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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.

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.

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.

Grocery Delivery Startup Raises $21 Million for Expansion Grocery Delivery Startup Raises $21 Million for Expansion

Good Eggs raised $21 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures to expand the grocery delivery startup.

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.

Grocery Delivery Services Speed Up to Compete Grocery Delivery Services Speed Up to Compete

Instacart teamed up with Whole Foods Market for a program aimed at speeding up the grocery delivery process.

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.

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.

Garrett Popcorn Renames "Chicago Mix" Garrett Popcorn Renames "Chicago Mix"

Garrett Popcorn Shops will remove the phrase "Chicago Mix" from its packaging in the wake of a lawsuit from Candyland Inc. that alleged trademark infringement.

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.

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