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  • Peltz joins Mondelez board, won't pursue Pepsi deal Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Nelson  Peltz

    Nelson Peltz, newly named to Mondelez International's board, told CNBC on Tuesday he won't push for a merger of the snack-food maker with PepsiCo.

  • Single malt whisky breaks world record at auction Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    A rare bottle of Macallan whisky has set a world record for the most expensive single malt whisky sold at an auction over the weekend.

  • LONDON, Jan 21- SABMiller, the world's No. 2 brewer, reported third-quarter sales, hurt by weaker beer volume, sending its shares down 2 percent in morning trading. "SABMiller's Q3 trading statement was beneath market expectations at lager volume level, despite some useful emerging markets volume growth," said analysts at Oriel Securities.

  • Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, talks about consumer staples and says that value has returned as companies are starting to turn around.

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, Jan 21- A story Oriental Brewery boss Chang In-soo often tells about his days as a soju salesman is how he and two clients once worked through 29 bottles of the traditional Korean rice liquor at a single sitting. Oriental Brewery has certainly performed well in the five years under KKR& Co and Korea specialist Affinity Equity Partners.

  • *AB InBev shares strongest in STOXX 600 index. HONG KONG/ BRUSSELS, Jan 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's biggest brewer, agreed to buy back South Korea's Oriental Brewery Co Ltd for $5.8 billion including debt, returning to a large Asian market at a time of strong industry growth across the region.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest brewer, has agreed to buy South Korea's Oriental Brewery Co Ltd from KKR& Co and Affinity Equity Partners for $5.8 billion including debt, regaining ownership of a key Asian asset at a time of strong growth in the industry across the region.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA has agreed to buy South Korea's Oriental Brewery Co Ltd from KKR& Co and Affinity Equity Partners for $5.8 billion including debt, the companies said in a joint statement on Monday.

  • HONG KONG/ NEW YORK, Jan 17- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA is in advanced discussions to buy South Korea's Oriental Brewery from private equity owners KKR& Co LP and Affinity Equity Partners for more than $4.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Oriental Brewery could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • HONG KONG/ NEW YORK, Jan 17- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA is in advanced discussions to buy South Korea's Oriental Brewery from private equity owners KKR& Co LP and Affinity Equity Partners for more than $4.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Oriental Brewery could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • DENVER, Jan. 17, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, will be exhibiting at the 39th Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on January 19-21.

  • UK grocers heading for 'margin reset': Pro     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director at Neev Capital, says that there's "another margin reset looming" for U.K. grocers after the disappointing December sales.

  • Report: Tyson weighs $2B-plus bid for Michael Foods Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Tyson is exploring a bid for Michael Foods, which is seen worth between $2 billion and $2.5 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Short-sellers targeting UK grocers: Pro     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simon Colvin, analyst at Markit, explains that U.K. retailers, particularly supermarkets, have been "heavily targeted by short-sellers" since the holiday season.

  • Hershey prepares to 'print' chocolate Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:59 AM ET
    Hershey's chocolate kisses.

    Hershey announced Thursday it has teamed up with a 3-D printing company to bring the technology to chocolate.

  • Patriots president on Tom Brady's sickness Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Tom Brady

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be on the field this weekend for the big game, said team President Jonathan Kraft, looking to reassure concerned fans.

  • Wine's big threat (hint: it could be you) Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    This year will bring good news to the wine industry despite aging boomers presenting a question mark for future demand, according to a new report.

  • SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2014-- Baristas Coffee Company Inc., a fast growing U.S. based beverage and branded products company, announced today that its "Baristas Coffee Creations" ice cream bars arrive today in Cape Coral Florida.

  • Where’s the beef? Industry at crossroads Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    Beef has never been more expensive, and rarely more controversial. From top-end T-bone to Big Mac, the future of the beef industry is at stake.

  • Bud Light gets a Super Bowl makeover Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 5:41 PM ET
    One of Anheuser-Busch's Super Bowl ads, "Puppy Love," follows up on a previous theme.

    This year, Bud Light will be getting a new aluminum can and new tagline, while Budweiser will trot out the popular Clydesdales for the second year in a row.

Consumer

  • China's automotive industry continued to power ahead in the first half of this year, but one sector has been left behind.

  • With the retail consumer listless of late, Eric Beder, Brean Capital, and Rick Snyder, Maxim Group, discuss if now is the time to buy the XRT and reveal what retail stock investors should be adding to their portfolio.

  • Emil Brolick

    Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick answered questions submitted by CNBC viewers, addressing labor costs and more.