Unilever says locals are biggest rivals

Challenge in emerging markets is from homegrown operators

US watchdog ties McDonald’s to franchisees

Joint responsibility for conditions spelt out in decision

Food industry boosts labelling lobbying

States roll out laws disclosing genetically modified ingredients

World Cup boosts Domino’s Pizza profits

Online sales rise 30.6% to £204.7m

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Darden: Olive Garden branch?

Long-time CEO goes, but activists now need to come up with a new plan quickly

McDonald’s Japan axes profit guidance

Fast food chain withdraws full-year forecast amid falling sales

Tyson to sell Brazil and Mexico business

Proceeds to pay down debt from $8.6bn Hillshire acquisition

Hospira eyes Danone’s medical nutrition arm

Deal would allow US group to move its tax base to Europe

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Moscow raises beef with McDonald’s

Fast-food chain feels brunt of Russian sanctions anger

LVMH: lapse of luxury

Analysts more resilient on stock than group’s first-half performance

Fast-food chains bitten by rapid China rise

India’s ‘cereal economy’ ruffles WTO

New Delhi wants resolution to subsidies dispute

Danone profits hit by high milk prices

Group misses forecasts, but remains confident for year targets

Starbucks profits top expectations

Success with breakfast items and teas lifts earnings 23%

Tate & Lyle weathers tough first quarter

Speciality ingredients group on track to meet expectations

Beer sales beat Unilever’s ice cream

SABMiller’s top-line growth was 6% in the quarter

Itochu and CP Group agree $1bn tie-up

UK World Cup woes leave pubs feeling flat

Football tournament blues blamed for failure to lift summer sales

China detains five in meat probe

Violations at key McDonald’s supplier alleged

Pepsi: treatment, not surgery

Trian has made the case for a shake-up, not a break-up

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