Consumer Staples


  • 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.

  • Organic farming is unsustainable Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    An organic produce sign stands over a display in the produce department of a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Illinois.

    The organic movement’s claims about the sustainability of its methods are dubious, say Henry I. Miller and Richard Cornett.

  • Investor activism distracting Darden: Analyst     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing what's behind Darden's disappointing earnings and lackluster sales, with Rachael Rothman, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst.

  • Lawsuit: Nothing Greek about Chobani Greek Yogurt Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Chobani Inc. greek yogurt at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    Two New York men are suing yogurt brand Chobani for not being Greek enough and selling junk food marketed as healthy.

  • Fast food jobs pay $20 here... voluntarily Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    High labor demand has driven wages sky high in Williston, N.D. where Hardee's franchisee Jon Munger says his crew members can earn more than double the minimum wage.

    Want to pay minimum wage? Might as well hang up an "Out of Business" sign in this energy-rich pocket of the U.S.

  • Not enough preservatives?! Velveeta recalled Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Velveeta, a processed cheese, is getting yanked off the shelves in 12 states for not having enough preservatives.

  • 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...

  • Starbucks won't chip in on employee scholarships Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Starbucks unveiled an employee scholarship partnership with Arizona State, but the company won't be contributing as much as it implied.

  • Table for two? There's an app, but it will cost you Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    New apps are offering to get you a table at popular restaurants—for a price. But diners may find there are better deals in play.

  • 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.

  • Heineken eyes booming African beer market Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    African drinkers are after beer "quality" over price, Heineken's boss for the region told CNBC, as the drinks giant eyes the booming market.

  • Siep Hiemstra, president for Africa and the Middle East at Heineken, discusses the group's strategy in Africa and its 20 years of operating and investing in the region.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. senators heavily criticized the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies on Wednesday, saying their use of glamorous models, celebrities and cartoon characters attracts children and risks creating a new generation of nicotine addicts at a time when traditional smoking rates are declining.

  • And the best commercial beer in America is... Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    The American Homebrewers Association said voters named Russian River Brewing Co.'s Pliny the Elder as the "Best Commercial Beer in America" for the sixth year in a row.

  • Forget the latte. Prepare for Starbucks sodas Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    Starbucks is launching a line of carbonated drinks called Fizzio, complete with natural flavors and varying levels of fizz.

  • Cramer: Buy this, not that Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    CNBC's Jim Cramer.

    CNBC's Jim Cramer gives his call on the "only really legitimate marijuana stock" in the market and a food company.

  • 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.

  • BAYREUTH, Germany, June 18- It takes a British American Tobacco factory machine three minutes to load 4 million cigarettes onto a truck in northern Bavaria- but it can take a lot longer to figure out whether those cigarettes end up where they should.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 17- Coffee farmers in Mexico and Central America should see output rise by at least 10 percent next season as the mostly arabica growing region begins to recover from a devastating fungal outbreak, the top regional coffee buyer for Starbucks Corp said on Tuesday.