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PayPal to Separate from eBay, Go Public PayPal to Separate from eBay, Go Public

After a strategic review, eBay, Inc.'s board of directors approved a spin-off of PayPal into a publically traded company.

Tools of the Traceability Trade, Part One Tools of the Traceability Trade, Part One

An unprecedented demand from consumers for more supply chain information is driving a new wave of tools that offer plenty of reasons for producers to get onboard.

Food Safety Concerns Weigh on Choice of EU's Trade Chief Food Safety Concerns Weigh on Choice of EU's Trade Chief

European Union members are concerned that its plan to create the world's largest free-trade area with the U.S. could compromise European standards for food safety, among other issues.

Customer Loyalty Card Gets a High-Tech Upgrade Customer Loyalty Card Gets a High-Tech Upgrade

The ubiquitous customer loyalty punch card has a new business-boosting platform.

A.G. Ferrari Reopens Trio of San Francisco Stores A.G. Ferrari Reopens Trio of San Francisco Stores

A.G. Ferrari reopened three locations in San Francisco this weekend, following a temporary closure to refresh store designs.

Zero-Waste Packaging Store Opens in Berlin Zero-Waste Packaging Store Opens in Berlin

A new grocery store in Berlin is drawing attention less for what it has than for what it lacks: any and all disposable packaging.

WI Law Enacts "Democratized" Online Crowdfunding WI Law Enacts "Democratized" Online Crowdfunding

A craft beer business has become the first to take advantage of a new equity crowdfunding law in Wisconsin.

Embrace Hunger Relief Day Makes Debut Oct. 10 Embrace Hunger Relief Day Makes Debut Oct. 10

Hunger and food insecurity issues in the U.S. have gained national attention in recent years, with an onslaught of films, books, and campaigns spearheaded by the likes of celebrity chefs and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dry-Roasted Peanuts May Be Source of Allergy Dry-Roasted Peanuts May Be Source of Allergy

A research team at Oxford University may have discovered the origin of at least some peanut allergies.

Incubator Program Launches in Chicago Incubator Program Launches in Chicago

A Chicago non-profit, FamilyFarmed.org, is starting a food incubator program to help small food businesses get started.

AL City Proposes Mobile Food Markets AL City Proposes Mobile Food Markets

The city of Birmingham, Ala., is considering creating mobile food markets, made from repurposed transit authority buses.

NH Legislators Consider Bill on Farmstand Storefronts' Retailer Status NH Legislators Consider Bill on Farmstand Storefronts' Retailer Status

The New Hampshire state legislature is looking into writing a bill that would allow multiple farm stands to create storefronts without being considered retail locations.

New App Rates Sustainability of Food Products New App Rates Sustainability of Food Products

HowGood launched a mobile app that rates food products on their sustainability, social impact, environmental friendliness and healthfulness that can be used by food co-ops and grocers for a subscription.

ME Chocolatier Gets New Owner ME Chocolatier Gets New Owner

Haven's Candies in Westbrook, Maine, was acquired by Erin Collins, a Freeport, Maine, resident who was in the financial services industry for 15 years.

German Culinary Event Comes to NY German Culinary Event Comes to NY

A Taste of Germany, an industry event introducing German producers and their specialties to the U.S. marketplace, is coming to New York in October.

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.

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