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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 22 2017

Wall Street lukewarm on Chipotle's new 'queso' amid customer scorn

LOS ANGELES Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's new "queso" cheese sauce is going over better on Wall Street than on Twitter, where one person called it a "crime against cheese."

Sep 15 2017

Coffee consolidation percolates as hipsters drink up

LONDON/LOS ANGELES Nestle's high-priced purchase of a majority stake in California-based coffee bar chain Blue Bottle this week, highlights how big companies are seeking exposure to fast-growing premium brands driven by millenials.

Sep 15 2017

Appeals court revives California ban on foie gras

A federal appeals court has revived a California state law banning the sale of foie gras made from force-fed birds.

Sep 14 2017

Nestle to brew high-end coffee with Blue Bottle buy

LONDON/LOS ANGELES Nestle has bought a majority stake in California-based Blue Bottle Coffee, marking a first step by the packaged coffee leader into the hipster world of speciality bars that serve high-end, single-origin and cold brewed coffees. | Video

Sep 13 2017

Investors renew push to get Sanderson Farms to cut antibiotic use

LOS ANGELES Sanderson Farms Inc shareholders have filed another proposal aimed at convincing the third-largest U.S. poultry producer to stop giving medically important antibiotics to healthy chickens for disease prevention.

Sep 08 2017

Kroger results hit by grocery price war, shares slide

Kroger Co on Friday reported a quarterly profit drop after an intensifying grocery price war hit its bottom line, and warned that same-store sales and operating margins would be lower than expected for the remainder of the year. | Video

Aug 29 2017

Whole Foods overall prices still high after selective cuts: analyst

LOS ANGELES Whole Foods shoppers may be premature in cheering Amazon.com's steep price cuts on staples like bananas, avocados and beef, according to one analysis released on Tuesday that suggested the premium grocery chain has not yet shed its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for lofty prices.

Aug 28 2017

Whole Foods slashes prices on some produce, also selling Amazon's Echo

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for high prices.

Aug 24 2017

Amazon to cut Whole Foods prices, escalating grocery turf war

Amazon.com Inc said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc , sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify. | Video

Aug 23 2017

McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of the high value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs.


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