July 25- The Force is with the U.S. toy industry this year. Demand for Star Wars merchandise is set to propel toy sales growth to a 17 year-high, according to industry research firm The NPD Group. "Star Wars is already at $300 million for the year," U.S. toys industry analyst Juli Lennett wrote in the report. » Read More
What keeps customers coming back to SoulCycle, and just how much is the fitness empire growing? SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, discuss how they choose where to expand.
DogVacay connects dog owners to 10,000 prescreened and trained sitters. The company takes a 15 percent fee, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
NeverWet is a liquid repelling treatment currently only sold at Home Depot. CNBC's Amanda Drury speaks with Ed Voorhees, Rust-Oleum North America, and Ronald Rice, RPM International president and CEO, about how it works, and the demand for the product. The product will be available everywhere after August 15.
A rising tide lifts all boats and an expanding economy is lifting watercraft sales, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Car maker Hyundai apologized Thursday for a U.K. advertisement that depicts a man trying to commit suicide in his garage but failing because of his zero-emission car.
Mike Serbinis, CEO of Kobo, talks to CNBC about Kobo's new e-reader model, which is the first high-definition e-reader on the marke.
Carnival on Friday reported a quarterly profit but posted a drop in the revenue each cabin generates and lowered its revenue forecast for the year, citing weakness in Europe and pricing promotions.
Nintendo, the world's leading gaming company by machines sold, said it will post an operating loss for a second straight year as the sales of its Wii U, successor to the 100-million selling Wii, faltered.
The collapse of the family behind the mighty Anheuser-Busch brewing dynasty has remained a mystery. Alex Berenson, Former New York Times reporter, offers insight, on his Kindle single, "The Prince of Beers," which goes behind closed doors with the final heir August Busch IV.
CNBC's Brian Shactman reports the top new toy for wealthy sportsman could be the "Quadski"; a quad bike that converts to a jet ski without stopping.
With such whimsical flavors as cookie dough, smoked salmon, and whipped cream, today’s vodka aisle is getting adventurous as companies seek to draw consumers and generate attention for their brands.
Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier CEO, discusses the company's $55 billion backlog, and his take on the transporation business, with Mad Money's Cramer.
Mattel has often looked to be part of the buzz around New York Fashion Week and Toy Fair with its iconic fashion doll Barbie, and this year's no different. The toymaker is kicking off a new advertising campaign for Barbie that will try to play up the doll's fashion credentials, and at the heart of the campaign's kick-off is a larger-than-life Barbie Dream Closet on display at Lincoln Center.
America's obsession with food and restaurant-style meals they can make at home are cooking up some fine holiday sales at Sur la Table, CEO Jack Schwefel told CNBC Tuesday.
Sales of Activision Blizzard's games, particularly "Modern Warfare 3" and "Skylanders," performed "better than our expectation," CEO Bobby Kotick told CNBC Monday, without giving details. That achievement looks even better considering the games sold at full price, not at huge Black Friday discounts.
People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?
Companies that have dominated the toy market have sometimes rolled out products that may have seemed like a joke to potential buyers. Here are a few examples.
When he was 17, Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from a family friend to start a sandwich shop, with the goal of paying for college. That was in 1965. Today, his humble shop — Subway — is the largest sandwich franchise in the world, with 34,000 locations in 94 countries and sales of more than $13 billion in 2009 alone. Much of that growth is thanks to franchising.
Brewer Grupo Modelo has kept a lid on the price of hops and barley for the first half of the year but that could be changing just in time for barbeque season.
Christie's is auctioning off one of the rarest and most iconic Andy Warhol's in existence and it could bring upward of $30 million. Brett Gorvy, Christie's deputy chair, unveils the artist's self portrait.