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  • Tesco CFO Discusses Weak Sales Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:00 AM ET
    Tesco CFO Discusses Weak Sales

    Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee discusses why the UK supermarket chain has suffered negative same-store sales for 18 months. Tesco's reported earnings early on Wednesday.

  • Sainsbury's CFO Speaks on Earnings Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
    Sainsbury's CFO Speaks on Earnings

    Sainsbury's CFO John Rogers tells CNBC why the UK supermarket chain's non-food business is growing at three times the rate of its food business. Sainsbury's reported second quarter earnings early on Wednesday.

  • Stock Pick: Sainsbury's v Tesco Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
    Stock Pick: Sainsbury's v Tesco

    UK retail chains Sainsbury's and Tesco both reported earnings early on Wednesday. Jim McCaughan, chief executive of Principal Global Investors, tells CNBC which he thinks is the better stock pick.

  • JC Penny

    In this exclusive one on one interview with J.C. Penney 's CEO Ron Johnson, he talks about reinventing retail.

  • Einhorn's 'Short' Chipotle Call Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:15 PM ET
    Einhorn's 'Short' Chipotle Call

    It's not hard to tell when hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors today that he thinks Chipotle's stock is an attractive short - the chart shows investors started selling immediately. Damon Vickers, Damon Vickers & Co. CIO, explains why he is long Chipotle.

  • Emerging Markets Key to Kraft Spinoff’s Success Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:41 AM ET

    Food manufacturer Kraft’s spinoff company Mondelez expects growing demand for snacks in the developing world to be pivotal to the company’s success.

  • Kraft Foods Names Snack Spin Off Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
     Kraft Foods Names Snack Spin Off

    Tim Cofer, European President for Mondelez International, tells CNBC "The wisdom associated with this split is quite sound, we are creating two distinct enterprises, Mondolez international has the single focus of creating delicious snacks."

  • Stocks are falling mid-morning Friday, the last trading day of the third quarter. But the major U.S. market indexes have rallied all year in the face of continued concerns about the health of the U.S. economy, the European debt crisis and slowing growth in China.

  • The Most Expensive Ingredient in Beer Is….Taxes Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
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    According to a recent analysis by the Beer Institute, a national beer trade association that represents beer brewers and importers, 45 percent of what consumers pay for a beer goes to taxes.

  • Large or Small, Innovation Driving Liquor Growth Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    Glass of Whiskey

    Steve Jobs once famously said “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” French beverage company Pernod Ricard is applying a similar philosophy to its spirits business.

  • Halloween to Scare Up $8 Billion in Spending Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:01 AM ET
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    Spending on Halloween is expected to rise to $8 billion, up 17.5 percent from last year, according to the results of a survey conducted by BIGinsight on behalf of the retail industry’s trade group, the National Retail Federation.

  • Worst Is Over for Starbucks in Europe: CEO Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    Starbucks

    The worst is over for Starbucks in Europe, and the company is confident that it can continue to navigate a challenging economic environment, CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Consumer Sentiment Costco

    Rising energy prices and torpid U.S. economic growth are taking an increasing toll on cash-strapped consumers and retailers faced with shrinking profit margins, an industry representative told CNBC on Monday.

  • Binge Buying in California Before the 'Amazon Tax' Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 4:26 PM ET
    Woman binge shopping packages

    California says it's losing $1.2 billion a year in online sales taxes, prompting a new law that will force large internet merchants with affiliates inside the cash-strapped state to collect those taxes.

  • Consumers Are Shopping for Accessories: Michael Kors Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Michael Kors Holdings stock has nearly doubled this year, outperforming other high-end and luxury brands like Tiffany and Coach.

  • How Many Calories in That Big Mac? Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
    McDonald's

    Starting next week, consumers will know exactly how many calories they’re getting with that Big Mac, fries and milk shake.

  • Nein! German Group Protests Oktoberfest Prices Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Munich's world famous Oktoberfest doesn't kick off for another 12 days and it's already off to a tough start.

  • Retail CEOs Charting Careful Course Into the Holidays Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
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    There is some concern that the political uncertainty surrounding the election and looming fiscal cliff could rattle consumers heading into the all-important holiday season.

  • PepsiCo Gets Healthier:CEO Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:15 AM ET
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    With the recent New York City regulation on soft drinks, PepsicCo, hopes to makes its sodas healthier.

  • As Summer Blues Lift, Some Toast Fashion's Night Out Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 11:50 AM ET
    A shopper carries Saks Fifth Avenue bags up Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    Dark clouds may have rolled in over Labor Day, but fret not ladies: Fashion's Night Out is here to cheer you up.