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  • Starbucks through the years Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    Starbucks has been successful for years but as with any famous coffee chain, there is a history behind the success.

  • McDonald's to crack down on China suppliers Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:41 AM ET
    A 24 hour McDonald's restaurant and a KFC store in a shopping mall in China.

    McDonald's will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China, after a food scandal in July dented China sales.

  • Are cocoa prices running 'too far too fast?'     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.

  • Why rising cocoa prices won't dampen demand     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    Wayne Gordon, Executive Director, Commodities of UBS Wealth Management, explains why consumers won't be put off by higher cocoa prices and discusses the surge in chocolate demand in emerging markets.

  • Cocoa prices have risen almost 20 percent year to date. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar visits a factory in Singapore to find out whether higher prices have dampened chocolate demand in Asia.

  • Ahead of Labor Day, Kraft recalls cheese singles Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 PM ET
    Packages of Kraft Singles American cheese product sit on the shelf of a market in San Francisco.

    Kraft blamed the recall on a supplier not storing an ingredient in accordance with Kraft's temperature standards.

  • The real winner in Burger King's deal is... Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    An employee assists a customer at the drive-through of a Burger King restaurant in Peoria, Ill.

    Burger King's proposed acquisition of Tim Hortons may offer big tax benefits but the real tax winner is likely to be its controlling shareholder.

  • Fast causal Freshii trends     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Matthew Corrin, Freshii founder & CEO, discusses tax inversions and the fast casual food space. Corrin attributes their success to healthy eating trends which appeals to millennials.

  • Denny's sells a $300 breakfast in NYC...No, really Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:59 AM ET
    Denny's opens its first New York City location in Lower Manhattan.

    Denny's has opened its first Manhattan location after years of planning and a legal fight.

  • 'Squawk's' special blend     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Stew Leonard, Jr., Stew Leonard's president & CEO, shows off a special blend of coffee.

  • Supermarket sticker shock     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    We are expecting prices to stay up because of the drought, says Stew Leonard, Jr., Stew Leonard's president & CEO, sharing his thoughts on how high food prices are impacting consumers and grocery stores.

  • Strong dollar 'good' for Pernod Ricard: CFO     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gilles Bogaert, chief financial office for Pernod Ricard, says the French beverage group expects a gradual improvement in sales, and that the foreign exchange impact should lessen over the next few months.

  • Here's your chance to win a lifetime of Taco Bell Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    A lifetime of Taco Bell could be hiding in your wallet.

  • Is Jack Daniel's on the rocks in Russia? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    The maker of Jack Daniel's whisky warned on Wednesday that "iconic American brands" are facing increased scrutiny in Russia.

  • From broke mom to multimillion-dollar success Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    PackIt cooler bags.

    Meet single mom turned entrepreneur, Melissa Kieling—founder of cooler maker PackIt, which has attracted the attention of big retailers and Hollywood stars.

  • Wine cost: What's in that bottle? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    What makes one bottle of wine cost $15 while another goes for $1,000? Joe Bastianich of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" explains the cost of wine.

  • Bastianich on BK deal     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Joe Bastianich of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup," discusses tonight's season finale and shares his thoughts on Burger King's buy of Tim Hortons.

  • Pay $10 to climb Arby's 'meat mountain': Report Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Arby's Meat Monster.

    Arby's is rolling out a sandwich that will contain at least half a pound of assorted meats and cheeses, according to The Washington Post.

  • Yo ho ho: From hedge fund to rum maker Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bridget Firtle's Owney's Rum

    Bridget Firtle worked for a hedge fund on Long Island before leaving for a career in cocktails.

  • FDA regulations threatening American cheeses Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Makers of raw milk cheeses fear the government will toughen rules in the name of food safety. The Fiscal Times reports.

Consumer

  • A Tesla showroom in Beijing on July 9, 2014.

    Tesla shares are down since the market's recent high and one investment pro thinks it's a great time to buy. Here's why.

  • Within an hour of going online Monday, the citrus-flavored soda had sold out. It was soon restocked, only to sell out again, Today reports.

  • Bank of America gave up billions in annual revenue by phasing out certain fees and risky banking products.