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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chicago hot dog chain to sell for $1B: Sources Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    Berkshire Partners is in advanced talks to acquire Portillo's for close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Exotic meats: Something worth yakkin' about? Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    A camel cheeseburger and alligator sausage with sauce piquante from the Dark Side of the Moo food truck.

    Dark Side of the Moo is a New Jersey food truck that serves up meats like yak, camel and kangaroo ... here's how and why.

  • Why I'm worried about youth unemployment: CEO Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Employees at a Hardee's Restaurant in Pasadena, MD.

    The CEO of the chain that own's Hardee's and Carl's Jr. took some heat for an op-ed on youth and unemployment. Here's his rebuttal.

  • Food makers feel their way towards online future Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

  • Cereal industry ponders future as appetites change Saturday, 28 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Here are three ways Americans are taking a different approach to breakfast. Who may be the winners and losers of the shift?

  • Amazon's new service could disrupt quickly: Pro Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:08 PM ET
    Amazon.com page for "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" book

    AmazonFresh "could be a very quick disruption" for grocery stores, Deutsche Bank's Karen Short says.

  • New tech answer to Panera's problems: Analyst Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Panera has seen traffic slowing since 2012, but restaurant analyst Stephen Anderson thinks the move to tech will help the company grow.

  • Crumbs Bake Shop set to delist Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Following a sharp decline in its stock, the cupcake chain will delist from the Nasdaq. NYT reports.

  • $17 for a sandwich?! Why food trucks are so pricey Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A crab salad sandwich from Feelin’ Crabby.

    The popularity of food trucks has exploded in recent years—and so have the prices. Here's why.

  • Tesco's strategy 'still the same': Pro     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst for European food retail at Sanford C. Bernstein, says Tesco's management is not dealing well with a changing U.K. food retail environment.

  • Tesco has issues; be patient: Shareholder Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    A major Tesco shareholder has admitted the supermarket “has issues”, but called for patience as the retailer attempts to turn around.

  • Startup getting tea distribution down to the tee Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    A tea garden worker plucks Darjeeling tea leaves in India.

    While consumers move towards higher-quality products a demand for tea is causing one startup to target poor distribution. NYT Reports.

  • Quality service, not low prices, creates loyalty Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    In their panic to compete, brick-and-mortar stores overlook what really matters to their customers—service, according to a Gallup poll.

  • Starbucks to hike prices on drinks, bagged coffee Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Starbucks will raise prices of some drinks offered at US shops as well as on its brands of packaged coffee.