Food Retail


  • Why Your Super Bowl Party Will Cost More This Year Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Chicken wing prices have spiked, making this year's Super Bowl parties more expensive than last year. Maybe it's time to serve bacon instead of wings!

  • Constellation Shares Drop as DOJ Blocks Modelo Deal Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    The Department of Justice plans to sue to block Anheuser-InBev's proposed purchase of the rest of the Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, a move that jeopardizes Constellation Brands' plans to fully acquire Crown Imports.

  • Hostess Twinkies

    The bids for the snack cakes of bankrupt Hostess Brands will be intensely competitive, CEO Greg Rayburn predicted in a "First on CNBC" interview.

  • Hostess Near Choosing Stalking Horse Bidders     Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Hostess continues to find bidders for its various assets in bankruptcy. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the latest.

  • Hostess Expects Bids for Drake's, Bread Brands: Source Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Hostess Brands is close to securing bids for its Drake's cake business and four bread operations that could net the company more than $50 million, according to a source.

  • Farewell Two-Buck Chuck, Hello Guy Fieri Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 1:56 PM ET

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including higher prices for "Two-Buck Chuck" and a new wine on the way from celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

  • Super Bowl Wings Will Be Spicy and Pricey This Year Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Last summer's drought has driven up the price of those Super Bowl party chicken wings. Chicken prices were up 6 percent in December, versus a year earlier - that's more than triple overall food prices.

  • Why Starbucks Earnings Are Expected to Percolate Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    Starbucks' caffeinated performance is expected to continue when the coffee giant reports earnings Thursday.

  • A Budweiser Heir's Crafty Investment Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Flying Fish Brewery's new brew entitled FU Sandy (Forever Unloved).

    Six things that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week including FU Sandy beer, an Anheuser-Busch heir's latest investment and the New Hampshire beer tax battle.

  • Dunkin' Donuts Return to California a 'No Brainer:' CEO Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis told CNBC Wednesday the company will be opening new franchises there in 2015.

  • This file photo shows a display of various size soft drink cups next to stacks of sugar cubes at a news conference at New York's City Hall. New research greatly strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

    Coca-Cola plans to wade into the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health, using a series of new ads.

  • Tesco Names New UK Leader as Xmas Sales Rise Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:08 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, named a new British leader as it showed signs of a revival in its home market with a rise in underlying Christmas sales.

  • Taiwan Restaurant Serves Leftovers to Unwitting Tourists Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    Read this if you're traveling to Taiwan. But if you just got back, it's too late. Baishawan restaurant, a famous destination in Taitung County, Taiwan, intentionally fed leftovers to more than 10,000 tourists, according to the China Daily.

  • KFC parent Yum Brands said it had stopped using chicken from suppliers in China that are now under a government investigation before the review was even announced, and analysts said they expect the company to recover from the business hit in its biggest market.

  • Wing Demand Could Fly As McDonald's Moves In     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 3:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports McDonald's is adding chicken wings to their menu, and compares its stock to Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • Mama Mia! $2,000 Pasta Plate     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Bice Executive Chef Silverio Chavez explains what the special $2,000 plate of pasta and seafood from his New York City restaurant includes.

  • Death of Gift Cards? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Barnes & Noble gift cards

    Retailers should be buzzing right now with holiday gift card redemptions. But, there's early evidence retailers aren't getting much of a boost from gift cards this year, according to NBG Market Analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • McDonald's Test Chicken Wings     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports McDonald's is adding chicken wings to their menu.

  • Welcome to Macca's as McDonald's Goes Aussie Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    Looking for a McDonald's in Australia this month? You may bump into a "Macca's" instead. The international fast food giant will temporarily change signs to "Macca's," the affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration of Australia Day.

  • December Retail Sales See Some Hits, but Mostly Misses Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    Some of the biggest U.S. retailers reported December same store sales on Thursday, showing both hits and misses in a still unsteady economy.