Consumer Staples


  • No fry zone: Brace for fast-food strikes Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:04 PM ET
    Fast-food workers demand higher pay at a protest outside a Wendy's in New York in July.

    You want fries with that? It might not matter Thursday — fast-food workers are planning to strike in protest of their low wages.

  • Pork out on the bacon-wrapped Ford Fiesta Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    Bacon wrapped Ford Fiesta!

    Now you can get your Fiesta subcompact swaddled in one of four vinyl wraps depicting luscious strips of bacon.

  • Cupcake craving at 3am? Hit the cupcake ATM! Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM

    Middle-of-the-night cupcake cravings used to go unnoticed but now, no more! New York is getting a 24-7 cupcake ATM.

  • Burger King to offer 'French Fry Burger' for $1 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:12 AM ET
    Burger King's French Fry Burger.

    Burger King says it will start offering a "French Fry Burger" for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald's aggressive push for its Dollar Menu.

  • Bock! Bock! McDonald's to offer chicken wings Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    It's going to be a chicken fight in the fast food business: McDonald's is about to start offering chicken wings.

  • Done right, wheat-free businesses offer lots of dough Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    More people want gluten-free products. Manufacturers and restaurants have taken note, but there's still space in this quickly growing market for entrepreneurs.

  • Nazi-themed wines come under fire in the US Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Infuriated by wine labels that portray Hitler and sundry members of the Nazi hierarchy, a U.S.-based Jewish human rights group called on distributors to stop handling Lunardelli wines. The New York Times reports.

  • Consider this before you mix that premium liquor Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Sales of premium liquor are booming—in large part due to new offerings. But not every “premium” is worth the cost. Read this story before you hit the liquor store again.

  • Why didn't I think of this? LavCup urinal shelf Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    LavCup drink holders for restrooms.

    LavCup is an antimicrobial shelf for toilet stalls and urinals where people can set their drinks while they get down to business. Its tagline: "Because you can't hold it."

  • Cereal killers: Americans' new breakfast habits Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:05 AM ET
    Greek yogurt for breakfast!

    Cold cereal is still the top choice for breakfast in America. However, cereal consumption volume has droped 7 percent in the past four years, an analyst says.

  • Top-rated beers worldwide Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    Craft beers may be giving big brewers a run for their money, but the top-rated beers worldwide in terms of taste come from all over the map, according to one product research site.

  • Beer's refreshing 'bite' is ... acid?! Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    You know that refreshing bite you get from an ice-cold beer? Turns out it's actually a chemical reaction going on inside your mouth.Here's how it works.

  • Bag ban: New York's future may not be in plastics Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    At least nine City Council members back legislation to require most retailers to charge customers 10 cents for each bag.

  • Russia gives Carlsberg a hangover Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    After Danish brewer Carlsberg announced disappointing second quarter profits, the company's CEO placed the blame firmly on Russia, where a raft of legislation has heavily regulated the sale of alcohol.

  • Carlsberg will increase focus on cost: CEO  Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen, president and CEO of Carlsberg, comments on the group's strategy for the second half after results revealed weakness in Russia and western Europe.

  • French fries on demand  Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    The "Street Signs" crew reports on a vending machine in Belgium that serves french fries.

  • 'The Profit' cleans up small business  Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    CNBC Prime's Marcus Lemonis, "The Profit" host discusses tonight's show where he tries to clean up "Eco-Me," a manufacturer of all natural home cleaning products.

  • The triumphant 30-year reign of the 'breastaurant' Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Arizona in this May, 2012 photo.

    The “breastaurant” industry has grown to over $2 billion in annual sales, mostly from men drawn to the female staff. Read our list of some of the most famous.

  • Chocolate recall at Buffett's See's Candies Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    The recall was initiated after a customer reported having an allergic reaction to milk in the product, the company said.

  • Starbucks 'handcrafted' sodas—our review is in Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:25 PM ET
    New carbonated drinks being served at a Starbucks location in Austin, TX.

    First there was coffee, then juices, energy drinks, tea and booze...and now Starbucks is testing "handcrafted" sodas at stores in Austin and Atlanta, according to Brand Eating.