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  • Sysco bites into US Foods in $3.5 billion deal Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    A Sysco Corp truck.

    Sysco said it would buy rival US Foods for about $3.5 billion, creating a company with about $65 billion in annual revenue.

  • Battle for Australia's oldest dairy maker heats up Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 6:37 PM ET
    Battle for Australia's oldest dairy maker heats up

    Canada's Saputo and rival Bega Cheese are racing to raise and extend offers for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports live in Warrnambool.

  • Whole Foods cuts outlook; Shares drop Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Whole Foods Market on Wednesday reported same-store sales that decelerated in the fourth quarter. Shares plunged in extended-hours trading.

  • Cargill to label 'pink slime' beef soon Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    One of the world's largest beef processors, will begin labeling when its finely textured beef is used in the making of its US ground beef products.

  • Hot sauce maker under fire in court over big stink Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    Sriracha chili sauce

    A California factory town's attempt to shut down production of Sriracha sauce heads to court until the company gets rid of the plant's smelly fumes.

  • Hot sauce maker under fire for stinking up the place Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Sriracha sauce

    The city of Irwindale, Calif., filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, maker of Sriracha, claiming the odor from the plant is a public nuisance.

  • Impact of Obamacare on job creation Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    Impact of Obamacare on job creation

    "The evidence that Obamacare is having a negative impact on hiring is unequivocal, abundant and consistent with common sense," says Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants CEO. Puzder employs more than 70,000 people at restaurant chains Hardee's and Carl's Junior.

  • No water, no beer: Brewers race to save the ales Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    As water becomes increasingly scarce, brewers of beer are racing to secure a steady supply of their most prized ingredient by using less of it. NBC News reports.

  • Pork war: China may not get US bacon after all Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Farmland's hickory smoked bacon. Farmland is a brand owned by Smithfield Foods Inc.

    Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Less than bubbly over Postal's alcohol delivery plan Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    If U.S. law is changed to allow the Post Office to deliver beer, wine and spirits, it could help the cash-strapped agency and drive alcohol sales. But other challenges linger.

  • The BLT economy Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    The BLT economy

    Hog farmers in the U.S. and China are grappling with an intestinal virus that is almost 100 percent fatal in young pigs. CNBC's Jane Wells reports that the bug has spread to hog farms in 16 states. (Also, what Jane thinks about TripAdvisor's pizza survey.)

  • This start-up is making office coffee cool again Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Some of the most innovative companies in New York are taking notice of a new start-up that looks to redefine the way we drink coffee in the office.

  • Supersize this: McD's alums go big on healthy food Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    LYFE Kitchen nine grain pilaf.

    No strangers to food in the fast lane, a handful of former McDonald's executives, are trying to crack the code on providing food on the go that tastes good and is good for you.

  • Smithfield Foods Answers Questions from Senate Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    Smithfield Foods Answers Questions from Senate

    CNBC's Jane Wells has all the details from the Smithfield Foods hearing.

  • Smithfield CEO Faces Senate Grilling on Pork Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods face scrutiny when U.S. senators question Smithfield's chief executive about food safety and foreign ownership.

  • VitaMix Finds the Right Blend of Juices and Profits Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    VitaMix Finds the Right Blend of Juices and Profits

    Jodi Berg, CEO of VitaMix, discusses how her high-performance blending machines are stirring up the food industries and growing sales.

  • Be Your Own Brewmaster, One Drop at a Time Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 2:29 PM ET

    Colorado-based company OnTap says its flavor enhancer provides craft-beer taste without the extra cost.

  • Dole's 90-Year-Old CEO Offers to Take It Private Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Fruit and fresh vegetable distributor Dole Food said it received an unsolicited offer from Chief Executive David Murdock, who put an enterprise value of $1.5 billion on the bid.

  • The Beer Revolution Will Not Be Bottled Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    BudLite introducing a new vented can.

    Canned beer was once frowned upon, now it's here to stay as consumers and brewers alike become more comfortable with the idea of beer in a can.

  • What Gives? Retailers Go Gaga for Groceries Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Despite the high revenue, the profit margins in the grocery business traditionally have been low, but that hasn't stopped retail giants Amazon and Wal-Mart from escalating the national food fight. What gives?