their fans what improvements could be made in its foodservice offerings at its stadium, and overwhelmingly people said they wanted more variety, quality, and value.

Natural Ice Cream Stabilizer Found in Okra Natural Ice Cream Stabilizer Found in Okra

Okra extracts can be used as a stabilizer for ice cream, according to a new study from Kasetsart University in Bangkok and Guelph University in Ontario.

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