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  • What'll you have? US drinkers say beer Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    A Gallup poll finds that among Americans who drink alcohol, 41 percent of drinkers say they typically drink beer; 31 percent wine and 23 percent liquor.

  • KKR's second-quarter asset sales yield record payout Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    *Post-tax Q2 ENI per unit of 62 cents vs Street view of 50 cents. KKR said post-tax economic net income per adjusted unit was 62 cents in the second quarter, up from 18 cents a year ago and higher than the 50 cents average forecast by analysts in a Thomson Reuters poll.

  • SHANGHAI, July 24- China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors, the watchdog said in a statement, in an investigation into a fast-spreading food safety scare. The safety scare has already dragged in U.S. chains McDonald's Corp, KFC-parent Yum Brands Inc and coffee giant Starbucks Corp..

  • July 23- PepsiCo Inc's higher-than-expected quarterly profit could give the company more ammunition against an activist investor who wants it to separate its snack and beverage businesses. The sales increases were partly a result of price hikes that PepsiCo implemented as it launched new products which usually command higher prices.

  • Pressure on PepsiCo & Indra Nooyi     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    PepsiCo beat on the top and bottom line, but CNBC's Sara Eisen explains why there are bigger problems lurking underneath the surface.

  • PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    PURCHASE, N.Y.— PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips— including a cappuccino variety— should help boost its profit in the months ahead. The gains were relatively modest, but PepsiCo has been driving its financial performance with a cost-cutting plan expected to generate $1 billion in savings this year.

  • Juices get trendy; can V8 ride the trend? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    Campbell Soup Co. is hoping it can spark a turnaround for the struggling beverage brand by hitching it to the growing popularity of new brands that mix more exotic ingredients like coconut water, kale and ginger and tout their freshness.

  • Ky. bourbon inventory tops 5 million barrels Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging. The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Tuesday the state's bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977.. It says Kentucky bourbon distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels last year, the most since 1970..

  • July 22- Coca-Cola Co is still grappling with a problem even as sales of traditional Coke rise in North America: U.S. consumers are drinking less diet soda. But Coke reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as sales volume in North America, its biggest market, was flat partly because of a decline in diet Coke sales.

  • Monster day for earnings: MCD, CMG & KO     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports how the shift in consumers' taste is reflected in the earnings of McDonald's and Chipotle.

  • Drink up! Barrel-aged vodka a happy accident Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    OYO’s barrel-rested vodka is a successful accident.

    Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka is selling for $36 online. Middle West Spirits' new flavored vodka ties natural infusions and barrel aging.

  • Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2- cent- per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates.

  • Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Coca-Cola Co. reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand weakened for Diet Coke in North America. Globally, the world's biggest beverage maker, said sales volume rose 3 percent, boosted by gains in places including China, India, the Middle East and South Africa.

  • Coca-Cola CEO defends growth plan     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola chairman & CEO, shares his thought on David Winter's comments that Coca-Cola needs to restore credibility with investors. Our equity plan is a good plan approved by the shareholders, says Kent.

  • Coca-Cola's 'sparkling' plans for growth: CEO     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca Cola Company speaks at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative.

    Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola chairman & CEO, shares his company's plans to grow its sparkling beverage brands globally.

  • Coca-Cola quarterly profit falls 3 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    July 22- Coca-Cola Co reported a 3 percent fall in quarterly net profit due to restructuring of its juice operations in Russia and the separation of its Brazilian bottling operations last year.

  • It once owned a handful of stores in New York City, Seattle and Philadelphia but closed most, including one in Times Square, in 2010.. At the same time Starbucks Corp last week opened its first store in Colombia 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain began buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Coca-Cola Co may have annual profits of about $9.3 billion, but that princely sum could fall short of what the world's largest soda maker needs to tempt would-be franchisees into taking over more of its regional bottling operations.

  • Collapse of Stroh's Brewing Company     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    Kerry Dolan, Forbes, discusses her article on the rise and fall of the Stroh family who immigrated to this country with nothing but a beer recipe, turned it into a fortune, and lost it all.

  • End game for Monster Beverage     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Shares of Monster Beverage are down more than 3 percent today. CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg, shares his opinions on the health issues associated with this company.