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Corporate Reorganizations Present Challenges, Opportunities

Corporate Reorganizations Present Challenges, Opportunities

Aligning organization with strategy is a major challenge, according to a poll of CEOs by Strategy&.…

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The “Dark Side” of Trade Spending

The “Dark Side” of Trade Spending

A conflict has existed for too long between CPGs and retailers over huge, yet notoriously low performing, trade funds (also…

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Roundy’s Announces 4Q Results

Roundy’s Announces 4Q Results

Competitive store openings negatively impact retailer in Wisconsin and Chicago markets.…

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The Fresh Market Enters Acquisition Agreement with Apollo Global Management

The Fresh Market Enters Acquisition Agreement with Apollo Global Management The Fresh Market entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by investment firm Apollo Global Management for $1.36 billion. …
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McCormick Reveals Plan to Save $400 Million

McCormick Reveals Plan to Save $400 Million Spices and seasonings manufacturer McCormick & Co. announced plans to save $400 million over four years, offering “an early look…
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CPGs See Diminishing Trade Promotion Returns CPGs See Diminishing Trade Promotion Returns

While an improving economy with strengthening consumer confidence would normally suggest growth for consumer packaged goods manufacturers (CPGs), this does not appear to be the case, according to marketing agency Acosta’s latest Hot Topic Report. 


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Costco ‘Quietly Removing’ Tobacco SKUs Costco ‘Quietly Removing’ Tobacco SKUs

Club store chain operator Costco is “quietly removing” tobacco SKUs this year, having begun reducing the presence of cigarettes at some of its U.S. stores three or four years ago, according to business news website TheStreet.com. 


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Food Lion to Invest $215 Million in Remodels Food Lion to Invest $215 Million in Remodels

Food Lion, a supermarket banner of Brussels-based Delhaize Group that operates in the Mid and South Atlantic, said it will remodel 142 stores in the greater Charlotte, N.C., market this year, investing $215 million. 


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Kroger to Invest $260 million in Fry's Kroger to Invest $260 million in Fry's

Grocery operator Kroger announced its plans to expand the presence of its Fry's Food Stores banner in Arizona with the addition of seven stores in 2016, costing $260 million.


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Boulder Poises Pinnacle to Grow through Acquisitions Boulder Poises Pinnacle to Grow through Acquisitions

Better-for-you food manufacturer Boulder Brands, acquired in January by Pinnacle Foods, could serve as a “springboard” for its new owner to acquire smaller natural and organic companies, according to The Denver Post, which quoted Pinnacle’s CEO, Bob Gamgort.


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Campbell to Invest $125 Million in Startups Campbell to Invest $125 Million in Startups

Packaged goods manufacturer Campbell Soup Co. is investing $125 million in its venture capital project to fund food startups at the front of food trends, reported the Wall Street Journal. 


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Private Equity Firm Buys Into Mother’s Market Private Equity Firm Buys Into Mother’s Market

Mother’s Market & Kitchen, a Southern California grocery chain with seven stores in Orange County, said it “selected and partnered” with investment firm Mill Road Capital. 


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