Christina Cheddar Berk is a senior news editor at a CNBC.com. Before joining CNBC, she was a special writer at Dow Jones Newswires and a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Cheddar Berk was part of a team of reporters who received a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for breaking news coverage. She also has worked as an associate editor for "The World Almanac" and an assistant editor for "Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia."
H.J. Heinz Chairman and Chief Executive William Johnson told CNBC that the company has not held talks to sell itself, but he thinks recent market speculation about a potential deal is a reflection of the progress the company has made over the past year.
Coca-Cola said it will buy Vitaminwater maker Glaceau for $4.1 billion in cash, in a move aimed at expanding the Atlanta beverage giant's non-carbonated beverage line.
As the mercury climbs this summer, more and more consumers will be turning to an ice-cold bottle of water to quench their thirst.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
As shoppers continue to shift their spending to the Web, traditional retailers are missing out on the impulse buy.
The recent holiday season is an example of a consumer-driven "correction" taking place in retail, Nike CEO Mark Parker said.
Oliver Chen, Citi retailing analyst, explains what factors are going to take Tiffany shares higher. "The affluent consumer tended to do well in the S&P in 2013," he explains.