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20th August
Corn Drops as Tour Samples Show Harvest Is ‘Looking Fantastic’
Corn Drops as Tour Samples Show Harvest Is ‘Looking Fantastic’

Corn and soybean futures fell in Chicago as field observations from a crop tour in the US Midwest this week bolstered optimism that production will climb to a record.

Putin Turning Poles Into Cider Lovers?

Russia's ban on Polish apple imports isn't going to be taken lying down. Faced with losing the country’s largest market, some of Poland's biggest newspapers a [ ... ]

Sprouts Fights Whole Foods Putting Organic Kale on...

Lisa Xie is just the kind of shopper Whole Foods Market Inc. craves.

Tesco Baulks At Mixed-Origin Beef

Tesco has said that it does not intend to stock mixed-origin beef and has rejected proposals that beef could be labelled mixed-origin.

Wesfarmers to Pay Investors $1 Billion as Bunnings...

Wesfarmers Ltd, Asia’s largest listed retailer, said it would pay shareholders A$1.1 billion in cash as a measure of sales at its Bunnings hardware chain rose [ ... ]

Coca-Cola Amatil Flags Earnings Drop as Costs Rise

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd, Australia’s largest beverage company, flagged a second consecutive drop in full-year earnings amid weak consumer confidence and ris [ ... ]

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Retail

Sprouts Fights Whole Foods Putting Organic Kale on SaleSprouts Fights Whole Foods Putting Organic Kale on Sale

Lisa Xie is just the kind of shopper Whole Foods Market Inc. craves.

Wesfarmers to Pay Investors $1 Billion as Bunnings SoarsWesfarmers to Pay Investors $1 Billion as Bunnings Soars

Wesfarmers Ltd, Asia’s largest listed retailer, said it would pay shareholders A$1.1 billion in cash as a measure of sales at its Bunnings hardware  [ ... ]

Wal-Mart Bid for Family Dollar Said to Be Unlikely After ReviewWal-Mart Bid for Family Dollar Said to Be Unlikely After Review

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is unlikely to bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. after an internal review of the takeover target according to reports.

In Mexico, Street Vendors Trump Retailers in Tough TimesIn Mexico, Street Vendors Trump Retailers in Tough Times

As crowds of people make their way through the twisting aisles of one of Mexico City’s largest street markets on a Sunday morning, customers fight f [ ... ]

Private Label

Private Label Taking Its Toll In The UKPrivate Label Taking Its Toll In The UK

In the UK, analysts have warned that shoppers' efforts to save money are causing sales volumes to fall significantly for the first time since the seco [ ... ]

Private Label Continuing To RisePrivate Label Continuing To Rise

Data compiled by Nielsen for the 2014 International Private Label Yearbook demonstrates strong growth of private label across Europe.

Morrisons Pouring Money Into Private LabelMorrisons Pouring Money Into Private Label

Morrisons has introduced a new charge to suppliers to cover the expense of approving its private-label products, and thus make certain that it is in l [ ... ]

More Chances To 'Discover The Taste' At BudgensMore Chances To 'Discover The Taste' At Budgens

Musgrave has announced that it will add more lines to the Budgens 'Discover the Taste' private-label range in the UK.

A-Brands

Imperial Tobacco Sales Fall Less Than EstimatedImperial Tobacco Sales Fall Less Than Estimated

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, Europe’s second-biggest tobacco company, reported a smaller drop in nine-month net revenue than analysts estimated as an [ ... ]

Potential Flotation for Moy ParkPotential Flotation for Moy Park

Moy Park, the Northern Irish poultry producer, could be floated on the London Stock Exchange with a value of approximately £1 billion.

Coca-Cola to Acquire 17% Stake in Monster BeverageCoca-Cola to Acquire 17% Stake in Monster Beverage

Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest beverage company, agreed to swap some brands and buy a 17-per-cent stake in Monster Beverage Corp. for about $2.1 [ ... ]

Connacht Strikes Gold At Great Taste AwardsConnacht Strikes Gold At Great Taste Awards

Connacht Gold has won Gold Stars for four of its butter products at the 2014 Great Taste Awards, held in London this week. Building on the company's r [ ... ]

Fresh Produce

Glanbia Sees Total Group Revenue Rise By 10.7% In H1Glanbia Sees Total Group Revenue Rise By 10.7% In H1

Glanbia has seen its Total Group revenue for the first half of the year rise 10.7% on a constant currency basis to €1.8 billion, according to interi [ ... ]

Tough Times For Italian AgricultureTough Times For Italian Agriculture

In Italy, Russia's import ban is taking its toll on the markets for goods such as hazelnuts, fish, and, perhaps above all, fruit and vegetables.

Cutrale, Safra Urge Chiquita Investors To Oppose Fyffes Deal Cutrale, Safra Urge Chiquita Investors To Oppose Fyffes Deal

Chiquita Brands International Inc., the U.S. owner of the namesake banana label, is facing a proxy contest after the two companies whose proposed take [ ... ]

Chiquita Rejects Rival Bid, Plans To Stick With Fyffes MergerChiquita Rejects Rival Bid, Plans To Stick With Fyffes Merger

Chiquita has rejected a takeover bid from Cutrale Group and Safra Group, saying it will continue with its planned merger with Fyffes. “Chiquita has [ ... ]

Drinks

Coca-Cola Amatil Flags Earnings Drop as Costs RiseCoca-Cola Amatil Flags Earnings Drop as Costs Rise

Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd, Australia’s largest beverage company, flagged a second consecutive drop in full-year earnings amid weak consumer confiden [ ... ]

Russian Difficulties For Beer-MakersRussian Difficulties For Beer-Makers

Carlsberg and Heineken two of the world’s top four brewers, signalled tougher times ahead for the beer industry as escalating political tensions in  [ ... ]

Winters Exits Berkshire Stake After Faulting Buffett On Coke Pay Winters Exits Berkshire Stake After Faulting Buffett On Coke Pay

Wintergreen Advisers LLC, the firm run by David Winters, exited its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. after criticising Warren Buffett for not voting a [ ... ]

Coca-Cola Investment Makes Billionaires Of Monster FoundersCoca-Cola Investment Makes Billionaires Of Monster Founders

Rodney Sacks and Hilton Schlosberg wanted to get into the packaging business. Frustrated in their attempt to find a company to buy, the partners took [ ... ]

Supply Chain

Corn Drops as Tour Samples Show Harvest Is ‘Looking Fantastic’Corn Drops as Tour Samples Show Harvest Is ‘Looking Fantastic’

Corn and soybean futures fell in Chicago as field observations from a crop tour in the US Midwest this week bolstered optimism that production will cl [ ... ]

Putin Turning Poles Into Cider Lovers?Putin Turning Poles Into Cider Lovers?

Russia's ban on Polish apple imports isn't going to be taken lying down. Faced with losing the country’s largest market, some of Poland's biggest ne [ ... ]

Tesco Baulks At Mixed-Origin BeefTesco Baulks At Mixed-Origin Beef

Tesco has said that it does not intend to stock mixed-origin beef and has rejected proposals that beef could be labelled mixed-origin.

Maersk Raises 2014 Profit ForecastMaersk Raises 2014 Profit Forecast

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S raised its full-year profit forecast after the company’s container-shipping line, the world’s largest, said earnings are r [ ... ]

Technology

Irish Retailers Concerned Over New Lottery SystemIrish Retailers Concerned Over New Lottery System

Irish retailers are worried that a transition to a new lottery system may disrupt trade and involve additional costs, according to a report in The Iri [ ... ]

Malaysia Kitchen Shop Launches At Ocado.comMalaysia Kitchen Shop Launches At Ocado.com

Malaysia Kitchen, the programme promoting Malaysian food in the UK which was created by MATRADE, has launched at Ocado, the online supermarket, this w [ ... ]

Profitero Appoints Raj Khathuria As VP Sales, North AmericaProfitero Appoints Raj Khathuria As VP Sales, North America

Online insights and eCommerce intelligence provider Profitero has announced the appointment of Raj Khathuria as VP Sales, North America. The technolo [ ... ]

Google Buying Photo-Analysis Start-up Jetpac To Expand Tech Tools Google Buying Photo-Analysis Start-up Jetpac To Expand Tech Tools

Google Inc. is buying Jetpac Inc., a software developer for analysing digital pictures, as it seeks to organise the world’s information and deliver  [ ... ]

Packaging Design

Holfeld Takes Top Award at Starpack AwardsHolfeld Takes Top Award at Starpack Awards

Holfeld Plastics, the Irish packaging company, has taken the Gold Star Award in the Greenstar Category at the Starpack Awards, with their gr [ ... ]

Rexam Illustrates Recycling ProcessRexam Illustrates Recycling Process

Rexam, the global maker of cans, has made a vivid infographic demonstrating the different stages of recycling a beverage can should undergo. The premi [ ... ]

Philip Morris Ready to Sue UK Government over Plain PackagingPhilip Morris Ready to Sue UK Government over Plain Packaging

Philip Morris International, one of the largest tobacco companies in the world, has said that it is prepared to seek 'fair compensation for the value  [ ... ]

UK Group Calls For Health Dangers Of Alcohol To Be Displayed On ProductsUK Group Calls For Health Dangers Of Alcohol To Be Displayed On Products

In the UK, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse has claimed that the labels of alcoholic drinks should bear messages stating the damagi [ ... ]