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  • WELLINGTON, Dec 9- A New Zealand inquiry into a food safety scare involving the Fonterra dairy co-operative has found that both the government and the world's largest dairy exporter were unprepared to deal with a 2013 global recall which turned out to be a false alarm. This sparked a recall of millions of infant formula, sports drinks and other products...

  • Starbucks mega store; Traders bullish  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Starbucks has opened its first Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle. "Fast Money" trader likes the stock on its store expansion strategy, and cost efficiency.

  • Rockstar yacht loses to drawbridge  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    Rockstar energy drink billionaire founder Russ Weiner's yacht got stuck while being towed under a drawbridge, taking out part of the roof, but no one was hurt. CNBC's Robert Frank says the bridge had been declared "functionally obsolete" 4 years ago.

  • *Good news for robusta growers such as Vietnam, Indonesia. MUMBAI/ SEOUL, Dec 4- Mumbai civil servant Sachin Kenjale regularly ends his day with a steaming cup of instant coffee after trying the drink for the first time with friends around two years ago. Reaching that milestone would underscore a major market shift, with robusta's popularity soaring as increasing...

  • Yes, you can compete in beer chugging while running Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Corey Gallagher, who is training for the beer mile, at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Austin, Texas, Nov. 28, 2014.

    A new race lets you down as many beers as you are able, while running at full speed and trying not to vomit, reports the New York Times.

  • SHANGHAI/ LONDON, Dec 3- Chinese infant formula giant Beingmate prints Irish clovers on its flagship product as it seeks to assure Chinese parents of its European sourcing after a safety scare involving the world's biggest milk powder exporter New Zealand. Though the scare turned out to be false, it prompted formula firms to reduce supplies from New Zealand and...

  • Can Coke make better milk?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Insight to how beverage companies are getting into the protein and milk categories, with Gary Hempill, Beverage Marketing Corporation.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 3:00 p.m. ET Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Oil prices plunge after OPEC decides against output cut. CALGARY- Brent crude oil plunged as much as $6.50 a barrel, and U.S. crude dropped by nearly as much, posting their steepest one-day falls since 2011, after OPEC decided against cutting output despite a huge oversupply in world markets. BOGOTA- Hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their land...

  • *Coke to buy SABMiller some non-alcoholic brands. *SABMiller says merger to save soft drink expansion spending. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27- SABMiller and Coca-Cola will combine the operations which mix, bottle and distribute their soft drinks in Africa, creating a group with sales of $2.9 billion and ambitions to corner a fast-growing market.

  • LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27- SABMiller Plc, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments are combining their soft drinks bottling operations in South and East Africa to create a group with $2.9 billion in revenue across 12 fast-growing markets. The new company, which will be headquartered in South Africa, will be 57 percent owned by the brewer, 31.7...

  • Black Friday: The new beer drinkers' holiday Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    Fans of Goose Island Beer Company have their own annual Black Friday tradition: Standing in line for Bourbon County Brand Stout.

  • Cocktails at the airport? A tip for drinking smarter Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Rethink the airline beverage cart. Bartenders say it's easy for travelers to make a classier cocktail with mixers you can carry onto the plane.

  • Cheap beer in the UK? Don't bet on it: Pub boss  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Simon Emeny, CEO of Fuller, Smith and Turner, says an end to Britain's "beer tie" rule is unlikely to lead to cheaper beer.

  • SEOUL, Nov 19- Global coffee demand is likely to climb 2.5 percent a year until the end of the decade, driven by strong growth in appetite in markets such as China and Russia, the head of a global industry body said on Wednesday. The International Coffee Organization's executive director told Reuters in an interview that demand would hit 175 million 60- kg bags in...

  • Why Scotch whisky is worth protecting  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stella David, CEO of Glenfiddich, says Scotch whisky companies have to plan for sales 30 years in advance, and must protect their brands.

  • *Good weather, bigger harvest lead to glut. NANDI HILLS, Kenya, Nov 16- Emerald-coloured tea bushes blanketing the rolling hills of Nandi County have long provided a livelihood for small-scale farmers, helping make Kenya one of the world's biggest tea exporters. Samuel Busienei, a 72- year-old tea farmer, says he earns 40 percent less for each kilogramme of tea sold...

  • Masters of their 'craft': 30 years of Widmer beer Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Rob and Kurt Widmer, the founders of Portland's Widmer Brothers Brewing, have created a business that has made them the elders of craft brewing.

  • Wine Spectator's #1 wine of 2014  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    Grapes from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

    After more than 20,000 wines were reviewed, Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator executive editor, reveals the top wine for 2014. Matthews also discusses recent trends in the diverse wine space.

  • Beer giant Anheuser-Busch bets bigger on craft brew Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    The craft beer movement is great for the beer business overall, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Craft brings romance to beer biz: AB InBev CEO  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO, discusses the state of the international beer business and innovation at AB InBev