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  • 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.

  • Nein! German Group Protests Oktoberfest Prices Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Munich's world famous Oktoberfest doesn't kick off for another 12 days and it's already off to a tough start.

  • Retail CEOs Charting Careful Course Into the Holidays Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 12:02 PM ET

    There is some concern that the political uncertainty surrounding the election and looming fiscal cliff could rattle consumers heading into the all-important holiday season.

  • PepsiCo Gets Healthier:CEO Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    With the recent New York City regulation on soft drinks, PepsicCo, hopes to makes its sodas healthier.

  • As Summer Blues Lift, Some Toast Fashion's Night Out Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 11:50 AM ET
    A shopper carries Saks Fifth Avenue bags up Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    Dark clouds may have rolled in over Labor Day, but fret not ladies: Fashion's Night Out is here to cheer you up.

  • Fisherman’s Fortune: The $736,700 Tuna Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    On August 21, a Chinese fisherman caught a rare fish worth over $475,000. As impressive a haul as that is, it didn’t represent the highest known payday for something caught from the sea.

  • 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.