Consumer Staples


  • Warning: Many US watersheds failing stress test Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    A new report says that many watersheds in the U.S. are seriously stressed, with demand for water exceeding the natural supply of the resource.

  • NAPA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2013-- Jamieson Ranch Vineyards; home of Reata Wines, is now pleased to offer, "Napa Comfort Food: Wood-Fired& Wine Friendly." Reata Winery's founder Bryan Gordon was raised in a family with an affinity for fine food, wine and hospitality.

  • Is a Halal food market boom on its way? Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    A halal butcher

    The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.

  • Why International Coffee Day is big, fat deal Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Americans are drinking more coffee, but less of the simple brewed kind. Seven high-calorie coffee drinks that could be padding your waistline.

  • US markets: Focus on defensive stocks  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 10:51 PM ET

    RJ Hottovy, Global Director of Consumer Equity Research at Morningstar tells CNBC's Cash Flow which consumer stocks he likes at the moment.

  • Red flags for the gluten-free fad  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg is raising the red flag on a gluten-free stock play. Greenberg says there are several accounting issues at Boulder Brands.

  • Herb's red flag stock: Boulder Brands  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Herb Greenberg, CNBC contributor, explains why he is concerned about the impact of the gluten-free market on Boulder Brands' bottom line.

  • DENVER, Sept. 26, 2013-- Marley Coffee,, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, announced that effective immediately, its coffee will be a primary refreshment option at the New York City headquarters of Spotify, the innovative online music streaming service.

  • 10 things you didn't know about Kentucky & bourbon Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:32 PM ET

    Holy flaming bourbon barrels! Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about bourbon and Kentucky.

  • A bourbon lover's Holy Grail: The Bourbon Trail Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:31 PM ET

    California has its wine trails but what many people don't know is that Kentucky, where 95% of the world's bourbon is made, has a bourbon trail.

  • Honest Tea: Doing business differently  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    Honest Tea co-founder and CEO Seth Goldman discusses the process to partnering with Coca-Cola. "It is the job of the entrepreneurs to help commercialize these ideas, and take those risks, and then the big companies will invest," he says.

  • The Starbucks menu taste test, with David Burke Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

    Starbucks debuted items from French bakery La Boulange in some markets. Here, one celebrity chef gives his take.

  • Drink up! Wines fly free on Alaska Airlines Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Wine tasting event in McMinnville, Ore.

    Wine lovers visiting the West Coast can buy cases directly from the wineries and Alaska Airlines will waive the baggage fees.

  • Brewers tap India's thirst for potent beer Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    With up to 8 percent alcohol, Carlsberg's Tuborg Booster Strong is sold only in India, where consumers in the world's third-fastest growing beer market prefer an extra kick.

  • Big grocery savings without extreme couponing Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 1:07 PM ET
    Shoppers at a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Ill.

    As supermarkets tighten policies to curtail coupon use, shoppers have to get creative to save on groceries.

  • SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2013-- Premier Brands, Inc., a company in the business of creating, acquiring and marketing consumer packaged goods and new product development, today announced that its President and CEO Jorge Olson will be hosting a free beverage industry webinar to discuss beverage development trends for the last quarter of 2013..

  • DENVER, Sept. 23, 2013-- Marley Coffee,, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, will exhibit at the Natural Products Expo East trade show at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD from September 26 to 28.

  • Oops! Vitaminwater promo goes awry Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Coca-Cola is apologizing for a promotion on its vitaminwater bottle caps in Canada. Words in French sometimes have rude meanings in other languages.

  • What's the best way to get a drink at the bar? Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    How do you get a bartender's attention — yell? snap your fingers? Check out this study on body language for some tips to get the edge in a crowded bar.

  • Traditional grocers poised to join e-commerce boom Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Peapod worker at one of its online distribution facilities in Lake Zurich, Ill.

    A distribution model popular in Europe could finally give U.S. grocery stores a solid online footing.