Dec 18- Kraft Foods Group Inc on Thursday said Tony Vernon would retire as chief executive officer later this month, with Chairman John Cahill succeeding him as the company battles sluggish demand for packaged food products in the United States. Kraft shares rose 6.4 percent to close at $63.38, an all-time high since the company was spun off from Mondelez...» Read More
Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and other household-name products - said it would seek this week to liquidate the company unless enough workers stopped striking by the end of the workday on Thursday.
CNBC's Robert Frank gives viewer a rare look inside a meat locker holding a million dollars worth of steaks.
The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris, says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.
The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.
Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.
The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.
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?
Local foods sales are booming, having doubled to $11 billion in the past ten years. Wal-Mart, Safeway and other big firms are trying to cash in.
With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.
A possible global bacon shortage has serious implications, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Restaurant sales are projected to grow 2.8 percent in Q3 versus 3.5 percent one year ago.
In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.
Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills, appears on "Mad Money."
Disney is rolling out nutrition rules. Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal, and Mark DiMassimo, DIGO founder & CEO, discuss.
If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government minister turned fish farming entrepreneur, the New York Times reports.
Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.
The U.S. supermarket bacon business is worth $2.5 billion and new pig welfare laws in the EU could push bacon prices up 20% in the UK, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.
When things get expensive, some people want to steal them, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. CPI numbers show beef prices jumped 10% in 2011 and consumers should expect to pay 4-5% more this year.
The food conglomerate’s plans to split into two pieces will unlock a lot of value for shareholders, he said.
All the world loves a clown, except on the taxpayers dime.