Sectornomics: Consumer Staples

  • Suja Essentials

    Attracting attention from a large strategic like Coke is difficult. But juice company Suja did—and just secured a $90M deal. Here's how.

  • After marijuana and alcohol, prescription drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older.

    Prescription drug prices are out of control, but there's a way to make your money back: The drugstore stocks are very healthy right now.

  • Tobacco: Bad for health,  good for portfolio?

    Consumer staples have felt the pain of the recent market correction, but one group from a technical perspective has held up better than the rest: tobacco. Tobacco stocks pay high dividends and names like Altria and Reynolds American continue to post earnings growth. Cowen says cigarette makers continue to benefit from cheaper gas prices, noting volume declines have been trending above historic rates. Time to buy?

  • Rate hike winners & losers

    We crunched the numbers with Kensho to see how consumer staples performed one month after the start of each rate hike cycle since 1990. If history’s any indication, we’ve got three stocks to steer clear of – and three likely to stand up to tightening monetary policy.

  • Hot stocks for the holidays

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at stocks that tend to pop at the turn of the holiday season.

  • Target tries out online grocery delivery

    Target is testing its online grocery delivery service in an effort to better compete in the ecommerce business.

  • A cashier scans school supplies for a customer at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

    Fed, take note: Weak earnings from the nation's largest retailer signal the weakness in wages and consumer spending.

  • Cramer is not a September guy

    CNBC's Jim Cramer said overall economic data is not strong enough for the Fed to argue a rate hike in September.

  • Pedestrians looking at supermarket prices in New York.

    Americans like to eat, drink and ... buy organic. You can see those habits paying off—at least for some consumer staples stocks.

  • Apple Carplay

    Apple building a car may seem nuts. Or is it inevitable? Here are the 10 best reasons for and against the tech giant's move into autos.

  • Men's skin-care sales are on the rise.

    A threat to macho men is taking place across the land: the rise of 'mampering'—eye creams, exfoliation and facial moisturizers for guys.

  • Consumer staple standouts

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

  • Strong dollar affects consumer staples

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

  • A man walks into a Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn, New York.

    Consumer staples, a darling of Wall St., are expensive, with high valuations. We may be at a peak, so investors should be cautious.

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  • The big bright spot in the materials sector

    Metals and mining companies have taken a beating in 2015 but building-related names and chemicals producers have had a great year. What's driving these stocks higher? Will it continue in 2016?

  • Materials and China

    Materials tend to be closely correlated with China, the top consumer for many commodities and chemicals. We crunched the numbers with Kensho to see how materials perform when there are signs of weakness in the world’s second largest economy.

  • Materials in the new year

    History shows that this sector tends to rally in the fourth quarter - and indeed materials have gained 10% this time as well. But how do these stocks fare once a new calendar year starts?