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  • 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.

  • 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.