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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Warehouse Weddings That Take the Cake Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:25 PM ET
    Rachel and Brad Kerstetter at their May 2011 wedding.

    Some couples are turning to membership warehouse clubs for substantial savings on things like flowers, food, and even engagement rings.

  • Does It Pay To Be A Warehouse Club Member? Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    A Costco employee pulls shopping charts at a Costco Wholesale store.

    Customers of warehouse stores may believe they’re paying for a chance to save money, but some experts think membership fees actually cause consumers to spend more.

  • Cramer: Earnings to Watch Next Week Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Check out the “Mad Money” host’s “Game Plan.”

  • Fast Food Stock Plays     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:17 PM ET

    Burger King is spending about $750 million over the next 12 months to introduce 10 new items across the country. R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar restaurant analyst and Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst, weigh in on how to play the fast food space.

  • BERLIN - JULY 31: Cuts of beef and pork lie in a display counter at a supermarket July 30, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports July 31, 2007 Gerd Sonnleitner, head of the German Farmers' Association, has called for a nationwide rise in prices of meat, especially beef and pork, and is predicting an overall rise in the price of groceries in Germany. Milk and dairy products prices in Germany have already risen in recent days by as much as 50 percent. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Imag

    “Pink slime” — officially called “lean finely textured beef” — is getting a bum rap, Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday. And he wants consumers and purveyors to know that it’s a “safe, wholesome product.”

  • Governors Urge Consumers to Rethink 'Pink Slime' Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    BERLIN - JULY 31: Cuts of beef and pork lie in a display counter at a supermarket July 30, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports July 31, 2007 Gerd Sonnleitner, head of the German Farmers' Association, has called for a nationwide rise in prices of meat, especially beef and pork, and is predicting an overall rise in the price of groceries in Germany. Milk and dairy products prices in Germany have already risen in recent days by as much as 50 percent. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Imag

    Three governors plan to tour pink slime maker Beef Products's plant in Nebraska to show their support for the company and the several thousand jobs it creates.