Grocery Briefs: August 2010

Fresh Healthy Vending LLC of San Diego, CA named San Francisco, CA-based popchips as its best selling “snack of the year.” Cincinnati-based Pierre Foods, Inc....

Clif Bar Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Berkeley, CA—Clif Bar & Company sold its family-owned common stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Through the ESOP, employees...

Industrial Hemp on the Docket Nationally, at State Level

Washington, D.C.—A bill was introduced to legalize the production of industrial hemp in the United States by a group of Senators in February. The Industrial...

Grocery Briefs: November 2015

Nature’s Bakery of Reno, NV, joined Stewart-Haas Racing to sponsor driver Danica Patrick and the No. 10 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...

Danone to Divest Stonyfield Holdings to Acquire WhiteWave

Washington, D.C. — In July of 2016, Paris, France-based Danone SA announced its intention to acquire Denver, CO-based WhiteWave Foods Co. The firm has...

Pesticides Blamed for Schoolchildren Deaths in India

Patna, India—The deaths of at least 22 schoolchildren in a rural Indian village were found by autopsies to be caused by toxic pesticide residue...

Danone Sells Stonyfield to Lactalis for $875 Million

Paris, France — Danone has entered a binding agreement to sell its U.S. dairy business Stonyfield to Lactalis for $875 million. The company was required...

GE Salmon Faces Exclusion from Retailers

Even with its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeming imminent, genetically-engineered (GE) AquAdvantage salmon has been dealt a major blow....

NYC Rule Requiring Calorie Info on Menu Boards In Effect

New York, NY – A new rule requiring all restaurants with 15 or more nationwide locations and retailers offering prepared foods to post caloric...

More Would Buy Organic If Prices Were Competitive

Whiting, IN—The coupon-clipping public has spoken: 72% of U.S. adults would be more inclined to buy organic food items if they were less expensive...

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