Consumer Staples


  • McDonald's removes worker site after fast food flap Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    "We are temporarily performing some maintenance," McD's says about its employee resources website following an unauthorized critique of fast food.

  • Why fewer champagne bottles are set to pop Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Economic woes in champagne's home market of France took the fizz out of global sales for the second year in a row in 2013 between 3 and 4 percent.

  • Eat, drink and be merry—but is the food safe? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    A recent outbreak of food poisoning has led to calls for tougher inspection measures even as the government begins reforming food safety rules.

  • Sprouts Farmers Market Announces Expansion Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    PHOENIX, Dec. 23, 2013-- Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., one of the fastest growing natural food retailers in the country, today announced its expansion with six signed leases in Kansas and Georgia.

  • McDonald's employee site bashes fast food     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Bob Pisani share their opinions on posts on McDonald's employee website which "bashes" fast food.

  • Activist to disclose stake in Darden: source Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 11:59 AM ET
    Shrimp and lobster meal at Red Lobster.

    The purchase of the stake means Starboard will become the second activist investor within months to push for a change in strategy.

  • McDonald's employee site bashes fast food Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 5:59 PM ET

    McD's employee resources site has even more odd advice for workers. This time, it's about the industry it helped make ubiquitous...fast food.

  • Two sisters drop high-powered careers for cupcakes Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne escaped 'the cube' to start Georgetown Cupcakes.

    Sophie and Katherine Kallinis quit their jobs at the beginning of the recession and now run a small cupcake empire.

  • Post Office renews effort to get into booze biz Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 | 5:05 PM ET
    U.S. Postal Service trucks sit parked outside a station in Chelsea, New York.

    The Postal Service, which shipped 3.5 billion packages last year, is cut off from the alcohol shipping business. But that could be changing.

  • Target offers discount after data breach Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    Shopper uses a credit card machine at Target

    All in-store Target customers will receive a 10 percent discount on purchases made this weekend, its CEO announced.

  • Holiday food fight     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Jane Wells set up a race between Whole Foods and AmazonFresh to determine which company can deliver Christmas dinner first.

  • Stuck with unsold wings, McDonald’s to try again Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    McDonald's Mighty Wings

    The world's biggest hamburger chain is stuck with a lot of unsold chicken from its Mighty Wings promotion, a new report said.

  • Chipotle's pizza plan     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Chipotle launched Pizzeria Locale in Denver hoping to take a bite out of the pizza industry. Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak & Co. restaurant analyst, and Nicole Miller Regan, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst, share their opinions.

  • Chobani CEO responds to Whole Foods phase out Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Hamdi Ulukaya

    Whole Foods announced it won't sell Chobani yogurt starting next year, but Chobani's CEO told CNBC Thursday that it will not hurt the business.

  • How diseased shrimp are hitting Red Lobster profit Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Shrimp and lobster meal at Red Lobster.

    Decreasing sales and fewer visitors aren't the only problems Red Lobster is facing: Expensive shrimp are crimping the company's bottom line.

  • Chobani CEO: Committed to making better food     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani founder and CEO, discusses Whole Foods' decision to stop selling Chobani yogurt because of its ingredients. Ulukaya says he took the news personally and does not understand the decision to make yogurt exclusive.

  • Putrid poultry: US chicken covered in 'superbug' Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

    Half of the raw chicken breasts in a nationwide sampling carried a "superbug" bacteria, calling for stricter limits on use of medicines on livestock.

  • Arylessence Predicts Key Fragrance Trends for 2014 Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2013-- Based on a comprehensive study of the U.S. consumer's passion for new and innovative fragrances, perfumers at Arylessence, a leading, innovative fragrance company, predict nine fragrance styles that will stimulate consumer interest in' sensory-driven' brands in personal care, air care, laundry, household cleaners, private label, and other key product categories in 2014. "Our perfumers, evaluators and marketing experts have identified fragrance styles that consumers will expect to see in the products they buy next year," says Arylessence President Steve Tanner.

  • Arylessence Perfumer Creates Magic on Capitol Hill Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 9:27 AM ET

    ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2013-- Heather Sims, Director of Perfumery at Arylessence, a leading, innovative fragrance company, created a unique perfume, "Suit& Tie", which was premiered at a fragrance industry showcase held for lawmakers and staff at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the International Fragrance Association North America, the showcase featured the original creations of three leading U.S.-based perfumers, each reflecting the theme, "Symphony of Scent". Inspired by the emotion, energy and contemporary edge of Justin Timberlake's hit song Suit& Tie, which includes lyrics by rapper Jay Z, Heather Sims created a classic scent for men, known as an aromatic fougere.

  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery Now Publicly Traded Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    BOONE, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013-- Appalachian Mountain Brewery, is pleased to announce, effective immediately, it has closed the acquisition of North Carolina Natural Energy, Inc,, a publicly traded Florida Corporation. Appalachian Mountain Brewery will continue to trade under until its name and symbol change become effective.