Drought, high costs bring US berry giants to Canada’s maple syrup land

Drought, high costs bring US berry giants to Canada's maple syrup land

MONTREAL/OTTAWA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – A swath of Canada better known for maple syrup is being tested to mass produce berries normally grown in warmer locales, making it the unexpected beneficiary of extreme weather, local demand and rising costs in traditional growing areas like California. Driscoll’s and grower-owned Naturipe Farms LLC, two of North America’s … Read more

From burgers to bleach, stressed consumers buy cheap

From burgers to bleach, stressed consumers buy cheap

NEW YORK/LONDON July 26 (Reuters) – Some global consumers are showing signs of cracking, as shoppers stressed by record inflation stick to buying basics like food, bleach, cheap burgers, while those with bigger bank accounts are snapping up $50,000 pickup trucks. Investors are closely watching corporate results for signs economies are headed toward recession. But … Read more