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30th January
'Mouton ne change': Château Mouton Rothschild Appoints New Chairman
'Mouton ne change': Château Mouton Rothschild Appoints New Chairman

The children of the late Philippine de Rothschild, the 'Baroness' of the wine industry, have declared that they intend to continue her formidable legacy.

Soriana to Buy Stores From Comercial Mexicana

Organizacion Soriana SAB rose to a two-week high after the supermarket operator agreed to buy most of rival Controladora Comercial Mexicana SAB’s stores for 3 [ ... ]

Lenta Looks at Fewer Store Openings

Lenta, the Russian hypermarket operator backed by US fund TPG Capital, will consider scaling back store-opening plans to counter a faltering economy after the c [ ... ]

Cable Proposes UK Supermarket Fines of Up to 1% of...

Supermarket chains face fines of as much as 1 per cent of their UK sales if they treat their suppliers badly, under measures put to Parliament by Business Secre [ ... ]

Campbell Soup Shakes Up Management

Campbell Soup Co, seeking to revive growth after lowering its earnings forecast, is reshuffling management and assigning executives to product categories rather [ ... ]

Diageo Reports First-Half Growth

Diageo has reported first-half profit growth that beat estimates slightly as the world’s biggest distiller responded to weak demand in China and Southeast Asi [ ... ]

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Retail

Mercadona Extends Domestic ProminenceMercadona Extends Domestic Prominence

Statistics compiled by El Economista show that Mercadona has solidified its position as the leader of the Spanish FMCG sector.

Soriana to Buy Stores From Comercial MexicanaSoriana to Buy Stores From Comercial Mexicana

Organizacion Soriana SAB rose to a two-week high after the supermarket operator agreed to buy most of rival Controladora Comercial Mexicana SAB’s st [ ... ]

Lenta Looks at Fewer Store OpeningsLenta Looks at Fewer Store Openings

Lenta, the Russian hypermarket operator backed by US fund TPG Capital, will consider scaling back store-opening plans to counter a faltering economy a [ ... ]

Cable Proposes UK Supermarket Fines of Up to 1% of SalesCable Proposes UK Supermarket Fines of Up to 1% of Sales

Supermarket chains face fines of as much as 1 per cent of their UK sales if they treat their suppliers badly, under measures put to Parliament by Busi [ ... ]

Private Label

US Performance Drives Greencore GrowthUS Performance Drives Greencore Growth

A strong performance in its US operations helped lift Greencore's sales by 4.4 per cent on a like-for-like basis in Q1 2015, according to account [ ... ]

French FMCG Deflation Most Significant In EUFrench FMCG Deflation Most Significant In EU

An article published by Les Echos, the French daily newspaper, shows that FMCG prices in France are falling on the whole essentially because of two ca [ ... ]

Wegmans Lowers Sugar Content In Private-Label FoodsWegmans Lowers Sugar Content In Private-Label Foods

US supermarket chain Wegmans will decrease the sugar content of a number of its private-label foodstuffs.

Wabel To Bring Major Chilled Private-Label Players TogetherWabel To Bring Major Chilled Private-Label Players Together

Following the success of the Wabel Frozen, Grocery, Household and Personal Care Summits in 2014, the Wabel Chilled & Dairy Summit will open its do [ ... ]

A-Brands

Campbell Soup Shakes Up Management Campbell Soup Shakes Up Management

Campbell Soup Co, seeking to revive growth after lowering its earnings forecast, is reshuffling management and assigning executives to product categor [ ... ]

Tim Hortons Begins Cutting JobsTim Hortons Begins Cutting Jobs

Tim Hortons, the biggest seller of coffee and doughnuts in Canada, is cutting staff at its regional offices and corporate headquarters following its t [ ... ]

Procter & Gamble Publishes Q2 FiguresProcter & Gamble Publishes Q2 Figures

Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer-products maker, has said second-quarter profit fell 31 per cent as the stronger dollar ate away a [ ... ]

PZ Cussons Sees Nigeria Violence Causing Only Limited DisruptionPZ Cussons Sees Nigeria Violence Causing Only Limited Disruption

PZ Cussons the UK maker of Imperial Leather soap, said the violence affecting parts of Nigeria is causing only limited disruption to business in what  [ ... ]

Fresh Produce

Palm Oil Posts Worst Start To Year Since 2010 As Demand SlowsPalm Oil Posts Worst Start To Year Since 2010 As Demand Slows

Palm oil capped the biggest January decline since 2010 as demand weakens amid a supply glut.

Gene Modified Crops Gain AgainGene Modified Crops Gain Again

Farmers planted genetically modified crops on 3.6 per cent more land last year as gains in the US and Brazil more than made up for declines in three o [ ... ]

China Announces 'Reciprocal' Trading Agreement With USChina Announces 'Reciprocal' Trading Agreement With US

China has announced that it is opening its doors to US apple imports of all varieties, in a move that may provide a boost to the US export market, to  [ ... ]

Chocolate Craving in Asia Seen Deepening as Economies ExpandChocolate Craving in Asia Seen Deepening as Economies Expand

Chocolate demand in Asia will probably rise as much as 20 per cent this year, spurred by confectionery and drinks consumption among young people, an i [ ... ]

Drinks

'Mouton ne change': Château Mouton Rothschild Appoints New Chairman'Mouton ne change': Château Mouton Rothschild Appoints New Chairman

The children of the late Philippine de Rothschild, the 'Baroness' of the wine industry, have declared that they intend to continue her formidable lega [ ... ]

Diageo Reports First-Half GrowthDiageo Reports First-Half Growth

Diageo has reported first-half profit growth that beat estimates slightly as the world’s biggest distiller responded to weak demand in China and Sou [ ... ]

Millennials Driving FMCG Wine SalesMillennials Driving FMCG Wine Sales

Millennials (those born between the 1980s and the early 2000s) constitute the demographic driving the FMCG wine trade in Europe and the world, accordi [ ... ]

US Demand Driving Global Wine MarketUS Demand Driving Global Wine Market

US demand is set to drive expansion in the world wine market through 2018 as consumption growth slows in China and traditional markets such as France  [ ... ]

Supply Chain

Hardis Group Develops Warehouse DroneHardis Group Develops Warehouse Drone

Hardis Group, the French IT company, has developed a drone that could play a paramount role in the future of supply-chain logistics.

Tesco Launches New Online Supplier Community PlatformTesco Launches New Online Supplier Community Platform

UK supermarket giant Tesco has launched a new web-based platform with the aim of boosting collaboration, innovation and sustainability across its supp [ ... ]

Arla Gains As Morrisons Cuts Part Of Dairy Crest's ContractArla Gains As Morrisons Cuts Part Of Dairy Crest's Contract

Dairy Crest Group has retained its contract to supply milk to UK supermarket Morrisons for the next three years, but purchase volumes will be reduced  [ ... ]

Serbian Antitrust Authorises Atlantic Group’s Foodland TakeoverSerbian Antitrust Authorises Atlantic Group’s Foodland Takeover

Serbia's Competition Protection Commission (KZK) has issued approval for Croatian multinational Atlantic Group to formally take over Serbian food prod [ ... ]

Technology

Tesco To Scrap E-Book Service Blinkbox BooksTesco To Scrap E-Book Service Blinkbox Books

Blinkbox Books, Tesco's e-books service, will close after talks with Waterstone's broke down.

UPS Prepared Too Well For Christmas Rush And Paid The PriceUPS Prepared Too Well For Christmas Rush And Paid The Price

After missing millions of deliveries on Christmas in 2013, United Parcel Service Inc. promised it would do better next time. It hired thousands more w [ ... ]

Carrefour To Open Futuristic HypermarketCarrefour To Open Futuristic Hypermarket

Carrefour has piqued the interest of both shoppers and the retail industry as a whole by declaring that it is to open a hypermarché de l'avenir, or ' [ ... ]

Wireless Charging Comes to Starbucks UKWireless Charging Comes to Starbucks UK

Starbucks is launching Powermat wireless charging zones in ten central London Starbucks stores, the first on the high street to offer this technology.

Packaging Design

Wells Fargo: Plain Packaging Legislation 'Unlikely' To Spread From UK To Other MarketsWells Fargo: Plain Packaging Legislation 'Unlikely' To Spread From UK To Other Markets

An analyst with Wells Fargo Securities has said that the UK's decision to implement the plain packaging of tobacco products will not likely lead to si [ ... ]

MeadWestvaco And Rock-Tenn AmalgamateMeadWestvaco And Rock-Tenn Amalgamate

MeadWestvaco Corp has agreed to merge with rival US packaging company Rock-Tenn in a deal valued at about $8.4 billion to create the world’s second- [ ... ]

Wenlock Spring Unveils Innovative New Lighter Glass BottleWenlock Spring Unveils Innovative New Lighter Glass Bottle

Wenlock Spring has teamed up with packaging specialist, Rawlings, to develop what the drinks firm claim is the UK's lightest weight glass bottle for t [ ... ]

Carlsberg Introdces Wooden Beer BottleCarlsberg Introdces Wooden Beer Bottle

Carlsberg today announced an agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fibre bottle for beverages.