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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.

Kroger Picks Up Wine-Based Beverage Line Kroger Picks Up Wine-Based Beverage Line

An unusual line of craft wine beverages is going national.

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.

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.

Niche Producers Strive for National Stage at Whole Foods Niche Producers Strive for National Stage at Whole Foods

A close look at specialty food businesses in Detroit shows the intensive, but rewarding, process of gaining invaluable space on the shelves at Whole Foods Market.

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.

Whole Foods Launches New Features to Keep Up with Competition Whole Foods Launches New Features to Keep Up with Competition

As the specialty food retail market becomes increasingly competitive, Whole Foods is pulling out all the stops to keep customers loyal and attract new shoppers as well.

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.

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.

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.

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Gains Grocery Distribution Deal Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Gains Grocery Distribution Deal

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen signed a distribution deal with Hannaford Supermarkets and Food Lion to expand its coffee to 1,283 grocery stores.

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.

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.

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