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  • Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Buyers for places like supermarkets milled about the trade show at the sprawling Jacob Javits Center in New York City, tasting the treats on display and stuffing bags with free samples. "It's like a secret wonderland of food," said Louise Kramer, a spokeswoman for the Specialty Food Association, the trade group...

  • Whole Foods owns up overcharging of packaged goods Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 2:46 PM ET

    July 2- Whole Foods Market Inc admitted that there were pricing issues at its New York City stores, a week after the NY Department of Consumer Affairs said the supermarket chain was overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and other goods. Whole Foods would increase training in stores across the country to fix the pricing issues and implement a...

  • Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Whole Foods Market has apologized to its shoppers for pricing issues in blog posts and emails, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. Last week, New York's Department of Consumer Affairs said it was expanding its investigation after finding...

  • Tips for supermarket shoppers worried about overcharging Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs accused Whole Foods of routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods. Some tips for consumers from the department:. In New York City, markets must provide a scale within 30 feet of the section where weighed packaged goods are sold or a sign directing...

  • NYC: Whole Foods mislabels prepackaged items, overcharges Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday. "These overcharges are incredibly troubling," Menin said, alleging that they continued even after Whole Foods was informed of the city investigation, which began in...

  • June 24- Posh supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc is being investigated by the New York Department of Consumer Affairs for overcharging customers for prepackaged meat, dairy and other goods by overstating their weight. Whole Foods, which dominates natural and organic grocery sales in the United States, is nicknamed "Whole Paycheck" for its high prices.

  • Early movers: LEN, NFLX, MKC, WFM, FCX & more Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Why some farmers think Whole Foods crossed the line Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 3:40 PM ET
    Produce at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco.

    The relationship between Whole Foods and organic farmers is fraying, as more grocers move in according to the New York Times.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 10- One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor. Suniva Inc, a Georgia- based solar cell and panel maker that is backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, farms out a small portion of its manufacturing to federal inmates as...

  • CHICAGO, June 5- In a January earnings call with investors, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook made a confident prediction: "2015 will be the year of Apple Pay," he said. Since then, the company has aggressively courted retailers- and claimed significant success. To assess Apple's progress, Reuters worked from the National Retail Federation's list of the top 100 U.S....

  • Cramer Remix: I want to party with this stock Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is down to tango with this company.

  • Cramer: Stop bottom-feeding this overcrowded group Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    Shoppers chose from organic fruits and vegetables at a supermarket.

    Jim Cramer discusses one group of stocks that has become totally overcrowded and issues a warning to steer clear of the bottom-feeders.

  • A shopper browses at an Old Navy store in San Francisco.

    A new report argues that conclusions about shoppers born between 1980 and 2004 "often provide convenient excuses" for retailers.

  • Newest metric for retailers: Social media followers Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    A shopper looks at Michael Kors handbags at Macy's flagship store in New York.

    The trumpeting of social media triumphs appears to be a growing trend among retail companies.

  • Flipboard CEO won't confirm Twitter deal talks Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Mike McCue, chief executive officer of Flipboard.

    Flipboard CEO Mike McCue said on Wednesday that he personally loves Twitter, but would not comment on whether acquisition rumors were true.

  • Guess which hot sector private equity is chasing Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    The Good Eggs distribution center in San Francisco

    The rising value of farmland and demand for organic food is wooing investors to this sector. Farmers are now becoming more business savvy.

  • No more closet indexing, time to get active Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the S&P 500 clings to a 2 percent gain for the year, many Wall Street strategists agree: Mimicking the benchmark is not going to cut it anymore.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. More mass-market retailers want niche brands that shoppers view as healthier to drive traffic in stores, particularly as they face rising competition from natural food and specialty chains like Whole Foods Market Inc..

  • Sellers of staples are at an unfortunate crossroads Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    A shopper in a Walmart store in Broomfield, Colorado.

    Companies such as Wal-Mart and Costco are at the intersection between lower food and gas prices, and consumers' reticence to spend more.

  • 13 wacky and original ideas raising millions Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Magnifying glass over illustration of lightbulb in head

    Hundreds of noteworthy new businesses had to be turned away from the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Here's a look at the honorable mentions.