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Whole Foods executive: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won’t be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet.

The company says its “365” chain will have a minimalist...

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Burger King says hot dogs helped boost U.S. sales

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Burger King’s parent company said Thursday the fast-food chain’s sales rose during the first quarter, boosted by the addition of hot dogs to the menu in the U.S.

Restaurant Brands International said...

Dunkin’ looks to beverage lineup to drive sales

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Dunkin’ Donuts said U.S. sales rose 2 percent at established locations during the quarter, and that it plans to drive sales going forward by focusing on its beverage lineup.

Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel...

Electric motor problem likely cause of fire that killed 80,000 chickens

LEBANON, Conn. (AP) — A fire at a Connecticut egg farm that killed an estimated 80,000 chickens was likely caused by an overheated electric motor.

Fire Marshal Scott Schuett said the official cause of the fire Tuesday at Kofkoff Egg Farms...

Harry’s Fresh Foods to upgrade Nashville facility, hire 300

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harry’s Fresh Foods is adding a production facility in Nashville that the company says will lead to the creation of 302 new jobs.

The Portland, Oregon-based maker of refrigerated and frozen foods said it is...

Man plans horseback trip from Washington to Michigan reunion

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A cancer survivor has embarked on a roughly 2,200-mile journey on horseback from Washington to his 50th high school reunion in Michigan.

Vern Herrst, 67, began his trip Friday from the Methow Valley in northern...

Feds use prescribed fire to make progress in Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There’s nothing secret about what’s planned for Area 74 — a swath of forested land along the Continental Divide in southern New Mexico that needs attention.

After years of planning, crews with...

Dozens protest bill allowing diversion of Maui water

HONOLULU (AP) — Kamalani Pahukoa said her family would be able to farm all of their taro patches in Keanae if streams flowing to east Maui are restored.

Right now, the streams are currently being diverted, Pahukoa said. Her family has...

Worker dies after accident at Michigan food processing plant

EAST JORDAN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old worker has died after an accident at a food processing plant in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.

Police and firefighters responded late Monday to Burnette Foods in East...

Kraft Heinz announces timeline for closing Oscar Mayer plant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant is now slated to close by March 2017, ending nearly 100 years as a part of the city.

Parent company Kraft Heinz Food Co. announced the impending closure in November, along with the...

Chipotle posts first quarterly loss after food scares

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle posted its first quarterly loss as a public company as it fights to win back diners with free burritos following a series of food scares.

The Mexican food chain says sales tumbled 29.7 percent at established...

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