Consumer Staples


  • 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
    2013 king of fine wines

    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' Donuts

    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
    Lindt is a 'class act': Pro

    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 CEO: Committed to food with integrity

    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
    Dunkin' CEO bullish on the consumer

    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
    Japan's Suntory to buy Jim Beam

    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.