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  • Tesco Names New UK Leader as Xmas Sales Rise Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:08 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, named a new British leader as it showed signs of a revival in its home market with a rise in underlying Christmas sales.

  • Taiwan Restaurant Serves Leftovers to Unwitting Tourists Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    Read this if you're traveling to Taiwan. But if you just got back, it's too late. Baishawan restaurant, a famous destination in Taitung County, Taiwan, intentionally fed leftovers to more than 10,000 tourists, according to the China Daily.

  • KFC parent Yum Brands said it had stopped using chicken from suppliers in China that are now under a government investigation before the review was even announced, and analysts said they expect the company to recover from the business hit in its biggest market.

  • Wing Demand Could Fly As McDonald's Moves In     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports McDonald's is adding chicken wings to their menu, and compares its stock to Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • Mama Mia! $2,000 Pasta Plate     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Bice Executive Chef Silverio Chavez explains what the special $2,000 plate of pasta and seafood from his New York City restaurant includes.

  • Death of Gift Cards? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Barnes & Noble gift cards

    Retailers should be buzzing right now with holiday gift card redemptions. But, there's early evidence retailers aren't getting much of a boost from gift cards this year, according to NBG Market Analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • McDonald's Test Chicken Wings     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports McDonald's is adding chicken wings to their menu.

  • 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. ┬áThe 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.