Consumer Staples


  • 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.

  • Boston Beer's Koch's secret for not getting drunk Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    Jim Koch

    In an interview with Esquire Magazine, Boston Beer founder and Chairman Jim Koch reveals his secret to staying in control while drinking.

  • Think Taco Bell for foodies with this new eatery Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    The logo for Taco Bell displayed outside a restaurant in Daly City, Calif.

    This summer Taco Bell will test U.S. Taco Co., a hush-hush, fast-casual restaurant project, in Huntington Beach, Calif., USA Today reports.

  • SALT LAKE CITY, April 25, 2014-- LifeVantage Corporation, a company dedicated to helping people achieve healthy living through a combination of a compelling business opportunity and scientifically validated products, has launched a revolutionary beauty system consisting of a full line of anti-aging skin care products with enhanced Nrf2 technologies under its existing TrueScience brand.

  • Starbucks sales heat up slightly in latest quarter Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    A Starbucks coffee location in London.

    The company posted fiscal second-quarter earnings of 56 cents per share on $3.87 billion in revenue.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children.

  • Heineken sales growth lower than expected Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    Heineken, the world's third largest brewer, reported lower than expected increases in beer volumes and revenue on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, April 23, 2014-- Gentle spring temperatures invite indulgence in lighter fare that calls for fresh, vibrant wines, a style exemplified by the wines of Aveleda S.A. Cool, casual and elegant, these classic Portuguese wines, traditionally crafted with passion, are bright and refreshing, with pure, delicate fruit, moderate alcohol and a touch of spritz. With the arrival of the 2013 vintages, Aveleda S.A.' s campaign this year will expand brand awareness across 43 states where its portfolio is distributed.

  • Extra crispy: French fry truck catches fire Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Truck fire in the Wal-Mart parking lot, Waterville, Maine.

    A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.

  • Obama dines on $300-a-plate sushi in Tokyo Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:33 PM ET
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.

    President Obama ate with Shinzo Abe at Tokyo's exclusive Sukiyabashi Jiro—the subject of the film "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"—on a state visit to Japan.

  • SodaStream shares jump on Starbucks stake report Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    An employee uses a forklift truck to prepare pallets of SodaStream products for export at the SodaStream International Ltd. factory in Mishor Adumim, near Jerusalem, Israel.

    The coffee company is in advanced talks to acquire nearly 10 percent of soft-drink maker SodaStream, according to Israeli business newspaper Globes.

  • DENVER, April 23, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, will present at the Sidoti Ninth Semiannual Micro-Cap Conference in New York City on May 9, 2014.

  • Procter & Gamble profit rises on home care sales Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:59 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble's Scope mouthwash

    Procter & Gamble reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care products.

  • Yum Brands' China restaurant sales improve Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    KFC parent Yum Brands on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent.