PARIS, Nov 28- Louis Dreyfus Commodities named Mayo Schmidt, former head of Canadian grain handler Viterra, as its new chief executive in the latest stage of a corporate shake-up at the global trading firm. Louis Dreyfus, one of a quartet of "ABCD" companies that dominate agricultural commodity trading alongside Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge and Cargill, is trying...» Read More
Will Slabaugh, Stephens Inc., research analyst says consumers clearly want indulgent options, but keeping healthy products are key. David Freedman, The Atlantic contributor, says McDonald's needs to come out with a healthier Big Mac.
A new study from Connecticut College found lab rats that ate Oreo cookies activated neurons in their brains' "pleasure center" in the same way that drugs such as cocaine would.
Boulder Brands is betting the gluten-free craze is not just a fad. Stephen Hughes, Boulder Brands Chairman & CEO says 50 percent of its business is natural brands.
Herb Greenberg brought a red flag to gluten-free products at Boulder Brands. Stephen Hughes, Boulder Brands Chairman & CEO, says Greenberg's "math was wrong."
'Sell-by' dates are 'confusing' and 'misleading,' a study found. In fact, food may still be good even years past the date.
Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.
While McDonald's is promoting healthier foods, Jack in the Box is rolling out the Stacked Grilled Cheeseburger. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story. And Justin Wilson, Center for Consumer Freedom, and Meme Roth, National Action Against Obesity, discuss if the fast food consumer will have a bigger appetite for salads or cheeseburgers.
The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.
Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis discusses how his business keeps competitive globally, whether his company will get into cupcakes or frozen yogurt, and what weather impacts his business.
Coca-Cola is apologizing for a promotion on its vitaminwater bottle caps in Canada. Words in French sometimes have rude meanings in other languages.
Evan Andrews, Montgomery Inn vice president, discusses the business of barbecue in the U.S.
Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial CEO, discusses how the nation's current health craze has lifted his stock and Carl Icahn's selling his remaining stake in the company.
A distribution model popular in Europe could finally give U.S. grocery stores a solid online footing.
Matthew DiFrisco, Lazard Capital Markets analyst, and R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, discuss the likely outcome of McDonald's entering the chicken wing space and its impact on the stock.
The FDA said, after testing 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, that the amount of detectable arsenic is too low to cause immediate or short-term negative health effects.
Campbell Soup says it will start offering K-cup soup packs that can be made with Green Mountain's single-serve coffee machines.
The government can forcibly take up to 47 percent of farmers' raisin crop without paying them to put it in a raisin reserve, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. One family argues the program violates the Fifth Amendment.
As water becomes increasingly scarce, brewers of beer are racing to secure a steady supply of their most prized ingredient by using less of it. NBC News reports.
Can health food help ease geopolitical tensions? KIND Healthy Snacks CEO Daniel Lubetzky is also the founder of PeaceWorks. He discusses his efforts in acts of kindness, KIND's growth, and whether the food company is thinking about an IPO. Traders share their snack trades.
McDonald's is coming out with "mighty wings" on September 9 in an attempt to boost sluggish sales, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Burger King will also start offering a "french fry burger." Does innovation matter for stocks? Bob Derrington, Wunderlich Securities, provides perspective.