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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.

Whole Foods Dominates Cheese Professional Certification Whole Foods Dominates Cheese Professional Certification

Whole Foods Market now holds 58 percent of the cheesemonger certifications given out by the American Cheese Society.

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.

Starbucks Unveils Concept Store to Draw Craft Consumers Starbucks Unveils Concept Store to Draw Craft Consumers

Starbucks will introduce two types of stores to reach a broader swath of consumers, one competing directly with high-end coffee shops that have experienced a renaissance.

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.

Study Finds Whole Foods Market Boasts Competitive Pricing in NYC Study Finds Whole Foods Market Boasts Competitive Pricing in NYC

Whole Foods Market is one of the more inexpensive grocery store options in Manhattan, according to a Bloomberg Intelligence analysis.

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.

Southwest at Risk for Decades-Long Drought Southwest at Risk for Decades-Long Drought

Chances of a long-lasting severe drought in the Southwest are higher than previously expected.

FTC Bars Barcode Resellers from Anticompetitive Conduct FTC Bars Barcode Resellers from Anticompetitive Conduct

In unanimous agreement, the Federal Trade Commission approved a final order barring anticompetitive conduct among two Internet UPC barcode resellers for repeatedly inviting competitors to collude on raising prices charged for barcodes.

Market Basket Accepts Ousted CEO's Bid Market Basket Accepts Ousted CEO's Bid

Market Basket shareholders have accepted former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas $1.5 billion offer.

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.

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