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  • Food Fight: Wal-Mart Offering Produce Guarantee Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Wal-Mart said Monday it will offer a money-back guarantee on produce sold in its U.S. stores as it tries to gain share in the grocery business.

  • Monster Suit Over Teen's Death Heads to Mediation Friday, 31 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    Monster Beverage Corp. drinks.

    A California judge Thursday ordered Monster Beverage to mediation Nov. 26 in a wrongful death suit that alleges the company's energy drinks were responsible for a teen's death.

  • Bacon Backlash Unlikely Over China-Smithfield Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • 'Summer of Shandy' Coming to the US Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:25 AM ET
    Glass of shandy with slice of lemon

    Fed up with beer? This may be the answer to your prayers as "shandy" - a beer and lemonade blend sometimes called "radler" - is set to take the U.S. by storm, according to new research.

  • Beer Me Up Scottie: Star Trek Brew To Be Released Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    Star Trek is licensing its first official alcoholic beverage, Dogfish Head Brewery and the Grateful Dead team up for a brew.

  • McDonald's to Add Three Quarter Pounders Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    McDonald's is adding three new Quarter Pounders to its menu as the fast-food chain looks to offer cheaper premium burgers while capitalizing on one of its most popular brands.

  • Wrigley Halts Sales of Caffeinated Gum ... For Now Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Wrigley has temporarily halted the production of its Alert caffeinated gum as the FDA's investigates the safety of caffeine-added foods.

  • Coffee Talk: Starbucks, Green Mountain Ink Deal Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Green Mountain announced it's extending its partnership with Starbucks and delivered earnings that topped expectations. GMCR shares jumped after-hours.

  • Beer Choice Matters for Seattle Mariners' Fans Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Safeco Field offering craft beer to patrons.

    Fans attending a Mariners game can choose from more than 50 different varieties of beer, reflecting the taste of the region's consumers.

  • Drinking at Breakfast—Why Not? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:47 AM ET

    Everything you love on a breakfast menu—bacon, blueberry pancakes and glazed donuts—is now in a bottle, and packing a 70-percent proof punch.

  • Peltz Builds Bigger Stake in PepsiCo, Mondelez Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 7:22 AM ET
    Nelson  Peltz

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz has amassed large stakes in both PepsiCo and Mondelez International, sources told CNBC on Friday, which total a combined $2.7 billion.

  • Nothing Easy About Fresh & Easy Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    British grocery giant Tesco came to America nearly six years ago. Sadly for the British company, its invasion ended like the Revolutionary War.

  • Grocery Aisle Wars Heat Up With Fairway IPO Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    Fairway hopes the investing public will aid in its expansion after its stock starts trading for the first time. The New York Times reports.

  • Cramer: This IPO Could Make a Big Splash Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 6:25 PM ET

    A handful of IPOs are coming, and Cramer thinks in some cases, it’s worthwhile to get a piece of the action.

  • Budweiser Dresses Up Its Can With a Bow Tie Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Budweiser says its new can will be "eye-catching" and easy to grip. But to borrow a slogan from a competitor, it will also be "less filling." Here's why.

  • CNBC Beer Label Madness Champ Crowned Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Troegs Brewery Nugget Nectar

    The two-week battle for the best beer labels has come to an end and Troegs Brewing Nugget Nectar took home the title of CNBC Beer News "Beer Label Madness" Champion.

  • Global Growth Creates US Jobs: General Mills CEO Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET

    The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.

  • Beyond Pancakes & Pickles, Pinnacle Foods Is Hungry Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Pinnacle Foods, the maker of Hungry-Man frozen foods, Vlasic pickles and many other brand names, is hungry for an acquisition, now that trading has begun in its stock.

  • Beer and Africa: A Recipe for Profit? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    One sector that is yet to be truly tapped in Africa is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research, which believes it is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.

  • Coupon Use Plummets as Companies Tighten Belts Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET
    A woman sorts through coupons while shopping in California, Md.

    After reaching fever pitch during the cash-strapped economic downturn, coupon usage appears to be waning, but not for lack of consumer interest, according to a new report.