Food and Beverage


  • Time to talk turkey     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" crew asks turkey experts RJ Jaramillo, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line spokesman, and Sue Smith, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert, about temperature and how to carve the turkey.

  • What's brewing for Black Friday? Beer Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 5:33 PM ET

    Forget cheap electronics, many consumers will be lining up for something else on Black Friday: beer. Many brewers are using the day to release limited-edition beers.

  • Americans cutting back on dining out: Pro     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    With Americans becoming increasingly concerned about their health and waistlines, Molly Harnischfeger, AlixPartners, and Will Slabaugh, Stephens Inc analyst, discuss their best food plays.

  • Would you believe teriyaki Spam? Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    Sales of Hormel's signature meat-in-a-can Spam rose around the globe, said CEO Jeffrey Ettinger. And a new teriyaki SPAM was just rolled out in Hawaii, he added.

  • Forget happy hour: How to own your own distillery Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Cardinal Spirit Team

    As the SEC grapples with rules for crowdfunding, many small businesses, including an Indiana craft distillery, are gearing up for a new way to raise capital.

  • Sriracha fight set to simmer a little longer Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 6:54 PM ET

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge heard testimony Friday from attorneys for the city of Irwindale, Calif., and the owner of the Sriracha plant.

  • Sriracha factory in hot water     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    The city of Irwindale, California is attempting to shut down a Sriracha plant because of the overwhelming smell the chili peppers are unleashing. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details.

  • Limited McRib could stick it to McDonald’s sales Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    McDonald's McRib

    The fast-food giant is not offering the cult favorite nationally but instead will let franchisees choose whether or not to put it on their menu.

  • KFC owner Yum Brands restructures units Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    Yum Brands will combine the U.S. and international divisions of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and keep its China and India units separate.

  • No national launch for McRib amid menu changeup Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    McDonald's McRib

    McDonald's, which has been struggling to juggle a variety of new menu items, says the McRib won't be available nationally this year.

  • Subway franchisee accepting bitcoins     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Sapan Shah discusses the support he's getting for allowing purchases with bitcoins. "Subway has encouraged operators to have innovative ideas," he says.

  • Relax: There's plenty of turkey for Thanksgiving Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Butterball glazed turkey.

    Although one chain reported a shortage of big turkeys, other sources say there's plenty to go around, NBC News reported.

  • New England coffeeshop takes on Starbucks—and wins Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Starbucks is known for roasting coffee—but in the case against a small family-run rival, the coffee giant itself got roasted.

  • Somebody tell Jared: This Subway takes bitcoins Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    A customer makes a purchase using bitcoins.

    It only takes a little bitcoin to enjoy a big sandwich at one Subway location. An Allentown, Pa. shop has made history by accepting bitcoins.

  • Kale Caesar! Salads top the menu for work lunches Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Kale salad

    An analysis of online orders revealed that Greek salad is the most popular workday lunch, the Today Show reports.

  • Beer in baggage claim tops off airport revenues Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Passengers sampling liquor at the Liquor Library at baggage claim at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas.

    Passengers are spending more at airports, due in part to unique offerings. In 2012 travelers spent $630 million on retail items in U.S. terminals.

  • Lot of burgers: McDonald's $3 billion plans Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    McDonald's plans to spend up to $3 billion next year to open 1,500 new restaurants and remodel 1,000 others.

  • Here's the grand total for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Finally, some good news for consumers to chew on: that Thanksgiving feast will be a little less expensive.

  • Philippines: Impact on GDP is 'substantial'     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Arvind Ramakrishnan, head of Asia at Maplecroft, explains how the Philippines' "catastrophic" devastation will impact its economy -- especially its food and beverage sector.

  • Transfat ban just the beginning: Whole Foods boss Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:56 AM ET
    A customer shops for produce at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco.

    The assertion by Walter Robb of Whole Foods on Friday followed news that the FDA has proposed banning transfats in processed food.

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