Consumer Staples


  • Herbalife faces product safety scrutiny Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix

    How Herbalife responded to product safety issues are drawing scrutiny in part because of the hedge fund battle over the stock.

  • Exploding kernels of profit—Ready-to-eat popcorn! Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    With ready-to-eat popcorn snacks gaining popularity is the popcorn business popping profits? The folks at Popcorn, Indiana sure think so. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the details.

  • Cramer: Why I'm buying this stock today Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    Wall Street expectations jumped the gun on Yum Brands, but as share prices dipped on disappointing July sales in China, now's the time to buy the stock, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • What drought? Bumper crop pressures corn prices Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

    Corn futures prices could lose another 10 to 15 percent on the prospect of a record U.S. corn corp.

  • Analysts lay out their top fast food stock picks Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:20 PM ET
    Taco Bell's waffle taco

    With fast food restaurants now offering such innovations as the waffle taco and the pretzel burger, should investors be impressed? Two pros tell CNBC what they think.

  • Boosting the craft beer biz, a beer geek at a time Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Drew Curtis, Will Wheaton, and Greg Koch

    "Homebrewing has always been a fundamental element of the craft brewing culture," Stone Brewing's Greg Koch said, reflecting on how the beer geek culture helps feed the industry.

  • Shake Shack opened in 2004 and now has more than 29 locations. Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group CEO; and Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO, join to discuss the restaurant business and how Shake Shack stands out among other fast food chains.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2013-- VoicePort, LLC announced today that they have launched their Medication Synchronization automated solution with two U. S. pharmacy chain clients and are in final stage negotiations with several others in support of helping pharmacies deliver increased patient health and wellness. "

  • Watch: Is this the hypermarket of the future? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    Tesco has unveiled a brand new concept store in the UK in Watford. Tesco Extra is the latest experiment in transforming the supermarket into a retail destination.

  • HERMITAGE, Ark., Aug. 7, 2013-- Roger Hoskins had managed Hermitage Grocery in Hermitage, Arkansas, for eight years, when an opportunity arose for him to purchase the store. And with a little help from a small business grant offered by his bank, Warren Bank& Trust Company, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, Mr.

  • Food stocks at record highs, can still go up: Pros Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Although shares of many packaged food companies are hitting all-time highs, there is still room at the table for new investors to join the food stock feast.

  • The $325,000 hamburger (fries not included) Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    A lab-grown meat burger made from Cultured Beef, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

    A Netherlands-based researcher has produced lab-grown, cruelty-free meat. But will vegans and vegetarians be lining up for a serving of the engineered food product?

  • Pompano Beach, Aug. 5, 2013-- DS Healthcare Group, Inc., a leading developer of personal care products, today announced it has expanded the distribution of its product lines into Brazil's CSB Drogaria which operates two retail pharmacy chains, Drogasmil and Farmalife, which together have 85 retail store locations.

  • Net sales of $79.3 million; decline 7 percent vs year ago due to lower industrial alcohol sales Growth in premium spirits remains strong Sales of food ingredients up 10 percent vs year ago Net income of $0.02 per diluted share compares with loss of $0.05 year ago Company focused on increasing production of premium whiskeys and bourbons at Indiana distillery.

  • Hail to the beef: Americana on the rise in London Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 9:28 PM ET
    A freshly prepared cheeseburger sits on a kitchen counter at the first U.K. outlet of U.S. burger restaurant chain Five Guys in London, U.K.

    The introduction of Five Guys and Shake Shack in London last month is part of a growing trend of American culture seeping into British food and drink.

  • Younger drinkers tire of the taste of light beer Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Bad spring weather and a sluggish economy were cited by brewers for the recent poor sales of some of their light beer brands. But a couple of new surveys suggest consumers may just be growing tired of the taste of light beer and moving on.

  • Kraft beats on earnings, raises outlook Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:47 PM ET

    Kraft Foods Group, whose brands include Oscar Mayer, Miracle Whip and Jell-O, beat on earnings and raised its full-year outlook.

  • Sprouts Farmers Market shares double on IPO Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Shares of organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market, which is backed by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, doubled in their market debut.

  • To wash or not? Stumped by salad-linked outbreak Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Salad mix is being blamed for sickening more than 400, but officials won't name the brand, leaving consumers wondering how to best protect themselves.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: Change in portions, no impact  Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Buffalo Wild Wings Pres. & CEO Sally Smith discusses the anxious wait for football season, the change in portions at the restaurants and the company's hopes to open a location in Times Square before New Years.