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Coconut water yet to crack U.S. market

Jan 12, 2010
Coconut water hasn't fully taken off in the U.S. like it has in other places in the world, but that hasn't stopped beverage companies from trying. Jeff Tyler explores the benefits of the tropical cure-all.
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How a cold snap affects citrus prices

Jan 12, 2010
Recent sub-freezing temperatures have hit Florida's orange-crop region, which could naturally make orange juice fans shudder to think of the price hike. But John Davis reports several factors go into setting the price of citrus.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

New rules laid to help chicken farmers

Jan 11, 2010
The USDA has issued new regulations intended to provide protections for contract poultry farmers. But for some of those farmers, the new rules have come too late. Kate Archer Kent reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Are beer mergers a good brew for biz?

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewer Heineken is set to buy the beer business of Mexico's FEMSA for $7.6 billion. How is the recent wave of beer mergers affecting the little guy? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Deli suppliers vie for slice of market

Jan 11, 2010
Meat supplier Boar's Head has made its fortunes by signing exclusive deals with delis to sell only its products. But meat maker Dietz and Watson is starting to serve up some heavy competition. Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Food

Heineken to buy Femsa for over $7.5B

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewing company Heineken is buying Mexico's Femsa, the second-largest beer maker in the country. The deal is worth over $7.5 billion and will give Heineken a leading position in the Mexican market. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mexico

Why is everyone so sweet on chocolate?

Jan 7, 2010
Various companies have been trying to buy candy maker Cadbury. Now, Cadbury board members are reportedly in talks with Hershey. Why so much fuss over chocolate? Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Cadbury still not interested in Kraft bid

Jan 5, 2010
Despite selling its U.S. frozen pizza business to Nestle in a $3.7 billion deal, the extra cash still hasn't helped Kraft win over Cadbury. But some say the tide may be turning in Kraft's favor. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

He's carrying out his takeout idea

Jan 1, 2010
Noah Glass was just about to start Harvard Business School when he threw that opportunity out the window to pursue his dream of starting a business that makes the buying of fast-food go faster. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Jitters still loom in wine industry

Dec 31, 2009
If you're planning on drinking wine tonight to celebrate the New Year, you'll be helping what some view to still be a shaky U.S. wine industry. Kaomi Goetz gets input from wine producers in Napa County.
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