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CT Lawmaker Proposes National Sugary Beverage Tax CT Lawmaker Proposes National Sugary Beverage Tax

A national effort to tax soda drinks will be launched by a Connecticut lawmaker in hopes to curb the consumption of sugary drinks that impact the rising obesity and diabetes rates.

Luxury Chocolatier Opens Shop in Houston Luxury Chocolatier Opens Shop in Houston

Annie Rupani has opened her first storefront, a new luxury chocolate shop called Cacao & Cardamom in Houston.

Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger

Wawona Packing Co. is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in a statement on Monday.

Food Co-op Coming to Raleigh, NC, Food Desert Food Co-op Coming to Raleigh, NC, Food Desert

Fertile Ground Food Co-op is seeking to end the food desert in southeast Raleigh, N.C.

Kosher Gourmet Supermarket Arrives in Brooklyn, NY Kosher Gourmet Supermarket Arrives in Brooklyn, NY

Featuring the only car bar in the neighborhood, gourmet kosher supermarket Breadberry opened recently in Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Borough Park.

Specialty Food Foundation Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry Specialty Food Foundation Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry

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

IL Law to Standardize Farmers Market Rules IL Law to Standardize Farmers Market Rules

Legislation signed into law last month will require sellers at Illinois farmers markets to display the origin of their unprocessed produce.

San Diego Increases Minimum Wage, Adds Mandatory Sick Leave San Diego Increases Minimum Wage, Adds Mandatory Sick Leave

San Diego's minimum wage will increase to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, after a vote of 6-to-3 from the City Council.

Highlights from Largest-Ever Summer Fancy Food Show Highlights from Largest-Ever Summer Fancy Food Show

The recent Summer Fancy Food Show, held from June 29—July 1 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is the largest in the show’s 60-year history, filling 361,000-square-feet of exhibit space with more than 1,400 US exhibitors and 1,291 from around the world.

Jerky Connoisseur Spices Up Local Chicago Shop Jerky Connoisseur Spices Up Local Chicago Shop

A Chicago jerky maker is spicing up his kitchen with gourmet jerky that comes in a variety of flavors, while keeping all of the ingredients locally sourced.

General Store Specializes in Local Fare General Store Specializes in Local Fare

Simpler Times Downtown General Store in Flat Rock, Mich. offers not just groceries, but hosts a 1950s-style ice cream parlor with 24 flavors of ice cream from local farmers Calder Dairy and Independent Dairy.

Saffron Road Marks Ramadan with Community Outreach, Interfaith Iftar Saffron Road Marks Ramadan with Community Outreach, Interfaith Iftar

The company aims to build awareness of the holiday through a variety of events and promotions.

Crumbs Bake Shop Closes All Stores Crumbs Bake Shop Closes All Stores

The national cupcake chain closed all 48 stores yesterday.

Chicago Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Hike Chicago Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endorsed a recommendation that the city's minimum wage be raised to $13 an hour within four years.

Minimum Wage Hike Passes in RI, Nov. Ballot Petition in NE Minimum Wage Hike Passes in RI, Nov. Ballot Petition in NE

Updates on the minimum wage movement.

Drive-Thru, Preorder Convenience Store Concept Opening in OK Drive-Thru, Preorder Convenience Store Concept Opening in OK

The Cube is a new convenience store concept that aims to be even more convenient.

Zingerman's Unconventional Path to Success Zingerman's Unconventional Path to Success

A gigantic sandwich was the seed that grew Zingerman's into a successful business unlike any other.

Murray’s Cheese Upgrades Flagship NYC Store Murray’s Cheese Upgrades Flagship NYC Store

The renovation means more products and prepared food offerings.

New Startups Give Small Businesses an Edge New Startups Give Small Businesses an Edge

A new wave of web-based startups are helping small businesses compete and keep up with national companies.

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