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  • While Best Buy cutting back on staff is nothing new — and certainly not a surprise — it may be the first of many announcements to come from retailers, especially as the holidays approach. Last year, Best Buy cut back on its plans to hire temporary staff for the holiday, adding only 15,000 workers versus 29,000 in 2010.

  • Spam

    Spam turns 75 years old this July, and it's celebrating with a new mascot and a party at its chief US manufacturing plant. Once a staple of soldiers' diets, Spam's reluctant legacy may be as the clown of the US food world the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.

  • How Small Vendors Hit the Grocery Jackpot Saturday, 30 Jun 2012 | 4:59 PM ET

    For small businesses, landing a spot on stores' shelves is a chance to reach a broader audience and an opportunity to catapult themselves to the retail big leagues. Top grocery buyers share their tips.

  • Cramer Interviews General Mills CEO Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    General Mills

    Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills, appears on "Mad Money."

  • Best of Both Worlds? SnoBar Infuses Alcohol Into Ice Cream Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    Snobar Margarita

    As temperatures rise across the country, many consumers look for a cold cocktail or a frozen treat to cool off and relax. Now an California based company is giving them the chance to have both at the same time.

  • Holiday gift and ornaments

    We are now six months from Christmas. While that still gives shoppers plenty of time to make up their minds on what they want to buy, retail executives have to start making up their minds now about what they want to sell.

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev Is Looking to Find Its Beach Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Beach

    Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev and Mexico-based Grupo Modelo have confirmed they are in talks to sell the remainder of Modelo to Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owns a non-controlling 50-percent stake in Modelo. Both sides say although discussions are taking place, a deal — with an expected price tag of $12 billion — is not certain.

  • Latin America's Ecommerce 'Hidden Gem' Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 12:47 AM ET
    Cyber Monday

    China may have the largest online population in the world, but a much smaller country south of the equator could also offer an interesting opportunity to expand online.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including Anheuser-Busch's trademark application, Heineken's decision to bring Indio to the U.S., and New Belgium's plan to hit the slopes.

  • Small Coffee Company Takes on Goliath Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 9:52 AM ET
    Coffee

    Is the single-serve coffee industry ripe for disruption? One company thinks so.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including the first LGBT-marketed brewery, New York tax break, and wine as an investment.

  • The Best New Markets for Retailers Will Surprise You Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 2:35 PM ET
    Stores are seen surrounding an atrium inside the Dubai Mall.

    With anemic growth in the U.S. and Europe, retailers are increasingly turning to less developed and smaller markets for their expansion, according to an A.T. Kearney report.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:29 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including Sam Adams' Lobster rolls, Diageo, and Bordeaux.

  • The Donut's on Us Today, Say National Chains Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Multi-flavored donuts

    In honor of National Donut Day, Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are running in-store promotions on Friday and taking part in the opening and closing ceremonies at their respective stock exchanges.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including Dr. Ruth enters the wine business, Wisconsin brewer's video goes viral, and flash sale wine site mature.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:51 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into Memorial Day weekend.

  • Cramer: Play Defense with B&G Foods Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 6:34 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Find out why the “Mad Money” host likes this food company’s stock.

  • Cramer: In Spam We Trust Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    Investors looking to weather the financial storm should turn to solid staple grocery stocks, Cramer said, such as Spam maker Hormel Foods.

  • The Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 18 May 2012 | 12:49 PM ET

    Here's the latest "Six Pack," a look at six news items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits, as we head into the weekend. This week, Yuengling takes top honors, Guinness rolls out the QR Code pint glass and Breckenridge brews special Comic-Con beer.