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  • A solution to food waste, on your phone or tablet Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A bulldozer pushes trash into piles at the Miramar Landfill in San Diego, California.

    Food waste costs cities and businesses billions in waste management fees. Now, however, there's an app for that.

  • UK food retail: 'Doomsday thinking' is over Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    UK food retail: 'Doomsday thinking' is over

    With Sainsbury's overtaking Asda as U.K.'s second biggest retailer, there's been mixed news for the supermarket sector. Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst in European food retail, at Sanford C. Bernstein discusses the current state of U.K. supermarkets.

  • Customers hungry for Habit: CEO Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Customers hungry for Habit: CEO

    Russ Bendel, CEO of Habit Restaurants, says it hopes to open up to 28 stores in the U.S. in 2015, while the Middle East could see up to 50 chains in the next 7 years.

  • Europe accelerates to close sharply higher on Draghi Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe accelerates to close sharply higher on Draghi

    European stocks surged to close almost 3 percent higher after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated on Thursday that the central bank was ready to start "full-blown" quantitative easing.

  • Tesco: Past its sell-by date? Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Tesco: Past its sell-by date?

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on what is in-store for Tesco during 2015.

  • Tesco has a 'fresh pair of eyes' Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Tesco has a 'fresh pair of eyes'

    Tesco shares soar as it works on a new turnaround, on the same day that Marks & Spencer's drops due to poor Christmas sales. Guy Grainger, U.K. CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, discusses.

  • Tesco: On the way back up Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Tesco: On the way back up

    The recent scandals at Tesco do not reflect the overall business, and now we are seeing Tesco pick itself back up, says Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst of European food retail at Sanford Bernstein.

  • Tesco fights to revamp reputation Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Tesco fights to revamp reputation

    After last year's reputation hit, Tesco is focusing on improving customers' shopping experience and affordability, says Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail.

  • McDonald's will lay off 63 workers at headquarters Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:46 PM ET
    McDonald's

    The Golden Arches is cutting jobs at its headquarters in Chicago.

  • Prices wars in UK Supermarkets Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Prices wars in UK Supermarkets

    Sainsburys sales at Christmas did better than expected despite the bad press U.K. supermarkets have received recently. Richard Hunter, head of UK equities at Hargreaves Lansdown discusses the future landscape of UK supermarkets.

  • UK supermarkets: Christmas sales to shine? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:50 AM ET
    UK supermarkets: Christmas sales to shine?

    U.K. supermarkets are expected to release a slew of Christmas sales data this week, but the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury's have big problems ahead, reports CNBC's Catherine Boyle.

  • White Castle introduces new Veggie Slider Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    White Castle veggie burger

    White Castle isn't known for its healthy menu options, but the burger-chain is looking to change that.

  • Taste for imports drives up Japan's grocery bill Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Yen weakness is driving up the cost of Japan's food imports, but analysts say pinched pocketbooks won't slow consumers' taste for meals from overseas.

  • Caramel apples may cause deadly poisoning: CDC Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    A variety of caramel apples

    Some commercially produced caramel apples may have caused an outbreak of food poisoning linked to five deaths.

  • Invest in the holiday drink Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:15 AM ET
    Invest in the holiday drink

    From an investment perspective, how can you find opportunity in popular festive cocktails? Trevor Stirling, European beverages analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, says we've moved away from gummy bear and cookie dough flavoured vodkas, towards flavoured whisky.

  • Hipster hangouts: Cereal, bikes and Brecht Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 AM ET

    Cereal Killer Cafe opened last week in London's hip East End. Here, CNBC looks at some of world's craziest hipster hangouts.

  • Guac fans! Stock up on avocados before prices hike Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:31 PM ET
    Avacados

    The confluence of many bad events will cause an avocado price spike and supply shortage in the coming months.

  • Extra Hot Sauce: Harvard biz prof's $4 food fight Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:30 AM ET
    Extra Hot Sauce: Harvard biz prof's $4 food fight

    A Harvard Business School associate professor saw crimson after getting overcharged $4 on a $53.35 order of Chinese food and reportedly launched an email wrestling match with the eatery's owners.

  • Harvard prof had another food fight: Report Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Benjamin Edelman in 2005

    Harvard's Benjamin Edelman, who apologized for an email blitz over a $4 overcharge, had a previous fight with another eatery, Boston.com reports.

  • Harvard prof apologizes for Chinese 'food fight' Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:09 PM ET
    Chinese food

    A Harvard Business School professor is saying he's sorry for over-the-top emails complaining about a $4 takeout overcharge.