Consumer Staples


  • No water, no beer! MillerCoors' quest to save water Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    A sign near one of MillerCoors' two owned-and-operated barley farms where the company is constantly testing new ways to improve water usage.

    MillerCoors has made water conservation one of its key priorities, from its breweries around the country to the farms that supply it.

  • Ex-Lululemon CEO's new start-up planning IPO? Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Luvo's Orange Mango Chicken with whole grains, kale and broccoli

    The company is recruiting a CFO who would "lead fundraising for an IPO," one potential financing option the company is considering, its founder says.

  • Starbooze? Cramer likes Starbucks' new menu Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Starbucks' move into alcohol sales and specialized stores is part of its effort to cover a larger market, both the day crowd and the evening crowd.

  • DENVER, March 20, 2014-- Rohan Marley, Founder and Chairman of Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, was interviewed by CNN Money on March 14 and was joined by CEO Brent Toevs for an interview by Business News Network on February 26. In the CNN Money interview, Mr.

  • Starbucks bets on 'Oprah effect' for tea business Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, left, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, clinks tea cups with Oprah Winfrey, right, to announce their partnership to offer Teavana Oprah Chai tea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting in Seattle.

    Oprah Winfrey unveiled her new chai tea drink. The beverage will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana, which was recently bought by the coffee company.

  • Skip the tip, restaurant CEO says Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Noodles' Kevin Reddy weighs in about possible increases in the minimum wage and why his restaurant chain has a no-tip policy.

  • No price hike planned at Starbucks: CEO Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    Despite rising coffee prices, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC on Wednesday he does not plan to raise prices at its retail stores.

  • Coffee demand constant, supply dropping  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    "Dangerous Grounds" host Todd Carmichael provides insight into why coffee prices are rising.

  • Food prices jump  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The government is saying food prices saw the biggest monthly increase in nearly 2.5 years. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Dean Foods and Hershey are among the stocks with the most exposure to milk commodity prices.

  • Chef Bayless dishes on the restaurant business  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    Chef Rick Bayless, discusses how the surge in prices is putting the "squeeze" on restaurateurs.

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 18, 2014-- Oliver Winery, Indiana's oldest and largest winery, has launched a new line of wines produced from fruit grown at premium California vineyards. The trio of wines combines premium California grapes, from select growers, with proven Midwest craftsmanship.

  • BOCA RATON, Fla., March 18, 2014-- Celsius Holdings, Inc., the creator and marketer of Celsius ®, the world's first Negative Calorie beverage backed by clinical science, announced today the partnership with global music superstar, Flo Rida, for the exclusive licensing and endorsement rights for functional beverages.

  • Time to buy Sainsbury's?  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, discusses U.K. grocers and explains why he remains bullish on Sainsbury's.

  • Diageo lobbies change to Tennessee whiskey law Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    Diageo is lobbying Tennessee legislators to ease the state's whiskey laws so other distillers can experiment with new techniques, WSJ reported.

  • Irish bar draws customers, reporters for decades Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York

    Few American businesses last a decade let alone 160 years. How did McSorley's Old Ale House do it?

  • Roll out the barrel! Craft beer growth jumps again Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    The Brewers Association reports craft brewers saw an 18 percent rise in volume last year and a 20 percent increase in retail dollar value.

  • Most popular beers—where does your favorite rank? Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    YouGov's BrandIndex, which measures daily brand perception among consumers, released its annual ranking of the best perceived beers among consumers.

  • Guinness says no to walking along with NYC's Irish Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    The quintessential Irish pour, Guinness, says it will not be part of the landmark St. Patrick's Day, the parade through New York City City.

  • Pinkberry co-founder gets jail time for assault Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    Young Lee, co-founder of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron in Los Angeles.

    A co-founder of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron.

  • Toasted: Quiznos files for bankruptcy Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Sandwich chain Quiznos filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection after struggling with high debt and stiff competition for years.