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Unilever investors gear up for fresh tussle over headquarters

3:22pm GMT

LONDON Some of Unilever's biggest investors in the UK are planning to put renewed pressure on the consumer goods giant to abandon the idea of ditching its dual headquarters in favour of the Netherlands.

Quebec appeals court upholds C$15 billion tobacco class action ruling

02 Mar 2019

MONTREAL/LONDON The Court of Appeal of Quebec upheld on Friday the bulk of a 2015 decision that awarded around C$15 billion ($11.29 billion)to smokers in the Canadian province, dealing a blow to Big Tobacco.

BAT remains confident of growth despite regulatory risk

28 Feb 2019

LONDON British American Tobacco acknowledged concerns about the threat of tighter regulation in the United States but said on Thursday it was confident it could still grow its business.

Nestle hires Rothschild to run Herta sale: sources

25 Feb 2019

LONDON Packaged food giant Nestle has hired bankers at Rothschild to sell its Herta packaged meat business, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Kraft Heinz' problems shine light on controversial budget tool

22 Feb 2019

LONDON/BOCA RATON, Fla. Mounting troubles at Kraft Heinz, revealed late on Thursday with a triple-punch of bad news, call into question its reliance on cost-cutting as a way to generate profit growth.

Reckitt shares rise after fourth-quarter sales top estimates

18 Feb 2019

LONDON British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser reported higher-than-expected sales growth on Monday, helped by improvements in both its health and home and hygiene businesses and lifting its shares to a two-month high.

REFILE-UPDATE 3-Reckitt shares rise after fourth-quarter sales top estimates

18 Feb 2019

LONDON, Feb 18 British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser reported higher-than-expected sales growth on Monday, helped by improvements in both its health and home and hygiene businesses and boosting its shares to a two-month high.

Germany's JAB plans to list unit owning Keurig, Dr Pepper

14 Feb 2019

LONDON/BERLIN Family owned JAB Holding Co, which has several coffee and restaurant brands is planning to list the business that owns Keurig, Dr Pepper, Peet's Coffee and JDE coffee brands, the company said on Thursday.

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