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  • Will Amazon Be the New Fashion Catwalk? Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    Big fashion brands are fretting over whether to offer their wares on Amazon as its move into clothing forces them to decide if the website is a lucrative new sales channel or a threat to their prestige

  • As Waistlines Grow, So Do Refrigerators Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?

  • Shares Constellation Brands surged more than 4 percent on Friday leaving the stock up 75 percent for the year after strong quarterly earnings.

  • We Can’t Wait For DC to Fix Economy: Starbucks CEO Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Commonwelth Club of California on April 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  Schultz discussed his tenure as Starbucks CEO and promoted his new book "Onward. - How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing its Soul"

    Struggling small businesses and a stagnant job market cannot wait for Washington policymakers to remedy what ails the U.S. economy, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Tesco CFO Discusses Weak Sales     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:00 AM ET

    Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee discusses why the UK supermarket chain has suffered negative same-store sales for 18 months. Tesco's reported earnings early on Wednesday.

  • Sainsbury's CFO Speaks on Earnings     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:20 AM ET

    Sainsbury's CFO John Rogers tells CNBC why the UK supermarket chain's non-food business is growing at three times the rate of its food business. Sainsbury's reported second quarter earnings early on Wednesday.

  • Stock Pick: Sainsbury's v Tesco     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    UK retail chains Sainsbury's and Tesco both reported earnings early on Wednesday. Jim McCaughan, chief executive of Principal Global Investors, tells CNBC which he thinks is the better stock pick.

  • JC Penny

    In this exclusive one on one interview with J.C. Penney 's CEO Ron Johnson, he talks about reinventing retail.

  • Einhorn's 'Short' Chipotle Call     Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:15 PM ET

    It's not hard to tell when hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors today that he thinks Chipotle's stock is an attractive short - the chart shows investors started selling immediately. Damon Vickers, Damon Vickers & Co. CIO, explains why he is long Chipotle.

  • Emerging Markets Key to Kraft Spinoff’s Success Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:41 AM ET

    Food manufacturer Kraft’s spinoff company Mondelez expects growing demand for snacks in the developing world to be pivotal to the company’s success.

  • Kraft Foods Names Snack Spin Off     Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Tim Cofer, European President for Mondelez International, tells CNBC "The wisdom associated with this split is quite sound, we are creating two distinct enterprises, Mondolez international has the single focus of creating delicious snacks."

  • Stocks are falling mid-morning Friday, the last trading day of the third quarter. But the major U.S. market indexes have rallied all year in the face of continued concerns about the health of the U.S. economy, the European debt crisis and slowing growth in China.

  • The Most Expensive Ingredient in Beer Is….Taxes Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    According to a recent analysis by the Beer Institute, a national beer trade association that represents beer brewers and importers, 45 percent of what consumers pay for a beer goes to taxes.

  • Large or Small, Innovation Driving Liquor Growth Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    Glass of Whiskey

    Steve Jobs once famously said “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” French beverage company Pernod Ricard is applying a similar philosophy to its spirits business.

  • Halloween to Scare Up $8 Billion in Spending Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    Spending on Halloween is expected to rise to $8 billion, up 17.5 percent from last year, according to the results of a survey conducted by BIGinsight on behalf of the retail industry’s trade group, the National Retail Federation.

  • Worst Is Over for Starbucks in Europe: CEO Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    Starbucks

    The worst is over for Starbucks in Europe, and the company is confident that it can continue to navigate a challenging economic environment, CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Consumer Sentiment Costco

    Rising energy prices and torpid U.S. economic growth are taking an increasing toll on cash-strapped consumers and retailers faced with shrinking profit margins, an industry representative told CNBC on Monday.

  • Binge Buying in California Before the 'Amazon Tax' Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 4:26 PM ET
    Woman binge shopping packages

    California says it's losing $1.2 billion a year in online sales taxes, prompting a new law that will force large internet merchants with affiliates inside the cash-strapped state to collect those taxes.

  • Consumers Are Shopping for Accessories: Michael Kors Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Michael Kors Holdings stock has nearly doubled this year, outperforming other high-end and luxury brands like Tiffany and Coach.

  • How Many Calories in That Big Mac? Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
    McDonald's

    Starting next week, consumers will know exactly how many calories they’re getting with that Big Mac, fries and milk shake.