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  • Pepsi Unveils First Bottle Redesign in 17 Years Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Pepsi logo at Citi Field in New York City.

    Pepsi is rolling out a new shape for its 20-ounce bottle for the first time in about 17 years.

  • Horse Meat Free and Back on the Menu: Ikea Meatballs Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Ikea says its meatballs are now free of horse meat.

    Furniture retailer IKEA's Swedish meatballs are returning to the menu after last month's horse meat scare, with new supply chain controls "from farm to fork," the company's head of foods said.

  • McDonald's Adds Chicken McWrap to Core Menu Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    McDonald's is adding a permanent new offering to its menu: Chicken McWraps. And yes, there's bacon.

  • Sainsbury Sales Beat, but CEO Voices Caution Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:49 AM ET

    The operator of the U.K.'s third-biggest supermarket chain J Sainsbury, beat expectations on Tuesday with quarterly like-for-like sales (excluding fuel) rising by 3.6 percent. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a rise of just 2.3 percent.

  • Goodbye, Drought; Hello, Bumper Crops Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Improved weather is projected to result in a successful growing year, which could reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and consumer prices.

  • Budweiser Lampoons 'Watered Down' Beer Claim in Ads Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Anheuser-Busch Budweiser

    The maker of Budweiser is using splashy newspaper ads to poke fun at a lawsuit that alleges its beer is watered down.

  • Following are the events on Jim Cramer's radar as he develops strategy for the week ahead.

  • Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc's British supermarket arm, Asda, said on Thursday it had discovered horse DNA in its beef bolognese sauce and was withdrawing that product and three others from its stores.

  • What You Do for Love: Make a Diabetic-Friendly Brew Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    Six stories that have them buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week: Justin Timberlake promotes Bud Light Platinum and the quest for a diabetic-friendly brew.

  • Styrofoam Could Come Off NYC's Takeout Menu Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Could Styrofoam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city?

  • Skinnygirl Scores With Celebrity Fantasy League Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Skinnygirl is putting their own twist on the fantasy league industry with the Skinnygirl Cocktails Celebrity Fantasy League. Players draft teams of celebrities who accrue and lose points based on their performance and behavior during awards season.

  • McDonald's to Debut 'Fish McBites' in Happy Meals Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    McDonald's said it is offering its first new Happy Meal entree in a decade: Fish McBites.

  • Beer Bowl 2013: San Francisco vs. Baltimore Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    It's the battle of the beers in the Super Bowl team hometowns. And dreams do come true, Jimmy: A land where beer is cheaper than water!

  • Constellation Shares Drop as DOJ Blocks Modelo Deal Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    The Department of Justice plans to sue to block Anheuser-InBev's proposed purchase of the rest of the Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, a move that jeopardizes Constellation Brands' plans to fully acquire Crown Imports.

  • Diageo CEO: Europe Market Is Lackluster Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Diageo, the world's biggest spirits maker, reported slowing growth in earnings on Thursday and the CEO told CNBC the Europe market was lackluster.

  • Super Bowl Wings Will Be Spicy and Pricey This Year Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Last summer's drought has driven up the price of those Super Bowl party chicken wings. Chicken prices were up 6 percent in December, versus a year earlier - that's more than triple overall food prices.

  • A Budweiser Heir's Crafty Investment Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Flying Fish Brewery's new brew entitled FU Sandy (Forever Unloved).

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week including FU Sandy beer, an Anheuser-Busch heir's latest investment and the New Hampshire beer tax battle.

  • ER Visits Tied to Energy Drinks Double Since 2007 Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    The number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity.

  • Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including a pricey bid for the White House brew.