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  • 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.

  • Starbucks updates app to avoid 'potential risk' Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    A security expert says the previous mobile payment app made it easy for hackers to access customers' geological data and password information.

  • 2013 king of fine wines     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's Wine, discusses Sotheby's strong wine business. CNBC's Robert Frank assesses the supply and demand of high end wines. Ritchie reveals the most sought after wine on the market.

  • Why cider is the best thing to happen to beer Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    As Anheuser-Busch InBev's Stella Artois takes its cider brand national, rival MillerCoors is preparing its own major cider launch.

  • Marley Coffee Expands Presence in Canadian Retail Chains Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    DENVER, Jan. 15, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, announces that its RealCup™ single-serve cups are now available in Canada at select locations in five new grocery/retail chains.

  • Outgoing Lululemon CEO names her next venture Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 5:39 PM ET
    Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc., speaks during an event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 15, 2013.

    After six years of selling high-priced yoga pants, Christine Day is going to a healthy foods start-up backed by Derek Jeter and Jennifer Garner.

  • Minimum wage windfall? States test the idea Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    Companies and industries that rely on low-income spenders could see a boost to the bottom line thanks to rising wages in many American states.

  • Can Dunkin' Donuts rewards compete with Starbucks? Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    Dunkin' Brands plans to open hundreds of new stores in the U.S. and internationally this year.

    Dunkin' Donuts will soon announce a rewards program based on spending, but can it compete with Starbucks'?

  • Lindt is a 'class act': Pro     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Chevreux, discusses Lindt after the group's sales beat forecasts and explains that it is the "clear market leader" in premium chocolate products.

  • Chipotle CEO: Committed to food with integrity     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Chipotle co-CEOs Steve Ells and Montgomery Moran discuss plans to remove GMOs from its ingredients, introduce a new vegetarian meal and expand into pizza.

  • Dunkin' CEO bullish on the consumer     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Nigel Travis, chairman and CEO of Dunkin' Brand, discusses the company's plans for expansion and explains its loyalty program. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

  • Problems brewing at Starbucks? Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Some undercover work at Starbucks stores shows there may be problems brewing at Wall Street's coffee darling, says retail analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • Monsanto wins high court challenge on seed patents Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    A protester against Monsanto genetically modified food in New York's Bryant Park.

    The Supreme Court upheld Monsanto's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to organic farmers and critics of the company.

  • Japan's Suntory to buy Jim Beam     Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Suntory of Japan has agreed to acquire the maker of Jim Beam and Maker`s Mark bourbons for $13.6 billion. The "Squawk on the Street" news team breaks down the deal.

  • Old-school pizza wars: Like they did in Naples Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    The artisanal pizza business is on an upswing. A visual sampling of the fare at Pizzeria Locale is seen here in Denver, Colo.

    This isn't your father's pizza. It's your great-grandfather's.

  • DENVER, Jan. 13, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, reviews its successes in 2013 and articulates its strategy for increasing distribution of its coffees and expanding its product lines in the United Kingdom and Europe in 2014 and beyond.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2014-- VoicePort, LLC announced today that they have launched their Prescription Adherence Solution at Klingensmith's Drug Stores, an eight door independent drug store chain headquartered in Ford City, PA. Alphonse J. Sasso, Vice President of Business Development at VoicePort commented, "We are very excited to have the chance to work with Klingensmith's Drug Stores in their pursuit of patient care.

  • A new study reveals that 80 percent of Super Bowl spots don't help sales. Pop culture commentator Chuck Nice shares his opinions on three hot topics.

  • Holy cow! Beef prices soar on supply squeeze Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    The price of choice-grade U.S. beef at wholesale set a new record this week as tight supplies were squeezed by harsh weather.

Consumer

  • Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, says Facebook's very large and growing user base, and new revenue opportunities are two of several reasons he is putting the social network at the top of his recommendations list.

  • According to a recent survey, women are becoming more accustomed to rolling up their sleeves to try to get the best deal on a new car.

  • Ahead of speculation about Apple's event, investors are focused on long-term value that the tech company will generate.