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Big Tobacco gets a pandemic pick-me-up

19 Nov 2020

Danielle Eddy, a smoker for 20 years, quit at the start of 2019. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the 42-year-old spirits industry consultant lit up again.

Lockdown 2.0: Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

13 Nov 2020

CHICAGO/LISBON When rumors first began to circulate that the UK would go back into lockdown, Leanne Barnes despaired as bread and toilet roll flew off the shelves again at her local supermarket. But to her surprise, shelves were back to being fully stocked within a few days.

Pizza Hut to offer pizzas with Beyond Meat sausages in U.S., UK

10 Nov 2020

Pizza Hut on Tuesday launched two pizzas with plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat's sausage in the United States and the United Kingdom for a limited time, taking advantage of the consumer craze for plant-based meat options during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyond Meat posts surprise loss as stockpiling eases, restaurant sales falter

10 Nov 2020

Beyond Meat posted a surprise quarterly loss and lower-than-expected sales on Monday, hurt by weaker demand for its plant-based meat at restaurants and retail stores after a surge at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

Hershey reinstates full-year outlook after Halloween playbook pays off

06 Nov 2020

Hershey Co beat profit and sales estimates and reinstated its full-year financial forecasts on Friday, after early promotions and strong use of data to predict Halloween trends paid off in the third quarter, sending its shares up 3%.

Clorox raises forecast after best sales jump in over 20 years

02 Nov 2020

Clorox Co reported its strongest quarterly sales growth in more than two decades on Monday and raised its full-year revenue forecast as coronavirus-driven hygiene needs escalated demand for everything from its disinfectants to water filters.

UPDATE 4-COVID-driven home dining boom boosts U.S. food giants again

29 Oct 2020

Oct 29 Some of the biggest U.S. packaged food companies raised their annual financial targets on Thursday, expecting the largely homebound consumer to spend more on everything from cheese to coffee in the months ahead, although at a more moderate pace.

Consumer companies pitch discounts, bargain products as economic malaise looms

27 Oct 2020

Unilever, Procter & Gamble and other major consumer goods manufacturers are touting lower-priced brands, smaller packages and discounts to woo penny-pinching shoppers struggling through the most severe global recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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