CHICAGO - European plans to label gene-altered foods and require data tracking their movement threatened a new transatlantic trade row on Wednesday as U.S. grain sector officials said they are unworkable and would lead to higher food costs, Reuters reports.
WASHINGTON - The ConAgra Beef Co. is voluntarily recalling 354,200 pounds (160,700 kg) of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with potentially deadly E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Sunday.
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops Markets LLC, and Rick Cohen, CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., jointly announced on Tuesday that their companies have signed a letter of intent to enter into a distribution agreement.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - At its annual meeting on Friday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. highlighted plans for the coming year, including a strategy to reach customers with deeper pockets and expand its offerings for young and trendy shoppers, The Associated Press reports.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V. - Increasing product availability on the store shelf can boost retail sales by three percent or $200,000 annually per average supermarket, according to a study released today from the Grocery Manufacturers of America.