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  • Consumers are grumbling over rising food prices Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Beef sirloin steaks are displayed at a Publix Super Markets  grocery store in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Food prices are rising. After two months of sharp increase, grocers had no alternative but to raise their prices, making consumers unhappy.

  • US sneaker start-up pockets $1.5M investment Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    Brooklyn, N.Y.-based sneaker brand, Greats, said it has raised $1.5 million in new capital from a group of investors, Crain's reports.

  • Wage hike may limit military's fast food options Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    In a file photo dated December 8, 2005, U.S. soldiers have lunch at 'Burger King' at a military base in southern Baghdad.

    Increased wages and benefits for federal contract workers on military bases could result in job losses, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Spring boost likely 'too little, too late' for retail Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    An employee folds clothes at a Uniqlo Co. store on 5th Avenue in New York.

    April's expected bounce won't give a true reading on consumer demand, and it won't likely save the quarter.

  • Ukraine has no impact on Lenta: CEO Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Ukraine has no impact on Lenta: CEO

    Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Banana Republic taps former talent behind J. Crew Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Marissa Webb will become the Gap-owned brand's creative director and executive vice president of design, effective April 28.

  • Victoria's Secret angels make move to London Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

    Victoria's Secret's annual fashion show will head to London this year.

  • Teen entrepreneur launches wholesome bra line Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    Yellowberry bras

    A high school senior from Jackson Hole, Wyo., founded a wholesome underwear company called Yellowberry, which is getting a boost from Kickstarter.

  • Coca-Cola CEO: We're getting our momentum back Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    Coca-Cola reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, as strong sales in China more than offset a drop in Europe and flat volumes in North America.

  • Bloomberg's $50 million gun safety group Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Bloomberg's $50 million gun safety group

    Discussing the potential impact to gun sales after former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced he is spending $50 million on a gun safety group, with Brian Rafn, Morgan Dempsey Capital Management.

  • Retail vet: This is retail's huge problem Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's flagship store in New York.

    It's now-or-never when it comes to whether pent-up demand can help the struggling retail sector, a J.C. Penney board member told CNBC on Monday.

  • Wal-Mart takes on the Chinese government Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    After being fined more than $9.8 billion in the last three years, Wal-Mart is speaking out against the Chinese government, according to a report.

  • Walgreens urged to leave US to gain tax benefit Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Walgreens has come under pressure from an influential group of its shareholders, who want the US pharmacy chain to consider relocating to Europe, in what would be one of the largest tax inversions ever attempted. The FT reports.

  • Torrid March retail sales melt winter's effects Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's flagship store in New York.

    U.S. retail sales recorded their largest gain in 1-1/2 years in March, the latest sign the economy was emerging from a freezing winter.

  • KFC debuts chicken drumstick corsage...no, really! Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    The fried chicken purveyor has debuted a drumstick corsage to add a little poultry to the prom this year.

  • Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy protection Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    Coldwater Creek fashions

    The retailer expects to start sales to liquidate its inventory in early May. It plans to hold going out of business sales in the coming months.

  • Shaquille O'Neal, businessman Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Shaquille O'Neal, businessman

    NBA basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal reveals how Magic Johnson influenced his business empire and discusses his new Shaquille O'Neal Collection of men's wear.

  • Have to be an omni-channel retailer: Pro Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Have to be an omni-channel retailer: Pro

    Discussing retail sales posting their biggest gain in a year and a half, with CNBC contributor Jan Kniffen and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Retailer concerned, more promotional: Pro Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Retailer concerned, more promotional: Pro

    Former Saks chairman & CEO Steve Sadove, discusses the pressure on the retail sector and the confidence of the consumer.

  • How the Swiffer is made Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    How the Swiffer is made

    Glatfelter CEO Dante Parrini helps the "Squawk Box" crew understand how the paper for the Swiffer is made.

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