Consumer Staples


  • Future of restaurant chains  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Discussing the state of the restaurant industry and consumer spending, with Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst.

  • Bacon on everything: Wendy's CEO  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks with Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick, about the company's prolific use of bacon on their food products.

  • WEN CEO's 'cut above' plans  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks with Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick, about the company's plans to makeover its brand while keeping prices competitive. Also Brolick provides a hint about the future of Wendy's pretzel burger.

  • Crumbs shows risks of being a one-hit wonder Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.

  • Zack Brown told CNBC he never thought $10 potato salad campaign would reach $50,000, and counting. Now he vows to use leftover funds for "greater good."

  • Last Crumbs cupcake? Bidding starts at $250 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Following news that Crumbs has closed all of its stores, one seller has listed a Crumbs birthday cupcake on eBay for $250.

  • How to keep a restaurant alive in today's economy Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Joe Bastianich (left) of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” and Jonny Cohen, owner of 8th Street Wine Cellar in New York City.

    Joe Bastianich sat down with 8th Street Wine Cellar owner Jonny Cohen to discuss surviving as a restaurateur in a not-so-thriving economy.

  • An Ohio man is crowd funding his goal to make $10 worth of potato salad, and he's been wildly successful.

  • Cupcake shop Crumbs shuttering all its stores Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

  • How Wild Flavor acquisition benefits ADM  Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    Yoshiyasu Okihira, Analyst at SMBC Nikko Securities, says the acquisition of Wild Flavors will enable Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM) to add flavoring technology into their consumer business.

  • TGI Fridays takes a chance on endless appetizers Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a T.G.I. Friday's in New York.

    TGI Friday's is launching a promotion of 'endless' appetizers for $10 per person. However, sharing could be a problem. USA Today reports.

  • Consumers flock to new takes on fried chicken Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    The "Boxcar" fried chicken sandwich from Boxcar Betty's in Charleston, S.C.

    Fried chicken is seeing servings rise in small chains and independents while overall consumption, mostly in chains, falls.

  • Tastes like chicken: Extreme cuisine Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Read ahead to see CNBC.com's list of dishes from around the world that will put even the heartiest and most intrepid diner to the test.

  • For many Americans, every meal is a snack Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Candy for sale at a Walgreens store in Wheeling, Illinois.

    General Mills and others are adjusting to a growing preference for quick meals like Chef Boyardee microwaveable lasagna and Lean Cuisine snack pizza.

  • Best (& worst) burgers in America  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen looks at new research from Consumer Reports that rates where American fast food chains stand.

  • Hang on to your tongs—BBQ prices are climbing Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Beef cattle from Peine Farms in Cannon Falls, MN.

    In what may be a good indication of the nascent economic recovery, this year's Fourth of July barbecue is shaping up to be the most expensive ever.

  • Pepsi CEO: 'I don't think women can have it all' Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi.

    One of the world's most powerful women has some advice for dealing with "mommy guilt": You just have to cope, NBC News reports.

  • Stacked, smothered: Why fast food's stayed extreme Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Even as diners pay more attention to eat healthy food, restaurant chains are launching highly indulgent items. Here's why this makes sense.

  • Dunkin' Donuts: Excited about Asia business  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    Nigel Travis, Chairman & CEO of Dunkin' Brands, remains upbeat about the firm's expansion plans beyond the U.S. despite challenges in markets like South Korea.

  • Is stevia a safe substitute for sugar?  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.