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Great Harvest Objects to Panera Acquisition

Great Harvest Bread Co. has filed an objection with the Federal Trade Commission over JAB Holding's pending acquisition of Panera Bread Co. Great Harvest claims(...)

Trump Tells Foreign Leaders that NAFTA Can Stay for Now

Just hours after a White House official said that President Donald Trump was likely to sign an order to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement,(...)

Perdue Promises to Support Trade as He Takes Office at USDA

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tuesday, after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a vote of 87 to 11, on Monday. As(...)

Water, Coffee, Tea Expected to Drive Non-Alcoholic Beverage Growth

Credit Suisse analysts estimate the total retail non-alcoholic beverages business is growing about 3 percent, while the biggest categories such as carbonated(...)
Grand Havana Acquires Cafesa Coffee Co.

Grand Havana Acquires Cafesa Coffee Co.

Grand Havana Coffee Co. has acquired Cafesa Coffee Co., a Miami, Fla.-based specialty coffee company. Grand Havana will operate Cafesa as a wholly-owned subsidiary(...)
Yale to Offer Beyond Burger

Yale to Offer Beyond Burger

Yale University is the first college campus to offer Beyond Meat's vegan Beyond Burger. It now offers the plant-based burger at all 13 of its on-campus dining(...)
Lower-Rated Restaurants Struggle More After Wage Hikes

Lower-Rated Restaurants Struggle More After Wage Hikes

Restaurants with lower customer ratings are more a likely to close due to minimum wage increases, according to a study from Harvard University. The study examined(...)
Italian Food Subscription Service Launches with Help of Celebrity Chef

Italian Food Subscription Service Launches with Help of Celebrity Chef

Delivery Italiano, a new Italian food subscription service, partnered with Chef Luca Manfè, winner of “MasterChef” Season 4. Manfè will advise the company in(...)
India Among World's Fastest Growing Chocolate Markets

India Among World's Fastest Growing Chocolate Markets

Sales of chocolate confectionery in retail markets grew by 13 percent between 2015 and 2016 in India, followed by Poland with sales growth of 2 percent, according(...)
Corn Whiskey Supports Mexican Varietals

Corn Whiskey Supports Mexican Varietals

A whiskey maker in Oaxaca, Mexico, hopes to ensure the survival of indigenous corns. Pierde Almas Ancestral Corn Whiskey is produced from native Mexican corn,(...)
Brewery and Cheese Shop Pair Their Wares

Brewery and Cheese Shop Pair Their Wares

Cheesemongers and brewers are working to make beer a cheese pairing as worthy as wine. Crisafulli's Cheese shop and Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Md., held(...)
Members in the News: Sauces 'n Love, Owl's Brew, ReGrained

Members in the News: Sauces 'n Love, Owl's Brew, ReGrained

Ann Trieger Kurland of the Boston Globe reports on the six New England companies whose products recently became gold sofi Award winners. Items receiving the(...)
Millennials, Digital Ordering Drive Restaurant Delivery

Millennials, Digital Ordering Drive Restaurant Delivery

Deliveries represent 1.7 billion foodservice "visits" annually, according to The NPD Group. One-fourth of all Americans have ordered a meal via delivery in(...)
Starbucks to Open Chicago Roastery

Starbucks to Open Chicago Roastery

Starbucks Coffee Co. plans to open a four-level Reserve Roastery on Chicago's Michigan Ave. in 2019. The location will be the company’s third Roastery, following(...)
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