Consumer Staples


  • This fish is poison...and we're overeating it Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    The Chinese puffer fish.

    The risks of eating the puffer fish have not dampened demand for the delicacy, but adventurous diners may push one species of puffer to extinction.

  • Pope: Greed of man will destroy the world Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Pope Francis addresses the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. staff during the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.

  • The rise of Bai health drinks     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Ben Weiss, Bai founder and CEO, discusses how the Bai product is quietly disrupting a competitive market place. Inside the investment, with Rohan Oza, Idea Merchants Capital founder and CEO.

  • Bet on Big Macs, materials when China cuts rates Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:22 AM ET
    McDonald's in Kaifeng of Henan Province, China.

    When China cuts interest rates, McDonald's outperforms the market five days later and makers of stone and gravel also beat the market, history shows.

  • Cheers or tears: Are Brits in for cheaper beer? Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    A end of a 400-year-old rule that means British pubs can now pick and choose their ales, won't lead to cheaper beer, a major pub boss warned.

  • Padma Lakshmi's tabletop venture     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Entrepreneur Padma Lakshmi of "The Padma Collection," and host of Bravo's "Top Chef," discusses keeping "Top Chef" fresh, and her move into food products in her collection.

  • Love your vodka, but how much is too much? Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Look to your left. Look to your right. At least one of you probably drinks too much, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Talking turkey: Cost of Thanksgiving ticks higher Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Gobble gobble! Despite high commodity prices, Thanksgiving costs are only marginally higher this year.

  • Pizza Hut aims for turnaround with makeover Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Cherry Pepper Bombshell pizza by Pizza Hut

    Pizza Hut is rolling out a new menu and brand image after a slump in same-store sales and a wave of overhauls among its competitors.

  • Pizza Hut's mega makeover     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    David Gibbs, Pizza Hut global CEO, reveals the company's new brand and menu overhaul.

  • Happy holidays: Booze yes, smokes no     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports which vice stocks are about to pop into the holiday season; "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour, provides perspective.

  • Consumer staple standouts     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    After lagging the broader market in 2014, CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports consumer staples have jumped 6 percent in the second half of October.

  • Restaurant's off-color tweet sparks backlash Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    The restaurant and entertainment chain's tweet sparked a bubbling social media firestorm after users blasted its off-color pun.

  • Consumer staples on sale     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan has a shopping list of consumer staple stocks trading at a discount, including Avon Products, which is down nearly 40 percent.

  • This restaurant stock has 51% upside: Analysts Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    This stock has nosedived over the past year, but one firm sees significant upside for the restaurant stock.

  • Strong dollar affects consumer staples     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    In recent weeks many consumer companies have already had to address currency headwinds, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Why your chocolate cookie will soon be a delicacy Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Cocoa production is expected to be at a deficit of 30,000 tons prompting higher prices for both bean and bar, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • UK supermarket sales fall for first time on record Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    The U.K. grocery market has fallen into decline for the first time on record, as discount retailers lead a price war.

  • Millennials driving consumer staples     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at how Generation Y is changing the consumer staples sector and which companies are poised to pop from the way that generation shops.

  • Gadget pairs cheap wine with sound waves Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Sonic Decantur

    The Kickstarter project Sonic Decanter by a team based in Seattle, Washington, claims to accelerate the aging process using ultrasonic waves.


  • Jason Moser, Senior Analyst at the Motley Fool, is impressed with the retailer's growth. He believes investors with a longer time horizon in mind should consider the stock.

  • Benihana founder Rocky Aoki and his third wife, Keiko Aoki, in 2006.

    Children of the late Benihana founder Rocky Aoki, are frustrated with how their stepmother is spending their inheritance.

  • Century 21 co-owner Eddie Gindi, discusses expectations for Black Friday and what kind of boost the retailer may get from its diverse shoppers.