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CommentWire
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Uniq: feeling the pinch as raw material costs soar

Uniq has become the latest food company to feel the pressure of rising raw material costs, announcing the imminent closure of its Paignton factory and the loss of up to 390 jobs. With rising costs hitting food suppliers around the globe, it is the smaller, private label producers, such as Uniq, that are feeling the impact hardest.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: China in its hands

Wal-Mart has announced plans to double its number of outlets in China to tap into a liberalizing market. Despite regulatory relaxation, the chain intends to continue investing in partnership with Chinese players rather than via solo ventures. Yet such an approach appears prudent, enabling Wal-Mart to reassess in the future if its stores prove successful.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Weight Watchers: looking to deliver health and convenience through frozen breakfast meals

The pressures of a busy lifestyle coupled with consumers' increasing awareness of the importance of eating healthily is inspiring many food and drink companies to innovate in their product lines by offering more convenient and healthy choices. Tapping into this trend, Weight Watchers is expanding its frozen meals line with the launch of two new breakfast items.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

WM Morrison: time to shop around

WM Morrison's takeover of the Safeway chain in 2004 has proved more problematic than initially expected, raising concerns over the group's ability to integrate such a large acquisition. Finance director Martin Ackroyd is the victim of a boardroom shakeup that should see the supermarket group's management thrust into line with accepted corporate governance standards.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

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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