Blog: Waltons keep it in the family
Catherine Sleep | 17 March 2004
Five of the ten richest people on earth share the same surname, and guess what it is... Walton ring a bell? The Wal-Mart formula continues to emphasise the distribution of wealth rather than the concentration of it, but the family behind the biggest company on earth is clearly doing more than okay.
George Monbiot, a distinguished writer best known for his work on the environment and social equality, penned a thoughtful piece for yesterday’s Guardian about the impact of supermarkets over the past 20 years. If you fancy a read during your coffee break, click the hyperlink below. You may not learn much you didn’t already know, but as a comment piece, it’s excellent.
Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...
Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden....
Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack....
FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant....
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