Food Products


  • Sandy Causes Gas & Food Shortages     Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the update on travel and transit backups resulting from damage left by Superstorm Sandy, and a look at the growing problem of food shortages in New York and New Jersey, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Global Food-Giant Buyouts of Top Organic Brands Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET
    The organic foods business has gone so far beyond wheat sprouts and fresh pressed juices that the top company in the sector,  is close to breaking into the top half of the Fortune 500 rankings of America’s largest companies.

    Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.

  • World Food Prices Rise, Stay Close to Crisis Levels Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:18 AM ET
    TIANLIN, CHINA - MAY 12: A villager looks at the parched paddy on May 12, 2012 in Tianlin county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China. A lingering drought has dried up most of rivers as high temperature and little rainfall over the past three months this year. Tianlin county had suffered from severe drought over the past three years.

    World food prices rose in September and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, while cutting its forecast for global cereal output.

  • Emerging Markets Key to Kraft Spinoff’s Success Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:41 AM ET

    Food manufacturer Kraft’s spinoff company Mondelez expects growing demand for snacks in the developing world to be pivotal to the company’s success.

  • Food Crisis Overplayed?     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

    Stan Ryan, Vice President at Cargill Corporate says that with markets more open now, there is less chances for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. He explains more.

  • Poultry Industry May Face Losses Thanks to Corn Prices Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:21 PM ET
    Buffalo Chicken Wings

    By December, the average poultry producer is probably going to lose about 5 to 10 cents a pound thanks to the summer's record corn prices, according to  Heather Jones of BB&T Capital.

  • Best Bet on Football Foods     Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    A look at which snack and beverage companies are set to profit from this season's NFL games, with Bill Schmitz, Deutsche Bank senior analyst; and Jonathan Feeney Janney Montgomery Scott analyst.

  • Louis-Dreyfus: Grain Prices to Remain Close to Highs Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 3:05 AM ET

    The world’s second-largest wheat, corn and sugar trader tells CNBC that while agricultural prices will remain high the rest of the year, the world isn't going to experience a renewed food crisis.

  • Agricultural Demand for Water     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    An additional two billion people are expected to populate the planet by 2050 increasing the demand for available fresh water. Increasing supply is one of the main subjects under discussion at the Water Week conference in Stockholm.

  • Breakfa$t in the USA     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    The USDA is releasing its outlook on food prices today. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • Yelp for the Supermarket     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Ryan Charles, Consumr CEO & co-founder, discusses how his company is able to help consumers instantly find reviews of products they use in the supermarket or drugstore.

  • HSBC: Growth Will Be Hit By High Food Prices     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 2:10 AM ET

    Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, told CNBC, when we see a rise in commodity prices whether we should fear inflation or growth very much depends on the labour market. This time around it is growth that is going to take a hit.

  • Dunkin' Orders Up New App     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:33 AM ET

    Nigel Travis, Dunkin Brands CEO, discusses the launch of his company's first mobile app, allowing consumers to get their orders filled a lot faster.

  • Gov. Quinn: This Drought Makes Us All ‘Tom Joad’ Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    In Illinois, we’ve experienced the sixth-driest growing season on record. Of 102 counties, 100 are disaster areas, the state's governor addresses the issue of what's been done and what still needs to happen to help his state.

  • Sen. Pat Roberts: Don't Play Politics With Our Food Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
    Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades.

    The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."

  • World Powers Eye Emergency Food Meeting     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 3:15 AM ET

    Sudakshina Unnikrishna, commodities analyst at Barclays and Richard Davis, portfolio manager at BlackRock World Resources Income Fund, spoke to CNBC about whether the world is headed for a food crisis like that in 2008.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • Cooking Up New Restaurants with Boulud     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Daniel Boulud, DBGB Kitchen & Bar executive chef, discusses competing for customers in the restaurant business and his plans to serve up a new line of gourmet food.

  • How Three Niche Food Companies Made It Big Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?

  • Asphalt From Pig Manure? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    Sattler, however, isn't using cow manure but pig manure in an additive he's testing which can replace up to 15 percent of asphalt. A pilot project in Missouri "shows no signs of deterioration" and "appears to be performing well after having been in place for a year."