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  • RPT-Syrian exporters try to revive businesses Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    DUBAI, Feb 25- Three years into Syria's war, some exporters who moved to neighbouring countries to escape the violence that has devastated many businesses now want to return home.

  • First lady: No more junk food ads in schools Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    First lady Michelle Obama speaks about children eating healthy food in schools during an event in the East Room of the White House, on February 25, 2014 in Washington.

    It's another step in Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity. NBC reports.

  • Americans waste 31% of food supply in 2010     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    The cost of buying groceries is expected to rise 2.5-3 percent this year, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. A look at the USDA's report on food pricing.

  • Syrian exporters try to revive businesses Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    DUBAI, Feb 25- Three years into Syria's war, some exporters who moved to neighbouring countries to escape the violence that has devastated many businesses now want to return home.

  • Feb 25- Domino's Pizza Inc, the second-largest U.S. pizza chain, reported a 5 percent rise in quarterly revenue as new menu items helped boost sales around the world. The company, whose rivals include Yum Brands Inc's Pizza Hut, Little Caesars Pizza and Papa John's International Inc, said international comparable sales rose 7 percent.

  • BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 23- Investors are growing impatient with the makers of global brands like Cadbury chocolate, Campbell Soup and Tide laundry detergent, as these stalwart consumer products companies try to boost profits through cost cuts and brand makeovers while smaller rivals take risks and grab market share.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 21- The amount of pork in U.S. cold storage warehouses in January hit a record high for a second month in a row, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly cold storage report issued on Friday. Friday's USDA report showed pork inventories last month totaled 623.7 million lbs, up 69.4 million from December and up 17.3 million from a year ago.

  • California drought on avocados     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    California may only produce 250 million pounds of avocados in 2014, compared to 15 million pounds last year. CNBC's Jane Wells reports this has nothing to do with the drought.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Feb 21- Hong Kong's mom and pop investors are clamouring for rare shares in a bite-sized Chinese pork supplier this week, heralding a potential stampede when industry giant WH Group comes to market in April with what could be a $6 billion listing.

  • Beef retail prices rise     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that average prices for beef in stores are over $5 a pound.

  • FACTBOX-Wilmar lays out 'green code' for suppliers Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Feb 20- Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil processor, has written to hundreds of suppliers urging them to stop clearing rainforests and peatlands. The Singapore- listed firm has given its entire supply chain until end-2015 to comply with its "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation" policy.

  • BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 19- Nespresso is launching a new single-serve coffee brewer that makes larger American-sized portions, putting its Swiss parent Nestle in direct competition with U.S. market leader Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

  • Campbell CEO: Seismic shifts in consumer     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup president & CEO, provides insight into her company's "tight product strategy," and the state of the consumer right now.

  • A new bill proposal in California would require warning labels on sugary drinks including soda. State Sen. Bill Monning (D-CA), delves into some of the negative health effects of some sugary drinks, and the bill's potential impact on business.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 19- Sick of hearing Americans complain about the winter weather? Because the corporate kvetching has only just begun.

  • As one of the world's largest makers of consumer food products, the Minneapolis- based company has hefty buying power in the marketplace for corn, soy, sugar, oats, and other commodities needed for its packaged food products.

  • Feb 14- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup maker, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by an increase in soup sales during the holiday quarter, sending shares up as much as 7 percent. It also acquired Bolthouse Farms, which makes refrigerated juices and baby carrots in 2012..

  • Campbell Soup profit rises 71 pct Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    Feb 14- Campbell Soup Co reported a 71 percent rise in quarterly profit, as more people bought soup during a spell of harsher-than-usual winter weather in the United States. Net profit attributable to the company rose to $325 million, or $1.03 per share in the second quarter, from $190 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Cuts full-year profit forecast to $5.55- $5.60/ share vs est. Feb 14- J.M. Smucker Co cut its full-year adjusted earnings forecast and said sales would likely fall more than it had expected due to lower selling prices for coffee and peanut butter. Smucker also cut its full-year adjusted earnings forecast to $5.55- $5.60 per share from $5.72- $5.82.

  • LONDON, Feb 14- As a slowdown in emerging markets takes the shine off shares in consumer goods makers like Nestle, Unilever, Danone and Procter& Gamble, hungry investors have been sampling more of the companies that supply them.