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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.

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U.S. activist presses for 'bold action' at Nestle

LONDON/NEW YORK U.S. activist shareholder Third Point LLC has targeted Nestle by taking a $3.5 billion (2.75 billion pounds) stake in the food maker and urging Europe's most valuable company to boost returns as demand for its products weakens. | Video

22 Jun 2017

Unilever shows innovation still intact with 'once-in-a-decade' laundry soap

PORT SUNLIGHT, England Nearly three months after Unilever CEO Paul Polman promised shareholders greater returns coupled with investments to drive growth, the launch of what it calls the biggest laundry breakthrough in a decade will be a key test of whether it can put its money where its mouth is.

22 Jun 2017

Diageo to buy George Clooney's Casamigos tequila for up to $1 billion

LONDON Diageo Plc has agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand Casamigos for up to $1 billion (789.95 million pounds), as the world's largest spirits maker seeks to lift its presence in a high-growth market. | Video

20 Jun 2017

AB InBev kicks off sale of German beers Hasseroeder and Diebels: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT Anheuser Busch InBev has kicked off the process of selling its small German beer brands Hasseroeder and Diebels as it sheds non-core assets following last year's blockbuster takeover of SABMiller, people close to the matter told Reuters.

19 Jun 2017

Exclusive - Buyout fund CVC hires banks for $1.1 billion Continental Foods sale: sources

LONDON Private equity fund CVC Capital Partners has picked advisers to sell its food firm Continental Foods in a deal that could be worth more than 1 billion euros (876.34 million pounds), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

16 Jun 2017

Amazon's pounce on Whole Foods ripples across Europe

LONDON/AMSTERDAM Amazon.com Inc's $14 billion takeover of Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves across the Atlantic on Friday as investors weighed the implications for Europe's supermarkets from an accelerated push by the e-commerce juggernaut into traditional food retail.

16 Jun 2017

Amazon's pounce on Whole Foods ripples across Europe

LONDON/AMSTERDAM Amazon.com Inc's $14 billion (10.9 billion pounds) takeover of Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves across the Atlantic on Friday as investors weighed the implications for Europe's supermarkets from an accelerated push by the e-commerce juggernaut into traditional food retail.

16 Jun 2017

Amazon's pounce on Whole Foods ripples across Europe

LONDON/AMSTERDAM Amazon.com Inc's $14 billion takeover of Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves across the Atlantic on Friday as investors weighed the implications for Europe's supermarkets from an accelerated push by the e-commerce juggernaut into traditional food retail.

16 Jun 2017

Amazon's pounce on Whole Foods ripples across Europe

LONDON/AMSTERDAM, June 16 Amazon.com Inc's $14 billion takeover of Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves across the Atlantic on Friday as investors weighed the implications for Europe's supermarkets from an accelerated push by the e-commerce juggernaut into traditional food retail.

15 Jun 2017

Nestle may sell U.S. confectionery business

LONDON Nestle may sell its roughly $900 million-a-year U.S. confectionery business, which includes Butterfinger and BabyRuth, in the Swiss food group's latest effort to improve the health profile of its sprawling portfolio.

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