Consumer Staples


  • Love this: Pricing out your Valentine’s dinner Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    With food prices fairly stable, this year's special dinner won't set you back much more than last year's. But next year? Watch out.

  • Chobani will donate yogurt intended for Olympians Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Chobani Inc. greek yogurt at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    A shipment the Russian government refused to allow Chobani to send to American athletes in Sochi will be donated to food banks. NYT reports.

  • Currencies hit P&G’s bottom line. Who’s next? Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble Co. Crest brand toothpaste sits on display in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

    US multinational companies are dealing with an increasingly big headache when it comes to sales and profits: currencies.

  • Whole Foods co-CEO: It's about value and quality  Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    "The big news in the quarter is we had record sales of $4.2 billion," says Walter Robb, Whole Foods Market co-CEO, discussing his company's lower-than-expected first quarter earnings and competition in the food segment. CNBC's Jim Cramer reports.

  • Food fight: Burger King takes aim at McDonald's Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Burger King's Big King

    The world's No. 2 burger chain is adding more beef to its latest McDonald's mimic—the Big Mac-inspired Big King. USA Today reports.

  • Big changes at Kraft Foods  Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Customers want "more than safe" when it comes to their food, explains CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • McDonald's to juice US sales with breakfast, coffee Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    A customer holds a McCafe cup inside a McDonald's Corp. restaurant in Oak Brook, Illinois.

    McDonald's CEO vowed to "create more of a coffee culture through high-quality McCafe products," as well as to double-down on breakfast to boost sales.

  • McDonald's goes East: McNuggets come to ’Nam Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    McDonald's new store in Vietnam isn't just a landmark for the company; it is a signal the country is ripe for investment gains.

  • Indonesia's bold entrepreneurs, Ismaya Group  Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    In this week's episode, CNBC's Christine Tan interviews the founders of Ismaya Group, the firm behind some of Jakarta's hottest restaurants.

  • Scott Crane, Smashburger CEO, discusses minimum wage, the company's rapid expansion and how he is dealing with the costs of Obamacare.

  • Live-culture wars: US, Russia wrangle over Chobani Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis hands out Chobani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Countdown in New York's Times Square on Oct. 29, 2013.

    Plenty of behind-the-scenes maneuvering it taking place to get a huge Chobani shipment sent to Sochi for Team USA.

  • Maryland bill would ban energy drink sales to kids Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    A bill introduced in Maryland would make that state the first to ban the marketing and sale of energy drinks to minors.

  • All dried out: California farms to lay idle Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    The Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014.

    Drought-stricken California farmers are expected to idle 500,000 acres of cropland in a record production loss that could cost billions.

  • Coke takes stake in Green Mountain  Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    John Faucher, JPMorgan senior analyst, and Jonathan Feeney, Janney Montgomery Scott senior analyst, provide analysis on Coca-Cola's partnership with Green Mountain Coffee.

  • Marley Coffee Launches New Corporate Website Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    DENVER, Feb. 6, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, today launched its new corporate website, MarleyCoffee.com, developed by Get Stirred Up, that offers an enhanced user experience and an array of new features.

  • Is 'brand Britain' alive and kicking?  Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Henrietta Lovell, founder of the Rare Tea Company, James Lohan, CEO of Mr & Mrs Smith, discuss the entrepreneurial environment in the U.K. and the importance of branding.

  • Green Mountain shares explode on $1.25B Coke deal Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    Coca-Cola will purchase a 10 percent minority stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, sending the smaller firm's shares rocketing.

  • Weed edibles: Beyond the brownie  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Tripp Keber, Dixie Elixirs & Edibles CEO, discusses the growth of the marijuana-infused food sector and runs through the product line.

  • DENVER, Feb. 5, 2014-- Marley Coffee,, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, announced that Albertsons, a U.S. grocery company based in Boise, Idaho, carries seven Marley Coffee products in their Intermountain Division stores. Albertsons carries Marley Coffee's "Lively Up!"

  • Danger of energy drinks  Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    The attorney suing energy drink maker Monster, Kevin Goldberg of Goldberg, Finnegan and Mester, responds to Monster's statement claiming there is no evidence the drinks have caused or contributed to any injury whatsoever.