Consumer Discretionary


  • 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.

  • Not even the World Cup may save Coke from crisis Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET
    An advertisement for Coca Cola at the entrance of a restaurant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

    As Coke pours money into World Cup ads to salvage falling sales it faces another crisis: its future market, India, is resisting.

  • Hacking trial: Brooks cleared, Coulson guilty     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, has been found guilty of conspiring to hack phones while Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges, CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • What happens when the founder misbehaves Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    Dov Charney

    Dov Charney’s dismissal raises all sorts of thorny corporate-governance questions for investors and boards about iconic — and notorious — leaders.

  • Struggling cosmetics maker Avon to cut 600 jobs Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Cosmetics maker Avon Products said it would cut about 600 jobs, including in its North America unit, as the company struggles to return to profit.

  • Delta, United lead the way in airline fees Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    U.S. airlines collected $790 million in bag fees in the first quarter of 2013.

  • Consumer stocks looking to bounce     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    The consumer discretionary space has been the worst performing sector this year. CNBC's Seema Mody shows which losing stocks in the index are looking to rebound.

  • Nike: Leader or laggard?     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    So far Nike has missed out on the Dow's run to 17,000 and is down significantly versus the S&P. Andrew Keene, Keene on the Market founder, and Ross Gerber, Gerber Kawasaki, discuss if Nike is a buy at these levels.

  • Retail founders fight     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Lululemon founder and 28 percent stakeholder Chip Wilson is evaluating his strategic options and talking to bankers, and American Apparel founder Dov Charney was ousted and owns 27 percent of the company. CNBC contributor Jan Kniffen, shares his opinions on both stories.

  • The real winner in the tied Portugal-US game is... Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Watching soccer at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant

    One company's stock surged 5 percent following a new report detailing strong attendance at the chain during World Cup matches so far.

  • Consumer discretionary picks     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Capital IQ, shares his top stock picks in the consumer discretionary space.

  • Will consumers come back?     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    What's dragging down the consumer discretionary sector this year, with CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Media giants hunger for slice of this media outlet Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Shane Smith, Vice

    Popular media outlet Vice is seeking its own TV network through a corporate deal, and major media companies are biting. The NYT reports.

  • American Apparel co-founder: We are not for sale! Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    An American Apparel store on June 19, 2014 in New York City.

    American Apparel co-chairman said the company was not for sale and that the search for a new chief executive had generated "enormous interest."

  • Big retail board fights     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, shares his thoughts on the corporate board battles taking place at Lululemon and American Apparel.

  • Quirky branches out into smart home products Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Ben Kaufman, CEO of Quirky.

    Quirky is setting up a separate company, Wink, whose main technology is software helping seamlessly connect automated home devices.

  • 'Parents fighting' at Lululemon     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson is not seeing eye to eye with some board members and may be gearing up for a proxy fight.

  • Oil price volatility hits European airlines Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    European airlines, which may experience up to 52 percent losses in operating profits due to oil costs, have seen their stocks fall. The FT reports.

  • Car service app seeks to disrupt the disruptors Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Green Tomato Cars enters the alternative taxi market in Washington, D.C., with eco-friendly, Wi-Fi equipped, app-dispatched cars.

    An eco-friendly car service seeks to take on the app-dispatched, ride-share companies.

  • GM prepares to count the cost of pain and suffering Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Shop foreman John Chapman performs a service recall on a General Motors Co. (GM) 2005 Saturn Ion at Liberty Chevrolet in New Hudson, Michigan.

    GM is nearly ready to begin compensating those left injured by the defective ignition switches that led to the recall of 2.6 million vehicles.