Food Products


  • Corn, Not Sugar, Offers Sweet Returns: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 3:58 AM ET

    Corn and sugar prices may have rallied on Tuesday, but for investors looking to profit from an agricultural trade, one analyst is putting his money in corn, over sugar.

  • Corn Supplies Jump, Easing Shortage Worries Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    Corn supplies are forecast to be higher than expected this fall. A larger crop would ease concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

  • BWLD: The Spicy Trade  Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    A hot trade on the Buffalo Wild Wings franchise, with Matthew DiFrisco, Lazard Capital Markets.

  • Grain Futures Sell-Off Was 'Overreaction': Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    Markets have overreacted to recent concerns on oversupply in soft commodities, and the fundamentals do not support the recent sell-off, Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, analyst at Barclays Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • The price of corn is the latest of a series of signals that remind investors about 2008, the year the financial crisis spread across the globe and Lehman Brothers collapsed, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a note Monday.

  • The global debt crisis has sparked riots in Greece and elsewhere in Europe, but while you were watching the mayhem on TV, you might not have noticed that there’s a riot brewing at your kitchen table.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Woman bagging groceries

    For Cost of Living, Southern states offer the best bang for your buck in CNBC’s Top States for Business 2011 study.

  • Emerging Markets 'Half of Global Growth': World Bank Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 3:44 PM ET
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick addresses the media during a press conference following his meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on September 2, 2009 in Beijing, China.

    Emerging markets currently represent "about half of global growth," World Bank President Robert B. Zoelick told CNBC Tuesday.

  • French Agriculture Minister Vows to Fight Speculators Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 6:33 AM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    The matters of food production, lack of transparency in food stocks and speculation on commodities markets need to be tackled as they are affecting food prices, French agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire told CNBC.com Monday.

  • ARod Vita Coco

    On Wednesday, coconut water maker Vita Coco announced it had signed New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez to an endorsement deal. One problem: The folks at Zico, Vita Coco's biggest competitor, which is going head-to-head in a battle to become the leader in the growing $200 million space, say A-Rod is an investor in their company.

  • Cramer: These 4 Things Could Fix Market Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    Plus, the "Mad Money" host reveals his "Game Plan" for the days to come.

  • Extreme Weather to Fuel Food Inflation: Analyst Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 10:46 PM ET

    Extreme weather conditions can push food prices, already on a high in Asia, further north. In 2011 regional inflation could be close to 5 percent, provided there is no sudden spike in the year.

  • Campbell Taking Long View on Cool Soup Sales: CEO Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Campbell Soup, like other food companies, has been hit by rising prices for commodities including wheat and vegetables, as well as a weak consumer base, Chief Executive Douglas Conant told CNBC Thursday.  But the 140-year-old company is taking a long-term view of  what it sees as a temporary bump in the road.

  • Burger Wars With Johnny Rockets CEO Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:16 PM ET

    If you have a hankering for a burger nowadays, the choices are endless. From McDonalds spacer, Wendy's, Burger King, Jack in the Box — the beef battle has a huge number of gladiators. One company that has been growing its menu of opportunities is Johnny Rockets.

  • Russia banned imports of raw vegetables from the European Union on Thursday because of a deadly E.coli outbreak centered in Germany, a move branded "disproportionate" by Brussels.

  • Playing the Healthy Eating Bull Market Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:21 PM ET

    Cramer interviews The Hain Celestial Group's Irwin Simon.

  • Sanderson Farms CEO Speaks  Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 5:41 PM ET

    Sanderson Farms reported a fiscal Q2 loss of $16.3M due to higher feed costs, with Joe Sanderson, Sanderson Farms CEO, and Farha Aslam, Stephens. "With the current economic conditions affecting consumer behavior, we expect to see continued weakness in food service demand," he says.

  • Interest in Wine Investing Grows as China Drinks More Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 8:32 PM ET

    Asia is taking a sizeable swig of the market share when it comes to wine.  In fact China, including Hong Kong, became the world's largest consumer of Bordeaux wines last year, according to the Bordeaux Wine Council.

  • Corn Reserves Expected to Rise, Easing Food Prices Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    U.S. corn surpluses are expected to increase higher than anticipated this summer and grow even more next year, a trend that could help ease rising food and grain prices this year.