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  • Amazon Plans Major Move Into Grocery Business Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    Amazon plans to roll out an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce.

  • Start-Up Aims to Cash In by Going Really Green Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    Start-up GreenCupboards wants to turn eco-friendly buzz words like "sustainable," "organic" and "fair trade" into a booming business.

  • What's in Store for Tesco?     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, says Tesco has been doing "all the right things", but these measures won't have paid off yet, due to the horse meat scandal.

  • Egg and Bacon Donut Anyone?     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:28 AM ET

    CNBC reports on the Dunkin Donuts' upcoming launch of an egg and bacon breakfast donut in the U.S., following a well-received test in Massachusetts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • China Goes 'Hogwild'     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    China's Shaunghui International announced plans to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Eamon Javers; Peter Navarro, University of California; and Mayor Carter Williams of Smithfield, Virginia discuss.

  • China Eyes Smithfield Foods     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    China is buying America's biggest pork company Smithfield Foods for more than $4.5 billion, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 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.

  • Beef Prices Concern Traders     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:58 PM ET

    Beef demand is up, and supplies are down, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. One California rancher Bud Sloan is having to buy feed because of the drought, and has cut his herd nearly in half.

  • Can Agriculture Stocks Grow?     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Beef Price Sticker Shock     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    Beef prices are going up with ground beef up 9 percent in a year, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. And it doesn't look like it will come down any time this summer.

  • McDonald's Most Caloric Item Ever     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    McDonald's will add its most caloric item ever to its menu in Japan beginning next week, with the "Street Signs" crew.

  • We'll Be Online by Year-End: Morrisons CEO     Friday, 17 May 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Dalton Philips, CEO of WM Morrison, comments on the supermarket's long-term online service deal with Ocado and on the company's expectations for online sales.

  • The Man Who Gave America Fish Sticks Is Dead Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Fish sticks, the ultimate starter seafood.

    Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.

  • 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.

  • Restaurant Sales Hit New High as Frugality Fades Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    More Americans say they are less frugal than they were a few years ago. Time to release that pent-up desire to eat out, a survey suggests.

  • Honeybee Decline Raises Fears     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    Is the nation's food supply at risk? There is an alarming drop in the world's honeybee population, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Go Long on Tesco: Pro     Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, talks about the U.K.'s supermarket business, and advises going long on Tesco, due to its restructuring program.