Food Retail


  • The Indian delivery service that even FedEx envies Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Indian dabbawallahs push their carts laden with food, on their way to make lunch time food deliveries, through the streets of Mumbai.

    Dabbawalas are the bikers who take tiffins to hungry eaters in Mumbai, and their system is so efficient FedEx has studied it. GP reports.

  • CEO strikes back at critics over minimum wage Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    An employee at Hardee's in Pasadena, Maryland.

    The CEO of the chain that owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr. strikes back at critics over his position on raising the minimum wage.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Kroger rose$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $49.16. Safeway fell$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $34.53. Supervalu rose$. 19 or 2.3 percent, to $8.34.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Kroger rose$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $49.20. Safeway rose$. 01 or percent, to $34.65. Supervalu rose$. 14 or 1.7 percent, to $8.29.

  • To battle rising food prices companies are passing costs on to consumers via sneaky changes in grocery aisles. Fiscal Times reports.

  • Craft beer has Carolina on its mind Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    The gold medal-winning Hop Drop ‘n Roll being readied for distribution at NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, N.C.

    The passage of "Pop the Cap" in 2005, local food movements, and arriving big craft brewers have poised N.C. as craft beer's new hotbed.

  • July 11- Mondelez International Inc, maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, said it would create a "stand-alone" European cheese and grocery business to focus on its fast-growing snacks business, including biscuits, gum and candy.

  • Lowes Foods' grocer-tainment     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Sue Herera weigh in on Lowes Foods' rebranding efforts to make food shopping more entertaining.

  • Rebranding of Lowes Foods     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on a shopping experience you can't find online with Lowes Foods.

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $48.94. Safeway rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.57. Whole Foods Market Inc. rose$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $37.85.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 02 or percent, to $48.95. Safeway rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.65. Supervalu fell$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $8.10.

  • Wendy's CEO takes your questions Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Emil Brolick

    Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick answered questions submitted by CNBC viewers, addressing labor costs and more.

  • Crumbs shows risks of being a one-hit wonder Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.

  • Chicken price up— blame fat roosters who won't mate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • M&S clothing has to 'find its place': Pro     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Tony Shiret, retail analyst at Espirito Santo, says Marks & Spencer's clothing range needs to "find its place" in the market.

  • Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

  • Pressure on M&S CEO Bolland ahead of AGM     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the problems facing Marks and Spencer and the pressure on CEO Marc Bolland to turn the company around.

  • BERLIN, July 7- Aldi and Lidl have a new weapon in their battle to be Germany's discount grocery number one: Coca-Cola. Both are still expanding abroad- particularly in Britain and the United States. There are now six times as many Aldi or Lidl stores per person in Germany as there are Wal-Marts per person in the United States.

  • Consumers flock to new takes on fried chicken Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    The "Boxcar" fried chicken sandwich from Boxcar Betty's in Charleston, S.C.

    Fried chicken is seeing servings rise in small chains and independents while overall consumption, mostly in chains, falls.