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Building on it success in the US market, General Millls is bringing Oui yogurt to the UK later this year.

General Mills optimistic on yogurt business as it eyes more markets

By Mary Ellen Shoup

General Mills has been working to turn around its yogurt business and is starting to see slow signs of improvement but "there is more work to do," CEO Jeff Harmening said during the CAGNY (Consumer Analyst Group) conference in New York City.

The Cook County sweetened beverage tax has come to an end after four months. ©GettyImages/scanrai

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Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax officially expires

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The sweetened beverage tax in Cook County, Illinois, expired on Friday after four months of “overwhelming and relentless opposition” from retailers, consumers and policy makers.

USDA teams with SCORE to match young farmers with mentors

USDA teams with SCORE to match young farmers with mentors

By Elizabeth Crawford

When starting a business, it helps to have someone who has been there before to help avoid pitfalls and secure success, but finding a trusted expert to fill this role can be difficult, which is why earlier this month the US Department of Agriculture teamed...

Artizone business model was viable, but money ran out, says founder

Artizone business model was viable, but the money ran out, says founder

By Elaine Watson

“We have delivered food from the best shops, farms and artisans. It was a wonderful journey, and while we learned a lot from it, it has come to its end,” says a message on the homepage of online delivery service Artizone, which closed its doors on February...

Consumers are more empowered today and it's because of that, we're shifting into their world of demand, says Frito-Lay marketing head

Dispatches from Snaxpo 2014: Frito-Lay marketing insight, part II

Frito-Lay: The real battle is winning over the 'empowered' consumer

By Kacey Culliney

Consumers and their demands are in charge of business; driving everything we do in marketing terms and pulling us into their world, says Frito-Lay’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Q4 net profit soars 83% at Corn Products International

Q4 net profit soars 83% at Corn Products International

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Net profit soared 83% at Corn Products International in the fourth quarter of 2011 on the back of higher sales, increased prices, and a one-off accounting gain, the company said Thursday.

Volume sales lifts Degussa 1H

Volume sales lifts Degussa 1H

Building on a stronger start to the year, Germany's third largest
chemicals group reports continued growth into the second quarter
with an increase in demand pushing up sales and earnings for the
period but the firm warned that...

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