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Yum! Brands: tasty profits

With more than 33,000 restaurants worldwide, Yum! Brands [YUM] has announced a 13% increase in its third quarter earnings over the same period last year. Though US growth is slowing slightly, Yum! is compensating by focusing increasing attention on its overseas outlets. As Yum! Brands looks to broaden its horizons, the sky may well be the limit.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2004
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Yum Brands: Taco Bell to expand

Taco Bell is to open outlets in India and Spain in the near future, according to media reports. The unit's parent company, Yum Brands, plans to turn the restaurant into a globally successful concern, emulating its Pizza Hut and KFC brands. Overseas expansion will be challenging in the present economic climate and the chain will need to improve on its past track record if it is to be successful.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Nov 2008
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Yum Brands: silencing the fast food critics?

Yum Brands has recorded its largest quarterly profit rise in a year on the back of strong growth in China. Although it plans to strengthen its presence in emerging markets, the increasingly tarnished image of fast food means Yum will have to adopt a careful strategy if it is to continue growing at such a strong pace.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2005
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Yakult: targeting US demand for functional health, convenience

Yakult, the Japanese probiotic yogurt drink, is receiving its first launch in the US. Previously only a niche item, Yakult stands to benefit from the increasing maturity in US consumers' desires for credible, convenient nutraceutical solutions.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2007
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Wrigley: Viagra gum raises expectations

If Wrigley [WWY] is to bring its Viagra gum to market before 2011 it will need to negotiate hard with Pfizer [PFE], which holds the Viagra patent until then. If the product does come to market, demand will undoubtedly be high. If a success, the technology of implanting drugs in gum could increase in popularity and potentially be used for more valuable healthcare applications.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2003
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Wrigley: has the bubble burst?

US chewing gum giant Wm Wrigley has accused Cadbury Schweppes of breaching UK competition laws in the launch of its Trident gum, and is considering legal action, according to The Sunday Telegraph. Furthermore, Wrigley's UK market share has fallen since the launch of Trident, and if the company fails to address other underlying reasons for its diminishing share, this is likely to drop further.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2007
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Wrigley: acquisition by Mars could threaten Cadbury

Mars and Berkshire Hathaway are set to take over chewing gum manufacturer Wm Wrigley Jr Company. The deal, said to be worth $23 billion, would see the brand acquire extra funding to boost its presence outside of the US. The takeover will help Wrigley to consolidate its position in the UK chewing gum market, and is likely to have negative implications for rival Cadbury Schweppes.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2008
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Wrigley: a sticky situation

UK authorities spend at least GBP150 million a year on cleaning up discarded chewing gum. In response, Liverpool city council has recently voted for a tax on gum to help cover some of these costs. Gum manufacturers, led by market leader Wrigley [WWY], may rightly feel somewhat hard done by: a tax on their product would do little to educate consumers on disposing of litter carefully.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2005
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Wrigley: a new TV push

Wrigley's [WWY] latest promotional push comes during an exciting time for the gum market. Increasingly sophisticated product innovation has led to renewed manufacturer and consumer interest in the segment. However, promotions must avoid becoming overly scientific, especially in a category where image is so important.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Oct 2003
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Wrigley's: something to chew on

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2001

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