A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday upheld most of an $18.4 million verdict against Safeway Inc. over its backing out of a lease in a new shopping center because the landlord couldn’t obtain the proper zoning permits, but said the trial court erred in tacking on reletting costs and attorneys' fees.
Saudi Arabia-based Savola Group has conducted confidential, preliminary talks with a shareholder of Middle Eastern restaurant franchising and food giant Americana Group to purchase a stake in the Kuwaiti company, which is valued at nearly $5 billion, Savola said Tuesday.
A Tenth Circuit panel on Tuesday rejected Tyson Foods Inc.’s attempts to reverse a $4 million verdict and attorneys’ fee award in an employee class action over unpaid wages for time spent putting on protective equipment, finding there was enough evidence to support the jury’s finding.
A Mississippi federal judge on Tuesday tossed a suit filed by grocery chain The Kroger Co., seeking coverage from insurer Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America for a $2.5 million jury verdict in favor of a woman attacked in a supermarket parking lot.
Dollar General Corp. pounced on Family Dollar Stores Inc. on Monday with a $9 billion bid that trumps an earlier offer from rival Dollar Tree Inc., setting up a high-stakes showdown between the discount retailers that underscores the thick competition — and eager suitors — stoked by this year's mergers and acquisitions boom.
Del Monte Corp. customers urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to certify a nationwide class of consumers who say the company's product labeling tricked them into buying canned tomato products they believed contained antioxidants and canned fruit refrigerated to make it appear fresher than it was.
A putative class of consumers urged a California federal judge to grant class certification in a suit accusing J.M. Smucker Co. of falsely labeling its Crisco cooking oils as "all natural" despite the fact that the products are made using genetically modified crops, according to documents released Monday.
John Wayne Enterprises LLC on Monday ripped Duke University for trying to toss the estate's lawsuit over trademarks for bourbon bearing the late actor’s “Duke” nickname, saying the declaratory suit was necessary to combat the school's claims that drinkers might confuse the brands.
Schreiber Foods Inc., one of the world's largest cheese manufacturers, escaped an antitrust class action on Monday after an Illinois federal judge found no evidence that the company conspired with a leading dairy cooperative to drive up raw milk prices.
A Rancho Feeding Corp. co-owner and two employees have been charged in California federal court with distributing meat from diseased cattle and attempting to hide their conduct from inspectors by placing decapitated heads from healthy animals next to the bodies of cattle whose eyes showed signs of disease.
SkinnyPop Popcorn LLC is bringing in Boston-based private equity shop TA Associates as a key investor as the company looks to fatten up its business, TA Associates said Tuesday.
A snacking company suing ConAgra Foods Inc. subsidiary Ralcorp Holdings Inc. for tens of millions of dollars over alleged fraud in an ill-fated snack line deal urged a California judge Monday to impose terminating sanctions on the food manufacturer, saying its counsel, Bryan Cave LLP, tried to thwart discovery and delay proceedings.
Merisant Co. and Whole Earth Sweetener Co. have agreed to pay $1.65 million and overhaul their marketing and labeling of Pure Via in order to settle a class action in California federal court that claimed the companies duped consumers into believing the sweetener mainly contained natural compounds from the stevia plant.
Marking one of the first National Labor Relations Board decisions in a case back at the board following the U.S. Supreme Court's Noel Canning ruling, the NLRB on Friday faulted Mike-Sell’s Potato Chip Co. for unilaterally changing its unionized employees' health benefits.
An ongoing fight over a National Labor Relations Board ruling that faulted Nestle Dryer's Ice Cream Co. for refusing to bargain with a so-called micro-unit serves as a prime example of how the board's stance on small bargaining units could affect food manufacturers, attorneys say.
Apollo Global Management LLC trimmed its stake in Sprouts Farmers Markets Inc. in a $514.7 million follow-on offering that closed Monday, dropping its piece of the Arizona-based organic grocer down another 7 percent a year after the private equity firm took it public.
The National Labor Relations Board said Monday that an Arkansas federal judge has granted the NLRB's bid for an injunction, ordering Southern Bakeries LLC to recognize a union, allow union representatives access to a Southern Bakeries plant and remove video cameras from employee break rooms.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun control advocacy group backed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a campaign on Monday to pressure The Kroger Co. to enact a corporate policy that would prevent individuals from openly carrying firearms in its grocery stores.
Evans Fruit Co. Inc. on Friday struck back against claims that a sexual harassment suit should be retried because the defense counsel's use of "white people" while describing the company's owners may have biased the jury against the plaintiffs, telling the Ninth Circuit the phrase was heard only once.
The Seventh Circuit has ended a fraud suit against law firm Gray Plant Mooty over its alleged complicity in a conspiracy to bankrupt a bakery products company, saying a six-year statute of limitations was exhausted because Wisconsin law requires it to start running when a reasonable plaintiff would begin an investigation.