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Maine lobster catch again tops 100 million pounds

Maine’s lobster catch brought in a record $364.5 million last year and the size of the catch topped 100 million pounds for a third consecutive year, according to state figures that indicate the fishery remains robust.

Lessons on salt for dietitians — by a chip maker

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Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation’s obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating. The food industry hosts several workshops at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, where thousands of dietitians can earn education credits to maintain their licenses.

Frankfort tearoom taps into period teas

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Located in Frankfort’s historic district, the Pickwick Society Tearoom, Gifts & Antiques is an eclectic mix of past and present, of treats and treasures, a place to sit and chat for a spell while you sip the popular ginger peach white tea, enjoy a seasonal …

PepsiCo should still split drinks, snacks: Peltz

Activist investor Nelson Peltz is ramping up the pressure on PepsiCo, reaffirming his call for the company to separate its struggling North American drinks division from its snack unit.

Burger King’s profit climbs on strength overseas

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Burger King reported a higher quarterly profit as growth overseas helped lift a key sales figure. The Miami-based chain says global sales rose 1.7 percent at restaurants open at least a year, with particularly strong results in Asia. In North America, where it introduced lower-calorie french fries called Satisfries, the figure edged up 0.2 percent.

Whole Foods lowers earnings outlook

Whole Foods says its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, but results were below Wall Street expectations amid a sales shortfall due to increased competition. The grocer is also lowering its earnings projection for the year.

Nestle exchanges stake in L’Oreal for Galderma

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Swiss food and drink group Nestle is creating a new unit for medical skin treatments via a deal that reduces its stake in French cosmetics company L’Oreal.

Oreo maker Mondelez sees cookie troubles in China

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Mondelez reported a fourth-quarter profit Wednesday that fell short of Wall Street expectations as the Oreo maker struggled with cookie sales in China.

McDonald’s US sales feel chill from Jan. weather

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McDonald’s says bad weather hurt its U.S. sales performance in January, representing another setback as the fast-food chain fights to fend off rivals and get its menu right. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says sales fell 3.3 percent at established U.S. locations last month.

Subway says it’s removing chemical from bread

Subway says it’s in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes.

Guinness maker’s net profits rise, sales slip

Drinks company Diageo PLC says net profit rose for the six months ending on Dec. 31 despite a slight drop in sales.

Chobani loses ‘Greek yogurt’ legal battle in UK

A British court has ruled that Chobani, a U.S. brand of yogurt, cannot label its products “Greek” in the U.K. because they are made in America.

Mark your 2014 calendars for fun

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If your New Year’s resolution was to try new things, here’s a whole list from which to choose. From an ice fishing derby and a wine tasting event to plunging down the world’s fastest wooden coaster, there’s a lot to do in 2014.

Chicago: Where brunch is king

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When fan-based website Yelp declared Chicago the winner in the great American brunch war, it got Sun-Times Media thinking: What exactly makes for a winning, mid-morning to afternoon meal?

In a city teeming with Zagat-rated brunch spots and celebrity chefs the answers came easy.

“It’s …

Gallagher: No problem with baby ban at posh restaurants

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When it comes to issue of banning children from fancy restaurants, I think the world has it all wrong.

I don’t think people should be excluded because of their age. Instead, they should be banned because of their behavior.

A sign in all restaurants should …

Chuck E. Cheese owner agrees to $950M buyout

The parent company of the Chuck. E. Cheese restaurant chain has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management for about $950 million. Founded in 1977, Chuck E. Cheese restaurants are known for their mix of games, play areas and robotic characters that provide musical entertainment.