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25th 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.

Castel Produces An Ethiopian Wine

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

Marks & Spencer Hopes to Solve Website Woes with T...

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

Herbalife Hires PepsiCo Executive for New Public-P...

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

L’Oreal Chairman Dons Lipstick to Highlight Digi...

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 in its li [ ... ]

Tesco’s New CEO Needs to Restore Shopper Love fo...

Unilever’s Dave Lewis comes to Tesco Plc (TSCO) as a brand manager, rather than shopkeeper.

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Retail

Wal-Mart’s New U.S. Chief Facing Empty Shelves, Grumpy ShoppersWal-Mart’s New U.S. Chief Facing Empty Shelves, Grumpy Shoppers

Empty shelves, grumpy customers, long lines at the register: These are just some of the challenges facing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)’s new U.S. chie [ ... ]

Wal-Mart Taps Asia Chief as New CEO of US DivisionWal-Mart Taps Asia Chief as New CEO of US Division

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Greg Foran (pictured), a fast-rising executive at the retailer’s Asia operations, will take over as head of its US division [ ... ]

Did you know ...? 23 July 2014Did you know ...? 23 July 2014

Did you know … Tesco shares took a hammering the day after Dave Lewis was announced as its new CEO?

Dunnes Stores Facing Legal Costs Following Appeal DismissalDunnes Stores Facing Legal Costs Following Appeal Dismissal

Dunnes Stores is facing substantial legal costs following the Supreme Court dismissal of its appeal against charges made by fashion company Karen Mill [ ... ]

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

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  [ ... ]

Danone First-Half Earnings Decline 20% on Milk Cost SurgeDanone 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, add [ ... ]

Unilever Sales Growth Misses Estimates on Asian SlowdownUnilever Sales Growth Misses Estimates on Asian Slowdown

Unilever reported second-quarter revenue growth that missed estimates as Asian emerging markets continued to slow and the struggling food business pos [ ... ]

PepsiCo Tops Quarterly Profit Estimates After Cutting CostsPepsiCo Tops Quarterly Profit Estimates After Cutting Costs

PepsiCo has reported better-than-projected profits and raised its annual forecast after reducing costs, giving the company more leverage in a looming  [ ... ]

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

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 [ ... ]

SABMiller’s Sales Increase on Pricier Beer in Africa, EuropeSABMiller’s Sales Increase on Pricier Beer in Africa, Europe

SABMiller Plc, the world’s second-biggest brewer, reported first-quarter revenue growth that beat estimates as it sold more expensive beer in Africa [ ... ]

Supply Chain

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 [ ... ]

Restaurants Halt Buying From Chinese Meat SupplierRestaurants Halt Buying From Chinese Meat Supplier

McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc. halted buying meat products from a Shanghai supplier while authorities investigate allegations that the compan [ ... ]

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

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.

Robinson's Old Tom to be bottled in light, environmentally-friendly materialRobinson's Old Tom to be bottled in light, environmentally-friendly material

Robinsons Old Tom, which has been named the World's Best Ale on two occasions at the World Beer Awards, is to be contained in future in a new lightwei [ ... ]

Sesa Merger Was Tax Evasion Device by Agarwal, India AllegesSesa Merger Was Tax Evasion Device by Agarwal, India Alleges

India’s government challenged the merger of Vedanta Resources Plc’s local units in court on the grounds the deal by the flagship company of billio [ ... ]