Food Products


  • General Mills buying Annie's for $46 a share Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    General Mills will acquire organic food producer Annie's for about $820M in cash as it works to boost its presence in the natural food space.

  • Fast food chains serving up new concepts Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    How do restaurants expand? They build their existing business or buy growth. Here are a number of concepts that restaurants are betting on.

  • Where El Pollo Loco is hiring     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Steve Sather, El Pollo Loco CEO, discusses where the restaurant is hiring right now, and its unique positioning in the fast casual restaurant industry.


  • NICOSIA, Sept 4- The European Union's trade chief said on Thursday the bloc was considering compensating European food producers hit by trade restrictions that Russia has imposed in retaliation for EU sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

  • Dine Equity CEO on fixing fast-casual     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    The International House of Pancakes, or IHOP, is now offering new waffle flavors, including blueberry cheesecake, for a limited time. DineEquity Chairman and CEO Julia Stewart, discusses how her company stays in front of the consumer.

  • Engineered food fight spending booms in first half Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:14 AM ET
    Wheat grows in a test field at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon.

    Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent roughly three times their spending in all of 2013.

  • California runs on Dunkin'?     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the line for the first stand alone traditional Dunkin' Donuts store in 12 years in Southern California went down the block in the dark Tuesday morning.

  • LONDON, Sept. 2- Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain's aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years. They say it will allow Burger King to avoid paying some U.S. taxes.

  • America runs on bacon, and so does this motorcycle Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Hormel's bacon bike.

    Hormel has created a custom motorcycle that runs on 100 percent refined bacon grease.

  • Hormel creates bacon bike     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    A motorcycle powered completely by bacon, with CNBC's Jane Wells, and bacon biker Eric Pierson.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 29- Mexican bread maker Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baker and maker of Entenmann's cakes and Oroweat bread among other brands, said on Friday it is planning to sell new shares in Mexico and abroad, marking its first foreign listing.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • FOREX-Dollar eases as euro falls on ECB speculation Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 27- The dollar softened on Wednesday as traders focused on riskier currencies, while the battered euro hit a 19- month low against the Swiss franc amid speculation the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing.

  • FOREX-Euro falls widely on ECB easing speculation Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    *Euro hits lowest since January 2013 against Swiss franc. LONDON, Aug 27- The euro fell broadly on Wednesday, hitting a 19- month low against the Swiss franc, as speculation that the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing was fuelled by yet more bad news from the euro zone.

  • LONDON, Aug 27- The euro edged off its lowest point in almost a year on Wednesday as Germany's finance minister played down speculation over more European Central Bank monetary policy easing in the coming months.

  • Aug 25- Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's take over of Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Investors in Burger King Worldwide Inc and Tim Hortons Inc applauded news of a potential merger between the two fast food chains, seeing both tax savings and strategic rationale for a combination.

  • Analyst's view of Burger King & Tim Hortons     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    Is a potential deal between Burger King and Tim Hortons a smart tax play? Will Slabaugh, Stephens analyst, provides perspective.

  • Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen provides insight to talks of a deal between Burger King and Tim Hortons, as well as a tax inversion move.