Food Products


  • Staying alive in NYC's food truck industry     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    In NYC, food trucks have been hot, but many owners say rules and regulations are eating up profits. Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's 'The Profit' meets up with the owners of Eddie's Pizza Truck who are making money in a different way, but still need help.

  • July 16- Yum Brands Inc on Wednesday said its KFC business bounced back in China, its No. 1 market, but its stock fell more than 2 percent in extended-hours trading on disappointing quarterly results from its India, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut divisions.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- A proposal to overhaul nutrition labels on packaged foods sold in the United States does not go far enough to influence consumer choices and reduce obesity, a former U.S.

  • Health officials: Food label changes not enough Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration is working on a label overhaul and has proposed two different versions. Writing separately in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, former FDA Commissioner David Kessler and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official William H. Dietz both say the FDA doesn't go far enough.

  • Falafel to go: Mideast food chains expand abroad Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The super-sized malls that dot Dubai and other Gulf Arab cities are stuffed with foreign restaurants, from Burger King and Subway to suburban sit-down staples like IHOP and Red Lobster. A United Arab Emirates- based chain called Just Falafel opened its first branches in the United States and Canada last month.

  • Hershey raising prices on candy as costs rise Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    HERSHEY, Pa.— Candy maker Hershey Co. says its 2014 profit will be around the low end of its earlier forecast, and it is raising prices as costs rise. The company said that it expects earnings, excluding one-time items, of $4.05 to $4.13 per share, at the low end of its previous forecast.

  • And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • Less than a year after IPO, no fire in the Potbelly Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    And it had signed on Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's Maveron venture capital firm as its biggest investor. For growth-hungry investors seeking to replicate the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Starbucks, it's a cautionary tale.

  • Is America ready? Cappuccino potato chips coming Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but are snackers ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's?

  • Fat to fabulous: Will farm-to-table work in Texas? Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Tristan Simon (left), founder of Consilient Hospitality and Chef Tim Love of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup”

    The farm-to-table movement has yet to really catch on in Texas. However, Tim Love of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" said he's rooting for that to change.

  • How to play cattle, nat gas & gold     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    Digging into the supply and demand stories of multiple commodities including cattle and natural gas, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Marcus Lemonis' 'sweet' plan for Crumbs     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    "The Profit's" Marcus Lemonis shares his plan to save Crumbs' business and turn it into a multi-product sweets and snack destination.

  • Cramer: Drought causing 'noisy inflation'     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says the bread basket of America is what really matters.

  • Swiss Lindt buys US candy maker Russell Stover Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    GENEVA— Swiss chocolate maker Lindt& Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Lindt CEO Ernst Tanner said Monday that the purchase provides "a unique opportunity for us to expand our North American chocolate business."

  • TGI Friday's bets on 'endless appetizer'     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    TGI Fridays' loaded potato skins, one of the choices for "Endless Appetizers for $10."

    TGI Fridays is offering all-you-can-eat helpings of any one appetizer for just $10 per person on Mondays. Wunderlich Securities, Inc. restaurant analyst Bob Derrington, says this is a calculated risk by the restaurant.

  • 'The Profit' getting into Crumbs?     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis and partners near a deal to buy Crumbs Bakery, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • HONG KONG, July 10- Chinese pork producer WH Group Ltd is seeking to raise up to $3 billion as early as this month in a revived Hong Kong initial public offering which saw the deal size cut by nearly two-thirds, Thomson Reuters publication IFR reported on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • Pilot orders 35 pizzas for passengers     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    A Frontier Airlines pilot ordered pizzas for 160 passengers aboard a stranded plane in Wyoming due to weather.

  • Kroger on top of trends     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    Andy Wolf, BB&T Capital Markets, says Kroger really has been reinventing itself, and gaining market share.