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11 foodie trends to watch from this year’s Fancy Food Show

The Winter Fancy Food Show has officially landed at San Francisco's Moscone Center — and Bay Area companies are once again at the forefront of some of the biggest trends in the industry. Covering more than three and [Read entire story]

Here’s how plant-based food business Urban Remedy is plotting its next growth spurt

The biggest source of growth for the plant-based brand has been its kiosks, which can be found in 30 Whole Foods Market locations across the state and have now been automated to land in five local hospitals. [Read entire story]

Amid union clashes, another hotel aims to set up shop in Oakland

The development team behind a 220-room West Oakland hotel proposal is urging the city to approve the project before the window on new hotel construction slams shut when this economic cycle ends. First proposed in late [Read entire story]

Developer goes micro with plans for pod hotel in SoMa

The proposed hotel will be affiliated with a brand similar to Marriott's Moxy Hotels, Yotel or citizenM, all of which are in the development stages for properties in San Francisco. [Read entire story]

Ford inks deal with Postmates to test driverless delivery

The day self-driving cars start delivering groceries just got closer, with Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) now partnering with local delivery startup Postmates as part of its experiment to test how an autonomous delivery system [Read entire story]

Long-awaited West Oakland grocery store bags financing, groundbreaking date

More than five years in the making, the project has raised nearly $1.7 million among 550 investors to bring a full-service grocery store to West Oakland, one of the East Bay's largest food deserts. [Read entire story]

With $60 million in new funding, Krave Jerky founder has a taste for food spinoffs

The Sonoma venture fund was launched by the founder of Krave Jerky after he sold the brand to The Hershey Co. in 2015 for roughly $220 million. [Read entire story]

Is there still room for one more Bay Area food delivery service? This company thinks so

The Florida meal delivery service company will roll out service to the San Francisco area in the first quarter of 2018, a move it hopes will drive revenue to $20 million by the end of the year. [Read entire story]

Macy’s to shutter two Bay Area stores in wake of uncertain retail future

Macy's has spent the past few years shrinking its huge physical footprint. With the latest decision to shutter another 11 underperforming locations, two locations in the Bay Area are heading for the retail graveyard. [Read entire story]

Will TopGolf finally drive its $15M plans for a Bay Area site into gear in 2018?

The Dallas-based golf entertainment complex has been eyeing an opening into the Bay Area market for the past several years. After securing an early-stage approval, it finally has one. [Read entire story]

2017 was the year of delivery — here’s what people ordered and how restaurants fared

Takeout used to mean pizza or substandard Chinese food, but as the year comes to a close, it has become clear that San Francisco's taste for delivered food has gone beyond the box. From poke to cauliflower steaks, the [Read entire story]

Exclusive: S.F. favorite Tartine sees boom time ahead with N.Y., L.A. expansion

After spending 2017 preparing its supply chain, the bakery and cafe is finally ready to hit the gas. [Read entire story]

Pottery Barn to close flagship store in the Castro (Video)

The San Francisco-based home furnishings store opened the Market Street location back in 2001, when multiple neighborhood associations were trying to block the retailer form opening. [Read entire story]

Closing up shop: Here are the Bay Area’s biggest retail closures of 2017

Few Bay Area retailers were immune to the year's skyrocketing number of store closures, whether it was the electronics store around the corner or the department store anchor at the local mall. This year has been a [Read entire story]

Fast-growing S.F. craft brewer Fort Point wants to open restaurant, brewery in the Mission

The local craft beer label has doubled production every year for the past four years. With business expected to double again in 2018, CEO Justin Catalana expects the company to hit capacity at its location in the [Read entire story]

How these 8 retail openings in the Bay Area spotlight a fast-changing industry

The plethora of national store closures throughout the past year have fertilized doubts about the future of brick-and-mortar retail, but the Bay Area's market is marching to its own beat. Online-only retailers [Read entire story]

Will retailers fill up Salesforce Transit Center?

But when the $2.3 billion center opens sometime in 2018, it will only have pop-up retailers, while brokers continue to look for more permanent tenants. The delay in finding permanent tenants is due to both the rocky [Read entire story]

Why are these two prime S.F. waterfront restaurant spaces vacant?

The Butterfly Restaurant vacated the space at Pier 33 1/2 earlier this year, and Carmen's Restaurant closed its spot at Pier 40 a couple of months ago. [Read entire story]

Here are the year’s 10 biggest restaurant closings in the Bay Area

It isn't uncommon for a restaurant in the Bay Area to be open one day and closed the next, but for some of this year's biggest closings, their absence is more than just a blip on the region's radar. From top-name chefs [Read entire story]

The Bay Area’s 10 most significant restaurant openings of 2017

The Bay Area is known as one of the most challenging regions in the world for restaurant operators, but this year's new eateries show that the appetite to jump into the Bay Area culinary scene is as big as ever. [Read entire story]