CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in...» Read More
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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
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Shares Constellation Brands surged more than 4 percent on Friday leaving the stock up 75 percent for the year after strong quarterly earnings.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.