Panera shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $171, a climb of slightly more than 7 percent in the last 12 months.
Chiquita Brands International, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, said Monday it will be acquired by the investment firm Safra Group and the juice company Cutrale Group for $14.50 per share.
With the expansion,the company will employ more than 2,900 Georgians in two counties.
Demand light to moderate in the Columbia Basin as some exporters are looking for GMO-free supplies.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during October were $9.75 to 16.75 cents per bushel higher, from $6.8175-7.0675, mostly $6.9350.
Asking prices for next week are 1 cent higher for Jumbo, 3 cents higher for Extra Large and unchanged on the remainder of sizes.
On Thursday afternoon fat cattle trade busted loose in a big way as live prices again hit record highs in the Southern Plains and Nebraska with live prices $5-6 higher at $170.
Stocker and feeder cattle were $1-2 lower at the Toppenish Livestock Auction in Moses Lake, Wash.
Slaughter lambs were steady to $10 higher, except at New Holland, Pa., $10-20 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to $5 higher.
The proposed agreement with Fyffes was an all-stock deal, with the companies planning to incorporate in Dublin to take advantage of lower tax rates. Chiquita is now based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time, subject to change.