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American Apparel ties employee scheduling to performance

American Apparel ties employee scheduling to performance

01/06/2016 - 19:18
American Apparel is providing store managers with new insight into traffic and conversion so they can better perform staffing. read more
Innovative retail concept combines offline and online at the mall

Innovative retail concept combines offline and online at the mall

25/05/2016 - 16:10
Off-price retailer Century 21 will make its West Coast debut in a most unusual way — taking over a high-tech, high-touch “smart” store for six weeks. read more
Pick n Pay to enter Nigerian market

Pick n Pay to enter Nigerian market

04/05/2016 - 22:05
26 April 2016 - The lure of Nigeria’s budding consumer market has snared another South African retailer, with Pick n Pay announcing on Tuesday that it would try its luck through a joint venture with Lagos-based AG Leventis. read more
GNC exploring options — including sale

GNC exploring options — including sale

04/05/2016 - 20:49
2 May 2016 - GNC Holdings Inc. announced Monday it is undertaking a strategic review whose options could include a sale of the company. read more
Apple loses lawsuit over iPhone name

Apple loses lawsuit over iPhone name

04/05/2016 - 18:47
Beijing - Apple has lost a battle for the use of the “iPhone” trademark on leather goods in China after a Beijing court ruled against the world's biggest technology company in favour of a local firm, state media reported. read more
Wal-Mart moves to grow market share

Wal-Mart moves to grow market share

02/04/2015 - 10:40
Boston - Wal-Mart Stores expects to be in heavy investment mode for the next 18 to 24 months as the company improves the way it handles inventory and outfits more locations with in-store pickup for online orders. read more
Heinz-Kraft deal: The stories behind the brands

Heinz-Kraft deal: The stories behind the brands

27/03/2015 - 08:12
New York - The combination of HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group Inc. will bring many of America's oldest and best-known brands under the same corporate roof. Here's a look at the history behind some of those products: read more
Law firm rallies Tesco investors to join lawsuit

Law firm rallies Tesco investors to join lawsuit

26/03/2015 - 07:35
London - A US law firm is asking Tesco shareholders to join a group that wants to bring a lawsuit and seek billions of pounds in compensation for losses relating to the British retailer's overstatement of profit last year. read more
Tesco regains ownership of 21 UK superstores

Tesco regains ownership of 21 UK superstores

23/03/2015 - 08:00
London - Britain's biggest retailer Tesco said on Friday it has regained sole ownership of 21 superstores in a deal with British Land that forms part of a plan to strengthen its core UK business. read more
World food price index up

World food price index up

05/10/2012 - 07:56
World food prices rose slightly last month‚ following some stability in the preceding two months‚ according to the latest United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report.  read more
Tiger Brands buys 63% Dangote Flour

Tiger Brands buys 63% Dangote Flour

05/10/2012 - 07:46
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote on Thursday sold 63 percent of Dangote Flour to South African consumer goods firm Tiger Brands in a deal worth $188 million, brokers said.  read more
Mondi sells Aylesford interest

Mondi sells Aylesford interest

03/10/2012 - 10:12
International packaging and paper group Mondi plc (MND) and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) have sold their 100% interest in jointly owned Aylesford Newsprint Holdings Limited to The Martland Holdings.  read more
Sales of 'smart devices' soar globally

Sales of 'smart devices' soar globally

27/09/2012 - 09:20
Washington - Global sales of so-called smart connected devices - computers, smartphones and tablets - rose sharply in the past quarter, driven by smartphones and tablets, a survey showed Wednesday.  read more
Euro Touches 2-Week Low Before Retail Sales, Sentiment

Euro Touches 2-Week Low Before Retail Sales, Sentiment

26/09/2012 - 08:42
The euro fell to the lowest level in almost two weeks as political uncertainty and weakening economic data in the currency bloc underscored the deepening impact of the debt crisis.  read more
Retailers Can Capture More Sales at Front End: Research

Retailers Can Capture More Sales at Front End: Research

26/09/2012 - 08:34
Retailers may be missing incremental sales opportunities at the front end, according to recent front-end best practices gleaned from research completed by Wrigley. read more
JJB Sports to enter administration

JJB Sports to enter administration

25/09/2012 - 09:10
Sports retailer JJB is to call in administrators today having failed to attract a suitable offer, it has been announced. read more
Nike announces $8bn share buyback

Nike announces $8bn share buyback

20/09/2012 - 13:02
New York - Nike, the clothing, footwear, sportswear and equipment giant, announced a four-year, $8bn share buyback plan late Wednesday. read more
Strikes against retail reform rock India

Strikes against retail reform rock India

20/09/2012 - 12:50
New Delhi - Shopkeepers, traders and labourers in India blocked railway lines and closed markets on Thursday to protest against reforms allowing in foreign retail giants such as Walmart and Tesco. read more
China's Yanjing beer gets new distributor in Spain

China's Yanjing beer gets new distributor in Spain

27/10/2011 - 10:22
The Yanjing Beer Group, a Chinese beverage producer, has selected Miquel Alimentació Group as the new and exclusive distributor of its Yanjing beer in Spain. read more
Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

27/10/2011 - 10:18
Global premium spirits, wine, and beer producer Diageo has extended its agreements with Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Southern), a national wine and spirits distributor in the US. Southern will now continue to be the spirits company's exclusive distributor for eight US states. read more
Marks & Spencer Falls Out of Fashion With Britain’s Big Spenders

Marks & Spencer Falls Out of Fashion With Britain’s Big Spenders

27/10/2011 - 10:06
British grandmothers may still be buying underwear and sweaters at Marks & Spencer Group Plc. Their daughters are spending their money elsewhere.  read more
Watchdog investigates Olympus as chief quits

Watchdog investigates Olympus as chief quits

27/10/2011 - 09:24
Taiga Uranaka and Noriyuki Hirata Tokyo Olympus head Tsuyoshi Kikukawa resigned yesterday after a scandal over hefty advisory fees wiped out half of the 92-year-old firm’s market value, but his successor stuck with the company’s line that it had done nothing wrong. read more
Heineken Revenue Beats Estimates

Heineken Revenue Beats Estimates

26/10/2011 - 10:16
Heineken NV, the world’s third- biggest brewer by volume, reported revenue growth that beat estimates as sales in western Europe fell less than expected. read more
New supply route to open between UK and Europe

New supply route to open between UK and Europe

26/10/2011 - 09:53
A freight service between Barking, East London, and Wroclaw in Poland is due to be opened next month using the High Speed One route, according to the Financial Times. read more
German consumer morale unexpectedly rises in November

German consumer morale unexpectedly rises in November

26/10/2011 - 09:21
German consumer morale unexpectedly rises going into November as a strong labour market bolstered income expectations despite a darkening economic outlook, the GfK market research group said on Tuesday. read more
Walmart reviews China management after scandal

Walmart reviews China management after scandal

26/10/2011 - 09:13
Bloomberg Shanghai Walmart is reviewing management procedures in China as it reopened outlets in Chongqing after officials ordered all 13 of them shut for two weeks for mislabelling ordinary pork as organic. read more
WalMart Reviewing China Stores on Pork Probe

WalMart Reviewing China Stores on Pork Probe

25/10/2011 - 08:45
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is reviewing management procedures at its stores in China as it re-opened outlets in Chongqing after officials ordered all 13 of them shut for two weeks for mislabeling ordinary pork as organic. read more
German manufacturing sector shrinks in October

German manufacturing sector shrinks in October

25/10/2011 - 08:39
Germany's manufacturing sector contracted in October for the first time in two years, overshadowing a pick-up in the services sector which was still sluggish despite the improvement as firms felt the impact of the euro zone debt crisis, a survey showed. read more
Jim Beam Meeting Skinnygirl Invites $11 Billion Liquor Takeover: Real M&A

Jim Beam Meeting Skinnygirl Invites $11 Billion Liquor Takeover: Real M&A

24/10/2011 - 09:22
Jim Beam bourbon and Skinnygirl cocktails may be enough to convince Pernod-Ricard SA (RI) and Diageo Plc (DGE) to attempt the biggest spirits acquisition in six years. read more
Preparing for Walmart

Preparing for Walmart

24/10/2011 - 08:31
Mumbai - Five years after making a grand foray into retail, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is nowhere close to the scale he had hoped his company, India's largest listed group, would achieve in a fragmented and fast-growing industry.  read more
Tennent's Lager to expand into new international markets

Tennent's Lager to expand into new international markets

21/10/2011 - 09:42
Irish beer and cider producer C&C Group said its Tennent's Lager brand is set to expand into new international markets. The company is planning to take the beer, which is currently sold in Australia and Canada, to the US early next year and later to other countries in Europe. read more
Global coffee production rises in 2010-11 coffee year: ICO

Global coffee production rises in 2010-11 coffee year: ICO

21/10/2011 - 09:26
International Coffee Organization (ICO) has revealed in its report that world coffee production in 2010-11 coffee year has increased by nearly 8% to 133.6 million bags of 60 kg each, compared to 124.2 million bags in 2009-10 coffee year (October-September).  read more
Tetra Pak designs new eco-friendly aseptic beverage carton

Tetra Pak designs new eco-friendly aseptic beverage carton

21/10/2011 - 09:21
Global food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has introduced a new beverage carton, Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge. The new carton is designed to deliver consumer convenience, reduced cost and strong environmental performance. read more
Coca-Cola invests $16.7m for Cappy juice in Egypt

Coca-Cola invests $16.7m for Cappy juice in Egypt

21/10/2011 - 09:07
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt has plans to launch its new 100% made in Egypt juice product, Cappy juice, this summer and has invested more than EGP100m ($16.7m) for production.  read more
Global label demand ‘to reach 51.6 billion sqm by 2015’

Global label demand ‘to reach 51.6 billion sqm by 2015’

20/10/2011 - 10:34
World demand for labels is expected to rise by over five percent per year to 51.6 billion square meters in 2015, valued at 110 billion dollars, according to a new study from Cleveland-based industry research firm, The Freedonia Group. ‘World Labels’ presents the following trends:  read more
Nestle Expects to Beat Sales Target in 2011

Nestle Expects to Beat Sales Target in 2011

20/10/2011 - 10:18
Nestle SA (NESN), the world’s biggest food company, raised its 2011 sales forecast after nine-month revenue rose at the fastest pace in three years, helped by higher prices for Nescafe soluble coffee and increased volume in Asia. read more
Kraft cooks up plan to boost cocoa sustainability

Kraft cooks up plan to boost cocoa sustainability

20/10/2011 - 10:07
Kraft Foods has unveiled a five-year programme designed to improve the sustainability of its cocoa supply chain. read more
Tackling high food prices

Tackling high food prices

19/10/2011 - 11:01
Grain prices are near their lowest in a year and global stockpiles are on the rise - so meat, dairy and pasta prices are poised for a fall, right? read more
Groomed SP15 range rolls out with Rieke dispenser

Groomed SP15 range rolls out with Rieke dispenser

19/10/2011 - 11:01
Personal care specialist Potter & Moore has opted for Rieke’s Airless Dispenser for its new Groomed SP15 Moisturiser. read more
Coca-Cola Profit Gains 8.1% as Pricing Rises

Coca-Cola Profit Gains 8.1% as Pricing Rises

19/10/2011 - 10:53
Coca-Cola Co. (KO), the world’s largest soft-drink maker, posted an 8.1 percent increase in third- quarter profit after boosting global sales volumes and raising retail pricing in North America. read more
Sugar Shortages Extend Across Europe as Global Glut Expands: Commodities

Sugar Shortages Extend Across Europe as Global Glut Expands: Commodities

19/10/2011 - 10:49
At a time when the world is facing its biggest sugar glut in at least four years, trade barriers mean the European Union is contending with a second consecutive annual shortage. read more
SABMiller in strategic alliance with Anadolu Efes

SABMiller in strategic alliance with Anadolu Efes

19/10/2011 - 10:36
International brewer SABMiller and Anadolu Efes on Wednesday unveiled plans to form a strategic alliance that would create an entity that would hold the number two market position, in value terms, in the Russian beer market. read more
SA-Brazil-India trade up despite recession

SA-Brazil-India trade up despite recession

19/10/2011 - 10:21
Trade relations between SA, India and Brazil have improved significantly despite the global economic recession, according to Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, at a business forum on Tuesday.  read more
Major global firm offers to buy VuQo premium vodka maker

Major global firm offers to buy VuQo premium vodka maker

18/10/2011 - 09:54
VuQo Holdings Corp, the producer of VuQo Premium Vodka, said the company has received a letter of acquisition from a major global company known for establishing and operating bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and hotel and resort properties. read more
Minute Maid to unveil Pure Squeezed orange juice line

Minute Maid to unveil Pure Squeezed orange juice line

18/10/2011 - 09:49
Minute Maid, a fruit juice brand owned by Coca-Cola, will launch its new Minute Maid Pure Squeezed line that comes in four varieties including three 100% orange juices and a light orange juice beverage.  read more
Kimberly-Clark boosts sustainable fibre sourcing

Kimberly-Clark boosts sustainable fibre sourcing

18/10/2011 - 09:44
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has begun manufacturing tissue products that meet the sustainable sourcing requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). read more
Sainsbury's tackles supply chain sustainability with £1bn plan

Sainsbury's tackles supply chain sustainability with £1bn plan

18/10/2011 - 09:36
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced plans to invest £1bn in a sustainability plan to reduce waste and carbon footprint in its own stores and in its supply chain in what it describes as one of the most ambitious programmes announced in the industry.  read more
Danone in Talks to Sell Water Assets to Suntory

Danone in Talks to Sell Water Assets to Suntory

18/10/2011 - 09:29
Danone, the owner of the Evian and Volvic bottled-water brands, is in talks to sell water assets to Japan’s Suntory Holdings Ltd., three people familiar with the matter said.  read more
China’s economic growth slows

China’s economic growth slows

18/10/2011 - 09:11
China's rapid economic growth eased in the latest quarter to a still-robust 9.1 percent amid government efforts to prevent overheating. read more
BrewDog uncaps brand's first beer brewed under seawater

BrewDog uncaps brand's first beer brewed under seawater

17/10/2011 - 09:21
Scottish craft brewing giant BrewDog has unveiled a new beer that is brewed at the bottom of the North Sea. The beer, by name Sunk Punk, is said to be the first beer to be brewed underwater. read more
Mactac launches ultra-removable adhesive range

Mactac launches ultra-removable adhesive range

17/10/2011 - 09:11
Mactac Printing Products has unveiled its new removable label products offering with the addition of MR840, an ultra-removable, acrylic emulsion adhesive that removes cleanly from most substrates. MR840 is said to be suitable for applications where easy removability is critical. MR840 is suitable for application temperatures above 25 deg F. read more
Maersk Forwarding Unit Damco Plans to Boost Asia Staffing As Much As 15%

Maersk Forwarding Unit Damco Plans to Boost Asia Staffing As Much As 15%

17/10/2011 - 08:56
Damco, the freight-forwarding arm of AP Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container-shipping line, plans to boost staffing in the Asia-Pacific region by 10 to 15 percent to expand in India and China.  read more
China inflation ticks lower, policy on pause

China inflation ticks lower, policy on pause

14/10/2011 - 08:22
China's consumer inflation dipped to 6.1% in September, retreating further from three-year highs, although stubborn food price pressures will deter the central bank from loosening its policy reins anytime soon. read more
Fairtrade label increases recognition

Fairtrade label increases recognition

13/10/2011 - 10:06
Fairtrade is the most widely recognised ethical label in the world, according to new research by consultancy GlobeScan. read more
Apple beats Coca-Cola to become ‘most valuable global brand’

Apple beats Coca-Cola to become ‘most valuable global brand’

13/10/2011 - 09:57
Apple, the maker of the iPod music player and the iPhone, was the most valuable global brand, beating Coca-Cola, the Vienna-based European Brand Institute said yesterday. read more
World prone to food borne disease: WHO

World prone to food borne disease: WHO

13/10/2011 - 09:49
The world has become more vulnerable to outbreaks of disease caused by contaminated food because of growing global trade, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. read more
Sony recalls 1,6-million risky TVs

Sony recalls 1,6-million risky TVs

13/10/2011 - 09:39
Sony yesterday recalled 1,6-million Bravia flat-panel TVs sold worldwide since 2007 because a faulty component may cause them to melt or catch fire, and said it had suspended more than 90000 accounts because of a new hacking attack. read more
Winemaker Bodegas Riojanas Targets Annual Profit Growth of as Much as 10%

Winemaker Bodegas Riojanas Targets Annual Profit Growth of as Much as 10%

12/10/2011 - 09:36
Bodegas Riojanas SA (RIO), a Spanish producer of Rioja wine founded in 1890, expects full-year earnings to climb from a year earlier as promotions and lower operating costs offset a battered domestic market. read more
Wal-Mart Halts Operations of Six More China Stores Over Pork Labeling

Wal-Mart Halts Operations of Six More China Stores Over Pork Labeling

12/10/2011 - 09:24
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) temporarily closed six more stores in southern China on orders from local officials, bringing the total to 13, as authorities probed the company for mislabeling ordinary pork as organic.  read more
Global uncertainty hits wool prices

Global uncertainty hits wool prices

12/10/2011 - 09:10
Wool prices took another dip at this week's sale as the turbulence in commodity markets and market uncertainty continued and the Cape Wools market indicator dropped 5.5% to close the day at R86.61/kg (clean). read more
UK’s Marks & Spencer returns to France

UK’s Marks & Spencer returns to France

12/10/2011 - 08:47
The quintessentially British food and fashion store Marks and Spencer is to return to Paris 10 years after closing French branches and has opened a French online shop, the firm said Tuesday. read more
Economists urge G20 to tackle food prices

Economists urge G20 to tackle food prices

12/10/2011 - 08:16
London - G20 ministers meeting this week in Paris must take urgent action to stop speculation on commodity markets that is fuelling food prices and hunger, 450 economists demanded in a letter published Tuesday.  read more
Winners announced at 2011 Label Industry Global Awards

Winners announced at 2011 Label Industry Global Awards

11/10/2011 - 09:54
Some of the label industry’s leading companies and individuals were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the sector as the winners of this year’s Label Industry Global Awards were unveiled. Held during Labelexpo Europe at the Event Lounge in Brussels before an audience of 550, the awards celebrate and honour those who promote best practice in the label industry.  read more
Pack designs alter due to changing shopping behaviours

Pack designs alter due to changing shopping behaviours

11/10/2011 - 09:45
Brands (in the UK) are altering their pack designs to adapt to changes in consumer behaviour due to continued economic uncertainty, according to an industry expert. read more
New standards and tools to galvanise carbon tracing

New standards and tools to galvanise carbon tracing

11/10/2011 - 09:36
The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of a new international standard for measuring and reporting on carbon footprints. Meanwhile, the non-profit organisation has also released a new tool to help businesses identify and combat 'carbon hotspots'. read more
Fashion Retailer Asos Sets Up Shop on Facebook

Fashion Retailer Asos Sets Up Shop on Facebook

11/10/2011 - 09:20
Sarah Townsend will no longer have to leave her 507 Facebook friends behind to buy the £35 ($55) baggy sweater she's been eyeing from Asos. On Jan. 27, the hip, London-based online clothing site became the first European fashion retailer to open an e-tailing outpost inside Facebook. Competitors such as Gap (GPS) and Inditex's Zara use the networking site largely to communicate with fans. Visitors to Asos's store on Facebook can shop the company's entire stock of 150,000 products without leaving the site. They also can post photos of items to their wall so friends can comment on potential purchases. "It's something I want to do more of," says Townsend, a 25-year-old marketing professional in London. read more
Trump name boosts fledgling Va wine industry

Trump name boosts fledgling Va wine industry

11/10/2011 - 09:04
Virginia's fledgling wine industry got a global boost Tuesday from Donald Trump's millions of dollars, his celebrity and his luxury properties worldwide where wine from his new vineyard will be a staple. read more
US Retail Sales Likely Rose in September

US Retail Sales Likely Rose in September

11/10/2011 - 08:44
U.S. retail sales increased in September at the fastest pace in six months, providing a sign of optimism for some merchants heading into the holiday shopping season, economists said before a report this week. read more
SA set to advance in food safety: Wal-Mart

SA set to advance in food safety: Wal-Mart

10/10/2011 - 09:20
SA has an important role to play in the global food system, and never before in history has the country been so well-positioned to advance in food safety, according to the Wal-Mart's Vice President of Food Safety. read more
Oracle looks to cloud for growth

Oracle looks to cloud for growth

10/10/2011 - 09:09
World’s second-largest software maker aims to curtail big acquisitions and growth from within, relying on hardware sales and cloud-computing.  read more
Kraft Foods Is Said to Hire Heidrick in Search for Grocery Spinoff’s Chief

Kraft Foods Is Said to Hire Heidrick in Search for Grocery Spinoff’s Chief

06/10/2011 - 10:14
Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT), the foodmaker splitting into two companies at the end of next year, hired Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (HSII) to find external candidates to lead its North American grocery spinoff, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter. read more
What happens to Apple after Jobs?

What happens to Apple after Jobs?

06/10/2011 - 09:42
Steve Jobs, Apple Inc's co-founder and former CEO who died Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, created a series of seminal electronics products, reinvented several industries, and built Apple into a $350 billion juggernaut.  read more
Pearlfisher re-brands Wyld Wood cider PKBR

Pearlfisher re-brands Wyld Wood cider PKBR

05/10/2011 - 10:56
UK-based design agency Pearlfisher has created a new brand identity for Westons Cider’s Wyld Wood Premium Organic cider. read more
New Apple iPhone fails to wow investors, fans

New Apple iPhone fails to wow investors, fans

05/10/2011 - 09:42
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's newest iPhone left Wall Street and fans wishing for more than a souped-up version of last year's device, at a time when rival smartphone makers are nipping at its heels. read more
Turkey spreads its wings into Africa

Turkey spreads its wings into Africa

05/10/2011 - 08:20
Pretoria - Turkish Prime Tayyip Erdogan visited South Africa on Tuesday, the latest stop in a diplomatic drive into the resource-rich continent whose attention is increasingly fixed on emerging market relationships rather than old commercial ties to Europe. read more
French wine producer reports success with ProLiner PP30

French wine producer reports success with ProLiner PP30

04/10/2011 - 10:30
Used by Castel for the application of labels in its two bottling centers of Castel Languedoc Roussillon and Blanquefort Bordeaux, the UPM Raflatac ProLiner PP30 release liner has allowed the French wine company to improve its productivity and environmental performance.  read more
Bangladesh set to become centre for apparel production

Bangladesh set to become centre for apparel production

04/10/2011 - 10:16
Bangladesh is set to overtake China as a major apparel producer by 2016 as sourcing costs in the leading Asian economy sky rocket.  read more
Unilever in talks to resume palm oil sourcing

Unilever in talks to resume palm oil sourcing

04/10/2011 - 10:12
Consumer goods giant Unilever is in talks to resume business with Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology, the Indonesian palm oil firm said on Wednesday.Sinar Mas, the palm oil supplier that was the focus of many headlines last year after it was given a mixed score card last year in an independent environmental audit after Greenpeace accused the firm of clearing peat land and forests that sheltered endangered species. read more
Insight: Asia reshapes cocoa market

Insight: Asia reshapes cocoa market

04/10/2011 - 10:00
(Reuters) - To get an idea how emerging markets are reshaping global consumption patterns, look no further than the cocoa bean. read more
Diageo Outbids SABMiller, Heinekein With $225 Million For Ethiopian Brewer

Diageo Outbids SABMiller, Heinekein With $225 Million For Ethiopian Brewer

04/10/2011 - 09:45
Diageo Plc (DGE), the world’s largest distiller, agreed to buy Ethiopia’s state-owned Meta Abo Brewery for $225 million after outbidding SABMiller Plc (SAB) and Heineken NV. (HEIA) read more
Eastman Kodak Rises After Saying It Doesn’t Plan on Bankruptcy Filing

Eastman Kodak Rises After Saying It Doesn’t Plan on Bankruptcy Filing

04/10/2011 - 09:40
Eastman Kodak Co. (EK), the unprofitable 131-year-old camera company, climbed the most since at least 1974 after saying it doesn’t plan to seek bankruptcy protection. read more
Corn Futures in Chicago Drop Amid Signs of Slowing Demand for U.S. Supply

Corn Futures in Chicago Drop Amid Signs of Slowing Demand for U.S. Supply

04/10/2011 - 09:36
Corn futures declined as supply concerns eased amid signs of slowing demand for exports from the U.S., the world’s largest grower and shipper. Wheat also fell.  read more
China's corn rush to redraw global food landscape

China's corn rush to redraw global food landscape

03/10/2011 - 09:34
When China abandoned its soybean self-sufficiency quest almost 20 years ago and started importing the oilseed feeding its hunger for livestock, it almost single-handedly transformed the industry. Today, it's poised to do the same for corn.  read more
Pick n Pay finishes sale of Australian business

Pick n Pay finishes sale of Australian business

03/10/2011 - 09:17
Pick n Pay has concluded the sale of its Australian business, Franklins, after a lengthy delay, enabling it to focus on fixing its South African operations and expanding in Africa. read more
Tesco suppliers hit back at price-cut demands

Tesco suppliers hit back at price-cut demands

30/09/2011 - 09:03
Representatives of suppliers to the world's third-largest retailer, Tesco, have hit back at its chief executive who has said that he expects suppliers to shoulder some of the burden of a £500m price-cut pledge. read more
Fashion retailer H&M’s profit hit less than feared

Fashion retailer H&M’s profit hit less than feared

30/09/2011 - 08:44
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) suffered a 15% drop in profit in the third quarter as the world’s second- largest fashion retailer was hit by a spike in cotton prices and other input costs, compounded by negative currency moves. read more
Mobile gadgets ad sales to hit $3.3bn

Mobile gadgets ad sales to hit $3.3bn

30/09/2011 - 08:31
London - Brands around the world are set to spend $3.3bn on advertising placed on mobile phones in 2011, with maps and ads shown in response to searches securing the highest revenue, research group Gartner predicted. read more
Walmart readies for sourcing leadership shakeup

Walmart readies for sourcing leadership shakeup

29/09/2011 - 10:35
Walmart's chief of global sourcing has announced plans to step aside next year as the retail giant readies itself for a personnel shakeup.  read more
Parmalat, Tetra Pak to build carton manufacturing facility in Australia

Parmalat, Tetra Pak to build carton manufacturing facility in Australia

29/09/2011 - 10:30
Italian food group Parmalat has teamed up with Swedish food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak to build a $2.2m upgrade to its Rowville processing plant in Australia, which will manufacture new white milk cartons. read more
Reebok to pay $25m for toning shoe claims

Reebok to pay $25m for toning shoe claims

29/09/2011 - 08:52
Reebok International has agreed to pay $25m to settle charges that it made unsupported claims that its “toning shoes” provide extra muscle strength, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Wednesday. read more
SA, China shake hands on $2.5bn deals

SA, China shake hands on $2.5bn deals

29/09/2011 - 08:15
Beijing - China has agreed to $2.5bn in investment projects with South Africa, the deputy president said on Thursday, on a three-day trip to China during which he brushed off controversy over a potential visit by the Dalai Lama.  read more
Retailers eye Africa for growth

Retailers eye Africa for growth

28/09/2011 - 10:12
Berlin - Africa is starting to appear on the radar screens of Wwestern retailers as they look for the next growth opportunity in emerging markets while having to cope with subdued consumer spending at home. read more
Carbon performance a growing factor in supplier selection, say half of UK multinationals

Carbon performance a growing factor in supplier selection, say half of UK multinationals

28/09/2011 - 10:11
Carbon performance is expected to become a critical factor in supplier selection for a full half of companies, according to a recent survey. read more
Hollard’s global profit plans

Hollard’s global profit plans

28/09/2011 - 09:27
Hollard has received approval to open a representative office in India while its Australian unit has won a distributorship deal with the country’s largest retailer.  read more
Family Dollar Investors Bet on Sale as Shorts Flee

Family Dollar Investors Bet on Sale as Shorts Flee

27/09/2011 - 09:59
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) shareholders aren’t writing off an acquisition of the second- largest U.S. dollar chain just yet. read more
Supply chain savings open door to Tesco £500m price offensive

Supply chain savings open door to Tesco £500m price offensive

26/09/2011 - 09:18
Retail chain Tesco is set to launch its biggest price campaign in a quarter of a century on Monday, with supply chain efficiencies playing a vital role in funding this strategy. read more
PepsiCo toasts agricultural partnership with Chinese government

PepsiCo toasts agricultural partnership with Chinese government

23/09/2011 - 11:24
PepsiCo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China to promote "sustainable agriculture projects". read more
Fortune 500 companies 'waste billions' on transport overspend

Fortune 500 companies 'waste billions' on transport overspend

23/09/2011 - 11:18
Fortune 500 companies are wasting billions of dollars on overspends associated with parcel shipping, a new report claims read more
Australian wine seeks new markets amid falling sales

Australian wine seeks new markets amid falling sales

23/09/2011 - 10:48
New figures show sales of Australian wine have fallen sharply as the industry faces its worst slowdown in a decade and a half.  read more
World’s poorest face soaring food prices

World’s poorest face soaring food prices

23/09/2011 - 10:23
Report warns new round of food inflation with severe hikes in the price of basic foodstuffs is plunging many of the world’s poorest people into deeper poverty and into situations of severe hunger and malnutrition read more