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  • Craft beer calls time on brewing big boys Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    Safeco Field offering craft beer to patrons.

    Small might be beautiful, but it can also be dangerous – at least in the beer business – according to investment bank Nomura.

  • Henkel: EM rout just a short term irritation     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 8:12 PM ET

    Kasper Rorsted, CEO of German consumer goods firm Henkel, discusses why he's not worried about the recent sell off in emerging markets.

  • Let them eat soup!...from a coffee pot Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    Campbell Soup says it will start offering K-cup soup packs that can be made with Green Mountain's single-serve coffee machines.

  • L'Oreal on Nestle deal: 'This is business fiction' Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

  • Store brands often beat big names in taste test Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Ketchup taste test at Consumer Reports.

    A recent marathon taste test by the experts at Consumer Reports found that store-brand foods are serious contenders on the taste front.

  • Bag ban: New York's future may not be in plastics Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    At least nine City Council members back legislation to require most retailers to charge customers 10 cents for each bag.

  • Can frozen yogurt and ice cream coexist? Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    It is a question that has plagued many great thinkers for a number of years: does the rise of "healthy" frozen yogurts signal the death knell for the indulgent ice cream?

  • Wake up and smell the coffee – market may perk up Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    The global coffee market has been rather decaffeinated for the past couple of years, with prices falling to less than half their 2011 peak and the bean becoming the worst-performing soft commodity last year.

  • Watch: Is this the hypermarket of the future? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    Tesco has unveiled a brand new concept store in the UK in Watford. Tesco Extra is the latest experiment in transforming the supermarket into a retail destination.

  • Tesco pulls back in China with Vanguard deal Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    Tesco will slash its China exposure by taking just 20 percent of a venture with a state-run company, a deal that underlines the travails foreign retailers have had in the Chinese market.

  • Hail to the beef: Americana on the rise in London Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 9:28 PM ET
    A freshly prepared cheeseburger sits on a kitchen counter at the first U.K. outlet of U.S. burger restaurant chain Five Guys in London, U.K.

    The introduction of Five Guys and Shake Shack in London last month is part of a growing trend of American culture seeping into British food and drink.

  • Cupcake rip-off! Mixes shrink while prices don't Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Consumer packaged-goods makers have gotten creative with how they pass on rising costs and maintain bottom lines. Prices stay the same, but it contains less product.

  • Tom Gearing, former Apprentice runner-up and co-director of Cult Wines, tells CNBC that threats by China to impose tariffs on European wine exports has not affected the industry.

  • Most popular supermarket? Hint: Not the biggest Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    In a survey of U.S. and Canadian grocery shoppers, Trader Joe's, Publix Supermarkets and Whole Foods earned some of the highest marks.

  • Chart: 7 sectors less than 2% from 52-week highs Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    With the S&P 500 reaching new records and flirting with 1,700, data show it to be a broad-based move, with all 10 S&P sectors close to 52-week highs.

  • Deal or No deal? JC Penney sales may be misleading Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    JC Penney changed its pricing model from everyday low pricing to sales. But employees say the company artificially inflated prices, then put those same items on sale.

  • Why consumer staples remain a good bet     Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Mark Howden, managing director at Nomura, explains why his "long term love affair" with consumer staples remains intact and why he is bearish on Nestle in the short term.

  • Stay away from emerging markets: pro     Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Garry Evans, global head of equity strategy at HSBC, talks about emerging market equities and says that he is underweight on emerging markets because they are the "exact opposite" of the U.S.

  • E-cigarette's Wild West: A push before FDA rules Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming market as they keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release proposed regulations this fall.

  • Squeezing profits: The case of a shrinking Twinkie Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new boxes contain spongy yellow cakes that are smaller than right before Hostess out of business.

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