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  • McDonald's to Debut 'Fish McBites' in Happy Meals Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 7:56 AM ET
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    McDonald's said it is offering its first new Happy Meal entree in a decade: Fish McBites.

  • Beer Bowl 2013: San Francisco vs. Baltimore Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    It's the battle of the beers in the Super Bowl team hometowns. And dreams do come true, Jimmy: A land where beer is cheaper than water!

  • Constellation Shares Drop as DOJ Blocks Modelo Deal Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
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    The Department of Justice plans to sue to block Anheuser-InBev's proposed purchase of the rest of the Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, a move that jeopardizes Constellation Brands' plans to fully acquire Crown Imports.

  • Diageo CEO: Europe Market Is Lackluster Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
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    Diageo, the world's biggest spirits maker, reported slowing growth in earnings on Thursday and the CEO told CNBC the Europe market was lackluster.

  • Super Bowl Wings Will Be Spicy and Pricey This Year Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Last summer's drought has driven up the price of those Super Bowl party chicken wings. Chicken prices were up 6 percent in December, versus a year earlier - that's more than triple overall food prices.

  • A Budweiser Heir's Crafty Investment Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Flying Fish Brewery's new brew entitled FU Sandy (Forever Unloved).

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week including FU Sandy beer, an Anheuser-Busch heir's latest investment and the New Hampshire beer tax battle.

  • ER Visits Tied to Energy Drinks Double Since 2007 Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    The number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity.

  • Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including a pricey bid for the White House brew.

  • Brewery Hopes Its Local Focus Will Bring It Far Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Hangar 24's Polycot, the brew that helped launch the Field Series, a collection of beer that relies on locally sourced ingredients. In this case, it's apricots.

    In a beer industry over flowing with competition, it can be difficult for a brewer to stand out. But one Southern California-based brewery, Hangar 24, is hoping that brewing distinct beers grounded in its geographic roots will eventually bring its beer to faraway places.

  • New Budweiser Brew Follows Familiar Playbook Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
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    Budweiser is rolling out Budweiser Crown Black to retailers on Jan. 21, in advance of a big promotional push that will include a thirty-second spot during Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3. Can lightning strike twice?

  • How Target Is Taking Aim at Online Retailers Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    Target Earnings Beat Forecasts by Wide Margin

    Target is pledging to match prices of select online rivals year round. The promise began as a holiday promotion, but it will now be extended. But is this a race to the bottom for retailers?

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    It sounds like a setup for a joke: Hey, did you hear the one about the high school swim champ who got Taco Bell to make him a customized Speedo? It's not a hoax, though — more of a lesson in the power of social media marketing and teenage chutzpah.

  • Anheuser-Busch Debuts Beck’s Sapphire Beer Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    Anheuser-Busch InBev is stealing a page from its own playbook with Beck's Sapphire, a pilsner-style brew that woos younger adults with is upscale image.

  • Starbucks Raises Its Outlook, Increases Dividend

    Starbucks will use its ubiquitous coffee cups to tell U.S. lawmakers to come up with a deal to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff'' and triggering automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.

  • ConAgra Plans More Acquisitions After Ralcorp: CEO Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:33 PM ET
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    ConAgra will continue to make acquisitions a key to its growth strategy even after the Ralcorp deal, CEO Gary Rodkin told CBNC on Thursday.

  • After high food inflation sapped demand for Cheerios and other General Mills foods in 2012, CEO Ken Powell told CNBC on Tuesday he's expecting a pick up in sales volumes next year.

  • Why an Epic 12-12-12 Party Is on Tap at Stone Brewing Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Dec. 12, 2012, will see the final release of The Stone Brewing Company Vertical Epic Ale series, one of the longest running undertakings in craft beer.

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    Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week.

  • How Wal-Mart Stores Got a Foothold in India's Market Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
    Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Wal-Mart entered India's supermarket sector in 2010 with a $100 million bet on a consultancy with no employees, no profits, and a scant $14,000 in revenue.

  • Tesco Launches Strategic Review of US Chain Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:35 AM ET
    Tesco's American Nightmare?

    Britain's Tesco, the world's No. 3 retailer, has launched a strategic review of its loss-making United States chain Fresh & Easy.