Processed-meat supplier Hillshire Brands has some deciding to do. After Pilgrim’s Pride offered $6.4 billion to purchase Hillshire earlier this week, Tyson Foods threw its hat in the ring with an offer valued at $6.8 billion....More
Roche Bros. opened the first store in a new banner, Brothers Marketplace, in Weston, Mass., on May 18. Dubbed a “next generation community market,” the store hopes to take advantage of consumers’ growing interest in where their food comes from.
Ahold said Wednesday it plans to invest more heavily in the quality and merchandising of its fresh assortment, in employee training and in targeted price reductions in all of its U.S. divisions....More
Less than two years after committing to eliminating gestation crates from their pork supply, several mainstream retailers have reported steady progress in transitioning suppliers away from those methods of production....More
Last May, Whole Foods recalled two types of curried chicken salad that had been sold in some of its stores in the Northeast. The retailer’s kitchens had accidentally confused a batch of “chick’n” salad made with a plant protein substitute with one made from real chicken, and reversed the labels....More
A rule proposed under the Food Safety Modernization Act regarding animal feed would unnecessarily limit the centuries-old practice of beer brewers donating or selling their spent grain to farmers and ranchers by classifying them as feed producers, contend industry groups....More
Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Costco and Sprouts bested 50 of the nation’s major grocery stores in a Consumer Reports customer satisfaction survey based on nearly 50,000 subscriber shopping trips....More
With 27 states reporting positive tests for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) to the USDA, the food industry has been showing concern over the pork supply and wholesale prices in the coming months....More