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Kroger grocery chain to settle religious bias suit over apron

The Kroger supermarket chain will pay $180,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly firing two employees who refused on religious grounds to wear an apron they believed supported gay rights. The agency said in a statement Thursday that the Kroger Limited Partnership I, a subsidiary …

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Supply Chain | Rice Exports: Supply concerns lift Indian rates; Vietnam loses out to competition

Indian rates for rice exports rose this week as lower planting fuelled concerns over supplies from the new season, while Vietnamese prices and quality of the grain lagged peers. Top exporter India’s 5% broken parboiled variety was quoted at $365-$371 per tonne, up from last week’s $360-$366. “Weather is not supporting crop in eastern and …

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