Consumer Staples


  • Are cocoa prices running 'too far too fast?'     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.

  • Why rising cocoa prices won't dampen demand     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    Wayne Gordon, Executive Director, Commodities of UBS Wealth Management, explains why consumers won't be put off by higher cocoa prices and discusses the surge in chocolate demand in emerging markets.

  • Cocoa prices have risen almost 20 percent year to date. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar visits a factory in Singapore to find out whether higher prices have dampened chocolate demand in Asia.

  • Ahead of Labor Day, Kraft recalls cheese singles Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 PM ET
    Packages of Kraft Singles American cheese product sit on the shelf of a market in San Francisco.

    Kraft blamed the recall on a supplier not storing an ingredient in accordance with Kraft's temperature standards.

  • The real winner in Burger King's deal is... Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    An employee assists a customer at the drive-through of a Burger King restaurant in Peoria, Ill.

    Burger King's proposed acquisition of Tim Hortons may offer big tax benefits but the real tax winner is likely to be its controlling shareholder.

  • Fast causal Freshii trends     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Matthew Corrin, Freshii founder & CEO, discusses tax inversions and the fast casual food space. Corrin attributes their success to healthy eating trends which appeals to millennials.

  • Denny's sells a $300 breakfast in NYC...No, really Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:59 AM ET
    Denny's opens its first New York City location in Lower Manhattan.

    Denny's has opened its first Manhattan location after years of planning and a legal fight.

  • 'Squawk's' special blend     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Stew Leonard, Jr., Stew Leonard's president & CEO, shows off a special blend of coffee.

  • Supermarket sticker shock     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    We are expecting prices to stay up because of the drought, says Stew Leonard, Jr., Stew Leonard's president & CEO, sharing his thoughts on how high food prices are impacting consumers and grocery stores.

  • Three more McDonald's temporarily closed in Russia Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    McDonald's has temporary closed three more restaurants in Russia following mass unscheduled inspections by Russia's food safety watchdog.

  • Strong dollar 'good' for Pernod Ricard: CFO     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gilles Bogaert, chief financial office for Pernod Ricard, says the French beverage group expects a gradual improvement in sales, and that the foreign exchange impact should lessen over the next few months.

  • Here's your chance to win a lifetime of Taco Bell Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    A lifetime of Taco Bell could be hiding in your wallet.

  • Tyson wins US antitrust approval of Hillshire deal Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Tyson Food and Hillshire Brands food products

    Tyson Foods has won antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Company, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

  • Is Jack Daniel's on the rocks in Russia? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    The maker of Jack Daniel's whisky warned on Wednesday that "iconic American brands" are facing increased scrutiny in Russia.

  • From broke mom to multimillion-dollar success Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    PackIt cooler bags.

    Meet single mom turned entrepreneur, Melissa Kieling—founder of cooler maker PackIt, which has attracted the attention of big retailers and Hollywood stars.

  • Wine cost: What's in that bottle? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    What makes one bottle of wine cost $15 while another goes for $1,000? Joe Bastianich of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" explains the cost of wine.

  • Bastianich on BK deal     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Joe Bastianich of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup," discusses tonight's season finale and shares his thoughts on Burger King's buy of Tim Hortons.

  • Pay $10 to climb Arby's 'meat mountain': Report Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Arby's Meat Monster.

    Arby's is rolling out a sandwich that will contain at least half a pound of assorted meats and cheeses, according to The Washington Post.

  • Yo ho ho: From hedge fund to rum maker Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bridget Firtle's Owney's Rum

    Bridget Firtle worked for a hedge fund on Long Island before leaving for a career in cocktails.

  • 9 food stocks that are bigger than the Big Mac Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    A McDonald's Big Mac

    When it comes to fast food, McDonald’s is the Mac daddy. But on Wall Street the Golden Arches are getting a run for their money. USAToday reports.


  • Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, says Facebook's very large and growing user base, and new revenue opportunities are two of several reasons he is putting the social network at the top of his recommendations list.

  • According to a recent survey, women are becoming more accustomed to rolling up their sleeves to try to get the best deal on a new car.

  • Ahead of speculation about Apple's event, investors are focused on long-term value that the tech company will generate.