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  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • Brewing Issue: What Beer Should the President Drink? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama drinks a beer at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant in Amherts, Ohio.

    “What’ll you have?” becomes a complicated question when you're the leader of the free world, where every action and every decision is analyzed. Yes, when you’re the President of the United States even your choice in beer is scrutinized.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including beer-soaked weddings, and a France vs California wine fight.

  • How I Built My Business: Samuel Adams Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:44 PM ET
    When Jim Koch brewed his first Samuel Adams Boston Lager nearly 30 years ago, few were willing to take on the giants of the beer industry.Now, though Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors still dominate the overall U.S. beer market, Koch's Boston Beer Company commands 1 percent of the industry and has helped lead the renaissance in American craft beer.The Boston Beer Company produced almost 2.5 million barrels of beer last year, in more than 50 styles, and drew close to $560 million in revenues. It has

    When Jim Koch brewed his first Samuel Adams Boston Lager nearly 30 years ago, few were willing to take on the giants of the beer industry. Read ahead to learn how Koch built his company.

  • Tea Time Takeover?     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    Can tea stores rival their coffee competitors? David Segal, DavidsTea co-founder, discusses how he grew his business from one store to seventy-six stores in four year, with Thomas Stemberg, Staples co-founder & former CEO.

  • Mayor's Soda Ban: Corporate Backlash?     Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be trying to ban the big gulp, but fast food companies may have the upper hand, with RJ Hottovy, Morningstar Analyst, and Hank Cardello, Hudson Institute.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including Suntory's alcohol-free beer garden, a slanted view of the pint glass, and a beer made with gold.

  • China Develops a Taste for Napa Wine Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    California vineyards are seeing new investors and fans — the Chinese.

  • 'Wine'-ing About Higher Prices     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    The wine grape crop in California has been falling for 2 years, and Western Farm Press reports wineries believe they will be short on supply for up to 5 years, while demand is up at least 10 percent. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 2:34 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 InBev's latest deal, Yellow Tail's new wine, and voting craft-beer style.

  • What Do You Eat With a $168,000 Bottle of Wine? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    The most expensive wine ever sold directly from a winery will go on sale this week, from the venerable Australian vintner Penfolds. The limited edition release of the 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon is priced at $168,000 a bottle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cramer Dissects Brown-Forman’s Earnings Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Bottles are filled with Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey on the production line at the company's distillery in Versailles, Kentucky.

    Find out why the liquor company’s results may not have been that bad after all.

  • 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.

  • Brown-Forman Profit Drops, Sees Higher Revenue Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Brown-Forman's fourth-quarter net income slipped 37 percent compared with one year ago, when the liquor company pocketed proceeds from the sale of its Fetzer Vineyards. Despite the profit drop, annual revenue is up. CEO Paul Varga is confident moving forward.

  • 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.

  • Bloomberg Bans Soda!     Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    Rick Berman, Center for Consumer Freedom, weighs in on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on all sugared drinks that measure larger than 16 ounces.