At a new restaurant in Florence, Italy, called "L'e' Maiala" -- named after a Tuscan saying for "hard times" -- customers may barter for meals in exchange for vegetables and used goods.
A French website details the many techniques waiters use -- from serving peanuts to listing wines in a certain order to clearing plates quickly -- in order to get you to spend more money.
As Japan braces for a grueling summer and possible power shortages, Nissin Foods Holdings Co -- Japan's top maker of instant ramen noodles -- is launching a chilled instant noodle product that is to be prepared by mixing in copious amounts of ice.
To differentiate themselves from the competition, some British street food purveyors add a bit of performance to their menu.
Shares of Annie's Inc (BNNY.N), producers of the bunny-shaped mac and cheese and snack crackers, soared 64 percent during their market debut on Wednesday.
Target, the second largest discount retailer in the U.S., has pledged that it will sell only sustainable, traceable fish by 2015.
Chinese authorities have ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to temporarily close some stores after accusing it of fraudulently labeling ordinary pork as more-expensive organic pork.