Pernod Ricard predicts China sales slide

Strong demand in US, Spain and UK help group grow overall sales

Pernod Ricard: back in the USA

French group’s efforts to boost US sales are paying off

Tate & Lyle hit by currency weakness

Shares slide as ingredients maker forecasts lower profits

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French wine exporters toast €12bn sales

Weak euro and strong cognac demand lift export value to new high

Asahi Group: sinking pints

Japanese brewer’s bid for Grolsch and Peroni is an expensive route to growth

Asahi to buy Grolsch and Peroni brands

Japanese brewer in exclusive deal talks with AB InBev

Carlsberg cheered by rising Asian sales

Revenues from eastern Europe collapse

Heineken stays confident as profits rise

Brewer bullish that growth in emerging markets will offset volatility

Coke cost cutting offsets strong dollar

Global sales volumes rise 3% in fourth quarter

Thirst for novelty drives growth in spirit imports

Market expansion comes from demand among adults born after 1980

Hawksmoor: a lot to chew on in Big Apple

The English steakhouse chain is taking its menu to New York

ADM eyes calling time on ethanol mills

Biofuel industry struggles to cope with reversal of fortunes

Redbird, Los Angeles

Downtown revival is embodied at restaurant in former cathedral

Europe feels pain from olive oil crisis

Consumers face higher prices while Tunisia becomes top exporter

Casino to sell Big C stake to TCC

€3.1bn Thai deal will help French retailer reduce debt

Mayfair restaurants are off

Chefs packing up and cashing in on soaring West End rents

Chipotle chief reworks recipe for success

Ells is confident chain can recover from food safety concerns

Mohammed Alabbar to buy Americana

Bankers say the deal could boost regional M&A market

Mondelez warns of more EM deterioration

Shares in US snacks group tumble 8% on cautious outlook for 2016

Syngenta seeds ChemChina’s GM growth plan

Deal would fill important gap in Chinese company’s product range

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