Big Food in health drive to keep share

Companies are forced to rethink their strategies as consumers switch to natural products

Chicago Farmhouse

Farmhouse, Chicago

Cosy tavern serving local produce popular with techies

Wine writer Neal Martin
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UK critic becomes world’s new wine guru

Essex-born replacement for Robert Parker known for irreverent reviewing style

Vijay Mallya’s Indian passport revoked

Cancelled document raises pressure on ‘King of Good Times’

Menu change revives McDonald’s US sales

Turnround is working but chain is still not reaching millennials

SABMiller Plc. Nigeria. Credit: Tom Parker/OneRedEye
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SABMiller delivers in Africa for AB InBev

Continent the best-performing region in quarter and year for brewer

Rémy v Pernod: defining recovery

For one, spirits are high, for the other good cheer is in short supply

DT6XJR DAN AYKROYD & EDDIE MURPHY TRADING PLACES (1983)
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Orange juice sours as consumers call time

Changing consumer habits are shaking up the market

Coke finds more fizz in still drinks

Sparkling sales stagnate as developed markets go healthy

The Woolpack in Bermondsey, part of Punch Taverns.
©Charlie Bibby

Punch fizzes as transition looks on track

Premium food and drink drive growth while pubs under new contracts outperform

Toilet rolls and biscuit packets are shrinking

Consumer group says small packs ‘sneaky way of increasing prices’

McDonald’s hit by French tax bill

US fast-food chain could be facing a demand for up to €300m

Mexico tax leaves tequila makers reeling

Drinks groups call for an end to levies based on price

Heineken sales boosted by Asia demand

Currency volatility in emerging markets drags on profit growth

Strong dollar hits profit at Primark

Fashion retailer pushes ahead with expansion in US, Italy and Spain

Chile: Turning copper into wine

The nation’s wine exporters are targeting China’s casual drinkers

Rémy Cointreau finds new spirit in China

Shares rise as French group reports stronger than expected sales

Pret A Manger boosted by taste for avocado

Overall sales up 13.9% in 2015 as customers choose vegetarian food

Australian beef: well done

Chinese group’s purchase of stake in S Kidman is good timing

PepsiCo: healthy returns

Slash and burn is not the only model that works at food companies

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