Consumer Staples


  • 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'?

  • Lindt is a 'class act': Pro  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Chevreux, discusses Lindt after the group's sales beat forecasts and explains that it is the "clear market leader" in premium chocolate products.

  • Chipotle CEO: Committed to food with integrity  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Chipotle co-CEOs Steve Ells and Montgomery Moran discuss plans to remove GMOs from its ingredients, introduce a new vegetarian meal and expand into pizza.

  • Dunkin' CEO bullish on the consumer  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Nigel Travis, chairman and CEO of Dunkin' Brand, discusses the company's plans for expansion and explains its loyalty program. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

  • Problems brewing at Starbucks? Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Some undercover work at Starbucks stores shows there may be problems brewing at Wall Street's coffee darling, says retail analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • Monsanto wins high court challenge on seed patents Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    A protester against Monsanto genetically modified food in New York's Bryant Park.

    The Supreme Court upheld Monsanto's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to organic farmers and critics of the company.

  • Japan's Suntory to buy Jim Beam  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Suntory of Japan has agreed to acquire the maker of Jim Beam and Maker`s Mark bourbons for $13.6 billion. The "Squawk on the Street" news team breaks down the deal.

  • Old-school pizza wars: Like they did in Naples Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    The artisanal pizza business is on an upswing. A visual sampling of the fare at Pizzeria Locale is seen here in Denver, Colo.

    This isn't your father's pizza. It's your great-grandfather's.

  • DENVER, Jan. 13, 2014-- Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, reviews its successes in 2013 and articulates its strategy for increasing distribution of its coffees and expanding its product lines in the United Kingdom and Europe in 2014 and beyond.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2014-- VoicePort, LLC announced today that they have launched their Prescription Adherence Solution at Klingensmith's Drug Stores, an eight door independent drug store chain headquartered in Ford City, PA. Alphonse J. Sasso, Vice President of Business Development at VoicePort commented, "We are very excited to have the chance to work with Klingensmith's Drug Stores in their pursuit of patient care.

  • A new study reveals that 80 percent of Super Bowl spots don't help sales. Pop culture commentator Chuck Nice shares his opinions on three hot topics.

  • Holy cow! Beef prices soar on supply squeeze Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    The price of choice-grade U.S. beef at wholesale set a new record this week as tight supplies were squeezed by harsh weather.

  • Calif. chicken plant shut down due to cockroaches Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Foster Farms chicken is seen for sale in a grocery store in Los Angeles.

    The USDA shut down Foster Farms poultry plant in Calif. due to cockroach infestations. The plant was previously closed due to salmonella outbreaks.

  • Chipotle's new custom pizza plan  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Chipotle Mexican Grill is partnering with a local pizza establishments where you can choose your own ingredients and make your own pie.

  • PepsiCo CEO to critics: No snack-soft drink split Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Indra Nooyi, chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc.

    Rejecting criticism from activist investor Nelson Peltz, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says it just makes sense to keep its snack and soft drink businesses together.

  • DENVER, Jan. 10, 2014-- Marley Coffee,, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, announced that effective immediately, its coffee will be the corporate coffee option at the Denver- area headquarters of Arrow Electronics, the Fortune 500 electronics company.

  • No need to split-up PepsiCo, says CEO  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi addressed critics in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Friday--saying the company's snack and soft drink businesses are "better together."

  • EU clamps down on cinnamon use  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    Denmark's food authority is asking pastry chefs to reduce the amount of cinnamon found in some foods because it contains an excessive amount of coumarin, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2014-- Sente, Inc., a privately held specialty aesthetic skin care company engaged in the development of targeted skincare products based on glycoproteins, today announced that the company has entered into a strategic partnership with ZendyBeauty, the innovative online platform connecting patients with Board-Certified cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons.