IC – August 29 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

China slowdown and US pain drains French spirits group

Pernod Ricard misses forecasts

Softness in China continues but India offers bright spot

Food groups wary of India’s new watchdog

Global producers grapple with a regulator seeking to assert its authority

A McWhopper advert from Burger King asking McDonalds to unite for a day

McDonald’s throws out BK’s combo plan

‘McWhopper’ — half Big Mac, half Whopper — rejected by chain

Keith Harrison, Founder / Managing Director of New Life Paints.

Shaped for the circular economy

Start-ups with ecological innovations must plan their fit with industry

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Hampton Creek told to rename Just Mayo

Regulator says food start-up needs to use eggs to call product mayo

US farm incomes halved by low grain price

Huge harvests over past two years bring end to ‘golden age’

Monsanto sweetens Syngenta takeover bid

Deal would cement group’s global dominance in agriculture

Naked Wines launches wine by text service

Delivery option means customers can suggest ‘Surprise me’

Many angry cooks spoil a business broth

Top chef’s call for better behaviour in kitchens

Distilleries making a spirited return

Fashion for bespoke alcohol with premium price tag is growing fast across the UK

Frantic dealmaking sweeps corporate Italy

Economic reforms propel mergers and acquisitions

IC — August 22 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

McDonald’s to expand in Russia

New restaurants to open despite damaged relations with west

Let them eat cake: Paris low on baguettes

Deregulation prompts bakers to take holiday en masse

Japan’s beer drinkers’ taxing taste test

Economic and social developments are changing drinking culture

Kirin buys Myanmar Brewery stake

Japanese group’s deal to acquire 55% holding for $560m ends long-running power struggle

New Carlsberg chief starts with warning

Brewer will focus on more cost cutting after Europe disappoints

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