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29th July
Danone First-Half Earnings Decline 20% on Milk Cost Surge
Danone First-Half Earnings Decline 20% on Milk Cost Surge

Danone (BN), the world’s largest yogurt maker, reported a 20 percent decline in first-half earnings and quarterly revenue that missed estimates, adding to pressure on the company to find new avenues for growth.

Russia Eyes Banning US Chicken And Some European F...

Facing tougher sanctions over Ukraine, Russia said yesterday it may ban imports of chicken from the US and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDonald’s C [ ... ]

Ingredients & Property Division Now Accounts For L...

Greencore has continued its move away from its Irish Sugar origins, with the news that its Ingredients and Property division, which includes the former sugar pr [ ... ]

English Supermarket Tax Unlikely

Plans to impose a tax on supermarkets in England - in an effort to boost smaller community enterprises - are likely to be dismissed by decision makers in London [ ... ]

Poundstretcher Cuts Prices on Even More Products

Poundstretcher, one of the UK's largest discount chains, has announced that it is cutting prices across the board in order to compete with the big supermarkets, [ ... ]

Reckitt Benckiser to Spin Off Pharmaceutical Unit

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc will spin off its pharmaceutical unit, after concluding the business that once accounted for a fifth of earnings doesn’t fit into  [ ... ]

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Retail

English Supermarket Tax UnlikelyEnglish Supermarket Tax Unlikely

Plans to impose a tax on supermarkets in England - in an effort to boost smaller community enterprises - are likely to be dismissed by decision makers [ ... ]

Poundstretcher Cuts Prices on Even More ProductsPoundstretcher Cuts Prices on Even More Products

Poundstretcher, one of the UK's largest discount chains, has announced that it is cutting prices across the board in order to compete with the big sup [ ... ]

US July Cattle Supply Falls To Lowest Since ’73 In Price RallyUS July Cattle Supply Falls To Lowest Since ’73 In Price Rally

The U.S. cattle inventory as of July 1 fell to the lowest for the date since records began in 1973, U.S. government data showed after futures in Chica [ ... ]

Tesco: Innovate Or Die, Says HumphrisTesco: Innovate Or Die, Says Humphris

British supermarket chain Tesco should put innovation – in the form of data – back at the centre of its business, a leading FMCG marketing expert  [ ... ]

Private Label

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.

Tesco Doing Fine As They Expand Wine RangeTesco Doing Fine As They Expand Wine Range

Tesco UK is planning to expand their Tesco Finest wine range with several new lines.

Carrefour To Remove Logo From Discount GoodsCarrefour To Remove Logo From Discount Goods

Carrefour CEO Georges Plassat has made no secret of what he thinks of the Carrefour Discount brand, so it should come as no surprise that the company  [ ... ]

'sofi' Winners Announced at Summer Fancy Food Show'sofi' Winners Announced at Summer Fancy Food Show

The winners of the 2014 sofi Awards for outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year were announced on Monday at a red-carpet ceremony at the [ ... ]

A-Brands

Ingredients & Property Division Now Accounts For Less Than 5% Of Greencore Group ActivityIngredients & Property Division Now Accounts For Less Than 5% Of Greencore Group Activity

Greencore has continued its move away from its Irish Sugar origins, with the news that its Ingredients and Property division, which includes the forme [ ... ]

Reckitt Benckiser to Spin Off Pharmaceutical UnitReckitt Benckiser to Spin Off Pharmaceutical Unit

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc will spin off its pharmaceutical unit, after concluding the business that once accounted for a fifth of earnings doesn’t [ ... ]

Greencore To Report 'Sustained Revenue Progress' In Q3Greencore To Report 'Sustained Revenue Progress' In Q3

Greencore announces its Q3 results tomorrow (July 29th), and Davy Stockbrokers has said that it expects the convenience food giant to post "sustained  [ ... ]

Herbalife Hires PepsiCo Executive for New Public-Policy RoleHerbalife Hires PepsiCo Executive for New Public-Policy Role

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), the nutrition company being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it’s a pyramid scheme, hired a  [ ... ]

Fresh Produce

Fire Contained At Canada Green Giant Vegetable-Processing PlantFire Contained At Canada Green Giant Vegetable-Processing Plant

A fire that ripped through a Bonduelle S.C.A. food-processing plant in southern Ontario containing thousands of pounds of ammonia has been contained a [ ... ]

Hilton Food Group's First Half Meets ExpectationsHilton Food Group's First Half Meets Expectations

Hilton Food Group said that the first half of the year has been in line with the board's expectations. Hilton operates a retail meat packing business  [ ... ]

Carrefour's New Cornucopia Of Fruit And VegetablesCarrefour's New Cornucopia Of Fruit And Vegetables

This summer, France has produced an extraordinarily large volume of fruit and vegetables, and Carrefour is set to capitalise on the spoils that t [ ... ]

French Apricot To Get AOC Labelling French Apricot To Get AOC Labelling

The French Roussillon apricot is to receive AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) labelling.   French apricot producers started a campaign f [ ... ]

Drinks

Molson Coors’s European Chief to Become CEO as Swinburn RetiresMolson Coors’s European Chief to Become CEO as Swinburn Retires

Molson Coors Brewing Co., the Canadian-American beer giant, will elevate the head of its Europe division to chief executive officer at the end of the  [ ... ]

Castel Produces An Ethiopian WineCastel Produces An Ethiopian Wine

The French beverage giant Castel has begun producing an Ethiopian wine.

SodaStream Rumoured to be in Talks With Investment Firm on SaleSodaStream Rumoured to be in Talks With Investment Firm on Sale

SodaStream International Ltd, the Israeli maker of home soda machines, is in talks with an investment firm about taking the company private, according [ ... ]

LVMH First-Half Profit Trail Estimates on Currencies, CognacLVMH First-Half Profit Trail Estimates on Currencies, Cognac

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-goods company, reported first-half earnings that trailed estimates as the strong eur [ ... ]

Supply Chain

Russia Eyes Banning US Chicken And Some European FruitRussia Eyes Banning US Chicken And Some European Fruit

Facing tougher sanctions over Ukraine, Russia said yesterday it may ban imports of chicken from the US and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDo [ ... ]

The Horse Has Bolted: New FSAI DNA Tests Indicate No Presence Of Horse MeatThe Horse Has Bolted: New FSAI DNA Tests Indicate No Presence Of Horse Meat

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published the findings of a study into the authenticity of beef and lamb products, which has found no  [ ... ]

Tainted Poultry In UK SupermarketsTainted Poultry In UK Supermarkets

An investigation carried out by the Guardian, the influential UK newspaper, has uncovered a plethora of alleged hygienic failings in the UK poult [ ... ]

WITRON Successfully Modernises Kroger Distribution CentreWITRON Successfully Modernises Kroger Distribution Centre

Kroger and WITRON, the general contractor based in Germany, have a long-standing partnership of more than 15 years, with nine successfully implemented [ ... ]

Technology

Marks & Spencer Hopes to Solve Website Woes with Tesco ExecutiveMarks & Spencer Hopes to Solve Website Woes with Tesco Executive

Marks & Spencer has announced that it has appointed Tesco's Chief Information Officer, Carl Dawson, as IT Director. Marks & Spencer's outgoing [ ... ]

L’Oreal Chairman Dons Lipstick to Highlight Digital PushL’Oreal Chairman Dons Lipstick to Highlight Digital Push

When Jean-Paul Agon put on makeup at a L’Oreal SA board meeting last month, the biggest surprise wasn’t how the French company’s chairman looked [ ... ]

Ben & Jerry's 'Chunkinator' Powers FactoryBen & Jerry's 'Chunkinator' Powers Factory

Ben & Jerry's have found a way to power their factory in Hellendoorn, the Netherlands, using the factory's waste products.

Carrefour Shopping Trolleys To Be Tracked Carrefour Shopping Trolleys To Be Tracked

Three Carrefour hypermarkets in Madrid, Spain, will pilot Proximus' solution to track shopping trolleys and baskets this autumn, according to a report [ ... ]

Packaging Design

Kingspan Introduces High-Performance Packaging For Lighter LoadsKingspan Introduces High-Performance Packaging For Lighter Loads

KPP, a division of the Kingspan Group, is targeting supermarkets with its line of high-performance polystyrene (EPS) and polypropylene (EPP) packaging [ ... ]

German Plastics Packaging Market Growing German Plastics Packaging Market Growing

The German IK Association of Plastic Packaging has reported that the German market for plastics packaging and films grew in 2013.   According t [ ... ]

Carrier Bag Use On The Rise In The UKCarrier Bag Use On The Rise In The UK

Customers of major UK supermarkets used 8.3 billion single-use plastic carrier bags last year. This is an increase of 3.2 per cent on 2012, when 8.1 b [ ... ]

Bacardi Launches Series Of Environmentally Friendly BottlesBacardi Launches Series Of Environmentally Friendly Bottles

Bacardi has launched a series of environmentally friendly bottles as part of a programme called Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future.