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  • McDonald's franchisees: It's bad and getting worse Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Customers at a McDonald's restaurant

    A new survey finds McDonald's franchisees are more downbeat than ever before on the struggling chain's prospects.

  • China’s consumers go local for daily necessities Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    With China's local brands fast grabbing market share for items from toothpaste to fruit juice, multinational consumer companies are finding it harder to compete. The Financial Times reports.

  • What to expect from US June retail sales Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    What to expect from US June retail sales

    Lindsey Bell, Senior Analyst at S&P Capital IQ, explains why she's expecting a monthly increase of 0.3 percent.

  • China launches global hunt for 'zombie meat' suppliers Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 11:13 PM ET
    Workers cut slaughtered pigs in a cooler at a meat processing plant in Qionglai, Sichuan Province, China

    China will launch a campaign to track down the origins of smuggled frozen meat as the country intensifies its campaign against the illegal trade.

  • KFC unveils menu item: Pizza with chicken crust Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    KFC pizza with chicken crust

    KFC's Chizza, that's pizza with a fried chicken crust, shows just how far it will go to incorporate chicken into everything we eat.

  • Dylan's Candy Bar and Alice + Olivia founders dish Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Dylan Lauren (left) and Stacey Bendet Eisner

    Having it all: business built on passion, time for family, and control. Dylan Lauren and Stacey Bendet spill the jellybeans.

  • Albertsons is owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP. Cerebus bought Safeway and merged it with Albertsons earlier this year, creating the second-largest U.S. supermarket chain by number of stores after Kroger Co.. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith are underwriting the IPO, the company said in...

  • Supermarket chain Albertsons files for U.S. IPO Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 6:57 AM ET

    July 8- U.S. supermarket chain Albertsons Cos Inc, which was recently merged with Safeway, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith are underwriters to the IPO, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • How Subway can recover from Jared Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Jared Fogle

    With Jared from Subway linked in reports to a child porn case, the chain needs to act smartly—and not too quickly, experts say.

  • No one on Wall Street likes Shake Shack Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 30, 2015, the day of the Shake Shack IPO.

    Shake Shack has lost the typically uber-bullish crowd that is Wall Street analysts, and it just got worse Tuesday.

  • Greek bank closures may deplete supermarket shelves Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    LONDON/ ATHENS, July 3- A halt to international payments from Greek bank accounts is hurting Greek businesses and their foreign partners and threatening supplies of vital goods like food and clothing into the debt-crippled country. With banks closed, people limited to withdrawing 60 euros per day and Greece's future in the euro possibly hinging on a...

  • India's push to save cows starves Bangladesh of beef Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    Indian soldiers guarding the Bangladeshi border have a new mandate: Stop illegal cattle crossing, in a sign India's Hindu policies are hitting neighbor's economies.

  • Whole Foods: We're sorry for ripping you off Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    A Whole Foods Market in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    Whole Foods apologized after an investigation in New York City claimed the grocery chain overcharges for prepackaged food, USAT reports.

  • How much will Americans grill this weekend? Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    How much will Americans grill this weekend?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports just how much Americans will consume this holiday weekend.

  • UK shares fall to 5-1/2 month low, supermarkets sink Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    *Standard Life slips after downgrade from RBC. LONDON, June 30- Britain's top equity index hit its lowest level since mid-January on Tuesday, pulled down by miners and supermarkets and underperforming even euro zone shares despite Greece being hours away from a repayment default. The FTSE 100 index closed down 1.5 percent, with mining stocks BHP Billiton and...

  • LONDON, June 30- Suppliers to Tesco can expect a better deal from Britain's biggest supermarket chain as it tries to sustain a tentative revival-- providing their wares survive a cull that is removing thousands of products from shelves. Chief Executive Dave Lewis faces a tough battle to rebuild trust with suppliers shattered by a 263 million pound accounting...

  • LONDON, June 30- British online grocer Ocado is closing in on its first technology deal with an overseas retailer, it said on Tuesday, disappointing investors who had hoped for news of a firm transaction. Ocado shares, up around 30 percent in the last three months, fell as much as 5.5 percent in early trading. "While Ocado remains convinced its first global deal will be...

  • San Fran sugar war 'fails logic test': Advocate Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A nutrition facts label displays sodium content in a supermarket in New York.

    San Francisco is becoming the first city to require health warnings on ads for soda and sugary drinks, but one advocate blasts the move.

  • LONDON, June 26- Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco showed a tentative recovery in its key home market was starting to move onto a stronger footing, with the sales decline in its first quarter coming in ahead of forecasts. A trading update on Friday, published ahead of a potentially stormy annual shareholders' meeting later in the day, said sales at British...

  • India’s ecommerce groups target online grocery shoppers Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:23 PM ET

    Globally, buying groceries online has not boomed. But in India, a stunted grocery sector offers opportunity for e-commerce players. The Financial Times reports.