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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

16 May 2017

Premier Foods to focus on costs after tough year

LONDON Premier Foods reported lower full-year sales and earnings on Tuesday due to a weaker pound and the rising price of raw materials and said it will focus more on cutting costs and generating cash.

15 May 2017

Unilever to buy Latin American personal care brands from Quala

LONDON Unilever plans to buy a range of personal and home care brands from Latin American company Quala, it said on Monday.

12 May 2017

Nomad Foods CEO lines up further deals

LONDON With sales in its core business growing after six years of declines and 600 million euros ($655 million) at its disposal, Nomad Foods is finally in a good position to make acquisitions, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday.

05 May 2017

Australia wins landmark WTO tobacco packaging case - Bloomberg

GENEVA/LONDON A landmark Australian law on restrictive tobacco packaging has been upheld at the World Trade Organization after a five-year legal battle, Bloomberg news reported on Thursday, citing two people familiar with the situation.

25 Apr 2017

Nestle to cut almost 300 UK jobs, move some production to Poland

LONDON Nestle plans to cut almost 300 jobs in Britain as it simplifies its operations and moves production of Blue Riband biscuits to Poland, becoming the latest food and drink maker to reduce its UK operations as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

21 Apr 2017

Reckitt emerges as laggard in consumer goods sector

LONDON British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser failed to grow its underlying sales in the first three months of the year, blaming fallout from a South Korean safety scandal and a flop with a new Scholl product after figures fell short of estimates.

20 Apr 2017

Sales beat boosts Unilever's argument to go it alone

LONDON Unilever reported a surprise pick up in quarterly sales growth on Thursday, boosting its argument that it can improve performance on its own after spurning a $143 billion takeover offer from Kraft Heinz in February. | Video

18 Apr 2017

U.S. Post Holdings tucks into British breakfast cereal Weetabix

LONDON/SHANGHAI/NEW YORK Post Holdings is buying leading British breakfast cereal brand Weetabix from China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd [SHMNGA.UL] for 1.4 billion pounds ($1.8 billion), giving the U.S.-focused company a European base on which to build. | Video

13 Apr 2017

Morgan Stanley bags big spots on Unilever, Reckitt deals - sources

LONDON Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser Group have picked Morgan Stanley to advise on their planned food brand disposals, sources said on Thursday, giving the U.S. investment bank a seat at two of the consumer industry's most sought-after tables.

13 Apr 2017

Reckitt working with Morgan Stanley on food business sale - sources

LONDON British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser Group is working with Morgan Stanley on the sale of its food business, which could fetch roughly $3 billion (2.4 billion pounds), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

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