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In The Spotlight – Paul Bulcke, Nestlé 11 Apr 2008

Column: In the spotlight

Paul Bulcke has taken the helm at Nestlé during a turbulent time for the food industry. However, the world’s largest food company has, so far, weathered the storm unscathed. In fact, Katy Humphries writes, one of Bulcke’s biggest challenges will be to decide exactly what to do with the billion-dollar payout from the sale of Nestlé’s stake in US eye care company Alcon.

In The Spotlight - Clint Rivers, Pilgrim's Pride 14 Mar 2008

Column: In the spotlight

It has been a demanding first few days for Clint Rivers at the helm of US poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride. Against a backdrop of soaring grain costs, the company has sold off its turkey business and streamlined its chicken operations. And, as Dean Best writes, more tough decisions lay ahead.

In the Spotlight, Sir Stuart Rose, M&S 29 Feb 2008

Column: In the spotlight

Sir Stuart Rose is seen as the man who saved Marks & Spencer, one of the flagship names in UK retail. His achievements even helped him become a knight of the realm in the New Year. However, this year, Sir Stuart is faced with a fresh set of challenges at home and abroad. Dean Best looks at why 2008 could be a pivotal year for M&S and its chief executive.

In the Spotlight - Todd Stitzer, Cadbury 22 Feb 2008

Column: In the spotlight

Todd Stitzer has faced some fierce criticism in recent months as he looks to revitalise Cadbury Schweppes. Dean Best looks at why the man at the helm of the world's largest confectioner had reason to smile this week.

In the Spotlight, Patrick Cescau, Unilever 8 Feb 2008

Column: In the spotlight

Unilever's slow but steady recovery is being put down to the insight of chief executive Patrick Cescau, a veteran of the consumer goods giant. Dean Best looks at what the Frenchman has done to breathe fresh life into the business.

In the Spotlight - José Luis Durán, Carrefour 25 Jan 2008

Column: In the spotlight

Unlike many of his peers in the retail business, Carrefour boss José Luis Durán is confident about his company's prospects for the year ahead. But, as Dean Best writes, Carrefour's performance in France will define whether Durán's optimism is well-founded - or misplaced.

In the Spotlight - Patrick De Maeseneire, Barry Callebaut 11 Jan 2008

Column: In the spotlight

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker, claims to be the "heart and engine" of the industry. Under the stewardship of CEO Patrick De Maeseneire, the Swiss firm has become the leading player in its sector after a series of astute deals. Dean Best reports.

In The Spotlight - Nelson Peltz 14 Dec 2007

Column: In the spotlight

Nelson Peltz, the billionaire investor, has once again set his sights on Cadbury Schweppes, the world's largest confectioner. After last year's food fight with Heinz, what does Peltz's fresh investment in Cadbury mean for the UK firm? Dean Best reports.

In the Spotlight - Marc Bolland, Morrisons 23 Nov 2007

Column: In the spotlight

Morrisons, the UK's number four grocer, is showing signs of a recovery under chief executive Marc Bolland. Revamped stores, a focus on provenance and ad campaigns including 1960s singer Lulu seem to have caught the eye of UK shoppers. Has Bolland, formerly of Heineken, brewed the perfect recipe for Morrisons? Dean Best reports.

In the Spotlight - Iain Ferguson, Tate & Lyle 2 Nov 2007

Column: In the spotlight

Iain Ferguson, the affable chief executive of Tate & Lyle, has been left battered and bruised this year following three successive profit warnings and a plummeting share price. Earlier this week, those warnings crystallised in a 19% slump in half-year profits. Sections of the City are calling time on Ferguson’s tenure at the head of the food and ingredients group. Dean Best reports.

In the Spotlight - Urs Riedener, Emmi 29 Oct 2007

Column: In the spotlight

As befits a nation of timekeepers, the clock is ticking until Emmi’s new chief executive formally takes up the top job at the Swiss dairy group.

In the Spotlight - David West, Hershey 8 Oct 2007

Column: In the spotlight

David West, the man set to become Hershey’s new chief executive, will be hoping life is sweet at the helm of the US confectionery giant.

In the Spotlight - Eckhard Cordes, Metro 28 Sep 2007

Column: In the spotlight

Eckhard Cordes, the new chief executive at Metro Group, has spent almost 30 years in the automotive industry and will need all his experience to get the German retail giant back firing on all cylinders.