Consumer Staples


  • 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.

  • The flabby business of shrinking waistlines Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    As dieters are turning to tech-based alternatives, Weight Watchers has been doing some slimming down of its own, but it's not healthy, a report said.

  • KFC holds the key to Yum Brand's growth: Pro  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    Brian Nelson, President of Equity Research at Valuentum Securities, says Yum Brands should look to preserving its KFC brand name in China if it wants greater growth opportunities.

  • Report: A quarter of Calfornia's citrus freezes Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    A week of freezing temperatures in early December wiped out about a quarter of California's $2 billion citrus industry, an industry group estimates.

  • Revolutionizing the at-home cocktail  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Pernod Ricard's "Gutenberg Project" aims to reinvent the way consumers make cocktails at home. Alexandre Ricard of Pernod Ricard, introduces the "library" of book-shaped containers that hold a sealed bottle of spirits, which are set on a platform connected to a computer.

  • Super Bowl ads: Bud Light gets social  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses Budweiser's Super Bowl ad strategy designed to win back the 30 and under market share.

  • Herbalife estimates profit above estimates Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:12 AM ET
    Herbalife headquarters in Torrance, Calif.

    Nutrition and weight loss company Herbalife estimated fourth-quarter profit above analysts' expectations and announced a $1 billion debt offering.

  • Swine virus could shrink pork supply: Tyson Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.

  • Chipotle eyes price hike after strong quarter Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    An employee carries bags of tortilla chips at a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurant in Hollywood, California, July 16, 2013.

    Chipotle's popularity isn't showing any signs of fading, and the food chain is eyeing whether it can raise prices later this year.

  • Chipotle is a valuation story: Analyst  Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Breaking down Chipotle's stock surge after it easily surpassed Q4 estimates, with Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak & Co. restaurant analyst.

  • Web orders eat local pizza restaurants for lunch Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Internet sales help national chains eat local pizza restaurants for lunch. Investors can bet on the trend with shares of Papa John's International.

  • 15 Major Fast Food Failures Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    The fast food restaurant is a fixture of urban, suburban and rural America, appealing to people from every age group, income bracket and ethnic background. It’s as close as you can get in the United States to something everyone can agree on. Despite their dominant position in the US marketplace, the Taco Bells, Burger Kings and Pizza Huts of the nation still have to attract customers; kitchen staff, marketing departments and research teams are constantly looking for new ways to court them. Howev

    Despite their dominant position in the US marketplace, the Taco Bells, Burger Kings and Pizza Huts of the nation have had their share of bad ideas. Click to see 15 noteworthy fast food failures.