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  • Should McDonald's ditch healthy items?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Will Slabaugh, Stephens Inc., research analyst says consumers clearly want indulgent options, but keeping healthy products are key. David Freedman, The Atlantic contributor, says McDonald's needs to come out with a healthier Big Mac.

  • Oreos as addictive as crack?     Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    A new study from Connecticut College found lab rats that ate Oreo cookies activated neurons in their brains' "pleasure center" in the same way that drugs such as cocaine would.

  • Gluten-free just a fad? Maybe not     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Boulder Brands is betting the gluten-free craze is not just a fad. Stephen Hughes, Boulder Brands Chairman & CEO says 50 percent of its business is natural brands.

  • Herb Greenberg brought a red flag to gluten-free products at Boulder Brands. Stephen Hughes, Boulder Brands Chairman & CEO, says Greenberg's "math was wrong."

  • Confusing sell-by dates may be costing you money Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    A food product displaying the sell-by date.

    'Sell-by' dates are 'confusing' and 'misleading,' a study found. In fact, food may still be good even years past the date.

  • Five years after Lehman, world is hoarding cash Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.

  • While McDonald's is promoting healthier foods, Jack in the Box is rolling out the Stacked Grilled Cheeseburger. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story. And Justin Wilson, Center for Consumer Freedom, and Meme Roth, National Action Against Obesity, discuss if the fast food consumer will have a bigger appetite for salads or cheeseburgers.

  • Is a Halal food market boom on its way? Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    A halal butcher

    The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.

  • Dunkin CEO: Will do a better job in China     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 6:25 PM ET

    Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis discusses how his business keeps competitive globally, whether his company will get into cupcakes or frozen yogurt, and what weather impacts his business.

  • Oops! Vitaminwater promo goes awry Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Coca-Cola is apologizing for a promotion on its vitaminwater bottle caps in Canada. Words in French sometimes have rude meanings in other languages.

  • Feasting on the rich legacy of ribs     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Evan Andrews, Montgomery Inn vice president, discusses the business of barbecue in the U.S.

  • How Hain's social strategy has grown profits     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial CEO, discusses how the nation's current health craze has lifted his stock and Carl Icahn's selling his remaining stake in the company.

  • Traditional grocers poised to join e-commerce boom Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Peapod worker at one of its online distribution facilities in Lake Zurich, Ill.

    A distribution model popular in Europe could finally give U.S. grocery stores a solid online footing.

  • McDonald's rolls out 'Mighty Wings'     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Matthew DiFrisco, Lazard Capital Markets analyst, and R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, discuss the likely outcome of McDonald's entering the chicken wing space and its impact on the stock.

  • FDA: Your rice isn't killing you (for now) Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    The FDA said, after testing 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, that the amount of detectable arsenic is too low to cause immediate or short-term negative health effects.

  • Let them eat soup!...from a coffee pot Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    Campbell Soup says it will start offering K-cup soup packs that can be made with Green Mountain's single-serve coffee machines.

  • Farmer raisin hell     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    The government can forcibly take up to 47 percent of farmers' raisin crop without paying them to put it in a raisin reserve, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. One family argues the program violates the Fifth Amendment.

  • 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.

  • Promoting peace through business     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Can health food help ease geopolitical tensions? KIND Healthy Snacks CEO Daniel Lubetzky is also the founder of PeaceWorks. He discusses his efforts in acts of kindness, KIND's growth, and whether the food company is thinking about an IPO. Traders share their snack trades.

  • McDonald's rolling out 'mighty wings'     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    McDonald's is coming out with "mighty wings" on September 9 in an attempt to boost sluggish sales, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Burger King will also start offering a "french fry burger." Does innovation matter for stocks? Bob Derrington, Wunderlich Securities, provides perspective.