Week in Review, November 1

Week in Review

Shell leadership changes; Ferrari, Facebook and bananas also in the news

Myanmar beer spat ruling made

Profits to flow to group linked to the former ruling military

Key beer markets go flat for AB InBev

World’s biggest brewer’s core profits miss expectations

Danone extends China dairy market push

Ties to biggest milk producer tightened with $550m Yashili deal

Pumpkin lattes fail to warm Starbucks

Shares slide after results fall short of expectations

Bunge results hit by slow farmer selling

South American producers held on to grains amid plunging prices

Harrods dividend boost for owners

Luxury goods store bucks sector trend as turnover rises 10%

Civil service chief will cut ties with brewer

John Manzoni to stand down from SabMiller board after public pressure

Nestlé milk shake-up ends drain on water

Infant formula plant in Mexico operates using waste byproduct

Chapel Down reaps record harvest

Kent-based company sees total tonnage of fruit up 40% on 2013

Thailand’s Charoen turns from booze to tea

Magnate’s conglomerate eyes new consumer markets

Brazilian bidders win Chiquita for $1.3bn

End to three-month campaign against Irish deal

A taste for wider horizons

A wine management programme helped a vintner’s marketing strategy

China to open market to Argentine sorghum

Tougher quality checks on imports will help cut corn stockpiles

C&C shares slide after Spirit Pub approach

Spirit’s board has rejected the proposal and is awaiting a firm offer from Greene King

Chiquita slips from Fyffes grasp

Deal with Brazilians looms as shareholders reject merger with rival

Spirit Pub Company rejects C&C Group

Rejection leaves Greene King in lead to acquire company

Brazilian bidders lift offer for Chiquita

Bananas remain the world’s most traded fruit

How heavyweights took off overseas

Golden generation of entrepreneurs took their start-ups to the top

Coke shares slide as profits disappoint

US drinks group flags $3bn in cost cuts to combat flat sales

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