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  • Where consumers are spending

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan looks into the recent retail sales data to see what consumers are spending their money on.

  • BRASILIA, May 11- Brazil's retail sales fell more than expected in March as a surge in unemployment hurt supermarkets and food vendors, frustrating hopes that consumer spending was stabilizing after dropping sharply during the country's deep recession. Retail sales volumes excluding cars and building materials in Brazil fell 0.9 percent in March from...

  • A clerk bags groceries with plastic bags in Los Angeles.

    The ubiquitous, easily torn, often doubled-up plastic bags from the grocery store will soon cost at least a nickel in New York City.

  • John Mackey, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market

    Whole Foods Market posted an earnings beat Wednesday on the back of record total sales for the quarter.

  • LONDON, May 4- British supermarket Sainsbury's said on Wednesday it expected to cut more prices and didn't see an improvement in the industry's tough trading conditions any time soon. "We harbor concerns that Sainsbury's maybe complicating its business through the Argos acquisition just as its largest competitor Tesco UK is' getting its act together'," said...

  • LONDON, May 4- Sales at Wal-Mart's British supermarket chain Asda fell 5.1 percent in the 12 weeks to April 24, the worst performance in a period when all four of the country's big chains saw sales declines, industry data showed on Wednesday. Sainsbury's, Britain's second biggest supermarket, reported a second straight year of profit decline earlier on Wednesday,...

  • LONDON, May 4- British supermarket Sainsbury's said it did not expect tough trading conditions to lift any time soon as it reported a second straight year of profit decline, dragged down by its own price cuts. "The market is competitive, and it will remain so for the foreseeable future," said Chief Executive Mike Coupe on Wednesday. Sainsbury's, which has shown...

  • LONDON, May 4- British supermarket Sainsbury's beat forecasts for full year underlying profit but still reported a second straight year of decline, hurt by an ongoing industry price war. Sainsbury's, which has shown greater resilience to competition from German discounters Aldi and Lidl than its traditional rivals- market leader Tesco, Asda and Morrisons-...

  • Frozen Food Aisle, supermarket

    CRF Frozen Foods is expanding its voluntary recall after reports of people being hospitalized for Listeria infections.

  • Clifford Hudson, chief executive officer at Sonic Corp.

    Higher minimum wages will cause Sonic franchisees to raise prices but not necessarily cut jobs, CEO Cliff Hudson says.

  • CVS boosted its specialty pharmacy business, which provides drugs to people with expensive chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, with its $10.1 billion acquisition of Omnicare Inc in August 2015. The company's net income fell to $1.15 billion, or $1.04 per share, from $1.22 billion, or $1.07 per share, due to higher interest expenses and acquisition...

  • May 3- CVS Health Corp, the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain by store count, reported a 19 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its pharmacy benefit management services. Net revenue rose to $43.22 billion in the first quarter ended March 31 from $36.33 billion a year earlier. The company's net income fell to $1.15 billion, or $1.04 per share, from...

  • SANTIAGO, April 29- Chilean retailer Cencosud has put on hold its plan to publicly list its shopping center unit on a stock exchange, its chairman told shareholders on Friday. We're not in a rush, "Cencosud Chairman Horst Paulmann said at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Cencosud, the owner of Jumbo supermarkets, Paris department stores and the Easy home...

  • Workers stand in a Dunkin' Donuts.

    Dunkin' Donuts' CEO joined CNBC to discuss the company's current and future plans.

  • Panera Bread Co restaurant

    Chipotle's food safety issues are having an influence on diners moving away from artificial ingredients to clean food menus, like those offered at Panera Bread.

  • LONDON, April 27- Wal Mart's British supermarket Asda has agreed to change the way it operates promotions after being singled out for criticism by the competition regulator. Britain's competition body investigated the country's supermarkets and the way they ran special offer promotions following a so-called super-complaint from the consumer watchdog...

  • LONDON, April 27- Wal Mart's British supermarket Asda has agreed to change the way it operates promotions after being singled out for criticism by the competition regulator. Britain's competition body investigated the country's supermarkets and the way they ran special offer promotions following a so-called super-complaint from the consumer watchdog...

  • *Expansion to Nigeria will not happen hastily- CEO. JOHANNESBURG, April 26- South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay plans to expand into Nigeria next year through a partnership with a local conglomerate, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on its home market, it said on Tuesday. "We are not suddenly going to explode onto the scene in Nigeria next year but we are...

  • The KFC logo is displayed outside on a KFC restaurant, a unit of Yum! Brands Inc., in Houston, Texas.

    KFC has launched an investigation into one if its U.K. restaurants after a researcher was served ice that contained bacteria from feces.

  • April 21- Walgreen Co agreed to reform its advertising practices and pay $500,000 to settle allegations its Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in New York overcharged consumers at the register and used price tags that fooled them into thinking they were getting great deals. The settlement with the largest U.S. drugstore chain, a unit of Walgreens Boots Alliance...