Food and Beverage


  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years. Gary Fayard, the company's outgoing chief financial officer, attributed the decline in sodas partly to the timing of Easter, which falls in the second quarter this year instead of the first.

  • Rising prices aid $15B food fraud problem Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    A Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist inspects an international food shipment at the port of Newark

    With rising food rates and an increase in food imports, food fraud is a growing problem that costs the industry up to $15 billion a year.

  • Beef prices climb to highest in 25 years Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season.

  • KFC debuts chicken drumstick corsage...no, really! Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    The fried chicken purveyor has debuted a drumstick corsage to add a little poultry to the prom this year.

  • Wanted: More young people for an iconic US industry Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    A farmer drives a combine while harvesting soybeans on a farm in Fairfield County, Ohio.

    There are now six times more farmers 65 and older than there are farmers 34 and under. It's a concern, say experts.

  • What's inside a $100 grilled cheese sandwich Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese by Deca Restaurant

    A restaurant inside the Ritz-Carlton Chicago took a luxurious spin on school lunch with the "Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese," Eater.com said.

  • Subway: 'Yoga mat' chemical almost out of bread Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Subway to phase out 'yoga mat' chemical from its breads.

    Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat" chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

  • Panera CEO: Don’t get trampled by elephants Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 9:20 AM ET
    Panera's Breakfast Power Sandwich

    "These guys are all competing for this very broad mass market, which is essentially very much focused on price and speed," said Ron Shaich, Panera's CEO.

  • Has the Champagne bubble finally popped? Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    The U.K. is ordering fewer and fewer bottles of Champagne as sparkling alternatives continued to lure consumers away from luxury bubbles.

  • California city calls Sriracha factory a nuisance Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:06 PM ET
    Bottles of Sriracha hot chili sauce.

    A Southern California city council gave the Sriracha hot sauce factory 90 days to vanquish the spicy odors that prompted complaints from residents.

  • Crumbs CEO: Cupcakes don't attract enough people Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    Since going public in 2011, Crumbs stock has nosedived. Its CEO sat down with CNBC to discuss the business' future and cupcake demand.

  • Wal-Mart looks to organics to revive grocery Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart will provide shoppers with organic food options at the same price as its nationally branded non-organic items.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9- A California bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay passed its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, the latest move by lawmakers nationwide aimed at persuading people to drink less soda pop.

  • April 9- Constellation Brands Inc said it expects to spend upto $1.1 billion- almost double its previous forecast- to increase capacity at a Mexican brewery, hurting its full-year profit and cash flow forecasts and sending its shares down 5 percent.

  • Bacon prices jump 10% after rash of baby pig deaths Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    A new virus has killed millions of baby pigs in the U.S. in less than a year. The consequence? Bacon prices rising by more than ten percent.

  • Chick-fil-A's quest to expand, escape old flaps Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Springfield, Va.

    The iconic chicken chain is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass. It wants to go from old school to almost cool, USA TODAY reports.

  • A Monster solution to Coca-Cola's diet problem Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    Coca-Cola stands to lose a big chunk of revenue if a rival buys Monster Beverage. But there's a solution: Acquire the energy drink company.

  • Analyst lowers rating on Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. declined Tuesday as an analyst lowered her rating on the beverage company, saying she believes it is overexposed to the U.S. carbonated soft drink category. Like other soft drink companies, Dr. Pepper Snapple has been dealing with Americans cutting back on both regular soda and diet soda.

  • It might be sweet and sticky, but it's not honey Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    In a new measure, food companies will be asked to label their products as "blend" if sweeteners are added to honey, in an effort to regulate food.

  • China’s prostitution crackdown hits cognac Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    China's clampdown on prostitution in nightclubs and bars will hit cognac producers, analysts have warned.

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