The tight labor market is hampering new restaurant and supermarket openings, putting a potential check on growth in a food industry that is being reshaped by the pandemic.
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The company’s said it will evaluate whether to continue using glyphosate, the active ingredient in its popular Roundup weedkiller, in the residential U.S. market, after a court setback Wednesday.
Farmers could benefit from large amounts of data about their crops, and 5G-enabled sensors could help deliver it. One problem: 5G coverage.
Lower retail rents are attracting local entrepreneurs eager to launch enterprises, often with unique twists.
While the e-commerce company’s multiyear effort has yet to pay off, established players can’t afford to chill.
Supermarket workers are back in the middle of the conversation about face masks, having to explain store policies, manage anxious shoppers and assess who is allowed to go maskless as mandates ease for the vaccinated.
California is gripped by severe drought just four years after emerging from the last one, forcing farmers to pay four times the normal prices for water and let almond trees die as the federal government cuts water allocations.
Investors may need to see a couple more quarters of unquestionable market share gains in the grocery aisles before Walmart can close its valuation gap with some peers.
Aiming to grow wheat for use in dough at her restaurant, Ruth Perretti also wants to help bring small-scale grain farming back to New Jersey.
Grupo Comercial Chedraui plans to buy the grocer for more than $600 million.
Retailers are implementing penalties for late or incomplete orders, adding pressure to food makers dealing with labor and ingredient shortages.
Want your heirloom carrots, grass-fed beef and artisan cheese straight from the farm—minus the schlep to the market? The technology is finally there.
A curb on a provision allowing landowners to defer paying capital-gains levies is criticized as another burden on agriculture.
A White House goal to slash U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions hinges in part on farmers and agriculture companies changing the way they do business.
Christopher Walken plays the Canadian farmer who stood up to agribusiness Monsanto in this real-life underdog story.
The Biden administration will pursue a ban on menthol cigarettes, a policy move that could sweep from the market more than a third of all cigarettes sold in the U.S.
Grocers will face tougher competition from restaurants this year, but inflation could end up being helpful.
TreeHouse Foods, which makes products for Walmart and other chains, has lost share during Covid-19 amid supply-chain challenges.
Hometown International is the talk of Wall Street, but hedge-fund managers should consider expansion opportunities from Perth Amboy to Piscataway.
The deal values Houston-based Weingarten at an 11% premium to its Wednesday closing share price.