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  • Why Do We Waste Food?     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Dana Gunder, National Resource Defense Council scientist, and Laura Cipullo, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services, provides perspective on just how much food is wasted in the U.S. and why. Why do Americans waste 40 percent of all the food they buy?

  • How Three Niche Food Companies Made It Big Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?

  • Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage IPO     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:51 AM ET

    Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage chairman & co-president, discusses the timing of his IPO, and his company's plans for expansion. "Over the next 5 years, we will open between 84-100 stores," he says.

  • USDA's Food Price Outlook     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the Midwest drought's impact on food prices.

  • Discussing the state of the food industry, with David Wenner, B&G Foods' president & CEO.

  • Taco Bell Goes Gourmet     Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Despite a profit setback in China, Yum! Brands saw earnings rise 5 percent in the second quarter. Greg Creed, Taco Bell CEO, discusses higher commodity costs, his company's recent growth, and new menu.

  • Party for Yum Brands Is Not Over Yet: Pro     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 9:35 PM ET

    Donald Krueger, Senior Analyst for Equity Research at Motley Fool Asset Management explains why he thinks that Yum Brands still has the potential to grow despite being faced with challenges in wage pressure and food inflation.

  • Cramer Assesses the Reality Behind Retail Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 6:21 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    The "Mad Money" host puts a Mark Twain spin on the market and takes a look at how retail sales are actually faring.

  • Taffy Company Stretches Out the Summer Season Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 12:31 PM ET

    While some people think you shouldn’t mess with success, especially a 114-year-old success, it’s always good to keep an open mind. Take Shriver's Salt Water Taffy company. Some new flavors and a robust social media site allow the third-generation family owned company to innovate while staying true to its roots.

  • In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.

  • Cramer’s Playbook: What to Expect Ahead of Earnings Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    With earnings season just around the corner, Cramer sheds some light on what to expect from six key sectors.

  • Cramer Pits Whole Foods Market Vs. The Fresh Market Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host analyzes both supermarket stocks to determine which is best.

  • Momentum feeds on momentum, but the "Mad Money" host warns investors to watch out for uber-growth stocks like beauty brand Ulta Salon.

  • Dean Foods CEO Talks Earnings Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 6:51 PM ET

    Gregg Engles, CEO of Dean Foods, discusses his company’s latest quarter.

  • New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Fizzy Drinks Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:54 AM ET
    Soda

    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity, the New York Times reports.

  • Outrageous Drinks Monday, 14 May 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    The latest entry into the flavored vodka arena: While that might not be the vodka of choice for your next Bloody Mary, you have to admit you’re curious. That’s what marketers are counting on. Unusual flavors and packaging are helping companies in the alcoholic beverage market stand out in a saturated – so to speak – market. According to the latest data from the USDA Economic Research Service, consumers spent nearly  on alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in 2010.So, with a little creative packaging

    With a little creative packaging and a lot of innovation, spirits manufacturers are expanding the market. Check out some of the most unusual ways businesses are innovating in the world of alcohol.

  • Investing in restaurants has a bad name. But plenty of people find ways to run restaurants profitably and make a good deal of money from the enterprise.

  • Costco: Breaking All the Retail Rules Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Shoppers at Costco in Nanuet, N.Y.

    What Costco does is contrary to popular wisdom. It doesn’t advertise, doesn’t tell you where to find things, has a limited array of products, and members must pay up front to shop there. Costco sold  $93 billion in merchandise in 2011 to its millions of members.

  • Shoppers at Costco in Nanuet, N.Y.

    Costco’s low prices and bare-bones operation have not only changed how people shop, but how much they buy.

  • Cheap Eats at Warehouse Stores Keep Them Coming Back Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:27 PM ET
    Costco Food Court

    Fast-food chains have some stiff competition when it comes to drawing hungry, budget-conscious people on the go. Big box destinations such as Costco, Ikea, and Home Depot are making it easy for customers not just to pick up a new couch, but also grab a bite to eat in the process.

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