Consumer Staples


  • The sweet taste of ... turkey?     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells give turkey ice cream a taste test.

  • A new cooking app that works like your car's GPS Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    SideChef app

    SideChef, an app designed for amateur cooks, helps teach step-by-step recipe basics to would-be chefs.

  • Benihana heirs upset over squandered inheritance Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    Benihana founder Rocky Aoki and his third wife, Keiko Aoki, in 2006.

    Steve and Devon Aoki, children of the late Benihana founder Rocky Aoki, are frustrated with how their stepmother is spending their inheritance.

  • Gobble up this $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Old Homestead Steakhouse, New York

    Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York is offering a $35,000 Thanksgiving meal for those bored of traditional fare.

  • Thanksgiving delivered     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    How Ilia Papas, Blue Apron co-founder, plans to bring Thanksgiving dinner to consumer's doorsteps.

  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:43 AM ET
    Water menu at Ray's and Stark in Los Angeles.

    Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants.

  • This fish is poison...and we're overeating it Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    The Chinese puffer fish.

    The risks of eating the puffer fish have not dampened demand for the delicacy, but adventurous diners may push one species of puffer to extinction.

  • Pope: Greed of man will destroy the world Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Pope Francis addresses the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. staff during the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.

  • The rise of Bai health drinks     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Ben Weiss, Bai founder and CEO, discusses how the Bai product is quietly disrupting a competitive market place. Inside the investment, with Rohan Oza, Idea Merchants Capital founder and CEO.

  • Bet on Big Macs, materials when China cuts rates Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:22 AM ET
    McDonald's in Kaifeng of Henan Province, China.

    When China cuts interest rates, McDonald's outperforms the market five days later and makers of stone and gravel also beat the market, history shows.

  • Cheers or tears: Are Brits in for cheaper beer? Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    A end of a 400-year-old rule that means British pubs can now pick and choose their ales, won't lead to cheaper beer, a major pub boss warned.

  • Padma Lakshmi's tabletop venture     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Entrepreneur Padma Lakshmi of "The Padma Collection," and host of Bravo's "Top Chef," discusses keeping "Top Chef" fresh, and her move into food products in her collection.

  • Love your vodka, but how much is too much? Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Look to your left. Look to your right. At least one of you probably drinks too much, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Talking turkey: Cost of Thanksgiving ticks higher Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Gobble gobble! Despite high commodity prices, Thanksgiving costs are only marginally higher this year.

  • Pizza Hut aims for turnaround with makeover Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Cherry Pepper Bombshell pizza by Pizza Hut

    Pizza Hut is rolling out a new menu and brand image after a slump in same-store sales and a wave of overhauls among its competitors.

  • Pizza Hut's mega makeover     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    David Gibbs, Pizza Hut global CEO, reveals the company's new brand and menu overhaul.

  • Happy holidays: Booze yes, smokes no     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports which vice stocks are about to pop into the holiday season; "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour, provides perspective.

  • Consumer staple standouts     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    After lagging the broader market in 2014, CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports consumer staples have jumped 6 percent in the second half of October.

  • Restaurant's off-color tweet sparks backlash Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    The restaurant and entertainment chain's tweet sparked a bubbling social media firestorm after users blasted its off-color pun.

  • Consumer staples on sale     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan has a shopping list of consumer staple stocks trading at a discount, including Avon Products, which is down nearly 40 percent.