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  • Start-Up Aims to Cash In by Going Really Green Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    Start-up GreenCupboards wants to turn eco-friendly buzz words like "sustainable," "organic" and "fair trade" into a booming business.

  • Coca-Cola Enters 'Frontier Market' Myanmar Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.

  • Despite experiencing the coldest spring in 50 years, U.K. consumers beat the weather by posting a rise in retail sales, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

  • Burger King Debunks Hands-Free Whopper Holder Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder.

    Multitaskers will be sad to learn the hands-free Whopper holder is not real. Burger King says the viral video is no more than an advertising campaign.

  • 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.