Food & Services

Essay

New methods rooted in low-impact, precision techniques require less land, less energy and fewer chemicals than traditional agriculture

Personal Board of Directors

Sally Grimes, new CEO of the California snack bar maker, relies on some of the food industry’s most accomplished executives for advice on career challenges. She now faces her toughest test yet.

Bookshelf

New books from Mark Bittman and Robert Paarlberg debate the effect modern agriculture is having on our health.

Business

Prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have soared to their highest levels in more than six years as dry weather and strong export demand from China drain U.S. stockpiles.

Business

Those expected to lose their jobs complete consumers’ orders at stores and hand them over to others for delivery. The company is focusing on having workers both fulfill and deliver orders.

Heard on the Street

One possible explanation for Alimentation Couche-Tard’s interest in Carrefour is that the former has spotted an opportunity to reduce its dependence on fuel sales at a time when European supermarket valuations look cheap.

Business

Couche-Tard said it has made a $19.66 billion offer to buy French hypermarket chain Carrefour, as large retailers come under pressure to transform their bricks-and-mortar footprint amid pandemic restrictions on shopping and disruption from tech giants.

India

India’s highest court ordered an expert committee be formed to resolve a standoff between farmers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, and urged farmers to end their efforts to block roads around the country’s capital.

Heard on the Street

Grocery stores are becoming dream properties—coveted but hard to prise away from their owners. Changes to accounting rules are just one reason why it has become less appealing for supermarkets to sell their real estate.