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Whole Foods’ sales fall again as competitors draw customers
Sales declined 2.6 percent at established locations for the three months ended July 3 as customer visits dropped.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group posts 2Q profit
The maker of beverages such as 7Up, Sunkist and Mott’s posted revenue of $1.7 billion in the period.
Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand
The world’s biggest soda maker said its global volume for the second quarter was flat from a year ago.
Former Utz potato chip exec pleads guilty to $1.4M fraud
Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Myers acknowledged Tuesday that he received $651,000 in kickbacks while purchasing director at Utz Quality Foods.
New Hampshire company recalls more than 8,000 pounds of beef
The Food Safety and Inspection Service says 14 people have gotten sick. The investigation is ongoing.
InBev ups offer for SABMiller after Brexit pound slump
AB InBev shares, which are denominated in euros, have risen 3.2 percent and the pound plunged against the European currency after the referendum on Britain’s exit from the EU.
McDonald’s U.S. sales disappoint amid turnaround efforts
Sales rose 1.8 percent at established U.S. locations in the period. Analysts expected growth of 3.4 percent.
DuPont cost-cutting pushes it beyond Wall Street’s 2Q hopes
Shareholders approved the merger of agriculture and chemicals companies Dow and DuPont last week. Once complete, the century-old companies plan to break up into three parts.
Drought in Northeast may be long-lasting
Though not as dire as the West Coast drought of five-years running, the dry, hot weather has stressed farms and gardens, prompted water restrictions and bans in many towns and threatened to bring more wildfires than usual.
New Mexico bee advocates, pecan growers battle over pesticide request
Pecan growers are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the exception, saying the pesticide is the only way to combat a black pecan aphid infestation.
Chipotle pulls out the stops to win back customers
So far in July, Chipotle said, sales are improving further after the launch of its first loyalty program that rewards people for frequent visits.

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