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  • The great Valentine's Day spending divide Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    A sign reminds customers about Valentine's Day as they browse greeting cards at a Hallmark Cards Gold Crown retail store in Knoxville, Tennessee, Feb. 10, 2015.

    The country celebrates Valentine's Day differently, by type of gift and amount of spending across regions and top cities, according to data.

  • Nestle takes on Hershey's in non-chocolate wars Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    Red licorice

    For years, Hershey-owned Twizzlers have twisted the licorice market to its own desires. Now, Nestle wants a bite of that action.

  • Should McDonald's fix its menu or its restaurants? Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    People walk past a McDonald's restaurant, June 9, 2014, in New York.

    If McDonald's wants to turn around its losing streak, should the company focus on improving its menu or its restaurant experience?

  • Upscale Godiva aims for 'everyday' options Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Godiva soft serve ice cream cone.

    For most men, Valentine's Day isn't on the radar just yet. That's a boom for Godiva, which is trying to be more accessible.

  • How to make money by charging for reservations Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    The Presto restaurant tablet.

    Competition to snag a reservation at hot eateries borders on cutthroat. Enter Resy, a new app that can get you a table, but at a price.

  • British tastebuds caught in crossfire of chocolate war Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 1:55 AM ET

    Brits living in the U.S. now have to settle for American versions of chocolate after the confectionery giant Hershey forced two companies to stop importing UK-made versions. The FT reports.

  • Are hot IPOs like Shake Shack really worth it? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Shake Shack workers prepare orders on August 18, 2014 in Madison Square Park in New York City. Shake Shack is allegedly considering going public and holding an initial price offering (IPO).

    Are hot IPOs like Shake Shack really a good buy or just hype? Peter Tanous crunches the numbers — and you might be surprised by the results.

  • Four reasons why Shake Shack is a 'sell' Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 10:34 AM ET
    A Shake Shack restaurant in Chicago.

    Shake Shack is getting a lot of hype but Turney Duff, who knows a thing or two about eating and investing in burgers, says this stock is a "sell."

  • What's next for Shake Shack after monster IPO? Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer rings a ceremonial bell during the company's IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 30, 2015.

    Shares of the hamburger chain surged more than 130% as it commenced trading on Friday.

  • Deliveroo: Restaurant cuisine at your door Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 5:55 AM ET
    Deliveroo: Restaurant cuisine at your door

    Fred Destin, partner of Accel Partners discusses why his company has invested in the food tech start-up "Deliveroo."

  • Shake Shack prices IPO at $21 a share Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    A Shake Shack restaurant in Chicago.

    Analysts had expected the price to fall within a range of $17 to $19 a share, up from the original forecast of $14 to $16 a share.

  • Are McDonald's eggs real? Here's the answer Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Are McDonald's eggs real? Here's the answer

    McDonald's relaesed another myth-busting video about where its food comes from, and this time its about eggs. CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports.

  • Starbucks reports in-line earnings, new COO Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:04 PM ET

    Starbucks matched Wall Street's quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, but its full-year guidance came in light on Thursday.

  • New Red Velvet Oreos: A taste test Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Red Velvet Oreo cookies

    Its here! Red Velvet: a red-tinged cookie with a cream cheese spin on the "creme" filling, TODAY.com reports.

  • 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.