IC – February 28 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Cider makers face costs rise after ruling

European Commission orders end to duty exemption for small groups

AB InBev plans buy-back and dividend rise

Brewer falls short of fourth-quarter target but increases payout

Brazil unions sue McDonald’s franchisee

Case alleges Arcos Dorados violated labour laws

Healthy organic sales buck industry trend

Farmers are still leaving sector despite rise in demand for products

UK losing power to feed itself, say farmers

National Farmers Union warns on UK’s ability to feed itself

Primark owner to serve bittersweet profit

Strength of sterling will also have impact on reported earnings

Earnings providing false hope for groups

Operating margins under pressure though net profits have risen

Leeds Brewery: Head brewer Venkertesh Iyer adding the all important hops to a brew

Ales and craft beers spur brewing boom

Pub closures and decline in drinking fail to halt rise

Blood shot supper at Dairy restaurant

Chefs look to dine until dawn in London

Restaurants expected to open later when 24-hour tube starts

IC — February 21 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Walmart sends wage signal to US business

Other companies may find it harder to respond to rising pressure

Danone pessimistic about growth prospects

Warnings over deflation and emerging markets disappoint analysts

SABMiller loses finance director

Wilson’s resignation quickly follows chief stepping down

US farmers forecast to plant less

Pressure from grain and oilseed prices grinding lower

Majestic boss falls victim to price wars

Chief executive quits after drastic measures to keep customers

Nestlé dividend rise defies conditions

Upbeat Swiss food group lifts investor payout after franc’s gains

Coca-Cola Hellenic warns on Russia

Bottler’s shares continue to underperform as profits fall

Pernod Ricard boss targets craft spirits

Drinks dynasty scion urges fight back by big brands

Carlsberg hires CEO for Russian hangover

Brewer hit by regulatory clampdown, taxes and plunging rouble

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