Consumer Staples


  • "We're pleased to renew our partnership with PepsiCo and to continue bringing PepsiCo's iconic beverage brands to our guests," said Kevin Stengel, VP of Food& Beverage for UltraStar Cinema. "After PepsiCo toured the multi-tainment facility in Maricopa, Arizona, I knew that they understood our vision of entertainment.

  • DENVER, March 25, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, is broadening the distribution of its coffee products across the northeastern United States by placing its products into five supermarket chains: Kings Food Markets, Balducci's Food Lovers Market, A&P, Waldbaum's and Pathmark.

  • Grubhub's IPO could value firm at $1.72 billion Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:44 AM ET
    GrubHub home page

    GrubHub expects to price its IPO at $20 to $22 per share, valuing the largest U.S. online food delivery services provider at up to $1.72 billion.

  • Another problem for China: Food security  Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Wai Shin Chan, Director of Climate Change Strategy at HSBC, describes the impact of climate change on agriculture and how that threatens food security in China.

  • Coca-Cola disputes investor claims over exec pay Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca Cola Company speaks at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative.

    Are Coca-Cola executives getting too sweet a deal? Value investor and fund manager David Winters thinks so.

  • You, too, can drink George Washington's brandy Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Asheville Distilling Co. founder Troy Ball, in her distillery.

    In distilled spirits, age isn't just a measure of how long it has matured. More distillers are bringing back recipes first popular centuries ago.

  • Want a miracle? Bless this beer Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Lakefront Brewery is holding a "Blessing of the Bock" ceremony modeled after a Middle Age tradition to bless beer to make it ferment.

  • Wendy's allows customers to pay with their phones Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    Wendy's mobile payment app for iPhone

    Fast food chains are increasingly realizing how important phones have become to customers, especially young ones.

  • Food costs rising, but will you feel the pinch? Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Whether rising food costs will translate into a higher restaurant bill depends on where you go, according to CEOS appearing on CNBC.

  • Cocktail glass half empty: Drink sales stumble Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Last year, consumers at bars and restaurants cut back on their orders of alcoholic beverages and that trend continues into 2014. USA TODAY reports.

  • More worried about government than competition: CEO  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants CEO, discusses competition in the fast food space and weighs in on Obamacare and job creation. "Right now the policies of this administration discourage job creation," Puzder says.

  • No water, no beer! MillerCoors' quest to save water Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    A sign near one of MillerCoors' two owned-and-operated barley farms where the company is constantly testing new ways to improve water usage.

    MillerCoors has made water conservation one of its key priorities, from its breweries around the country to the farms that supply it.

  • Ex-Lululemon CEO's new start-up planning IPO? Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Luvo's Orange Mango Chicken with whole grains, kale and broccoli

    The company is recruiting a CFO who would "lead fundraising for an IPO," one potential financing option the company is considering, its founder says.

  • Starbooze? Cramer likes Starbucks' new menu Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Starbucks' move into alcohol sales and specialized stores is part of its effort to cover a larger market, both the day crowd and the evening crowd.

  • DENVER, March 20, 2014-- Rohan Marley, Founder and Chairman of Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, was interviewed by CNN Money on March 14 and was joined by CEO Brent Toevs for an interview by Business News Network on February 26. In the CNN Money interview, Mr.

  • Starbucks bets on 'Oprah effect' for tea business Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, left, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, clinks tea cups with Oprah Winfrey, right, to announce their partnership to offer Teavana Oprah Chai tea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting in Seattle.

    Oprah Winfrey unveiled her new chai tea drink. The beverage will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana, which was recently bought by the coffee company.

  • Skip the tip, restaurant CEO says Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Noodles' Kevin Reddy weighs in about possible increases in the minimum wage and why his restaurant chain has a no-tip policy.

  • No price hike planned at Starbucks: CEO Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    Despite rising coffee prices, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC on Wednesday he does not plan to raise prices at its retail stores.

  • Coffee demand constant, supply dropping  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    "Dangerous Grounds" host Todd Carmichael provides insight into why coffee prices are rising.

  • Food prices jump  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The government is saying food prices saw the biggest monthly increase in nearly 2.5 years. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Dean Foods and Hershey are among the stocks with the most exposure to milk commodity prices.