Consumer Staples


  • 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.

  • Recipe for disaster: The most dangerous dish? Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:49 AM ET
    Roast Beef

    The traditional Sunday roast beef – with all the trimmings – is the most dangerous dish to cook, according to research conducted in the U.K. by a global insurance group.

  • Supersize me! Ruling nixing NYC soda ban upheld Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    A customer eats with a 21 ounce cups of soda at a Manhattan McDonalds on September 13, 2012 in New York City.

    New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of executive power, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

  • Brewery toasts 125 years with a gift for drinkers Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

    The maker of Saranac is celebrating its anniversary by adding a 13th beer to 12-packs. The family-owned brewery has a unique perspective on the craft boom.

  • Starbucks story still has buzz: Pro Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    In what has been a challenging environment for restaurant chains, Starbucks continues to brew up strong growth and one analyst says there's still more to come.

  • Tom Gearing, former Apprentice runner-up and co-director of Cult Wines, tells CNBC that threats by China to impose tariffs on European wine exports has not affected the industry.

  • Herbalife tops estimates, raises full-year outlook Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
    Herbalife prodcucts

    Herbalife on Monday delivered its 18th straight earnings beat and raised its full-year guidance, but third-quarter guidance came in weaker.

  • Schultz: I'm not losing sleep over Dunkin' Donuts Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    As Dunkin' Brands unveils plans for expansion, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he isn't worried about competition from other big brands edging into coffee service.

  • 4 big misses for restaurant stocks  Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    What are the top restaurant picks? Bob Derrington, Wunderlich Securities has the buys.

  • I feel 'really good' about the economy: Dunkin' CEO Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    Dunkin' Brands may bring "some smaller stores" to California before opening its first major franchises there in more than a decade, CEO Nigel Travis told CNBC.

  • This start-up is making office coffee cool again Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Some of the most innovative companies in New York are taking notice of a new start-up that looks to redefine the way we drink coffee in the office.

  • Get your burgers in Oklahoma, not Vermont Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

    Where does your state stack up? State-by-state trends regarding fast food spending habits are regional, according to data from the Intuit consumer spending index.

  • Chart: 7 sectors less than 2% from 52-week highs Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    With the S&P 500 reaching new records and flirting with 1,700, data show it to be a broad-based move, with all 10 S&P sectors close to 52-week highs.

  • Most popular supermarket? Hint: Not the biggest Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    In a survey of U.S. and Canadian grocery shoppers, Trader Joe's, Publix Supermarkets and Whole Foods earned some of the highest marks.

  • Deal or No deal? JC Penney sales may be misleading Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    JC Penney changed its pricing model from everyday low pricing to sales. But employees say the company artificially inflated prices, then put those same items on sale.

  • Taco Bell dumps kids meals  Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    Taco Bell says it is getting rid of its kids meals, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. The fast food chain says the meals account for less than 1 percent of total sales.

  • Wendy's CEO: Product pipeline rich and full  Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    Wendy's plans to sell 425 restaurants to franchisees. Its CEO Emil Brolick discusses the catalyst for rising revenues. "We want to regain our stature in product innovation," he says.

  • Subway fires worker for X-rated Footlong photo Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Two Subway employees were fired after gross pictures went viral. "Kids get away with so much on the Internet, when they finally get caught it's a surprise," said one psychologist.

  • Beer sales take a knock from payroll tax hike Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    U.S. beer sales declined in the first half of 2013 fueled by the payroll tax hike and a jump in unemployment among young men, according to new research.

  • SAN DIEGO, July 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 the Company will be holding an online "open house" and conference call for beverage distributors, retail buyers and on-premise accounts including restaurants, bars and hotels to introduce Dennis Rodman's Bad Boy Vodka.