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  • Craft beer calls time on brewing big boys Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    Safeco Field offering craft beer to patrons.

    Small might be beautiful, but it can also be dangerous – at least in the beer business – according to investment bank Nomura.

  • Andrea Illy, CEO of Illycaffé, discusses the political situation in Italy and Europe as well as the group's global strategy, focusing more and more on Asia and China.

  • Privately held "fast casual better burger" chain Smashburger is growing rapidly. Its CEO Dave Prokupek says his business is "the fastest growing company in the restaurant space" he knows of.

  • Soda pitchman Biz Markie sours on sugary drinks Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Biz Markie

    Rapper, actor and former Sprite pitchman Biz Markie is changing his tone on sugary drinks by endorsing zero calorie soda maker Zevia.

  • Feeding Britain's future     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore and Joanne Denney-Finch, CEO of IGD, discuss the 'Feeding Britain's Future' scheme which aims to introduce young unemployed people to opportunities in the food industry.

  • Wolverine is that you? Mutant lobster makes splash Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    Lola, a six-clawed lobster, has a genetic mutation but will be served up in an exhibit case at the Maine State Aquarium rather than on a dinner table.

  • McDonald's launches 'Mighty Wings'     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Did Carl Icahn really "lose" the Dell deal? Also, McDonald's is launching a new product today amid the start of the NFL season. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney discuss.

  • Not feeling fall? Why pumpkin lattes are early Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Early Christmas promotions have pushed pumpkin lattes and beer into fans' hands even earlier this year. What's behind the pumpkin craze.

  • This may be strangest earnings release ever Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:31 PM ET

    When companies have a bad quarter, they often sugarcoat results with fancy language and fuzzy math. However, at National Beverage, they call a spade a spade. Sort of.

  • 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.

  • McDonald's 'Dollar Menu' testing $5 items Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.

  • Farmers raisin' hell over 'Raisin Reserve' Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Grapes drying in the sun at Raisin Valley Farms in Kerman, Calif.

    There's a government program that can force a farmer to hand over nearly half of his or her annual crop without getting paid for it. It's raisins.

  • Good gourd! Early pumpkin beers brew dismay Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Southern Tier's Pumking beer

    It's bad enough back-to-school comes in June, and Halloween in July. Now even the craft beer industry is caving to seasonal creep. And not all beer drinkers are saying, "Cheers!"

  • 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.

  • Ramen burger chef: It’s more than 'college food' Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Real ramen is much different than instant ramen, says chef Keizo Shimamoto. And if you shape it into a bun and serve it with a burger, expect a long line to form.

  • L'Oreal on Nestle deal: 'This is business fiction' Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

  • With sales sagging, Heineken Light gets crafty Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops and a redesigning product packaging.

  • Fast-food strike gets supersized over wages Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Protesters in New York

    The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when thousands of workers at fast-food restaurants in 50 U.S. cities walked off the job to demand a "decent" wage.

  • Store brands often beat big names in taste test Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Ketchup taste test at Consumer Reports.

    A recent marathon taste test by the experts at Consumer Reports found that store-brand foods are serious contenders on the taste front.

  • No fry zone: Brace for fast-food strikes Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:04 PM ET
    Fast-food workers demand higher pay at a protest outside a Wendy's in New York in July.

    You want fries with that? It might not matter Thursday — fast-food workers are planning to strike in protest of their low wages.

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