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  • Dole's 90-Year-Old CEO Offers to Take It Private Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:29 AM ET

    Fruit and fresh vegetable distributor Dole Food said it received an unsolicited offer from Chief Executive David Murdock, who put an enterprise value of $1.5 billion on the bid.

  • The Beer Revolution Will Not Be Bottled Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    BudLite introducing a new vented can.

    Canned beer was once frowned upon, now it's here to stay as consumers and brewers alike become more comfortable with the idea of beer in a can.

  • What Gives? Retailers Go Gaga for Groceries Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Despite the high revenue, the profit margins in the grocery business traditionally have been low, but that hasn't stopped retail giants Amazon and Wal-Mart from escalating the national food fight. What gives?

  • That Taco Bell Shell Licker? Yep, Getting Fired Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
    A Taco Bell employee photographed licking taco shells.

    A Taco Bell employee shown on Facebook licking a stack of taco shells will no longer work for the franchise, according to a company statement. His photographer is also gone.

  • Taco Bell Reacts to Employee’s Disgusting Photo Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 6:28 PM ET
    A Taco Bell employee photographed licking taco shells.

    Taco Bell on Monday reacted to a picture posted on Facebook that appears to show a company employee licking a stack of taco shells.

  • Savvy Firms Reap Benefits From Olive Oil Shortage Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    Can an olive oil shortage present a glut of opportunity? It depends on how you manage your business.

  • Hershey's Bites Into China, Without the Chocolate Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 10:22 PM ET

    North America's largest chocolate manufacturer Hershey's is veering away from tradition to bite into the world's fastest growing candy market with the launch of a new milk candy made especially for China.

  • Beer Me Up Scottie: Star Trek Brew To Be Released Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:48 PM ET

    Star Trek is licensing its first official alcoholic beverage, Dogfish Head Brewery and the Grateful Dead team up for a brew.

  • Food Supply Under Assault as Climate Heats Up Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    The food supply is under siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, from arsenic-laced chicken to dying bee colonies, and some favorites may someday vanish from the plate.

  • Tyson Profit Misses Estimates on Switch to Chicken Monday, 6 May 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as shoppers and restaurants switched to cheaper chicken from beef, and the company cut its full-year sales forecast.

  • Yum? China Probes Mutton Supplier in New Food Scare Monday, 6 May 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    Chinese lamb stew hot pot

    Shanghai authorities are testing mislabeled mutton from a wholesaler that supplies a chain of hot pot restaurants run by U.S. fast food firm Yum Brands.

  • Business Opportunities in the Big Easy   Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Business Opportunities in the Big Easy

    Wendell Pierce, Sterling Farms co-owner; and Troy Henry, Henry Consulting, discuss how their full-service grocery service found fertile ground in an emerging market in New Orleans.

  • Horse Meat Applicant’s Food Safety Is Questioned Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    The New Mexico company, Valley Meat, drew complaints over a two-year period from federal inspectors and state regulators over its disposal of remains when it processed cattle for beef. The New York Times reports.

  • Sequester-Driven Layoffs May Idle Meat Plants Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    Meat plants could be idled if a mass layoff of USDA food inspectors actually goes through due to sequester cuts.

  • Yum Exec: China Is Still Our Best Market   Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    Restoring Yum's Image in China

    Yum Brands Vice Chairman Sam Su told CNBC's Eunice Yoon China remains their best market despite the food scare, and plans to continue to focus on growth there.

  • A new report sheds light on this dirty secret of the food industry: Cheap fish is widely passed off as more expensive varieties.

  • Horses stand in a pasture

    Testing has confirmed that beef lasagna produced by food manufacturer Findus contained horsemeat, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on Thursday.

  • Cow Smuggling ... It's How Bangladesh Gets Its Beef Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    Beef is a delicacy in Bangladesh, but Hindu-majority India refuses to sell their sacred cows. The demand is so high, however, that a dangerous $920 million cow smuggling trade has popped up. CSM reports.

  • Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including a pricey bid for the White House brew.

  • Brewery Hopes Its Local Focus Will Bring It Far Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Hangar 24's Polycot, the brew that helped launch the Field Series, a collection of beer that relies on locally sourced ingredients. In this case, it's apricots.

    In a beer industry over flowing with competition, it can be difficult for a brewer to stand out. But one Southern California-based brewery, Hangar 24, is hoping that brewing distinct beers grounded in its geographic roots will eventually bring its beer to faraway places.