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  • US consumers make it tough to raise food prices Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    A woman shops for yogurt at a Trader Joe's in Pinecrest, Florida.

    Consumers "have gotten really good over these last four years at stretching a penny."

  • May 14- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit, helped by growth in its fragrance and skincare business, primarily in Europe and emerging markets.

  • US world's biggest wine market as France cut down Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:22 AM ET
    Bottles of wine sit on a shelf at Ludwigs Fine Wine and Spirits on October 30, 2013 in San Anselmo, Calif.

    The U.S. became the world's biggest market for wine last year, beating France into second place for the first time.

  • I started throwing up, "said one 16- year-old worker, who worked pulling tops off of tobacco plants to help increase yields, according to Human Rights Watch, which interviewed 141 youths aged 7 to 17 working on tobacco farms in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

  • There's a new No. 1 wine market (Hint: Not France) Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Bottles of wine sit on a shelf at Ludwigs Fine Wine and Spirits on October 30, 2013 in San Anselmo, Calif.

    The US became the world's biggest wine market last year, beating France into second place for the first time as consumption slides in the country.

  • Coke ups Keurig stake to become biggest shareholder Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Coca-Cola raises stake in Keurig Green Mountain.

    Coke has raised its stake in Keurig Green Mountain to 16 percent from 10 percent, making it the company's largest shareholder.

  • The most powerful thing we have going on today is our plant-based food business, says Gregg Engles, WhiteWave CEO, discussing where he sees the best growth opportunities for products and a planned venture in China.

  • Texas delegation woos Sriracha plant Monday, 12 May 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    As the makers of Sriracha battle to stay open in California, legislators from Texas are wooing them to move to the Lone Star State—USAT.

  • Movin' on up and out: Food truck mania dies down Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Mexicue food truck

    Amid financial challenges and stiff competition, some food truck operators are scaling back street vending. Is this the end of an era?

  • Texas hot for Sriracha plant     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods got into a dispute with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.

  • Hop prices soar as US craft beer boom takes off Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    The craze for the microbrews made by small independent brewers has led to a scramble for hops, the Financial Times reports.

  • Sriracha war heats up     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods has been battling with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Dogfish Head to spice things up with wasabi beer Friday, 9 May 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Sam Calagione, founder and president of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc., poses at the brewery in Milton, Delaware, in 2011.

    In its latest music-inspired release, Dogfish Head Brewery is turning up the heat with Rosabi, an Imperial Pale Ale brewed with wasabi.

  • Minneapolis- based Cargill had been in late-stage talks to buy the business, which spans bean pressing in Abidjan in Ivory Coast to fine chocolate making in Belgium. The combined company would have been big enough to rival Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, the world's largest industrial chocolate producer.

  • As Vermont labels GMO, food industry likely to sue Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a new law that puts the state on the path to become the first to require labels on genetically modified foods.

  • Zesty ranch: McDonald's tests DIY seasoned fries Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    McDonald's to test seasoned fries.

    Ronald's not the only one getting a new look at McDonald's, which is testing seasoned fries in some locations.

  • Coca-Cola's shrinking its footprint in Russia Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Coca-Cola is closing two of its juice plants in Russia, putting at risk hundreds of jobs in a business it brought four years ago.

  • GUARUJA, Brazil, May 7- Brazil's 2014/ 2015 coffee crop is expected to drop to 40.1-43.3 million bags after a drought early this year, more than 13 percent below the government's January forecast, the non-profit coffee research group Fundacao Procafe said on Wednesday.

  • May 7- Mondelez International Inc and competitor D.E Master Blenders 1753 are merging their coffee businesses in a deal aimed at taking on market leader Nestle SA. The merger announced on Wednesday will marry Mondelez's grocery coffee brands such as Carte Noire and Gevalia with D.E Master Blenders' L'OR, Pilao and Senseo brands.

  • Peltz prodded Mondelez on DE Master deal: Source Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Talks between Mondelez and D.E. Master Blenders began well before investor Nelson Peltz joined Mondelez's board, a source told CNBC.

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