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Campbell: focusing on health to revitalize sales

Campbell has announced that it will be cutting the sodium content in 23 of its soups, as well as redesigning some of its labeling to give it a more modern look. With this news coming at a time when the company has been forced to lower its 2010 profit forecasts from 4-5% to 3.5%, it is hoped that by making the products healthier the firm can capitalize on the prominent health and wellness trend.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Canadian health initiatives: Global companies dishing out support

New initiatives launched in Canada to highlight the importance of healthy eating are being backed by leading consumer goods companies, including Coca-Cola. The initiatives will alter the landscape of advertising directed at children, and demonstrate that global players are taking the issue of rising childhood obesity seriously.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Candies, Chocolate: top flavors in new products

Published By Datamonitor
12 Dec 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Carbon emissions: companies bid for transparency

The introduction of yet another ecological initiative, which measures the carbon footprint of all companies involved in the scheme, is further evidence that manufacturers and retailers are recognizing the fact that environmental consumerism has hit the mainstream. It also reflects the need to embrace transparency and traceability initiatives to meet the demands of today's more discerning shopper.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Carbonated drinks: new sweetener may invigorate category

The FDA has approved a new sweetener derived from stevia for use in carbonated drinks. Some of the biggest players in the industry have seen this as an opportunity to revitalize the category and arrest declining sales. However, some consumers remain skeptical about the inclusion of sweeteners, and care must be taken to retain sensory benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2008
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Carbonates: top flavors in new products

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Carrefour: abandoning Russia

Europe's largest retailer has reported a lackluster set of third quarter results, but the real shocker was its announcement that it will be leaving Russia, just a few months after opening its first stores there. The unexpected withdrawal comes as a surprise and is a setback for international retail development in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2009
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CommentWire

Carrefour: bid target?

With a turnover in 2006 of over E87 billion, French supermarket giant Carrefour is currently the second largest retailer in the world in terms of sales, behind Wal-Mart. While only a rumor, there remain a number of reasons why a leading global grocery retailer might be interested in taking it over.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2007
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Carrefour: focusing on non-food

Carrefour's first half results follow the pattern of recent years, with the retailer struggling in France while generating strong growth abroad. The hypermarkets remain the company's Achilles heel, which the retailer seeks to address with a focus on non-food. Moreover, Carrefour aims to speed up its portfolio optimization strategy and will set up a property vehicle.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Aug 2007
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Carrefour: international spread pushes French grocer forward

Following a difficult H1 2008, Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer, appears to have found its footing, with its global multi-format single brand strategy beginning to bear fruit. Despite an improved performance at home, countries as far afield as China and Brazil are the group's real growth drivers, and international prospects are high as Carrefour prepares to tackle Russia.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2008

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