Consumer Staples


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Americans waste 31% of food supply in 2010     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    The cost of buying groceries is expected to rise 2.5-3 percent this year, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. A look at the USDA's report on food pricing.

  • Battle for your breakfast     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    Taco Bell plans to take on McDonald's Egg McMuffin with its Waffle Taco. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • Chocolate toothpaste? We put Crest to the test Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    Crest released chocolate toothpaste this month. CNBC asked "experiential consumers" for their thoughts on the products.

  • McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day.

  • Corona Light on draft: Tapping a new market Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Corona Beer is moving beyond the bottle. The brand will be boosting its presence on tap in bars and restaurants.

  • Have a look at what could become your next steak Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    Grazing bison

    "I think there's nothing but room for expansion," says Jeff Miller, who runs Diamond Mountain Ranch in California.

  • New marijuana laws get brewers buzzing Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Two Washington state brewers released a collaboration, Joint Effort, in July.

    As Colorado and Washington light up their legal pot experiments, brewers are marking the milestone with some novelty beers.

  • Nespresso takes a sip of US coffee market Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Nespresso hopes to tap the U.S. coffee market after the company revealed a new machine that serves larger cups of coffee.

  • Safeway exploring sale of company Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    The second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator, said on Wednesday it is in talks about a possible sale of the company.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014-- Anaheim, Calif.- based Northgate Gonz├ílez Markets, which operates 38 supermarkets in Southern California, was the recipient of the 2014 "Ben Schwartz Retail Grocery Visionary Award" from Unified Grocers at a special awards dinner last night at Tamayo Restaurant in Los Angeles.