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Unilever's Polman calls for trust in farewell message

05 Dec 2018

LONDON Unilever boss Paul Polman, quitting months after shareholders scuppered his plan to base company headquarters in the Netherlands, signed off with a typical mixture of advice and philosophy in his last message to investors.

Rio Tinto, Nespresso join forces to make coffee pods greener

18 Nov 2018

LONDON Nespresso, part of food giant Nestle, aims to use sustainable aluminum in all of its coffee capsules by 2020 under a deal with mining major Rio Tinto announced on Monday.

Diageo to sell 19 brands to U.S.-based Sazerac for $550 million

12 Nov 2018

Diageo Plc is selling 19 lower-end spirits brands including Seagrams VO Canadian whisky and Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps to U.S.-based Sazerac for $550 million, as it focuses on its premium labels such as Johnnie Walker in the United States. | Video

Coca-Cola HBC shares fizz after strong quarter

08 Nov 2018

LONDON Soft drink bottler Coca-Cola HBC reported higher quarterly revenue, driven by demand in expanding markets such as Poland, Russia and Nigeria, and stood by its full-year outlook, sending its shares up 5 percent.

Coca-Cola HBC shares fizz after strong quarter

08 Nov 2018

LONDON Soft drink bottler Coca-Cola HBC reported higher quarterly revenue, driven by demand in expanding markets such as Poland, Russia and Nigeria, and stood by its full-year outlook, sending its shares up 5 percent.

Imperial Brands to invest more in vaping after beating estimates

06 Nov 2018

LONDON British tobacco firm Imperial Brands signalled more investment in vaping as it reported better than expected full-year revenue and profit on Tuesday.

Infant formula growing pains hurt Reckitt Benckiser sales

30 Oct 2018

LONDON A manufacturing glitch at a Dutch factory producing baby milk hurt Reckitt Benckiser's third-quarter sales, the latest in a string of problems to hit the British consumer goods group, this time, in the formula business it bought last year for $17 billion (13.3 billion pounds).

RPT-Busy as a Jollibee: Asia's fast-food giant expands abroad

19 Oct 2018

* London outlet opens on 20 Oct, Manhattan the following week

Busy as a Jollibee: Asia's fast-food giant expands abroad

18 Oct 2018

LONDON Jollibee Foods , a major Asian fast-food operator, hopes to generate half its sales outside its home market of the Philippines within five to seven years, up from 30 percent now, its chief executive told Reuters.

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