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  • A Brooklyn Brew in Stockholm? Fuggedaboutit Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 11:57 AM ET

    You may have a hard time finding the beers of Brooklyn Brewery west of Minnesota, but if you live in Stockholm, Sweden, you're in luck.

  • Blue Moon Brews a Beer for Friday's Blue Moon Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET

    MillerCoors' Blue Moon Brewery's new beer is the result of a yearlong contest timed to roll out on the day of the blue moon.

  • The Man Who Made Canned Craft Beer Cool Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 12:37 PM ET

    Dale Katechis became the first craft brewery in the country to put craft beer exclusively in a can.

  • Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Serves Up New Candy Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    Tennis star Maria Sharapova has scored countless sponsorships with major brands - but now she is out with a brand of her own.

  • Corona Looks to Keep the Beach Party Going Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    Summer may be over, but Corona wants to keep you thinking about its brand.

  • Drought Impact 'Big,' Scrap Biofuel Mandates: Sunny D CEO Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Crop Failure due to Drought

    The extreme heat wilting crop harvests across the U.S. is exerting a “big” toll on input prices, the chief executive of Sunny Delight told CNBC Wednesday, issuing a call for the government to suspend mandates that divert corn into biofuels.

  • So Far So Good on Drought’s Impact: Annie’s CEO Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Annies Mac and Cheese

    A drought that has ravaged U.S. crops and sent key commodity prices surging has yet to take a toll on Annie’s pricing or its bottom line, the CEO told CNBC in an interview Wednesday.

  • Bud vs. Miller on the Campaign Trail Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    Barak Obamba, Iowa State Fair

    It’s an age-old battle. “Miller Time” versus “The King of Beers.” Typically the stuff of TV ads, this week it played out on the presidential campaign trail.

  • Rising Food Prices Look Manageable: Whole Foods Co-CEO Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    A Whole Foods Market in Dallas.

    Food inflation is going to pick up next year, but Whole Foods should manage it easily, the upscale grocer’s co-CEO told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Tuesday.

  • Retail Sales for Small Businesses Slows in July Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 3:04 PM ET
    Female Shoppers

    Spending at small retailers in the U.S. slowed in July from the same time last year, reaching the lowest growth level for the last 12 months, according to a new report.

  • As kids head back-to-school, parents focus on replenishing and replacing kids’ gear, but this year even the basics have gotten more complicated.

  • Abercrombie Falls Off the Balance Beam—Who's Next? Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
    Abercrombie and Fitch

    While the average retailer in the U.K. ran discounts in the 30-50% range during June/July clearance period, the Abercrombie brand stubbornly stayed on the sidelines.

  • For Retailers, Where's the Olympic Gold? Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:44 PM ET
    London Spectators at Olympics

    With the Jubilee followed by the Olympics it is good to be British this year. So does that must mean its good to be a retailer in the U.K. this year? Not exactly.

  • Consumer staples companies have been consistently beating earnings estimates so far this quarter. With several big names reporting in the week ahead, the question is: Will the trend continue?

  • CityTarget: Will It Be a Bullseye? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 1:16 PM ET
    City Target

    After two years in the making, Target opened its first CityTarget stores Wednesday in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. In October, two more CityTarget locations will open in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • Price Hikes Aren't on the Menu for Restaurant Chains Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 3:52 PM ET

    With commodity prices at levels not seen in years due in large part to the drought sweeping half the nation, casual dining restaurants — not their diners — will take it on the chin.

  • Cramer Assesses the Reality Behind Retail Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 6:21 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    The "Mad Money" host puts a Mark Twain spin on the market and takes a look at how retail sales are actually faring.

  • Brewing Issue: What Beer Should the President Drink? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama drinks a beer at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant in Amherts, Ohio.

    “What’ll you have?” becomes a complicated question when you're the leader of the free world, where every action and every decision is analyzed. Yes, when you’re the President of the United States even your choice in beer is scrutinized.

  • Hublot Combats Global Slowdown by Spending More Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    Hublot exports 40 percent of its products to China. With China’s GDP numbers out Friday morning indicating economic growth falling to 7.6 percent, the slowest pace in three years, the luxury time-piece company has a lot to think about.

  • Want a Free Meal at Chick-fil-A? Dress Like a Cow Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 5:49 PM ET
    Chick-Fil-A

    Friday the 13th is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A. If you show up at a restaurant wearing a cow costume, you eat for free.