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Los Angeles Mayor to Propose Minimum Wage Increase Los Angeles Mayor to Propose Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing a plan that raises the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over several years with additional annual boosts tied to inflation, according to representatives and City Hall officials.

Online Grocery Shopping Shows Promise as E-Commerce Grows Globally Online Grocery Shopping Shows Promise as E-Commerce Grows Globally

Intent among consumers to buy groceries online rose from 22 percent in 2011 to 27 percent in 2014, according to Nielsen.

Napa Specialty Food Businesses Recovering from Quake Napa Specialty Food Businesses Recovering from Quake

Loss of inventory, property damage, and power outages have struck the region's many small businesses.

Online Tea Shop Moves to DC with Hopes of Retail Location Online Tea Shop Moves to DC with Hopes of Retail Location

Not Just Tea is relocating to Washington, D.C., from New York City.

Grocers Draw Kids to Health Foods with Junk Food-Style Marketing Grocers Draw Kids to Health Foods with Junk Food-Style Marketing

Companies such as Bolthouse Farms are using new strategies to sell vegetables to children, likening them to junk food to gain their attention.

Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall of Nut Butters Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall of Nut Butters

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond, and other nut butters due to possible salmonella contamination.

Crumbs to Return as Wider-Ranging Bake Shop Crumbs to Return as Wider-Ranging Bake Shop

After nearly two months in limbo, Crumbs Bake Shop is reopening.

Westside Market's New Location to Compete with Big Names Westside Market's New Location to Compete with Big Names

A long and storied history precedes Westside Market as it is known today, a family business en route to opening a sixth location in the New York metropolitan area.

USDA Seeks Input on Standard Identity for Honey USDA Seeks Input on Standard Identity for Honey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comments on a proposal for a federal standard of identity for honey as required by the 2014 Farm Bill.

NM Launches Chile Certification Program NM Launches Chile Certification Program

New Mexico has adopted a certification program for state-grown chiles to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop.

CA Bakery Installs Sustainable Energy Features CA Bakery Installs Sustainable Energy Features

Sugar Bowl Bakery located in San Francisco, will invest in solar modules and electric vehicle changing stations in its facility.

Four Charged in Beef Recall Case Four Charged in Beef Recall Case

Rancho Feeding Corp.'s co-owners and two employees were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.

Orange Juice Sales Fall to Record Lows Orange Juice Sales Fall to Record Lows

U.S. retail orange juice sales fell 9.2 percent in the four weeks ending Aug. 2, to 34.96 million gallons, compared with a similar period a year ago.

Specialty Food Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants Specialty Food Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants

The Specialty Food Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from organizations interested in applying for a grant to aid in hunger relief or food recovery efforts. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 29.

Artisanal Coffee Market Eyeing Mainstream Consumers Artisanal Coffee Market Eyeing Mainstream Consumers

Coffee is the latest category attempting to make the leap from mass produced to mass delicacy.

Valrhona Opens Professional Pastry School in Brooklyn, NY Valrhona Opens Professional Pastry School in Brooklyn, NY

The gourmet chocolatier’s fourth location, its first in North America, will provide courses for culinary pros to hone their craft.

Gourmanoff Brings New European Delicacies, Caviar to Brooklyn, NY Gourmanoff Brings New European Delicacies, Caviar to Brooklyn, NY

The new retailer claims to have the largest selection of caviar and smoked fish in North America.

Fairway Market Shifts Expansion Strategy Fairway Market Shifts Expansion Strategy

Fairway Market, a grocery chain with nearly 20 locations in the New York metropolitan region, has restructured its plans for growth in the coming years.

Amazon Debuts Payment System to Compete with Square, PayPal Amazon Debuts Payment System to Compete with Square, PayPal

Amazon introduced Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed for small businesses.

Graeter's to Expand Ice Cream Shop Business Graeter's to Expand Ice Cream Shop Business

The CEO of Graeter's, Rich Graeter, has had success since taking charge of the ice cream company in 2007.

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