| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Paula Deen’s Southern cooking empire may be in serious jeopardy, but her legal woes at least are behind her.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. approved a deal to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by former employee Lisa Jackson...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
| Nov 27, 2013
This year, Chinese authorities arrested more than 900 people for selling meat marketed as lamb that was actually the flesh of foxes, rats and minks. China, for all its efforts to clean up its food industry, has an abysmal record on food safety. Indeed,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:17 AM
China already consumes half the world’s pork. But to ensure it has a steady supply of hogs, it’s struck a deal with Britain to import $73.5 million worth of premium pig semen.
The agreement was brokered with the help of British Prime...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer.
Now it is...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Chinese state-owned food giant Cofco has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Dutch grain trader Nidera, the latest move in China’s global quest to supply its growing food demand.
The deal, reportedly worth close to $1.3 billion, would give...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Smithfield Foods announced record first quarter profits this week on the back of increased pork prices and international sales thanks to new parent company WH Group.
The company now has plans to open more than 20 Smithfield-branded stores in China and...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Smithfield is known for ham.
Home of Smithfield Foods, which was named a Fortune 500 company again in 2013, the town's ham history dates to the Native Americans, who have been credited with originating the salt- and hardwood-smoked dry-cured...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Famous people, places & things
People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Leading indicators for May, Phildelphia Fed Index, weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: None
Other earnings: Kroger Co., Oracle Corp., Pier 1 Imports Inc., Smithfield Foods, Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Food and restaurant analysts are already placing their bets for next year’s top restaurant trends, including automatons in the kitchen, mini dishes, pricier drinks and something called “bar snackification.”
Step one, though, is going...