Campari America has agreed to pay $20m to Kobrand Corporation to secure the distribution rights to its recently acquired Appleton Rum brand portfolio in the US, and 'exploit the brand's potential in the key US market'.
“Intense competitive activity in a sluggish shelf stable juice category” hit second quarter sales in Campbell Soup’s US beverage business, with revenues dipping 3% owing to the lackluster performance of V8 original vegetable juice, said bosses Friday.
Kraft Foods Group expects to post weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter revenues, in part because it lost market share to rivals as competitors engaged in aggressive discounting on cold cuts and mac & cheese, said CEO Tony Vernon.
The move to private ownership could make it easier for Heinz to do some spring cleaning, notably selling off its 'troubled' US frozen food business, said analysts as Heinz announced plans to sell up to Berkshire Hathaway and 3G.
UPDATED - H.J. Heinz Co. has agreed to be acquired by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment firm and Brazilian private-equity giant 3G Capital for $23.3bn, in what it claims is the largest deal ever struck in the food industry.
CEO LARRY YOUNG WARNS ATTACKS ON CARBONATES WILL CONTINUE
Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young warns that US health lobby attacks on carbonates will persist, as his firm gears up to spend millions marketing new 2013 launches on its ‘critical’ low-calorie TEN platform.
US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported better-than-expected profit for the last three months of 2012 – a result it has attributed to better “cost control and effective pricing” from its Fresh Dairy Direct business.