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  • 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.

  • 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.