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25th October
Alibaba Threatens Amazon Among Investors - Katie Benner
Alibaba Threatens Amazon Among Investors - Katie Benner

If you wanted to invest in an online retail giant that was pouring money into adjacent businesses such as payments, entertainment, logistics and cloud computing, until recently you’d probably buy shares of Amazon. The dominant U.S. online retailer has long reinvested its free cash flow back into the company to fund expansion and new business lines. It’s trying to make the Amazon Prime one-touch payment button a popular way for consumers to pay online. It’s experimenting with one-day deliv [ ... ]

Does Amazon's Monopoly Hurt The Public Interest? M...

The first thing to remember about the Amazon/Hachette Book Group dispute is that this sort of thing happens all the time in business. When two big companies neg [ ... ]

Asda Facing Legal Action Over Equal Pay

Walmart-owned supermarket chain Asda is facing legal action in a dispute with staff over equal pay. The law firm Leigh Day has revealed that around 19,000 peop [ ... ]

Tesco’s Stretched Finances Limit CEO’s Scope F...

Tesco Plc’s departing Chairman Richard Broadbent said on Thursday that he wanted to draw a line under a miserable year for the U.K.’s biggest retailer. The  [ ... ]

Nestlé Extracts Water from Milk in Mexico

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company has opened its most water efficient factory in the world in Mexico, in a move that the company plans to replicate in [ ... ]

Tesco Gets More Bad News as Pension Fund Sues in U...

Tesco Plc and its directors misled investors about its financial health, according to a Texas retirement fund that sued the UK’s biggest retailer, adding to a [ ... ]

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Retail

Asda Facing Legal Action Over Equal PayAsda Facing Legal Action Over Equal Pay

Walmart-owned supermarket chain Asda is facing legal action in a dispute with staff over equal pay. The law firm Leigh Day has revealed that around 1 [ ... ]

Tesco’s Stretched Finances Limit CEO’s Scope For TurnaroundTesco’s Stretched Finances Limit CEO’s Scope For Turnaround

Tesco Plc’s departing Chairman Richard Broadbent said on Thursday that he wanted to draw a line under a miserable year for the U.K.’s biggest reta [ ... ]

Tesco Gets More Bad News as Pension Fund Sues in USTesco Gets More Bad News as Pension Fund Sues in US

Tesco Plc and its directors misled investors about its financial health, according to a Texas retirement fund that sued the UK’s biggest retailer, a [ ... ]

Shoppers Now Spending 5% Less At 'Big Four' Supermarkets – Nielsen DataShoppers Now Spending 5% Less At 'Big Four' Supermarkets – Nielsen Data

Shoppers are now spending 5 per cent less per visit to the UK's 'Big Four' supermarkets, according to the latest data from Nielsen. In the four weeks [ ... ]

Private Label

Billa Predicts Strong Performance For New Own-Label 'Bun, din Romania' Line In RomaniaBilla Predicts Strong Performance For New Own-Label 'Bun, din Romania' Line In Romania

Supermarket Billa has launched the new private-label brand 'Bun, din Romania' ('It's good, it's from Romania') in Romania.  The new private-labe [ ... ]

Aldi To Introduce An Affordable Range Of Organic ProduceAldi To Introduce An Affordable Range Of Organic Produce

Discount supermarket chain Aldi is launching a range of organic products in the UK, which may mean customers saving 25 per cent on their organic purch [ ... ]

Tuš Introduces Premium BrandTuš Introduces Premium Brand

Slovenian supermarket chain Tuš has started selling local food products of domestic manufacturers under the premium brand Slovenske Dobrote ('Sloveni [ ... ]

Symington’s Acquires Ready-Meal Producer Tanfield FoodsSymington’s Acquires Ready-Meal Producer Tanfield Foods

UK-based food manufacturer Symington’s has acquired ready-meal maker Tanfield Foods. The financial terms of the deal were not made available to the [ ... ]

A-Brands

Herbalife Will Be Exonerated After FTC Probe, CFO SaysHerbalife Will Be Exonerated After FTC Probe, CFO Says

Herbalife Ltd., the nutrition-product maker facing allegations that it runs a pyramid scheme, expects to be cleared of wrongdoing when regulators comp [ ... ]

Wessanen Reports Revenue Growth Of 6.7% In Q3Wessanen Reports Revenue Growth Of 6.7% In Q3

Dutch food producer Wessanen has posted sales growth of 6.5 per cent to €325.3 million for the first nine months of the year. Strong sale [ ... ]

P&G Plans To Exit Duracell As Profit Meets EstimatesP&G Plans To Exit Duracell As Profit Meets Estimates

Procter & Gamble Co. said that it would exit its Duracell battery business and posted first-quarter profits that met analysts’ estimates, a [ ... ]

 Premier Foods Reports Q3 Sales Down 4.7% Premier Foods Reports Q3 Sales Down 4.7%

Premier Foods has reported a total sales reduction of 4.7 per cent to £177m for its third quarter to 30 September. The food manufacturer said that t [ ... ]

Fresh Produce

Truffle Boom Brings 'La Dolce Vita' Amid Italy’s Economic SlumpTruffle Boom Brings 'La Dolce Vita' Amid Italy’s Economic Slump

Even in the midst of the longest economic slump since World War II, Italian gourmands have something to celebrate: truffles, and plenty of them.

Russian Ban Boosts Sale Of Slovak ApplesRussian Ban Boosts Sale Of Slovak Apples

Cheap apples from other EU countries have not flooded the supermarkets of the Slovak Republic. Slovak apple growers, however, had to lower their price [ ... ]

Chiquita to Move on Fyffes After Rejecting Buyout OfferChiquita to Move on Fyffes After Rejecting Buyout Offer

Chiquita Brands International Inc. will proceed with its €352 million ($449 million) bid to buy rival banana producer Fyffes Plc after rejecting a h [ ... ]

Cutrale-Safra Raises Offer for Chiquita to $658 MillionCutrale-Safra Raises Offer for Chiquita to $658 Million

Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group boosted their offer to buy Chiquita Brands International Inc. to about $658 million, raising pressure on the  [ ... ]

Drinks

C&C Starts Battle For Spirit PubC&C Starts Battle For Spirit Pub

C&C Group Plc, the maker of Magners cider, started a battle for control of Spirit Pub Co. by saying that it plans to make an offer challengin [ ... ]

Californians Take On Big Soda After Failed NY BanCalifornians Take On Big Soda After Failed NY Ban

Voters in San Francisco, the first US city to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, and Berkeley, the first to ban styrofoam, will decide next month w [ ... ]

Coca-Cola Executive Appointed AB InBev MD For UK And IrelandCoca-Cola Executive Appointed AB InBev MD For UK And Ireland

AB InBev has appointed former Coca-Cola marketing director for Germany, Nick Robinson, as marketing director for its UK and Ireland business. He will  [ ... ]

Hungary Introduces Puskás BeerHungary Introduces Puskás Beer

Following a national holiday, Hungarian stores will begin selling the Puskás beer, named after the legendary football player.

Supply Chain

Metro, Auchan Team Up On Joint Purchasing StrategyMetro, Auchan Team Up On Joint Purchasing Strategy

Germany's Metro Group and French-based Auchan have signed an agreement for a new international purchasing partnership. The strategy will help the ret [ ... ]

Czechs Cut VAT On Baby FoodCzechs Cut VAT On Baby Food

The Senate of the Czech Republic approved the reduction of VAT on several items including baby food yesterday.

Nestlé Says Ebola In Ivory Coast Would Hurt Cocoa OutputNestlé Says Ebola In Ivory Coast Would Hurt Cocoa Output

Nestlé SA chief executive officer Paul Bulcke said that the Ebola epidemic is spurring the company to speed up cocoa shipments from African coun [ ... ]

Soybeans Rise In Chicago As Traders Weigh Crop ConcernsSoybeans Rise In Chicago As Traders Weigh Crop Concerns

Soybeans rose to the highest in more than a month in Chicago, as traders weighed concerns about dry weather in Brazil and slow harvesting in the US.

Technology

Alibaba Threatens Amazon Among Investors - Katie BennerAlibaba Threatens Amazon Among Investors - Katie Benner

If you wanted to invest in an online retail giant that was pouring money into adjacent businesses such as payments, entertainment, logistics and cloud [ ... ]

Does Amazon's Monopoly Hurt The Public Interest? Megan McArdleDoes Amazon's Monopoly Hurt The Public Interest? Megan McArdle

The first thing to remember about the Amazon/Hachette Book Group dispute is that this sort of thing happens all the time in business. When two big com [ ... ]

Nestlé Extracts Water from Milk in MexicoNestlé Extracts Water from Milk in Mexico

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company has opened its most water efficient factory in the world in Mexico, in a move that the company plans to re [ ... ]

Profitero Enters Into A Strategic Partnership With Revionics For Effective Price OptimisationProfitero Enters Into A Strategic Partnership With Revionics For Effective Price Optimisation

Profitero, the provider of online insights and e-commerce intelligence for retailers and brands, has entered into a strategic partnership with Revioni [ ... ]

Packaging Design

Dairy Crest Announces New FRijj Packaging And LogoDairy Crest Announces New FRijj Packaging And Logo

Dairy products producer Dairy Crest has revealed that it has a new design and logo for its flavoured milk brand, FRijj. The refreshed design wil [ ... ]

Tesco Announces Scottish Communities To Benefit From Single-Use Bag ChargeTesco Announces Scottish Communities To Benefit From Single-Use Bag Charge

As British shoppers start paying for plastic carrier bags, supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it will help communities across Scotland benefit [ ... ]

Scots Begin To Pay For Carrier BagsScots Begin To Pay For Carrier Bags

Retailers in Scotland have begun to charge shoppers a minimum of 5p for single-use carrier bags as of 20 October. Retailers can choose to donate the p [ ... ]

Difficulty In Opening Tinned Food To Drive Demand For Alternative PackagingDifficulty In Opening Tinned Food To Drive Demand For Alternative Packaging

A recent survey by Canadean has found that one in five consumers considers tinned food difficult to open. With British consumers spending over £8 bi [ ... ]