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Kellogg's: suffering losses after a challenging Q3

Breakfast giant Kellogg's has announced a net income fall of 6% in Q3, citing declining cereal sales and a product recall as key factors. While a recall is unusual and unforeseen, the result highlights the challenges posed in such a mature category. Kellogg's faces the problem not only of battling multiple competitors, but also the attitudes of consumers towards breakfast consumption in general.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2010
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Cafe Coffee Day: looking to diversify into retail logistics

Indian coffee shop chain Cafe Coffee Day is looking to acquire a logistics company to service its increasing outlet network. Although the express cargo firm Gati has been put forward by industry commentators as a potential target, the company itself has so far denied that it is up for sale.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2010
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Carlsberg: H1 2010 results paint a picture of growing profitability

According to its H1 2010 results, Carlsberg's operating profit has grown by 12% to DKK5.0 billion, largely due to strong margin improvements and market share gains across most of its businesses. While the results provide a lot of detail on operational performance, income, and cash flow, they also highlight some interesting points worthy of greater analysis from a consumer marketing perspective.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2010
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Asia: container traffic riding the wave of recovery

Container traffic is surging along transpacific and intra-Asian routes, with trade gaining importance between the West and markets such as China, India, Japan and Vietnam. More importantly, ocean carriers expect the current upsurge in the use of Asia-US and EU routes to continue over the next few months, leading to a rise in strategic collaborations.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2010
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IOCs: facing difficult strategic choices

International oil companies (IOCs) are facing increasingly difficult challenges in the pursuit of sustainable development. Threatened by mounting pressure from shareholders and environmental groups, and restrained by limited access to high potential areas in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, IOCs must address these concerns while still offering value to their investors.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2010
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UPS: shows signs of recovery, but pressure on margins remains

UPS' overall Q4 results show that the company repositioned itself well in 2009 and is now reaping the rewards of its recent investments in its international division, with strong growth being achieved due to high cross-border volumes. The firm must take careful action to ensure that this positive trend continues into 2010.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2010
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Cadbury: a British icon is nearly in Kraft's hands

Cadbury's announcement that it has agreed to be taken over by Kraft has been met with public outcry in the UK, as consumers mourn the loss of another British institution to a foreign company. Nevertheless, Kraft must be congratulated for its determination to purchase this lucrative business, with many analysts agreeing that it has got itself a bargain.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jan 2010
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FedEx forays into the highly competitive domestic express market in India

The entry of major multinational transport and logistics firms into the Indian domestic CEP market continues, with FedEx unveiling new offerings for the segment. Considering that other firms such as Deccan 360 and major airlines are meanwhile planning to introduce dedicated freighters to the express and cargo sector, the market share of smaller local express companies is expected to suffer.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2009
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Maersk Q3 results: shipping lines continue to sail in rough waters

Shipping lines over the past year have experienced a sharp deterioration in revenues because of falling trade volumes, with Maersk expecting to suffer a net loss of $1 billion for 2009. Although the economy started to show signs of revival in the third quarter, the effect is yet to trickle down to the shipping lines and they continue to post subdued results.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Nov 2009
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ANZ: bad debts partly offset by consumers' preference for major banks

On October 29, ANZ revealed that increased bad debts would reduce its profits for the 2009 financial year by 11% to A$2.94 billion, although there were also positive aspects to the company's results, with its revenues rising by 17%. Large banks such as ANZ need to exploit their size advantage to maintain market share as the economy recovers.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2009

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