Consumer Staples


  • Sriracha war heats up  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods has been battling with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Dogfish Head to spice things up with wasabi beer Friday, 9 May 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Sam Calagione, founder and president of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc., poses at the brewery in Milton, Delaware, in 2011.

    In its latest music-inspired release, Dogfish Head Brewery is turning up the heat with Rosabi, an Imperial Pale Ale brewed with wasabi.

  • As Vermont labels GMO, food industry likely to sue Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a new law that puts the state on the path to become the first to require labels on genetically modified foods.

  • Zesty ranch: McDonald's tests DIY seasoned fries Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    McDonald's to test seasoned fries.

    Ronald's not the only one getting a new look at McDonald's, which is testing seasoned fries in some locations.

  • Coca-Cola's shrinking its footprint in Russia Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Coca-Cola is closing two of its juice plants in Russia, putting at risk hundreds of jobs in a business it brought four years ago.

  • Peltz prodded Mondelez on DE Master deal: Source Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Talks between Mondelez and D.E. Master Blenders began well before investor Nelson Peltz joined Mondelez's board, a source told CNBC.

  • NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 7, 2014-- Hilco Industrial announced today that it will run a webcast and onsite auction to sell the assets of the recently closed Liquid Manufacturing, LLC, a private label brewer and contract packager of alcoholic& non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages located in Brighton, Michigan. Having opened in 2003, Liquid Manufacturing LLC production operations expanded over the next nine years, adding production of energy drinks and energy shots at the height of that market, as well as pouched, frozen alcoholic beverages.

  • Seriously, toast? The artisanal food backlash Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    Artisanal toast is a new food trend. Or is it bruschetta?

    From cupcakes to cronuts, foodies love food trends. The latest hipster food fad to emerge is artisanal toast. We kid you not.

  • Cramer: Wall Street's lost faith in this stock Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    CNBC's Jim Cramer.

    Shares of Whole Foods Market dipped more than 18 percent when trading began Wednesday morning, and CNBC's Jim Cramer calls the move a 'loss of faith.'

  • Beijing brewery raises a pint to pollution Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:22 PM ET
    A man wearing a mask rides a bicycle during severe pollution on February 25, 2014 in Beijing, China.

    Beijing-based brewery Jing-A recently released Airpocalypse IPA, a tribute to the city's well-known air-quality issues.

  • Meet the '4%': Small number of farms dominates US Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    Rice harvest in Williams, Calif.

    Large farms with over $1 million in sales account for only four percent of all farms, but 66 percent of all sales.

  • DENVER, May 6, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, announced that Hannaford Supermarkets, a U.S. grocery company based in Scarborough, Maine, will carry two Marley Coffee products in their 184 stores across Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

  • Billionaire restaurant owner: Diners will pay more Monday, 5 May 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Tilman Fertitta, chief executive officer of Landry's Inc.

    Due to food price inflation and minimum wage hikes, Tilman Fertitta, founder and CEO of Landry's Inc., said that diners should prepare to pay more.

  • Design your own soda? There's an app for that Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    A Coca-Cola Co. Freestyle beverage dispenser is demonstrated in Washington.

    The ability to personalize your own carbonated drink will soon be a few clicks away once Coca-Cola rolls out a new feature.

  • The BMW of beer: Brewery crafts luxury approach Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Brewery Ommegang is stealing a page from the luxury brand playbook.

  • Chipotle price increases revealed Friday, 2 May 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    Getting a steak burrito bowl? That'll be 8.3 percent more in New York City. While you're at it, be prepared to fork over 11.1 percent more for guacamole.

  • Cinco de Mayo toast for this market crash Friday, 2 May 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    Limes are displayed at Cal-Mart Grocery on March 27, 2014 in San Francisco.

    Olé! After several weeks of sky-high prices, lime consumers have something to cheer about: a crash in lime prices.

  • Blue Apron makes cooking easy & fun  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Blue Apron provides you with recipes and the ingredients needed to make a meal in exactly the right proportions. Matt Salzberg, Blue Apron co-founder and CEO, breaks down their business model and discusses the company's $50 million round of venture funding.

  • Gillette aims for a swivel in sales from new razor Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    Gillette hopes its FlexBall razor can boost stagnant razor sales with a nifty new swiveling feature.

  • Fancy a $100 tea? This cup comes with Champagne Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    City dwellers can sit and sip on a $100 Champagne Cream Tea built for two at Manhattan's Peacock restaurant, according to a report.