IC – April 18 highlights

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Case study: Rhum Barbancourt

The rum company plans to double production and become more aggressive in the market

SABMiller gains as soft drinks outpace lager

Brewers’ revenues rise 6% as growth returns in China

Alliance Trust braces as rebels gather strength

Rebels are gaining support ahead of the annual meeting

Japan McDonald’s to axe stores and jobs

Fallout from food scandals prompts chain to shutter 131 outlets

Nestlé in talks to sell frozen food unit

World’s largest food group enters exclusive negotiations

Saudi buys stake in Canadian grain group

Kingdom enters joint venture to help secure food imports

Weight Watchers: Skin and bones

Losing weight while maintaining good health is not easy

Warm seas threat to haddock on menu

Red mullet and John Dory set to replace cold water species

Brewers braced for Indonesia sales hit

Heineken and Diageo among brewers affected by new restrictions

Majestic Wine: glass half full

Naked ambition should mature well

Majestic swoops on Naked Wines

Retailer turns to upstart crowdfunding platform to revive fortunes

Rowan Gormley’s grape expectations

Majestic will be hoping its new chief can again break the mould

New world meets old terroir in wine deal

Majestic seeks to harvest new expertise by quaffing Naked Wines

Protein demand fattens Cargill’s profits

Australian beef venture benefits as imports to US and Asia rise

Kraft wheat case tests commercial traders

CTFC also considers new rule capping positions in 28 commodities

Argentine soya ‘stocks bubble’ to burst

Farmers expected to sell as currency falls and debts rise

Sorghum and barley become grain crops du jour

US planting increases as Chinese demand jumps

Cadbury hit with $92m tax bill in India

Latest in a flurry of tax disputes between multinationals and Indian authorities

Drink makers thirsty for sugar alternative

Natural, low calorie alternative is ‘holy grail’ of food industry


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