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  1. July 22, 2014

    Chipotle outpaces rivals on strong sales

    Chipotle continued to outpace rivals in the fast food sector, reporting strong gains in same store sales as peers including...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Regional banks slip after BB&T setback

    Regional US banks were under pressure after BB&T missed Wall Street forecasts and said it would set aside reserves ahead of...

  1. July 17, 2014

    UnitedHealth climbs on surging sales

    US health insurance providers continued a year’s long ascent on Thursday as the country’s largest health insurer reported...

  2. June 9, 2014

    Time Inc shares receive cool first day reception

    Shares of Time Inc, the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and its namesake magazine, received a cool reception on its...

  3. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * China tried to undermine economic data | Officials strived for a year to suppress data showing that the...

  4. May 1, 2014

    Yum chooses Taco Bell chief as next CEO

    Yum Brands has chosen Greg Creed, head of its Taco Bell restaurant chain, to take over from chief executive David Novak, as...

  5. April 25, 2014

    US fast food: pass the napkins

    There has been some indigestion in fast food of late. Mighty McDonald’s, which hit on the right recipe for much of the past...

  6. April 22, 2014

    McDonald’s misses target as quarterly earnings dip 5%

    McDonald’s reported a 5 per cent drop in first-quarter earnings, missing expectations as harsh winter weather and a slow...

  7. November 29, 2013

    An everyday taste of happiness

    Twenty years ago I was hanging around a friend’s kitchen as dinnertime approached. “Let me cook for you,” he offered. “I...

  8. beyondbrics

    October 12, 2013

    The Weekender, October 12

    The week in emerging markets, including: our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend....

  9. beyondbrics

    October 9, 2013

    Yum: no light at the end of the tunnel in China

    It’s déjà vu all over again. Yum! Brands on Tuesday released third quarter results – and once again the US operator of KFC,...

  10. FT Tech Hub

    September 9, 2013

    Snapchat CEO: "We want to make money, contrary to popular opinion."

    Snapchat’s investors were betting on growth first, monetisation later when they put $60m into the pioneer of ephemeral...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 6, 2013

    Yum just can't seem to shake off its China woes

    By Pan Kwan Yuk and Eric Platt Poor Yum! Brands. The inanely-punctuated US operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut just...

  12. March 12, 2013

    US equities step back from all-time highs

    US stocks retreated from multiyear highs on Tuesday with the leading US benchmark snapping a seven-day winning streak as...

  13. March 1, 2013

    Horsemeat found in Taco Bell products

    The horsemeat scandal drew in Taco Bell, the US-based fast food company, and further products as the food regulator unveiled...

  14. February 24, 2013

    20,000 miles to the plate

    The average cod covers 10,000 miles in its lifetime. If the cod is destined for the dinner plate, it may travel another...

  15. February 21, 2013

    A false economy that is hard to stomach

    Do diners in the US really want to eat food that has been handled by people who don’t go to the doctor? Some restaurant...

  16. February 4, 2013

    Super Bowl ad buzz turns into a fizzle

    The online buzz ahead of this year’s roster of Super Bowl commercials drowned out the game day excitement for several ads,...

  17. February 1, 2013

    The ad zone

    When Bernie Goldblatt first appeared on Twitter in December last year, using the profile GrandpaGold, he described himself...

  18. January 22, 2013

    Super Bowl ads stand out from the crowd

    Super Bowl advertisers this year are turning to real-time, digital interactions as well as the usual humour and celebrities...

  19. January 10, 2013

    The power of a titter on Twitter

    Most corporate Twitter feeds are pretty staid affairs – yet another marketing channel in 140 characters. But not all....

  20. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2013

    Yum's China woes: it's the toxic chickens

    So it was the toxic chicken accusations afterall. Shares in Yum! Brands fell more than 5 per cent in aftermarket trading on...

  21. December 9, 2012

    Yum takes KFC brand to Ukraine

    Yum! Brands, owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell branded fast food chains, is set this month to rollout expansion...

  22. beyondbrics

    December 7, 2012

    KFC in China: it's not just the economy

    Yum Brands, operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, gave a robust defense of its business in China on Thursday, saying the...

  23. December 6, 2012

    Yum still has a taste for China

    Executives at Yum Brands, the operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, on Thursday defended the company’s recent stumbles...

  24. November 30, 2012

    China worries weigh on Yum Brands

    Shares of Yum Brands fell more than 10 per cent on Friday on fears that recent struggles in its China business are...

  25. November 30, 2012

    Wall St stalls as fiscal talks hit impasse

    Wall Street stocks saw muted gains this week as US policy makers failed to achieve progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations...

  26. November 8, 2012

    McDonald’s first montly sales fall since 2003

    McDonald’s reported its first monthly sales decline since 2003 on Thursday, adding to pressure on Don Thompson, the...

  27. October 29, 2012

    Burger King earnings fall despite revamp

    Burger King, the US fast- food chain, reported a steep drop in its third-quarter earnings Monday as its refranchising...

  28. October 21, 2012

    McDonald’s – cause for indigestion

    Investors aren’t lovin’ it, but they aren’t absolutely hating it either. In the third quarter, McDonald’s served up its...

  29. October 9, 2012

    Yum to step up pace of China openings

    Yum Brands is increasing the number of fast-food restaurants it will open in China this year, betting that it can continue...

  30. October 8, 2012

    Stocks end week on sour note

    Friday 21.10 BST. Most global stock markets ended the week on a sour note and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly drop in...

  31. FT Alphaville

    October 2, 2012

    Chipotle Einhorned

    A less dramatic reaction than when he told the world to wake up and smell the Green Mountain Coffee, but Chipotle is a...

  32. July 23, 2012

    Global slowdown eats into Big Mac sales

    McDonald’s blamed a slowing global economy for disappointing quarterly earnings on Monday, warning that declining consumer...

  33. July 19, 2012

    Yum profits hit by higher China costs

    The rising cost of doing business in China ate into second-quarter profits at Yum Brands, the US-based operator of KFC,...

  34. beyondbrics

    June 16, 2012

    Burger King looks to take a bite out of McDonald's in China

    How do you say “burger wars” in Mandarin? Because that is what China’s ever growing number of cash-rich, time-poor diners...

  35. June 3, 2012

    Finger lickin’ all over the world

    It is lunchtime in Louisville, Kentucky and David Novak, chief executive of Yum Brands, strolls up to the KFC in his...

  36. June 3, 2012

    Yum steps up McDonald’s battle

    Yum! Brands, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is looking to export its thriving Chinese business model to...

  37. April 18, 2012

    Turn in US business lifts Yum profits

    Yum Brands, the operator of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, has reported a sharp jump in its first-quarter profits, as efforts...

  38. February 7, 2012

    Yum’s China margins prove unpalatable

    Yum Brands, the US-based operator of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains, said that profit margins at its restaurants in...

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