Consumer Staples


  • 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.

  • GUARUJA, Brazil, May 7- Brazil's 2014/ 2015 coffee crop is expected to drop to 40.1-43.3 million bags after a drought early this year, more than 13 percent below the government's January forecast, the non-profit coffee research group Fundacao Procafe said on Wednesday.

  • May 7- Mondelez International Inc and competitor D.E Master Blenders 1753 are merging their coffee businesses in a deal aimed at taking on market leader Nestle SA. The merger announced on Wednesday will marry Mondelez's grocery coffee brands such as Carte Noire and Gevalia with D.E Master Blenders' L'OR, Pilao and Senseo brands.

  • 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.'

  • May 7- Mondelez International Inc and Dutch coffee and tea company D.E Master Blenders 1753 BV said on Wednesday they would combine their coffee businesses, as the U.S. company focuses on snacks such as Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies.

  • 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.

  • *Apple shares in spotlight after closing above $600. *Shares of Office Depot Inc jumped 10 percent in premarket trading even as it reported a quarterly loss and said it would shut at least 400 stores in the United States, hurt by competition from e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores.

  • *Apple shares in spotlight after closing above $600. *Shares of Office Depot Inc jumped 8 percent in premarket trading even as it reported a quarterly loss and said it would shut at least 400 stores in the United States, hurt by competition from e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores.

  • 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.

  • Office Depot to close 400 U.S. stores, posts loss Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    May 6- Office Depot Inc said it would close at least 400 stores in the United States as shoppers shift their office supply purchases to e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores. Office Depot, which also reported a quarterly net loss, said it expects to close 150 stores this year.

  • 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.


  • Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, says Facebook's very large and growing user base, and new revenue opportunities are two of several reasons he is putting the social network at the top of his recommendations list.

  • According to a recent survey, women are becoming more accustomed to rolling up their sleeves to try to get the best deal on a new car.

  • Ahead of speculation about Apple's event, investors are focused on long-term value that the tech company will generate.