Why food producers are doing well

Sep 23, 2009
ConAgra and General Mills report earnings this week, and things seem to be looking up. Why? The short answer: it costs less to buy what it takes for companies to make the food. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food

Subway's growth is on a roll

Sep 21, 2009
Subway is about to overtake rival burger giants and become the world's most ubiquitous restaurant. Soon, the number of Subway outlets will outnumber McDonald's. Jeff Tyler reports on what's behind the growth.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Dairy farmers face shrinking paychecks

Sep 18, 2009
An over supply of milk and a drop in international demand have sent prices paid to farmers to their lowest levels in 30 years. Farmers are blaming lack of competition -- and getting the Justice Department involved. John Dillon reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

National grocery stores in price war

Sep 18, 2009
Food prices are on the decline in grocery stores across the country. Lower gas prices are one cause; cash-strapped customers are another. Stacey Vanek-Smith goes shopping.
Posted In: Food

L.A. restaurant has the links to success

Sep 15, 2009
Many businesses are struggling to get by in this recession, but there are success stories. Caitlan Carroll reports on one restaurant in downtown Los Angeles that's sizzling even as the economy cools.
Posted In: Food

Does Cadbury have merger appetite?

Sep 15, 2009
Kraft Foods is denying it will unload any of its brands to pay for a possible acquisition of Cadbury. Joel Rose reports the candy maker may be holding out for a better bid, or may go it alone.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Recession takes bite out of McDonald's

Sep 9, 2009
McDonalds' sales growth has slowed in the U.S. and fell in Asia. Steve Henn reports the recession is tarnishing the performance of even the best-positioned brands.
Posted In: Food

Cadbury not sweet on Kraft takeover

Sep 7, 2009
American food giant Kraft has made a $17 billion move on British chocolatier Cadbury -- and Cadbury has turned it down. Bill Radke talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard and Ian King, business editor of the Times of London.
Posted In: Food

Denny's in suit over salt disclosure

Aug 31, 2009
When it comes to salt content, Denny's restaurant can put McDonald's to shame. And the lack of warning to customers is in poor taste with health advocates. Corbb O'Connor explains why the food there is so salty.
Posted In: Food, Health

Food prices may slowly edge up

Aug 27, 2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says food prices are likely to increase slightly as the economy begins to recover. Why? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food