Consumer Staples


  • March 3- U.S. tobacco company RJ Reynolds is exploring a bid for rival Lorillard Inc, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to value Lorillard Inc, known for its Newport menthol cigarettes, in excess of $20 billion, the paper reported.

  • DENVER, March 3, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, will launch seven new products at the Company's exhibit during the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA from March 7 to 9.

  • Bud Light expands Lime-A-Rita family Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    At a time when beer sales are slumping, Bud Light is finding success with its line of margarita-flavored malt beverages.

  • TGI Fridays in talks to sell itself: Sources Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a T.G.I. Friday's in New York.

    TGI Fridays, the global casual dining chain known for its red-striped canopies, is in advanced talks to sell itself to TriArtisan Capital Partners.

  • Grubhub orders up an IPO Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    In this Aug. 10, 2013, file photo, a GrubHub sticker is displayed next to photographs of items on the menu in the window of a restaurant in New York's Times Square.

    Online delivery company GrubHub plans to raise up to $100 million through an IPO.

  • John Foraker, Annie's CEO, discusses why its consumers are interested in non-GMO products. "Lowering our guidance had nothing to do with genetically modified ingredients," he explains.

  • Annie's CEO: Our anti-GMO edge     Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration announced it wants to revamp nutrition labels on foods. John Foraker, Annie's CEO, discusses how a label change might impact his business.

  • PepsiCo rejects Peltz's split-up proposal...again Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    PepsiCo said its board again rejected activist investor Nelson Peltz's renewed call to split the company's beverage business from its snacks unit.

  • Tesco in Britain and Walmart in the United States, are selling their own branded tablets pitched at customers unwilling to pay $400 or more for an Apple or Samsung product.

  • Feb 27- PepsiCo Inc said its board again rejected activist investor Nelson Peltz's renewed call to split the company's beverage business from its flourishing snacks division. Cook said PepsiCo had analyzed the company's current structure and its beverage business and concluded that it was better off as a combined food and beverage company.

  • Quiznos considers bankruptcy filing: Report Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 3:18 PM ET
    A Quiznos location in Denver.

    Quiznos is preparing to file for bankruptcy within a few weeks as it battles with declining sales, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Food label makeover     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    The White House and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to change nutrition facts labeling. Meme Roth, National Action Against Obesity president, and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine managing editor, share their opinions.

  • Honey, can you pick up a tablet at the grocery store? Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    Tesco in Britain and Walmart in the United States, are selling their own branded tablets pitched at customers unwilling to pay $400 or more for an Apple or Samsung product.

  • McDonald's to expand 'build your own burger' test Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    McDonald's is planning to expand "build-your-own burger" concept, as it aims to adopt the customization trend in the fast-food industry.

  • Pepsi pours cold water on 'costly' Peltz plan Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Nelson Peltz says plans to take case on Pepsi directly to shareholders.

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz added more pressure to PepsiCo to split up the snack and beverage behemoth.

  • Post 9 takes the cake!     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro helps CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" celebrate its second anniversary on the floor of the NYSE baking the crew a special cake.

  • Pompano Beach, Feb. 27, 2014-- DS Healthcare Group, Inc., a leading developer of personal care products, today announced it is in the process of opening its first DS Laboratories retail store scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2014. The store, to be located in the metro Miami area, will showcase DS Healthcare's line of products including its industry-leading Spectral line of hair loss treatments and Revita hair stimulating shampoo and conditioner.

  • Slumping Diet Coke goes Slurpee Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    Diet Coke Frost

    More than three decades after hitting the market, Diet Coke brand is experimenting with a frozen variety for the first time.

  • Why new bans on school junk food ads won't fly Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama eats lunch with school children in the cafeteria at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, January 25, 2012.

    Junk food marketers may still be able to reach students. Here's how.

  • First lady: No more junk food ads in schools Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    First lady Michelle Obama speaks about children eating healthy food in schools during an event in the East Room of the White House, on February 25, 2014 in Washington.

    It's another step in Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity. NBC reports.


  • Paul Charron, Campbell Soup Company chairman and former Liz Claiborne CEO, explains the evolving skill set necessary to lead retail in the future. Charron also shares his picks for retail leaders to watch for in 25 years, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, makes an opening statement during a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance subcommittee hearing with Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM), not pictured, in Washington, D.C.

    Senator Claire McCaskill has introduced a bill that would call for stiffer penalties for delays on auto recalls.

  • Gen Y now is generating a larger share of U.S. new vehicle sales than older Gen Xers, according to a survey.