Opinion on Food in United States

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Cadbury Schweppes: on track, despite lack of fizz

Despite flat sales in US carbonates and difficulties in its Argentinean and Canadian confectionery operations, Cadbury Schweppes still expects to achieve double-digit profit growth for the year. Although the company should be in a good position to benefit from increasingly snack-orientated consumer habits, Cadbury needs to improve its distribution channels to capitalize on this trend.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2001
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Cadbury Schweppes: sticking on Dandy

Cadbury Schweppes is poised to acquire the family-owned Danish chewing gum business Dandy for GBP350 million. It may also buy US gum firm Adams from Pfizer, as part of its strategy to enter faster growing markets. However, it could now find itself battling with Wrigley in both the chewing gum and confectionery markets.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2002
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Cadbury-Schweppes: fighting fire with fizz

Cadbury-Schweppes' restructuring plan has generated funds for investment in marketing, research and development. The company's success in the US diet carbonated beverages markets has given it the impetus for greater focus on this segment. However, its reliance for success on an ailing brand such as 7-UP may prove a hindrance in this approach.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2005
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Cadbury: hoping a new structure will keep it sweet

After nearly a year of deliberation, Cadbury has finally announced a date for the de-merger of its US soft drinks arm, American Beverages. Although it appears to make sense to separate this group from the company's confectionery operations, the separation could leave Cadbury vulnerable to a takeover, which its turnaround plan may be unable to prevent.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2008
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CommentWire

Californian orange growers: feeling the squeeze

California's winter is likely to squeeze domestic fruit output for 2007, but juice will still flow at the breakfast table as other US states take up the strain. As a result of the damaged citrus fruit crops, other products containing fruits packed with vitamin C may see further opportunities for juicy profits, as consumers opt for more exotic fruits with great zest.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2007
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Campbell: condensed results

Slipping sales and stiff competition from chief rival Progresso contributed to a disappointing performance for the struggling soupmaker. The recent results reinforce Campbell's need to reallocate resources: it must focus on developing products that meet growing consumer demand for healthier and more convenient foods.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Feb 2002
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Canteen Vending Services: the rise of the healthy machines

Health and convenience are two consumer mega-trends that are increasingly important in defining consumers' food and drink needs. However most consumers find it difficult to buy healthy products they can trust while on the move. Canteen Vending Services new 'healthy' vending machines are well placed to tap this demand.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2004
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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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CommentWire

Carvel: nostalgic marketing

By linking its products to consumers' happy memories, Carvel Corporation is counting on both nostalgic and viral marketing to further drive consumer loyalty. Remaining true to itself, despite the surrounding dieting frenzy, Carvel looks positively innovative and self-assured.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Children's diet: obesity figures continue to gain weight

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2005

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