Consumer Stocks

First-Half Sector Winners Offer a Hint of What’s to Come

Financials, healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks are sheltered from both China's economic weakness and rising bond yields, which bodes well for their second-half outlook. More 

P&G Makes Push Into Natural-Gas Trucking

Procter & Gamble says that by 2015, 20% of its North American truck shipments will be made with vehicles running on natural gas. More 

Tide Detergent Is ‘Liquid Gold’ for Thieves

According to law enforcement, easily stolen laundry detergents like Tide are becoming a popular currency among thieves nationwide. More 

Why Specialty Retail Can’t Speak for the Sector

Don't run screaming from the sector just because investors in these specialty stocks have the jitters. More 

Lafley Revamps the Org Chart to Save P&G

A.G. Lafley, newly re-crowned CEO of Procter & Gamble, unveiled his new organizational structure Wednesday. Will it be enough to turn around the company? More 

Perk Up! Coffee’s Starting to Brew Big Profits

J.M. Smucker just announced a java-fueled boost in its earnings thanks to tanking bean prices -- news that bodes well for stocks like SBUX and DNKN. More 

Duracell Pushes Wireless Charging a Step Forward

Duracell is partnering with PowerMat to bring wireless smartphone charging pads to restaurants. More 

Snatch Up Small Caps: ETF Alternatives for Hot Stock Picks

Trying bundling hot consumer staples, industrial, technology, small-cap and financial stocks via these exchange-traded funds instead. More 

Pop-Tarts Finally Rolls Out Most Requested Flavor

Kellogg is rolling out two new flavors of Pop-Tarts -- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter. More 

Antiques Lover Says He Found Copy of Coca-Cola’s Secret Recipe

A man in Georgia is selling what he says is the secret formula for Coca-Cola that he found in a box of documents from the 1940s. More