Trends & Fads


  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.

  • Air France enters luxury game   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Air France enters luxury game

    Air France is unveiling updated seats and cabins to capture business class and premium class travelers. CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Alexandre de Juniac, Air France-KLM chairman & CEO, about their new luxury amenities.

  • Disruptor 50: Making sense of valuations   Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Disruptor 50: Making sense of valuations

    CNBC is out with its 2014 Disruptor 50 list. Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners managing director, discusses what criteria his firm focuses on to find disruptive companies, and their valuations.

  • Shopping habits of millenials   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    Shopping habits of millenials

    High school student Eleanor Hagan, and Steph Wissink, Piper Jaffray, discuss millennial retail trends and the importance of social media when shopping.

  • Huge option activity on VIP   Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    Huge option activity on VIP

    FMHR trader Pete Najarian explains the unusual options activity in shares of Hillshire Brands and Vimplecom. Stephanie Link explains why she would sell Tyson.

  • Motif Investing eyes June trends   Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    Motif Investing eyes June trends

    Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing co-founder and CEO, joins FMHR to share the latest and greatest trends for the month, including the Chinese internet space.

  • The nostalgic history of TBT   Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    The nostalgic history of TBT

    Liz Gannes, Re/code senior editor, discusses the origins of the social media phenomenon, "Throwback Thursday." To date 250 million Instagram photos have been tagged #TBT or # throwbackthursday.

  • What we know about Alibaba's IPO   Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    What we know about Alibaba's IPO

    Alibaba's IPO filing says it is planning to raise $1 billion. CNBC's Kayla Tausche explains why investors are salivating already.

  • Wall Street's largest IPO   Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Wall Street's largest IPO

    CNBC's Josh Lipton provides insight into how Yahoo may benefit from Alibaba's IPO.

  • Alibaba feels like comet headed for Nasdaq: Trader   Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Alibaba feels like comet headed for Nasdaq: Trader

    The "Fast Money Halftime Report" traders share their expectations for Alibaba's IPO, and whether the company is sustainable.

  • Blog me big money   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Blog me big money

    Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-founder and CEO, discusses how she was able to make her mark on the web and help people get paid for their work.

  • Food companies navigating costs   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Food companies navigating costs

    Discussing top consumer product and food stock picks as companies navigate weather and higher costs, with David Palmer and Nik Modi of RBC Capital Markets.

  • Companies face weather & food costs   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Companies face weather & food costs

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail conference on Petsmart's weather troubles, and Texas Roadhouse facing higher beef prices.

  • Retail comeback stocks   Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    Retail comeback stocks

    Barnes and Noble and Rite Aid are among the retail stocks with the best returns to date. Jan Kniffen of J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises CEO, provides perspective.

  • Target's breach takes a toll on sales   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    Target's breach takes a toll on sales

    A report from Kantar Retail reveals 33 percent of U.S. households said they did shop at Target during January. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports this is the lowest response in 3 years.

  • Cubicle neighbors you don’t want to sit next to Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your office neighbor. Here are some types of cubicle dwellers you hope you won't sit next to.

  • Apple might consider subscription model: Pro   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    Apple might consider subscription model: Pro

    There are reports Apple is asking record companies for more exclusive releases. Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor, discusses the tech giant's competition with Spotify.

  • Mall of America to double its size   Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    Mall of America to double its size

    The Mall of America in Minnesota plans to get bigger and better. Maureen Bausch, Mall of America executive VP of business development, provides insight into the planned construction.

  • Coupons.com CEO: We're not the same as Groupon   Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Coupons.com CEO: We're not the same as Groupon

    Coupons.com CEO Steven Boal provides insight on the timing of its IPO, as well as what distinguishes his company from its competitors like Groupon.

  • J. Crew in preliminary talks to be sold: WSJ   Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 4:19 PM ET
    J. Crew in preliminary talks to be sold: WSJ

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting on preliminary talks between J.Crew and Japan's Fast Retailing, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.