Yum!’s KFC has dominated China’s fast food market since day one in 1987. But in recent years, the fried chicken slinger has suffered from health scares and competition. Can KFC win back China?
We all think of coffee when it comes to Starbucks, and bread when it comes to Panera Bread. But those lines are blurring. What does that mean for each company’s competitiveness?
Keurig Green Mountain had a marvelous March: the company revamped its name, joined the S&P 500, and broke the shackles of an exclusive licensing deal with Starbucks. However, in the wake of a lawsuit over unfair competition, investors must decide if Keurig plays fair.
Philip Morris sent two alarming signals this month about the state of Big Tobacco as it announced factory closures in Australia and the Netherlands. As developed nations heighten their regulations and smoking rates decline, can Big Tobacco continue to cough up profits and dividends?
The modern Chinese Dream mirrors the 1950s American Dream -- house, family, car -- but carries a 21st-century twist. Will Tesla Motors' entry into China's luxury-auto market capitalize on the Chinese Dream?
China's drinking more milk these days, and that's a boon to American dairy companies. Besides milk, there are two other incumbent China beverage trends that should bring profit to these American food companies.
Most college males get excited about imbibing alcohol on their 21st birthdays. Instead, I’m feeling perky about buying myself the present of Starbucks stock. Here’s why.
China’s upper class is a haven for American corporations charging price premiums. Will these three companies keep profiting big on China’s high prices, or will market forces push back?
Warren Buffett weighed in on Coke and Pepsi this month. Which stock won the challenge?
Why throw away $50 to enter another March Madness bracket tournament when you could have doubled that money by investing in these sports apparel stock champions last March?
Once titans of innovation, Apple and Whole Foods Market are approaching industry maturity. Their breakthrough products, iPhones and organic food, are reaching market saturation. What's next?
Could Chipotle be eating its own profits by a burrito assembly line loophole?
The organic food industry’s real winners may not actually be household brand names like Wal-Mart or Whole Foods, but rather middle-of-the-road food retailers like Kroger and Costco.
Duke and UNC have been basketball rivals for decades. These universities were built on tobacco's legacy. Are tobacco stocks like R.J. Reynolds and Phillip Morris still worth rooting for?
China leads big tobacco’s growth prospects for Asia. But could a recent study, China’s Michelle Obama, and a state-run economy spell dead-end for investors?
When Frank Underwood invests, he’s definitely all-in on these three disruptive stocks.
Organic food, Whole Foods, and Wal-Mart -- which one doesn’t belong? Surprisingly, organic food profits may taste better with Wal-Mart than with Whole Foods. Find out why Wal-Mart wins the organic game here.
Starbucks and Green Mountain are the top players in the piping-hot coffee industry. Must these companies slash each others' throats to succeed, or can they stay afloat together?
Starbucks and YUM! must learn from three recent scandals in China's market.
Chipotle owes its success to McDonald's. Will the burrito giant dominate the fast-casual food industry as McDonald's has reigned over fast food for the past 75 years?