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On the money: Dole unveils "strategic" capex programme 13 Mar 2013

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US produce group Dole Food Co. has detailed plans to step up the capital expenditure programme behind its strategic initiatives in 2013.


On the money: Chiquita looks to further cost savings to drive growth 13 Mar 2013

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US produce giant Chiquita Brands International has said it is beginning to see the results of its restructuring but will continue to drive costs down in a bid to be more competitive.


On the money: Diamond hails turnaround progress 13 Mar 2013

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Diamond Foods has insisted it continues to make good progress on its turnaround plan, despite booking a mixed set of results that saw the top and bottom line remain under continued pressure.


On the money: Kroger looks to invest in store expansion, new markets 8 Mar 2013

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US retailer Kroger has said it will invest in expansion and look at new market opportunities in 2013 after delivering an "outstanding" year of sales and earnings.


On the money: We must invest to thrive, says Carrefour CEO 8 Mar 2013

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Carrefour CEO Georges Plassat has insisted the world's second-largest retailer has to invest to build on the signs of improvement at the company and withstand competition.


On the money: Delhaize eyes "stabilisation" of US margins 7 Mar 2013

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Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group has said it expects a "progressive stabilisation" of its operating margins in the US as it focuses on improving profitability and productivity across the business.


On the money: Ahold looks to M&A for shareholder returns 1 Mar 2013

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Dutch retail giant Ahold said the firm has the strength in its balance sheet to consider acquisition opportunities as one way of driving shareholder returns in 2013.


On the money: Thorntons sees strategy bearing fruit 25 Feb 2013

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Thorntons' improved first-half performance demonstrates that its strategy to shift towards sales through its commercial arm while working to revitalise the brand is starting to pay off, the group insisted this morning (25 February).


On the money: Price strategy paying off, insists Asda 22 Feb 2013

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Asda CEO Andy Clarke has insisted the retailer's moves to lower prices on "essential" products are working despite sales slowing in the last three months of its financial year.


On the money: Premier looks to further savings, not disposal to drive growth 21 Feb 2013

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Premier Foods plc has said it will not actively look to divest any more brands and will instead seek further cost saving in order to accelerate investment in the business.


On the money: Danone CEO: We must change European business 19 Feb 2013

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Danone chief Franck Riboud has today (19 February) insisted the company has to change the way it does business in Europe, where the Activia firm plans to cut 900 jobs.


On the money: PepsiCo confident about snacks potential 15 Feb 2013

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PepsiCo said its snacks business is growing "very, very well" globally with "room to grow further" after sales and profits from that part of the food giant's business increased in 2012.


On the money: Mondelez confident on 2013 organic sales target 14 Feb 2013

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Global snacks giant Mondelez International has affirmed confidence in its ability to increase sales by at least 5% on an organic basis in 2012 amid concerns on Wall Street.


On the money: Nestle plays down concerns over emerging markets 14 Feb 2013

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Nestle has dismissed suggestions its days of "easy gains" in emerging markets are over as the group recorded what one analyst described as "sustained weakness" in Asia, Oceania and Africa.


On the money: Flowers sees gains from Hostess demise 8 Feb 2013

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US baker Flowers Foods has expanded its market share in the wake of Hostess Brands' move to wind down its operations.


On the money: Innovation helped offset difficult UK cereal market - Kellogg 6 Feb 2013

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Cereal giant Kellogg said the UK cereal category continues to be competitive but added that a focus on innovation has driven improvements over the last year.


On the money: Mead Johnson sees "excellent progress" in China 1 Feb 2013

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US infant nutrition group Mead Johnson has highlighted "excellent progress" at its Chinese business in the back half of 2012 and after overcoming issues in the country in the first half of the year.


On the money: Hershey upbeat on international markets 31 Jan 2013

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US chocolate giant Hershey has indicated it will step up its investment in overseas markets as it plans to drive the growth of its five "global brands".


On the money: McCormick in talks on more acquisitions - CEO 25 Jan 2013

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US spice and flavours firm McCormick has said that it plans further acquisitions in 2013, as it seeks to claw back share price value lost following its results statement this week.


On the money: Unilever eyes gross margin improvement for food 23 Jan 2013

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Unilever has said it expected its food business to have performed better in 2012 and said innovation will be an important source of gross margin improvement in the division in the new financial year.


On the money: Magnit profit rises on margin gains 22 Jan 2013

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Russian retailer Magnit has seen profits benefit from improved purchasing terms and cost controls as it expanded its store footprint over the past 12 months.


On the money: Delhaize getting its house in order 17 Jan 2013

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International food retailer Delhaize has pleased many investors and analysts by returning to sales growth in the US and announcing plans to close more loss-making stores in the country.


On the money: Associated British Foods on the up 17 Jan 2013

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Analysts' superlatives for the 'stunning' performance of Primark do not stretch to the food units of Associated British Foods, but the group as a whole looks healthy in 2013 - and it might also have cash to splurge.


On the money: Thorntons commercial sales good news for turnaround strategy - analysts 16 Jan 2013

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The continued outperformance of Thorntons' commercial division proves the UK confectioner's strategy to rebalance its business model is paying off, analysts have suggested.


On the money: Ocado rallies but has a lot to prove 15 Jan 2013

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Ocado's Christmas sales rise has brought some cheer to investors, but analysts say the retailer's path to sustainable profit remains riddled with risks.


On the money: Tesco sees consumers turning to own label 10 Jan 2013

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UK retailer Tesco benefited from an increased uptake of own label products in the UK, where it has relaunched various products in its own brand line-up as part of its turnaround strategy.


On the money: Marks & Spencer upbeat on food performance 10 Jan 2013

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Marks & Spencer has remained upbeat about the performance of its food division despite a slowdown in like-for-like sales.


On the money: Sainsbury's sees evolving shopping habits 9 Jan 2013

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More frugal consumers are evolving the way they shop in response to the austere economic environment, Sainsbury's CEO Justin King has suggested.


On the money: Morrisons hints at online launch 7 Jan 2013

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Morrisons today (7 January) hinted that an announcement regarding its long-awaited launch into online retail could be nearing.


On the money: General Mills optimistic about outlook for US cereal, yoghurt 20 Dec 2012

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General Mills has insisted it is upbeat about the prospects for its US cereal and yoghurt businesses, its two largest in the country and under scrutiny from analysts.

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