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  • Welcome to Macca's as McDonald's Goes Aussie Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    Looking for a McDonald's in Australia this month? You may bump into a "Macca's" instead. The international fast food giant will temporarily change signs to "Macca's," the affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration of Australia Day.

  • December Retail Sales See Some Hits, but Mostly Misses Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    Some of the biggest U.S. retailers reported December same store sales on Thursday, showing both hits and misses in a still unsteady economy.

  • Food safety authorities have shut down two chicken farms in eastern China, including one that supplied Yum Brands' KFC and McDonald's.

  • General Mills reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat analysts' expectations.

  • Fast food giant KFC's Chinese subsidiary pledged on Tuesday to work with authorities in investigating claims by state television that its chicken suppliers had injected anti-viral drugs and growth hormones in its poultry.

  • Yum Tweaks China Growth Plans, Targets More Pizza Huts Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    KFC and Pizza Hut parent Yum Brands said it is rethinking where it opens new restaurants in China and accelerating openings of its high-margin pizza chain in that country.

  • How Wal-Mart Stores Got a Foothold in India's Market Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
    Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Wal-Mart entered India's supermarket sector in 2010 with a $100 million bet on a consultancy with no employees, no profits, and a scant $14,000 in revenue.

  • Tesco Launches Strategic Review of US Chain Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:35 AM ET

    Britain's Tesco, the world's No. 3 retailer, has launched a strategic review of its loss-making United States chain Fresh & Easy.

  • Tesco Was Unlucky in the US: Pro     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, tells CNBC that Tesco was unlucky in the US as they came into competition with Wholefoods which dominated that market.

  • A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.  The Global Post reports.

  • Pizza Hut's Election PR Problem     Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:57 PM ET

    Pizza Hut is offering free pizza for life to whoever asks the presidential candidates if they prefer sausage or pepperoni as their topping. CNBC's Jane Wells explains why the move has turned into a PR nightmare.

  • Restaurant Stock Standout: Domino's Pizza     Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports as retail gasoline prices rise, restaurant prices are rising, too; and Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak senior analyst, shares his restaurant stock picks ahead of earnings season.

  • Global Food-Giant Buyouts of Top Organic Brands Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET
    The organic foods business has gone so far beyond wheat sprouts and fresh pressed juices that the top company in the sector,  is close to breaking into the top half of the Fortune 500 rankings of America’s largest companies.

    Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.

  • Tesco CFO Discusses Weak Sales     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:00 AM ET

    Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee discusses why the UK supermarket chain has suffered negative same-store sales for 18 months. Tesco's reported earnings early on Wednesday.

  • Sainsbury's CFO Speaks on Earnings     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:20 AM ET

    Sainsbury's CFO John Rogers tells CNBC why the UK supermarket chain's non-food business is growing at three times the rate of its food business. Sainsbury's reported second quarter earnings early on Wednesday.

  • Stock Pick: Sainsbury's v Tesco     Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    UK retail chains Sainsbury's and Tesco both reported earnings early on Wednesday. Jim McCaughan, chief executive of Principal Global Investors, tells CNBC which he thinks is the better stock pick.

  • UK Businesses Cheer Government Blitz on Red Tape Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:01 AM ET
    A pony stands next to an ice cream van on Dartmoor, circa 2000. (Photo by Glyn Howells/Getty Images)

    The new U.K. Business Minister, Michael Fallon, has promised a “drive to cut red tape” to boost business growth to help the country out of recession. For one ice cream man this can’t come soon enough.

  • 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.