Food and Staples Retailing


  • Drink Up This Doorbuster: Black Friday, The Beer Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    Set the alarm clock! There's finally a really good reason for beer lovers to wake up early on Black Friday morning. Black Friday, the beer.

  • No More Twinkies? It. Can't. Happen. In. America. Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    A world without Twinkies is like a world without a fluffy sugary fake creamy center. Hostess Brands says it will stop operations and liquidate the entire company if striking workers don't get back on the job by tonight.

  • Special Delivery From Wal-Mart's Silicon Valley Lab Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    The world's largest retailer is partnering with Goodies Co., a monthly food subscription service, to offer a taste-testing program.

  • Retailers are hoping to get holiday-shoppers into their stores right after they finish their Thanksgiving turkey, but some store employees are pushing back.

  • The economic downturn is hurting Americans including young people, who are struggling with debt and joblessness. See what's new on millennials' list of financial woes.

  • Turkey Prices Gobble Up More of Thanksgiving Budget Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 7:07 PM ET

    The cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner edged up slightly, but it could have been lower this year had it not been for the meal’s traditional centerpiece, the turkey.

  • Retail's New Grinch: A Sandy-Snarled Supply Chain Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 4:09 PM ET

    While no storm is ever welcome, Sandy’s timing, along with the nor’easter Athena, couldn't be worse. With just two weeks to go until Black Friday unofficially kicks off the 2012 holiday season, retailers are awaiting final inventory shipments for the holidays.

  • Wine.com Readies New Marketplace to Battle Amazon Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:52 PM ET

    Wine.com, the leading online wine retailer, said it is launching the Wine.com Marketplace, which will allow smaller domestic and international wineries with limited distribution channels the ability to sell its wines on Wine.com.

  • The Consumer Is Starting to Come Back: Clorox CEO Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    The U.S. consumer is starting to turn around, Clorox CEO Donald Knauss told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.

  • As the markets re-open post Sandy and the damage is assessed, no doubt one of the topics on Wednesday will be the retail hurricane trade. But this Halloween, I say Don’t Be Tricked by the Retail Trade.

  • Why Are India's Retailers Afraid of Wal-Mart? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 4:47 AM ET

    From protests and mass rallies to burning of government effigies, Indian shop owners say Wal-Mart is not welcome in India. But do these businesses have reason to fear the world's biggest retailer entering their market?

  • Will Retailers Come Out of Sandy Unscathed? Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 4:02 PM ET

    When it comes to staying safe in a hurricane, it often comes down to how prepared you are. The lesson is as important for retailers as it is for consumers.

  • A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    Retailers are relying on part-time workers, a trend that has frustrated millions of Americans who want full-time jobs.

  • WhiteWave Rides Demand for Organic Foods Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    The organic food company, which was spun off from Dean Foods, raised $391 million in its offering.

  • Dunkin Brands Aims for 720 New Stores Across Globe Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:13 PM ET

    After beating expectations for third quarter earnings and raising guidance, Dunkin Brands CEO Nigel Travis said the growth is just beginning as it opens new stores across the country.

  • Is It Worth It? A Look at Layaway and Toy Reservations Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    Layaway seems harmless enough, but unless you are taking advantage of the free layaway programs being offered by some retailers this year, it might not be the bargain it seems.

  • No Bubble for Craft Beer: Industry Pioneer Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    Charles Papazian, President of the Brewers Association

    Craft beer sales continue to grow at a breakneck pace, but homebrewing pioneer Charlier Papazian said there isn't a bubble in the making.

  • Will Amazon Be the New Fashion Catwalk? Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    Big fashion brands are fretting over whether to offer their wares on Amazon as its move into clothing forces them to decide if the website is a lucrative new sales channel or a threat to their prestige

  • As Waistlines Grow, So Do Refrigerators Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?

  • Shares Constellation Brands surged more than 4 percent on Friday leaving the stock up 75 percent for the year after strong quarterly earnings.