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  • Samsung keeps it simple to overtake Apple Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Apple's biggest smartphone rival, Samsung, has overtaken the Cupertino-based company when it comes to brand simplicity.

  • Is a Halal food market boom on its way? Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    A halal butcher

    The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.

  • Traditional grocers poised to join e-commerce boom Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Peapod worker at one of its online distribution facilities in Lake Zurich, Ill.

    A distribution model popular in Europe could finally give U.S. grocery stores a solid online footing.

  • L'Oreal on Nestle deal: 'This is business fiction' Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

  • Bag ban: New York's future may not be in plastics Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    At least nine City Council members back legislation to require most retailers to charge customers 10 cents for each bag.

  • Russia gives Carlsberg a hangover Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    After Danish brewer Carlsberg announced disappointing second quarter profits, the company's CEO placed the blame firmly on Russia, where a raft of legislation has heavily regulated the sale of alcohol.

  • 'The Profit' cleans up small business     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    CNBC Prime's Marcus Lemonis, "The Profit" host discusses tonight's show where he tries to clean up "Eco-Me," a manufacturer of all natural home cleaning products.

  • Watch: Is this the hypermarket of the future? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    Tesco has unveiled a brand new concept store in the UK in Watford. Tesco Extra is the latest experiment in transforming the supermarket into a retail destination.

  • Most popular supermarket? Hint: Not the biggest Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    In a survey of U.S. and Canadian grocery shoppers, Trader Joe's, Publix Supermarkets and Whole Foods earned some of the highest marks.

  • Cool products for hot women Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    To ease temperature-related complaints, mattress sellers have launched several new products after noticing that couples and hot flash-suffering women were having restless nights.

  • Squeezing profits: The case of a shrinking Twinkie Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new boxes contain spongy yellow cakes that are smaller than right before Hostess out of business.

  • Vodka Reigns Supreme as 'Mad Men' Effect Fades Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    If you couldn't be Don Draper on "Mad Men," you could at least drink like him, but now vodka is back as America's favorite.

  • Counterfeit Food More Widespread Than Suspected Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Counterfeit Glen’s vodka, which had high levels of methanol and bleach added, at a distillery in England.

    A recent discovery of an English counterfeit scheme has raised wide concerns about food safety.

  • Sa Sa's Tale of Two Markets     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:34 PM ET

    Guy Look, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director of Sa Sa International, explains the cosmetics retailers' plan to expand in Hong Kong and downsize on the mainland.

  • Butt Wipes May Clean Up the Male Grooming Market Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Howard Stern was right: Wet wipes may be the next big thing in male grooming. Dollar Shave Club introduces a toilet paper alternative.

  • Coca-Cola Enters 'Frontier Market' Myanmar Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.

  • Despite experiencing the coldest spring in 50 years, U.K. consumers beat the weather by posting a rise in retail sales, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

  • Food Fight: Wal-Mart Offering Produce Guarantee Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Wal-Mart said Monday it will offer a money-back guarantee on produce sold in its U.S. stores as it tries to gain share in the grocery business.

  • Wrigley Halts Sales of Caffeinated Gum ... For Now Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Wrigley has temporarily halted the production of its Alert caffeinated gum as the FDA's investigates the safety of caffeine-added foods.

  • Coffee Talk: Starbucks, Green Mountain Ink Deal Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Green Mountain announced it's extending its partnership with Starbucks and delivered earnings that topped expectations. GMCR shares jumped after-hours.