Lawsuits allege conspiracy by chicken processors to raise broiler prices

The biggest poultry processors in the United States face widespread allegations that they colluded to raise prices over the course of 10 years in the $30-billion broiler chicken market. In just three weeks, two grocery retailers and the country’s two biggest food distribution companies filed lawsuits against Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, Pilgrim’s Pride, Koch Farms, Sanderson Farms, and others. (No paywall)

Few black-owned grocery stores in the U.S.

As the owner of a full-service supermarket in New Orleans, Dwayne Boudreaux "is a rare success in Black and brown communities nationwide, but not for lack of effort," says Civil Eats. "In fact, Boudreaux is one of the nation’s few remaining Black people operating full-service supermarkets."

Luxury goods makers take their well-heeled boots to farms and ranches

At a time when sustainability carries cachet with consumers, companies known for top-quality products are putting their money into the farms and ranches that provide their raw materials, says Business of Fashion.

Top food companies say there are billions to be made by cutting food waste

The average business saves at least $14 for every dollar spent on reducing food waste, according to a new study by Champions 12.3, a coalition of governments, retailers, research organizations and advocates determined to reach the UN’s global goal of cutting food waste at the producer and consumer levels in half by 2030. Some of the group's heavy hitters include Kellogg Company, Sodexo, WRI, and Tesco, a popular UK chain of supermarkets.

USDA asks retailers to volunteer for test of food stamps online

It's not in the same class as the famous poster of Uncle Sam sternly declaring, "I want you for the U.S. Army." But the government is asking retailers to volunteer for a two-year, nationwide trial of online grocery sales for food-stamp recipients.