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  • Here's why the shelf life of Twinkies increased Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Although many consumers may be under the false impression that Twinkies last forever, they do in fact have a shelf life, and that's about to increase.

  • Sweet return—Twinkies rise again! Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Sweet return; Twinkies rise again!

    Dean Metropoulos, chairman and CEO of C. Dean Metropoulos & Co., discusses the relaunch of Hostess snack brands.

  • Supersize this: McD's alums go big on healthy food Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    LYFE Kitchen nine grain pilaf.

    No strangers to food in the fast lane, a handful of former McDonald's executives, are trying to crack the code on providing food on the go that tastes good and is good for you.

  • Manufacturing Slump Not in the Mix for Vitamix Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Vitamix blender

    Amid a slow-growth environment for US manufacturing, one American company is bucking the trend as Americans embrace juicing, which has driven sales higher.

  • Lawmakers Eye Pork Safety Issues Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Lawmakers Eye Pork Safety Issues

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI), discusses increasing Congressional scrutiny of food safety on the heels of Smithfield Foods takeover bid from Chinese meat producer Shuanghui.

  • Move Over Peanut Butter! Hummus Is Spreading Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Hummus sales are booming, and Sabra is on a quest to convince Americans to eat even more. Is it the next peanut butter?

  • What Gives? Retailers Go Gaga for Groceries Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Despite the high revenue, the profit margins in the grocery business traditionally have been low, but that hasn't stopped retail giants Amazon and Wal-Mart from escalating the national food fight. What gives?

  • China in Hog Heaven Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    China in Hog Heaven

    Smithfield Foods bought by China's largest meat producer, Shuanghui, is facing regulatory and political scrutiny, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Shuanghui Buys Smithfield Foods in $7.1 Billion Deal Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Shuanghui Buys Smithfield Foods in$7.1B Deal

    The world's largest hog farming and pork processing company has agreed to be acquired by China's largest meat processor, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • The Man Who Gave America Fish Sticks Is Dead Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Fish sticks, the ultimate starter seafood.

    Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.

  • Food Supply Under Assault as Climate Heats Up Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    The food supply is under siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, from arsenic-laced chicken to dying bee colonies, and some favorites may someday vanish from the plate.

  • Tyson Profit Misses Estimates on Switch to Chicken Monday, 6 May 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as shoppers and restaurants switched to cheaper chicken from beef, and the company cut its full-year sales forecast.

  • America Rejoice! Twinkies Back on Shelves in July Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    Hostess Twinkies

    The classic Twinkie will hit store shelves nationally by late July, Hostess Brands told NBC News.

  • ConAgra Profit Plunges 57%, Missing Estimates Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:07 AM ET
    ConAgra Foods products

    The maker of Chef Boyardee pastas and Hunt's ketchup reported a 57 percent fall in third-quarter profit, hurt by costs related to its acquisition of Ralcorp.

  • Beer Label Madness Begins Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    Beer lovers have plenty of options, but which label do consumers love the most? The madness is underway. Vote for your favorite.

  • Hungry-Man Investors: Pinnacle Foods IPO Prices at $20 Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    The IPO of Pinnacle Foods priced at $20 a share, at the high end of the range. One trader said the stock could pop on its debut Thursday amid expectations of a "hefty dividend."

  • Going Wild For Wings? Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Going Wild For Wings?

    Sally Smith, President and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, explains why she decided not to advertise during the Super Bowl, when more than 8 million wings are served.

  • PB & Spam? Hormel Says It's Buying Skippy Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company known for Spam and other deli meats said Thursday it's buying Skippy.

  • 7-Eleven in Southeast Asia: The Rise of a Junk Food Empire

    A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.  The Global Post reports.

  • Hoard Twinkies?! Hostess Threatens to Shut Down Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    Hoard Twinkies?! Hostess Threatens to Shut Down

    Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and other household-name products - said it would seek this week to liquidate the company unless enough workers stopped striking by the end of the workday on Thursday.