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  • Lowes Foods' grocer-tainment     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Sue Herera weigh in on Lowes Foods' rebranding efforts to make food shopping more entertaining.

  • Rebranding of Lowes Foods     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on a shopping experience you can't find online with Lowes Foods.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $48.94. Safeway rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.57. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $37.85.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 02 or percent, to $48.95. Safeway rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.65. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $8.10.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $48.96. Safeway fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $34.44. Supervalu fell$. 20 or 2.4 percent, to $8.12.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $49.01. Safeway fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $34.43. Supervalu fell$. 21 or 2.5 percent, to $8.12.

  • Wendy's CEO takes your questions Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Emil Brolick

    Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick answered questions submitted by CNBC viewers, addressing labor costs and more.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $49.30. Supervalu rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $8.28. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 29 or. 8 percent, to $38.49.

  • Crumbs shows risks of being a one-hit wonder Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.

  • Chicken price up— blame fat roosters who won't mate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • M&S clothing has to 'find its place': Pro     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Tony Shiret, retail analyst at Espirito Santo, says Marks & Spencer's clothing range needs to "find its place" in the market.

  • Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

  • Pressure on M&S CEO Bolland ahead of AGM     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the problems facing Marks and Spencer and the pressure on CEO Marc Bolland to turn the company around.

  • BERLIN, July 7- Aldi and Lidl have a new weapon in their battle to be Germany's discount grocery number one: Coca-Cola. Both are still expanding abroad- particularly in Britain and the United States. There are now six times as many Aldi or Lidl stores per person in Germany as there are Wal-Marts per person in the United States.

  • Consumers flock to new takes on fried chicken Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    The "Boxcar" fried chicken sandwich from Boxcar Betty's in Charleston, S.C.

    Fried chicken is seeing servings rise in small chains and independents while overall consumption, mostly in chains, falls.

  • Hang on to your tongs—BBQ prices are climbing Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Beef cattle from Peine Farms in Cannon Falls, MN.

    In what may be a good indication of the nascent economic recovery, this year's Fourth of July barbecue is shaping up to be the most expensive ever.

  • July 2- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said it would buy online grocery and nutrition products retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million to strengthen its online retailing business. Kroger said it would use Vitacost to enter new markets and new channels, along with its Harris Teeter's online order and pick-up service.

  • McDonald's burgers named worst in America Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Big Mac burger at a McDonald's.

    Fast food titans like McDonald's are conquering the globe, but are losing in the U.S., according to Consumer Reports.

  • Kroger to buy online retailer Vitacost for $280 mln Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    July 2- Kroger Co said it would buy online retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million in a bid to expand its online presence. The biggest U.S. supermarket operator's $8 per share offer repre4sents a 27.3 percent premium to Vitacost shares' Tuesday closing of $6.28 on the Nasdaq.