Food Products


  • Billion dollar Hostess?  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    Nearly 2 years after a judge ruled Hostess Brands should liquidate, it is attracting buyers for a potential billion-dollar deal. Insight, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • BEIJING, Nov 12- U.S. companies, which have led Western investment in China over the last 35 years, are scaling back their expectations and business plans in the face of slowing growth, heightened competition and increased regulatory scrutiny from Beijing. The USCBC estimates U.S. business in China is worth about $350 billion a year, a figure that includes exports,...

  • Things you can sue over: The word 'mayonnaise' Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Just Mayo by Hampton Creek

    Food giant Unilever is suing Hampton Creek, maker of eggless spread Just Mayo, accusing it of false advertising and fraud, the New York Times reports.

  • Worldwide sales at restaurants open at least 13 months were down 0.5 percent as the world's biggest fast-food chain continued to fight tough U.S. competition, the after-effects of a supplier scandal in Asia, and economic and political turmoil in Europe. Under Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson, who took the helm in July 2012, the U.S. operation is focusing on...

  • WhiteWave CEO: Opportunity in China trends  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer speaks to Gregg Engles, WhiteWave Foods chairman & CEO, about the company's record quarterly earnings and emerging trends in natural and organic food.

  • UPDATE 1-McDonald's October same-store sales falls Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Nov 10- McDonald's Corp's sales fell at established restaurants in all regions last month, hurt by stiff competition in the United States and the fallout from a supplier scandal in Japan and China. Diners shunned the chain in China and Japan after a television news expose showed workers mishandling meat at a key supplier in China, and McDonald's scrambled to...

  • McDonald's not out of woods: Strategist  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar, digests McDonald's falling October sales, and the company's efforts in changing consumer perceptions of the brand. Charles Kantor of Neuberger Berman, weighs in.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said third-quarter profit fell 9 percent as it took a large writeoff on one of its investments, but operating results easily topped forecasts amid improvement in its insurance, energy and railroad operations. Net income slipped to $4.62 billion, or $2,811 per Class A share in the third quarter,...

  • Reality of food inflation  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Many food companies are noting food inflation in their earnings data. CNBC's Bob Pisani reports which companies are facing the most pressure.

  • UPDATE 1-Freshpet whets investor appetite in debut Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    New Jersey- based Freshpet, valued at about $644 million at the day's high, is aiming to grab a bigger share of the U.S. pet care industry, estimated to be worth nearly $59 billion this year. Freshpet is unique in that it sells cat and dog food fresh, rather than in cans, using refrigerators installed in retailers such as PetSmart Inc, Petco and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • Nov 7- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, cut its full-year sales and profit growth forecast, blaming weak demand in the United States and slowing growth in its key emerging markets. General Mills' sales in recent quarters have been hit by intense competition from private-label brands and new breakfast options such as...

  • Pet food maker Freshpet rises 35 pct in debut Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Nov 7- Shares of pet food maker Freshpet Inc rose as much as 35 percent in their trading debut on Friday as investors rushed to grab a piece of the company expected to benefit from rising pet ownership and spending on pet food in the United States. The company raised $156.3 million after it sold all the 10.4 million shares in the initial public offering at $15 each,...

  • Keurig defies industry  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on the story of Keurig Green Mountain, which is working on a cold coffee machine for homes.

  • How Karsch found Juice Press  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Michael Karsch, KCM Consulting founder, discusses his investment in Juice Press, as well as in Dunkin Donuts in the Austin, Texas area.

  • Nov 6- Wendy's Co, the No. 3 U.S. hamburger chain, reported quarterly sales and profit below analysts' estimates, mostly due to higher beef costs and intense competition in North America. Wendy's, like market leader McDonald's Corp, has been struggling in an increasingly competitive fast-food market and has been investing heavily to spruce up its restaurants and...

  • Market share gains drive Whole Foods profit Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    Nov 5- Upscale grocer Whole Foods Market Inc, which specializes in organic and natural food products, reported a 5.7 percent rise in quarterly profit as the company gained market share and launched new products. The company's net income rose to $128 million, or 35 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 28, from $121 million, or 32 cents per share, a year...

  • TORONTO, Nov 5- Profit at Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc, which is being bought by Burger King Worldwide Inc, beat market estimates in the third quarter as customers opted for the more expensive items on the company's menu. Net income fell about 14 percent, however, mostly due to costs related to U.S. fast-food chain Burger King's C $12.64 billion...

  • Nov 5- Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc's third-quarter profit handily beat market estimates, as same-store sales got a boost from customers buying more expensive menu items. Excluding items, Tim Hortons earned 95 Canadian cents per share, ahead of the average analysts' estimate of 88 Canadian cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • Nutrisystem preps for diet season  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    Dawn Zier, Nutrisystem CEO & President, discusses products targeted to diabetic customers.

  • CNBC.com Hot List: GOP stocks & McRib  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    CNBC.com's Managing Editor Allen Wastler looks at which stories are heating up on the web, including a video of what actually goes into McDonald's McRib sandwich.