2:22 a.m. May 5, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Fresh Del Monte stock set to rally after profit more than triples, tops expectationsShares of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. were indicated up about 4% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the fresh fruit and vegetables producer reported a first-quarter profit that more than tripled from a year ago, even as sales slipped given continued COVID-19 restrictions on foodservice customers and given hurricane-related supply disruptions. Net income rose to $42.7 million, or 90 cents a share, from $13.0 million, or 27 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share came to 88 cents, while the average EPS estimate of two analysts surveyed by FactSet was 36 cents. Sales declined 2.7% to $1.09 billion, while the average sales estimate of two analysts was $1.11 billion, as fresh and value-added products sales fell 4.5% to $631.0 million and banana sales declined 2.1% to $418.2 million. The stock has run up 19.9% year to date through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 10.9%.
11:08 a.m. March 8, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Ocean Spray partners with Walmart for caffeinated sparkling waterAgricultural cooperative Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. has launched a new beverage, Ocean Spray Wave in collaboration with retail giant Walmart Inc. The caffeinated sparkling water is made with fruit juice and comes in four flavors including strawberry and lemon, and mango and passionfruit. The caffeine is sourced from black tea. Ocean Spray says the drink was developed and shipped in less than a year and launching exclusively at Walmart. Shares of Walmart have gained 9.8% over the last year while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 23.4% over the period.
7:29 a.m. March 8, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Avocado seller Mission Produce enters Mango marketMission Produce Inc. said Monday it was entering the Mango category, as the said it was in "prime position" to enter the market for the most consumed fruit in the world. The company said it currently owned 300 hectares of mangos in Peru, and is on track to source additional fruit from other regions. Chief Executive Steve Bernard said mangos are typically off-season from avocados, so the new year-round program creates a "unique synergy" within the company's international farming business. "We began our original mango program a few years ago during a seasonal window to keep our workforce employed year-round," Bernard said. "We've since seen increasing demand from our customers and the impressive response to our current mango program indicates that we are ready to grow into the mango market." The stock, which went public on Oct. 1, slipped 1.2% in morning trading. It has soared 49.8% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 4.7%.
7:02 a.m. Dec. 6, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’ll retire with a military pension and want to move to a bicycle-friendly, beer-loving place — so where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comI have a nest egg of $1 million and will also have a monthly military pension of approximately $6,000, and Social Security on top of that.
5:02 a.m. Nov. 28, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m a ‘young 68’ with $3,200 a month in Social Security and don’t want it taxed — where should I retire north or west of Colorado? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email“I love the outdoors, hiking, photography, mountains and snow.”
11:09 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Pompeo appeals to Vatican to condemn China over religious freedom Pope Francis had denied U.S. secretary of state an audience in order to avoid politicization with presidential election loomingPope Francis had denied U.S. secretary of state an audience in order to avoid politicization with presidential election looming.
1:04 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Emily Handy
Itching to get away? Here are the best destinations in every state to keep your social distance Here’s 50 socially-distant-friendly spots, from the tallest sand dunes in the U.S. to a sanctuary for circus elephantsFrom secret beaches to drive-through safaris—and no plane rides or crowds required.
12:57 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Anna Helhoski
Where do Biden and Trump stand on student loans? Some ideas are taking root, regardless of who winsHere are the student loan and college proposals that policy experts say might bear fruit.
5:07 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Rashelle Brown
Does your community have what it takes to help you live longer? Research has found common factors in areas with a high number of centenariansThere are three factors about where you live that may help you live a healthier, happier, longer life.
8:20 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Just because it’s easier to raid your retirement accounts doesn’t mean you should Need cash during the pandemic? Some options are better than othersNeed cash during the pandemic? Some options are better than others
12:34 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Once again, wildfires threaten business in California wine country Smoke could taint grapes, further hurt tourism in Sonoma and Napa countiesWith an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher’s ranch added new urgency to getting his pinot noir grapes off the vine. If flames didn’t do any damage to the delicate fruit, ash and smoke certainly could.
8:53 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Not all COVID small-business stories end badly — sales sprouted at this very vertical Chicago mushroom grower Windy City Mushroom found itself selling more product directly to homes not restaurants, growth that encouraged this farm-meets-factory to expandBusiness has bloomed beyond the typical restaurant buyers for Guy Furman, who runs the once almost exclusively wholesale Windy City Mushroom in Chicago. The mushroom “factory’s” survival — expansion, even — was the result of evolving consumer palates, home delivery and a push to buy local during food shortages.
3:24 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
With half of its business at retailers like Walmart and Amazon, Wrangler parent Kontoor Brands is ‘winning with the winners’ Kontoor Brands shares have jumped 23% over the past month, but the stock is down by half for the year to dateKontoor Brands, which spun off from VF Corp. in 2019, sells its Lee and Wrangler brands at large retailers, including Walmart.
11:20 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Azure Gilman
‘I can’t believe this is America.’ Confronted with unprecedented need, New York food pantries try to fill in the gaps Organizations that serve the food insecure are struggling to serve more people than ever before The line for meals curves around the block. Roughly 25% of New York City’s population now faces food insecurity.
8:53 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Brett Arends
The stock market is cheating us all—and here’s by how much We should be getting as much as 30% more, study suggestsWe should be getting as much as 30% more, study suggests
3:56 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Top coronavirus doctor in Spain has a message for revelers and tourists: ‘A couple of drinks, you take off your mask, you sing and you dance — that’s a problem’ Dr. Vicente Soriano believes Spain won’t repeat the dramatic events of March and AprilMarketWatch spoke to Dr. Vicente Soriano, expert in infectious diseases and director of the UNIR Health Sciences School & Medical Center in Madrid, to discuss the latest coronavirus developments in Spain.
9:12 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Randy Koch
Amazon is clobbering Walmart in consumer spending, according to debit-card transactions The big divide occurred with the arrival of the coronavirusThe big divide occurred with the arrival of the coronavirus.
11:50 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Michael Brush
These ‘green’ stocks would thrive under a Biden administration, according to fund managers ‘Energy transformation will happen with or without politicians,’ says Jonathan Waghorn of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund‘Energy transformation will happen with or without politicians,’ says Jonathan Waghorn of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund.
10:03 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Amazon drops online retailer Boohoo’s products amid allegations of poor working conditions and no COVID-19 protection Boohoo vows an immediate independent review of Leicester factoryShares of online fashion retailer Boohoo suffered heavy losses for a second day, even as the company said it would launch an immediate independent probe into allegations of poor conditions for workers and no protection from COVID-19.
11:29 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Rethinking big city life? Here are 8 smaller places that still have the urban perks 8 up-and-coming small metros where you can enjoy a slower pace but still be near a large cityReady for more space but still want the perks of a big city? These small cities offer the best of both worlds.
9:55 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Brandy Wiltermuth
I take care of workers in Yakima County, a coronavirus hot spot: ‘The nearest hospital is a few miles away, but most refuse to use it’ The nation’s ‘fruit basket’ in Yakima County, Wash., has seen COVID-19 cases surge in recent weeksThe nation’s ‘fruit basket’ in Yakima County, Wash., has seen COVID-19 cases surge in recent weeks.
7:15 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Ellis Henican
Quarantine ME? I’ll quarantine YOU! Take that, New York! Take that, Florida!Is Gov. Cuomo only poking the alligator cage by threatening to require quarantine for Floridians coming to New York?
5:52 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I don’t want to be someone in need of cash’: How economic slumps inflicts permanent ‘scars’ on spending and saving It’s been just over 100 days since the World Health Organization declared a pandemicIt’s been 100 days since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.
8:22 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Wallace Witkowski
Zoom Video on track for new record as coronavirus cases reboundZoom Video Communications Inc. shares rallied to a record high Monday on renewed pandemic fears on a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in China. Zoom Video shares reached a new intraday high of $237.88 Monday, and were last up 6.4% at $233.77, as the S&P 500 index slumped 0.6% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index was flat. Over the weekend, Beijing closed its largest fruit and vegetable market after there and states such as Florida and Texas that have relaxed shelter-in-place restrictions have seen a significant uptick in cases. Zoom shares are on track for a new all-time closing high should they finish above their June 3 close of $223.87. For the year, Zoom shares are up 243%, compared with a a 7% gain in the Nasdaq and contrasted with a 6% decline in the S&P 500. On Monday, BofA Securities highlighted Zoom as one of their key "new normal post-COVID" picks. "Modern and video-first solutions like Zoom quickly rose to the occasion and have become household names," B of A said in a Monday note. "Zoom has virtually achieved verbal dominance over an entire category of digital experience, similar to Google's dominance of the search market."
1:03 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Sarah Von Bargen
Get out, get inspired and keep your distance at these outdoor escapes From street art to labyrinths and literary walks, here are some ideas for outings you can take now, or hopefully, soon.These are the types of open-air sites where you can soak up some culture without getting too close.
7:03 a.m. June 5, 2020 - By Charles Passy
This exotic spirit can be mixed ‘with anything in your fridge’ Passoã claims to the No. 1 passion-fruit liqueur in the worldPassoã claims to the No. 1 passion-fruit liqueur in the world.
9:12 a.m. June 4, 2020 - By Jonathan Nicholson
Congressional Democrats putting finishing touches on police-reform legislation No date set for any vote, House is out of session until end of June but may return soonerHouse Democrats are close to unveiling legislation to reform policing standards, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
12:35 p.m. May 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Long lines and plenty of limitations on the other side of Spain’s pandemic experience A Madrid hairdresser and a shoe salesman struggle to reopenThis past week has brought some new freedoms, and the courage to revisit the hairdresser in Madrid.
8:40 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Why coronavirus has caused a glut of gourmet food from canceled summer events A lack of celebrations and long-lasting lockdowns have hit demand for regional specialties Champagne and Stilton cheeseThe Champagne region of France has cut sales of bubbly and Prince Charles has urged Brits to back cheesemongers.
1:58 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Plastic screens and makeshift grocery stores: How one restaurant chain is surviving the coronavirus crisis Welcome to the new normal of ordering food on Britain’s high streetBritish fast-food chain Leon has turned some of its restaurants into ‘mini-supermarkets.’
5:30 a.m. May 13, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Older Americans are having trouble getting enough to eat — and this was before COVID-19 And it’s not just people over 65, a new survey revealsAnd it’s not just people over 65, a new survey reveals
8:12 a.m. May 12, 2020 - By Ellis Henican
Even in death, a New Yorker’s generosity goes on Hospital worker Gary Washington and his wife gave of themselves to sick children; Rosalyn Washington continues that work alone nowGary Washington’s job involved sanitizing the rooms of COVID patients. He had a passion for volunteering.
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