Shake Shack burgers valued at $745m

High-end American chain sells shares above range at $21

CNH sales fall as farmers rein in spending

Sharp drop as farmers reduce spending on new machinery

McDonald’s struggles to maintain empire

New chief inherits challenges worldwide

Rio Tinto’s Mongolian wrangle

PM Chimed’s idea of a referendum on mineral resources by text message will exasperate mining group

Carlsberg to close two Russian breweries

Regulatory clampdown and plunging rouble take toll

Diageo’s first-half profits sink 23%

World’s biggest distiller shows optimism for second half of year

McDonald’s flips chief as burgers go cold

New boss is veteran of UK high street restaurant chains

Europe cannot ignore the GM revolution

Europe has been cheated of a proper debate on how food is grown; that must change

From the chocolate board at Wild Honey, Mayfair
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Chocolate trade seeks lift as prices fall

High charges for cocoa have dented demand for confection

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Rémy Cointreau says fall in sales eases

Cognac group says shipments to Greater China rose

Cargill venture set to beat sugar market blues

Alvean ahead of industry’s transformation curve

Indonesia’s Bali-made ‘English cider’

The first local scrumpy producer foresees rising demand

Wetherspoon bitter about supermarket deals

Pubs group blames bargain booze offers for slowing sales

SABMiller hit by falling China demand

Lager volumes in drinks group’s key Asian market drop 9%

Australian wine flows amid rise in exports

Good year for country’s vintners as demand grows for top brands

Olam pays $3m over cocoa trading claims

US regulator says fine addresses position limit violations

Britons to spend more on wine than French

UK on course to overtake France as second-largest still wine market

A taste of the Nando’s secret sauce

The Johannesburg café that grew into a global chain

Soyabean glut adds to deflation fears

Agricultural commodity prices fall as surplus grows

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