Food Retail


  • $17 for a sandwich?! Why food trucks are so pricey Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A crab salad sandwich from Feelin’ Crabby.

    The popularity of food trucks has exploded in recent years—and so have the prices. Here's why.

  • Tesco's strategy 'still the same': Pro     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst for European food retail at Sanford C. Bernstein, says Tesco's management is not dealing well with a changing U.K. food retail environment.

  • Tesco has issues; be patient: Shareholder Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    A major Tesco shareholder has admitted the supermarket “has issues”, but called for patience as the retailer attempts to turn around.

  • Startup getting tea distribution down to the tee Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    A tea garden worker plucks Darjeeling tea leaves in India.

    While consumers move towards higher-quality products a demand for tea is causing one startup to target poor distribution. NYT Reports.

  • Quality service, not low prices, creates loyalty Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    In their panic to compete, brick-and-mortar stores overlook what really matters to their customers—service, according to a Gallup poll.

  • Starbucks to hike prices on drinks, bagged coffee Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Starbucks will raise prices of some drinks offered at US shops as well as on its brands of packaged coffee.

  • NATO to food trucks: What's Wesley Clark up to? Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    Vernon Gibson, employee, General Wesley Clark, Director, and David Danhi, Director and COO.

    What does former U.S. General and NATO Commander Wesley Clark have to do with a money-losing food truck? More than you think...

  • Bacon mania: Not even rising prices can stop it Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    From pork to duck(?!) bacon, there seems to be no stopping America's love affair with the salty meat—not even rising prices.

  • June 19- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, raised its forecast for full-year adjusted profit and same-store sales growth, helped by its acquisition of grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.. Kroger raised its adjusted profit forecast to $3.19- $3.27 per share for fiscal 2014 from $3.14- $3.25 per share.

  • June 19- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by its acquisition of grocer Harris Teeter earlier this year. Shares of Kroger, which owns the Ralphs, Smith's and Food 4 Less chains, were up 4 percent at $49.25 in premarket trading.

  • US confident new vaccine will help fight pig virus Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    US Agriculture Secretary is confident an approved vaccine would help fight a deadly virus that has killed millions of pigs.

  • Big restaurant chains dip in customer satisfaction Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    An employee prepares a sandwich inside a Subway fast food restaurant in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, April 7.

    Quality is becoming more important than price, according to the American Customer Service Index.

  • The egg comes first—no chicken necessary Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek Foods

    Hampton Creek Foods plans to crack the caged-egg industry, replacing an unhealthy, inhumane agricultural system with plant-based 'eggs.'

  • Sainsbury's sales fall as King era draws to a close Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    LONDON, June 11- Britain's J Sainsbury posted a second straight fall in quarterly underlying sales as Chief Executive Justin King prepares to step down from the grocer after 10 years at the helm.

  • Cramer: Technology could transform Dunkin' Brands? Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:20 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    This company’s treats are delicious but the stock has been a little hard to swallow, lately. Could new technology change that?

  • Airbnb's next frontier: Dinner with strangers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Airbnb is encouraging hosts to throw fee-based dinners for strangers as part of a new pilot program in its home city, San Francisco.

  • Tesco reports steep sales fall, blames price cuts Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    U.K. supermarket chain Tesco on Wednesday reported a sharp fall in first-quarter sales, hurt by price cuts and subdued consumer spending.

  • LONDON, June 4- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco recorded its worst quarterly UK sales drop in 40 years, raising questions over boss Phil Clarke's strategy to counter the challenges of a rapidly-changing grocery industry. They are turning to fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl for basics and Waitrose and Marks& Spencer for top end treats.

  • Is Tesco's turnaround plan working?     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:52 AM ET

    Tesco's CEO says the group saw its "worst trading" ever in the first quarter and that no improvement is expected for the next few quarters, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.

  • Tesco's margins are 'very thin'     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    Tesco's U.K. sales are expected to continue to slide says CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi ahead of the release of a trading update.