Consumer Staples


  • Time to talk turkey     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" crew asks turkey experts RJ Jaramillo, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line spokesman, and Sue Smith, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert, about temperature and how to carve the turkey.

  • What's brewing for Black Friday? Beer Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 5:33 PM ET

    Forget cheap electronics, many consumers will be lining up for something else on Black Friday: beer. Many brewers are using the day to release limited-edition beers.

  • Americans cutting back on dining out: Pro     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    With Americans becoming increasingly concerned about their health and waistlines, Molly Harnischfeger, AlixPartners, and Will Slabaugh, Stephens Inc analyst, discuss their best food plays.

  • Would you believe teriyaki Spam? Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    Sales of Hormel's signature meat-in-a-can Spam rose around the globe, said CEO Jeffrey Ettinger. And a new teriyaki SPAM was just rolled out in Hawaii, he added.

  • Forget happy hour: How to own your own distillery Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Cardinal Spirit Team

    As the SEC grapples with rules for crowdfunding, many small businesses, including an Indiana craft distillery, are gearing up for a new way to raise capital.

  • Sriracha fight set to simmer a little longer Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 6:54 PM ET

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge heard testimony Friday from attorneys for the city of Irwindale, Calif., and the owner of the Sriracha plant.

  • Sriracha factory in hot water     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    The city of Irwindale, California is attempting to shut down a Sriracha plant because of the overwhelming smell the chili peppers are unleashing. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details.

  • Cramer: 'There's bubbling everywhere' Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC'S Jim Cramer warned investors of "bubbling" throughout niche areas such as a cloud computing, organic food and 3-D printing.

  • Limited McRib could stick it to McDonald’s sales Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    McDonald's McRib

    The fast-food giant is not offering the cult favorite nationally but instead will let franchisees choose whether or not to put it on their menu.

  • KFC owner Yum Brands restructures units Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    Yum Brands will combine the U.S. and international divisions of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and keep its China and India units separate.

  • No national launch for McRib amid menu changeup Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    McDonald's McRib

    McDonald's, which has been struggling to juggle a variety of new menu items, says the McRib won't be available nationally this year.

  • iMarlboro: Philip Morris lights up e-cigarettes Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Tobacco cigarette versus e-cigarette.

    Marlboro says it will get into the e-cigarette business in the second half of 2014 and raised its profits forecast for the next year.

  • Why you might soon buy Amazon brand chips and soda Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    An Amazon Fresh truck sits parked at a warehouse in Inglewood, California.

    Amazon seems to be expanding its private label business into its grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, according to reporting done by AllThingsD.

  • Subway franchisee accepting bitcoins     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Sapan Shah discusses the support he's getting for allowing purchases with bitcoins. "Subway has encouraged operators to have innovative ideas," he says.

  • Relax: There's plenty of turkey for Thanksgiving Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Butterball glazed turkey.

    Although one chain reported a shortage of big turkeys, other sources say there's plenty to go around, NBC News reported.

  • SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2013-- Liquid Brands Management announces upcoming webinar "Beverage Distribution using Self-Distribution." Learn how to get into beverage distribution for your own beverage brand or represent several beverage brands as a beverage distributor. Join this webinar on Tuesday, November 19 at 2 PM PST.

  • New England coffeeshop takes on Starbucks—and wins Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Starbucks is known for roasting coffee—but in the case against a small family-run rival, the coffee giant itself got roasted.

  • Somebody tell Jared: This Subway takes bitcoins Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    A customer makes a purchase using bitcoins.

    It only takes a little bitcoin to enjoy a big sandwich at one Subway location. An Allentown, Pa. shop has made history by accepting bitcoins.

  • Kale Caesar! Salads top the menu for work lunches Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Kale salad

    An analysis of online orders revealed that Greek salad is the most popular workday lunch, the Today Show reports.

  • Industrial And Institutional Cleaning Products Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    Dublin, Nov. 15, 2013-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Industrial And Institutional Cleaning Products- Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Products in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Sanitation& Janitorial Cleaners/Cleaning Products, Industrial/Technical Cleaners, Kitchen& Catering Cleaning Agents, Food& Dairy Processing Cleaners, Laundry Agents, and Others.