IC – January 24 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Rémy Cointreau says fall in sales eases

Cognac group says shipments to Greater China rose

Cargill venture set to beat sugar market blues

Alvean ahead of industry’s transformation curve

Albens

Indonesia’s Bali-made ‘English cider’

The first local scrumpy producer foresees rising demand

Wetherspoon bitter about supermarket deals

Pubs group blames bargain booze offers for slowing sales

SABMiller hit by falling China demand

Lager volumes in drinks group’s key Asian market drop 9%

Australian wine flows amid rise in exports

Good year for country’s vintners as demand grows for top brands

Olam pays $3m over cocoa trading claims

US regulator says fine addresses position limit violations

Britons to spend more on wine than French

UK on course to overtake France as second-largest still wine market

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A taste of the Nando’s secret sauce

The Johannesburg café that grew into a global chain

Soyabean glut adds to deflation fears

Agricultural commodity prices fall as surplus grows

Lower fracking demand hits Guar farmers

The rise of synthetic substitutes means the guar bubble may be over

Irish beef farmers eye US market

Farmers gear up to sell their product for first time since US 15-year ban over ‘mad cow disease’

Pepsi and Peltz end two-year feud

Representative of activist investor’s Trian fund to join board

IC – January 17 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Labour sugar clamp gets frosty reception

Industry brands anti-obesity plan paternalistic and unworkable

Osborne and his North Sea pledge

Treasury should cut levy on region’s oil by a grown-up amount

Primark surges but ABF takes sugar hit

Retailer outpaces rivals with 15% sales rise but sinking profits at sugar business weigh on group

Labour pledges clamp on unhealthy food

Party vows to tackle ‘worst offenders’ in marketing to youngsters

Jo Fairley of Green & Black’s makes scents

Chocolate entrepreneur on perfume and ‘having a go’

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