| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Investors keep gobbling up food IPOs, with Potbelly Corp. surging as much as 141% in its market debut Friday, even after pricing above expectations.
In its $105-million initial public offering, the Chicago sandwich chain and its shareholders sold 7.5...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The Laguna Beach Unified School District board voted Tuesday to extend contracts for two nutrition consultants filling in for the district's food services director, who is on medical leave.
Registered dietitian Melissa Manning will be paid an amount...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately.
The natural food industry has responded with a flurry of alternatives, including replacing high-fructose...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Johns Hopkins University has swapped traditional dining hall fare this year with new offerings: 25 varieties of apples from a farm in Pennsylvania, greens grown less than three miles away in Baltimore and gourmet beef from a cattle breeder in Monkton....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:37 PM
The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Maria Rodale is the third generation to lead Rodale Inc., the independent publisher of health and environmental books and magazines in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather started Organic Gardening Magazine, and she is a longtime organic advocate but says she...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Hillshire Brands Co., the maker of Jimmy Dean sausage links and Ball Park franks, said Monday it will pay $165 million to buy Van's Natural Foods from Catterton Partners, a private equity firm.
The deal will add a line of healthful, frozen breakfast and...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Walmart is moving into organic foods with the relaunch of the Wild Oats brand, the retailer announced Thursday.
The mass discounter is promising more affordable prices -- 25 percent savings compared to national brand organic products -- on everything...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:08 PM
CHICAGO — Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers.
The retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food priced in line with...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat.
But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...