Consumer Staples


  • Peltz joins Mondelez board, won't pursue Pepsi deal Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Nelson  Peltz

    Nelson Peltz, newly named to Mondelez International's board, told CNBC on Tuesday he won't push for a merger of the snack-food maker with PepsiCo.

  • Single malt whisky breaks world record at auction Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    A rare bottle of Macallan whisky has set a world record for the most expensive single malt whisky sold at an auction over the weekend.

  • Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, talks about consumer staples and says that value has returned as companies are starting to turn around.

  • DENVER, Jan. 17, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, will be exhibiting at the 39th Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on January 19-21.

  • UK grocers heading for 'margin reset': Pro     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director at Neev Capital, says that there's "another margin reset looming" for U.K. grocers after the disappointing December sales.

  • Report: Tyson weighs $2B-plus bid for Michael Foods Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Tyson is exploring a bid for Michael Foods, which is seen worth between $2 billion and $2.5 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Short-sellers targeting UK grocers: Pro     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simon Colvin, analyst at Markit, explains that U.K. retailers, particularly supermarkets, have been "heavily targeted by short-sellers" since the holiday season.

  • Hershey prepares to 'print' chocolate Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:59 AM ET
    Hershey's chocolate kisses.

    Hershey announced Thursday it has teamed up with a 3-D printing company to bring the technology to chocolate.

  • Patriots president on Tom Brady's sickness Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Tom Brady

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be on the field this weekend for the big game, said team President Jonathan Kraft, looking to reassure concerned fans.

  • Wine's big threat (hint: it could be you) Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    This year will bring good news to the wine industry despite aging boomers presenting a question mark for future demand, according to a new report.

  • SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2014-- Baristas Coffee Company Inc., a fast growing U.S. based beverage and branded products company, announced today that its "Baristas Coffee Creations" ice cream bars arrive today in Cape Coral Florida.

  • Where’s the beef? Industry at crossroads Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    Beef has never been more expensive, and rarely more controversial. From top-end T-bone to Big Mac, the future of the beef industry is at stake.

  • Bud Light gets a Super Bowl makeover Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 5:41 PM ET
    One of Anheuser-Busch's Super Bowl ads, "Puppy Love," follows up on a previous theme.

    This year, Bud Light will be getting a new aluminum can and new tagline, while Budweiser will trot out the popular Clydesdales for the second year in a row.

  • Starbucks updates app to avoid 'potential risk' Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    A security expert says the previous mobile payment app made it easy for hackers to access customers' geological data and password information.

  • 2013 king of fine wines     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's Wine, discusses Sotheby's strong wine business. CNBC's Robert Frank assesses the supply and demand of high end wines. Ritchie reveals the most sought after wine on the market.

  • Why cider is the best thing to happen to beer Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    As Anheuser-Busch InBev's Stella Artois takes its cider brand national, rival MillerCoors is preparing its own major cider launch.

  • Marley Coffee Expands Presence in Canadian Retail Chains Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    DENVER, Jan. 15, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, announces that its RealCup™ single-serve cups are now available in Canada at select locations in five new grocery/retail chains.

  • Outgoing Lululemon CEO names her next venture Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 5:39 PM ET
    Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc., speaks during an event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 15, 2013.

    After six years of selling high-priced yoga pants, Christine Day is going to a healthy foods start-up backed by Derek Jeter and Jennifer Garner.

  • Minimum wage windfall? States test the idea Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    Companies and industries that rely on low-income spenders could see a boost to the bottom line thanks to rising wages in many American states.

  • Can Dunkin' Donuts rewards compete with Starbucks? Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    Dunkin' Brands plans to open hundreds of new stores in the U.S. and internationally this year.

    Dunkin' Donuts will soon announce a rewards program based on spending, but can it compete with Starbucks'?