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  1. March 13, 2014

    McDonald’s faces US class-action lawsuits over worker pay

    McDonald’s faces class-action lawsuits in three US states by employees who accuse the fast-food company and its franchisees...

  2. February 10, 2014

    Decline in US sales sends McDonald’s down

    McDonald's shares weakened on Monday as sales in the company’s most important market declined at the start of the year. The...

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  1. February 7, 2014

    Good morning Vietnam, McDonald’s has landed

    McDonald’s is due to throw open its doors in Vietnam on Saturday, in a location that is high in historical symbolism – and...

  2. January 23, 2014

    McDonald’s struggles for sales growth after ‘challenging year’

    McDonald’s will refocus its marketing efforts, simplify its new product rollout and speed up its service as it works to...

  3. December 19, 2013

    McDonald’s Japan issues profit warning after costly stores revamp

    The Japanese arm of McDonald’s issued a profit warning on Thursday, saying net income would be cut in half this year as it...

  4. December 9, 2013

    Sysco surges as it snaps up rival

    Investors applauded Sysco as the food distributor said it would buy rival US Foods to create a company with $65bn in annual...

  5. November 26, 2013

    Burger King takes a bite at French market

    Burger King, the hamburger chain, plans to capture 20 per cent of the French fast food market by vastly expanding its...

  6. October 28, 2013

    Burger King / McDonald’s: watch the throne

    McDonald’s and Burger King both sell quickie hamburgers. That aside, comparisons may be overdone for now. The juxtaposition...

  7. October 25, 2013

    Food Inc acquires taste for healthier options

    Reduced-fat french fries. Diet drinks made with natural sweeteners. Fruits and vegetables served with kid’s meals. The...

  8. October 21, 2013

    McDonald’s warns on global economy

    McDonald’s warned that the weak global economic environment would put pressure on its performance as it reported a 4.6 per...

  9. October 6, 2013

    Corporate diary: October 21 – October 25

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  10. October 4, 2013

    Potbelly’s shares double on market debut

    Shares in Potbelly, a US sandwich-shop chain, more than doubled in their debut on Friday, highlighting the growing...

  11. September 18, 2013

    Bunge, Cargill, Dreyfus and ADM face new challenges

    The people in charge of feeding the world are changing. Last week Cargill named the ninth chief executive in its 148-year...

  12. August 28, 2013

    Work Foundation calls for full review of zero-hours contracts

    Zero-hours employment contracts should be subject to a more in-depth investigation than that ordered by Vince Cable,...

  13. August 6, 2013

    Zero-hours work kept down dole queues, says CBI

    The UK’s dole queues would have topped 3m during the recession had it not been for zero-hour contracts, the CBI said on...

  14. July 27, 2013

    Publicis and Omnicom in merger talks

    Publicis and Omnicom are in talks about a merger that would create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services...

  15. July 26, 2013

    Letter from Lex: a week of waiting

    It was a week of waiting – and not just for the world’s media camped outside a London hospital awaiting the royal baby....

  16. July 22, 2013

    McDonald’s: still hungry

    New McDonald’s shareholders must feel unsatisfied. Over two years, the stock has returned 17 per cent. The S&P 500 consumer...

  17. July 22, 2013

    US stocks shake off McDonald’s fall

    The S&P 500 closed at a new high and set a new intraday high despite a mixed earnings season, with McDonald’s highlighting...

  18. July 22, 2013

    McDonald’s warns on global weakness

    McDonald’s shares fell after the fast-food chain reported second-quarter earnings and revenues that trailed expectations and...

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    July 16, 2013

    McDonald's: EM pioneer

    It’s quicker to list the countries where McDonald’s isn’t present than the ones where it is. The US fast food franchise now...

  20. July 16, 2013

    McDonald’s to bring Big Mac to Vietnam

    Vietnam is finally set to get its first taste of the Big Mac after US burger chain McDonald’s said it would open its first...

  21. July 5, 2013

    China’s migrant workers step out of the shadows

    Picking through the debris left by the tides of liquidity that suddenly retreated in China last month throws up two...

  22. July 1, 2013

    US stocks begin second half of 2013 with a rally

    US stocks began the second half of 2013 with a broad rally led by a rise in Apple, which struggled in the first six months...

  23. June 7, 2013

    Fast-food wars heat up in Indonesia

    In the heart of the vast plantation belt that stretches across Indonesia’s resource-rich Sumatra island, Kentucky Fried...

  24. May 29, 2013

    Smithfield rises as S&P 500 heads lower

    US stocks stumbled on Wednesday as nine of the ten S&P 500 sectors finished lower, with Smithfield Foods standing out after...

  25. May 23, 2013

    McDonald’s defends on obesity concerns

    Don Thompson, McDonald’s chief executive, has vigorously defended the company against allegations that it targets children...

  26. May 6, 2013

    What Big Data means for business

    Big data is one of the most hyped terms on the market today. It’s one of the most popular search terms by CIOs and other IT...

  27. May 1, 2013

    Clash over pace of Accor sell-offs

    Was Denis Hennequin’s Accor just too French to pursue an aggressive asset-light hotel strategy of the kind long favoured by...

  28. April 19, 2013

    McDonald’s earnings edge higher

    McDonald’s warned that soft global consumer spending would continue to hamper sales this month as it reported first-quarter...

  29. April 18, 2013

    McDonald’s joins inflation drive in Japan

    McDonald’s is doing its bit for Japan’s drive to push up inflation by raising the cost of its hamburgers, risking a backlash...

  30. April 8, 2013

    Old-age wisdom can benefit companies

    Companies that categorise older workers as costly redundancy fodder are ignoring a bigger prize. It is understandable if...

  31. April 5, 2013

    When the Big Boys signal euphoria

    Even after recent weakness, UK shares continue to flirt with bull-market highs. Some commentators claim this rally has...

  32. April 3, 2013

    KFC eyes more orders with ‘mobile wallet’

    Kentucky Fried Chicken has become the latest company to allow customers to use a “mobile wallet” to order and pay for food...

  33. March 18, 2013

    Dividend stocks fuel selective US rally

    Blue-chip dividend stocks have been leading the equity market rally in the US, taking the S&P 500 index to the brink of a...

  34. March 5, 2013

    Margins give the little guys a chance

    Margins are an issue of profound importance for any business. But how much scientific thinking is there on the subject? Are...

  35. February 19, 2013

    McDonald’s: US minimum wage

    Billions. That is how many burgers McDonald’s has cooked, and how many academic studies have been published on minimum wage...

  36. February 18, 2013

    Burger King’s Twitter account hacked

    Burger King’s Twitter account has been suspended after it was hacked on Monday in a sign of the problems companies can run...

  37. February 15, 2013

    Burger King: no special sauce

    Call it a combo meal. Earnings at Burger King, the fast food chain, doubled in the fourth quarter. A revamped menu and...

  38. February 13, 2013

    Perils of supermarket cost-cutting machines

    Not since Sweeney Todd has there been such uncertainty about what exactly goes into processed meat. This time, it isn’t the...

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