Consumer Staples


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Craft beer turf battle brewing, Boston Beer's Koch Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    Boston Beer's Jim Koch said craft brewers may be getting to the point where the increases in shelf space will slow.

  • Food bill rising? At least you’re not French Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Americans devote a smaller portion of their overall budget to groceries than most other countries, experts say.

  • UPDATE 1-Battery maker Energizer to split into two Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    April 30- Energizer Holdings Inc said it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies, one for batteries and other household products and the other for personal care brands such as Schick shavers and Stayfree female hygiene products. Energizer reported $1.9 billion in revenue for the household business in the year ended March 31.

  • Belgian diaper maker Ontex aims for IPO - paper Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 30- Belgian diaper maker Ontex is set to list on the Brussels stock exchange, with the group's private equity owners planning to sell about half of the company, Belgian business daily De Tijd reported on Wednesday.

  • Howard Schultz names Starbucks' 'growth driver' Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    Everyone will be surprised by how many flagship Starbucks will open in coming years, CEO Howard Schultz tells CNBC.

  • Dilmah: How we're doing tea differently     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:43 PM ET

    Dilhan C. Fernando, Director of Dilmah Tea, discusses the company's latest innovations in the tea market and its outlook for 2014.

  • Eric Decker wants to help you with your 'problems' Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Eric Decker tries to avoid a tackle against the New England Patriots, January 19, 2014, during his days with the Denver Broncos.

    Ruffles has hired the wide receiver to be its frontman for a funny promotion called "Rough Life."

  • Taco Bell's waffle taco.

    The breakfast battle is on between McDonald's and Taco Bell. The two companies have invested in the market where billions of dollars are at stake.

  • Flip your lid! New coffee-cup top targets your nose Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Viora lid.

    The makers of a new kind of plastic lid are hoping to ride the trend of specialty coffee with a cup cover that maximizes aroma from to-go cups.

  • The $5,000 cocktail, and other pricey drinks Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Would you spend $100 on a cocktail? How about $5,000? What's in the new trend of super-splurge cocktails.