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Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain collapses; over 1000 jobs at risk

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain said it was entering administration on Tuesday, threatening jobs at the firm's 25 sites in the United...

Starbucks opens ‘silent cafe’ in China

Leading American coffee chain Starbucks has opened a 'silent cafe' in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, in which nearly half of the staff...

UK food app Deliveroo gets Amazon backing

Amazon has led a funding round in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, pitting itself against Uber Eats and other smaller providers in an...

Romania, Hungary push for brandy rights ahead of EU vote

Romania and Hungary are pushing the EU to make it easier for orchard farmers to distil their own fruit brandy, a traditional practice in...

UK’s Froneri acquires iconic NZ ice cream business Tip Top

UK-based Froneri has announced the acquisition of iconic New Zealand ice cream business Tip Top from global dairy co-operative Fonterra for NZ$380 million (£193...

Microsoft helps to create world’s first AI-generated whisky

World’s first AI-generated whisky is set to hit the shelves in Autumn, Swedish distillery Mackmyra announced. Microsoft and Finnish technology consultancy Fourkind are partnering Mackmyra...

Trump’s trade battles slow Kentucky’s bourbon boom

Just a few months ago, Kentucky bourbon was taking the world by storm. Long a quaint drink for grandfathers, the quintessentially American spirit made with...

A chef of modern Southern cuisine wins top U.S. prize

Ashley Christensen, who transformed a luncheonette into a modern diner that serves her unique vision of Southern cuisine, was named the country's top chef...

Vegan burger maker Beyond Meat sizzles in market debut

Shares of vegan burger maker Beyond Meat Inc surged 84 percent in their market debut on Thursday, as investors look to cash in on...

Pepsi withdraws Lays potato lawsuits against Indian farmers

PepsiCo has agreed to withdraw lawsuits against Indian potato farmers it alleged infringed a patent by cultivating a variety grown exclusively for its Lay's...