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Couche-Tard CEO would love second shot at Carrefour deal

Alimentation Couche-Tard would revive its $20 billion bid for France’s Carrefour if the Canadian convenience store...
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Palm oil planters say protest campaigns hinder sustainability shift

Sime Darby tries to defend its environmental record over palm oil plantations.

Couche-Tard drops $20bn Carrefour takeover plan

Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard has dropped its US$19.6 billion bid to acquire European retailer Carrefour SA after th...

Staples makes US$2.1 billion bid for rival Office Depot

Nearly five years after the FTC scuttled a merger plan, US giants try again.

How much plastic are you eating?

In a month, we ingest the weight of a 4x2 Lego brick in plastic, and in a year, the amount of plastic in a fireman's hel...

Nestle takes Plant Harvest brand to China after successful ANZ launch

Nestle has launched Harvest Gourmet brand in China.

In world first, Singapore approves lab-grown chicken meat

Lab-grown chicken meat will soon be produced and sold in Singapore.

[Updated] China to impose anti-dumping duties on Australian wine imports

Australia’s trade minister Simon Birmingham called the tariffs unjustifiable.

Indonesia palm oil deforestation exposing firms to US$10 billion of risks

Major FMCG companies using palm oil in products could cost themselves more than $10 billion this year, according to a st...

Nestle sells Chinese business unit Yinlu

Nestle has sold off one of its Chinese businesses.

Nestle uses insect proteins in pet food in environmental move

Nestle's Purina brand is launching a line of pet food using insects, as it tests more environmentally sustainable protei...

McDonald’s launches new growth strategy; beats profit estimates

McDonald's Corp said on Monday it would test a loyalty program for customers and launch a new crispy chicken sandwich ne...

Johnson & Johnson loses US$2.12bn baby-powder appeal bid

Missouri's highest court on Tuesday refused to consider Johnson & Johnson's appeal of a $2.12 billion damages award to w...

Major US retailers pull 22-ounce J&J baby powder from shelves

Retailers are being extra cautious with how they deal with J&J’s voluntary recall.

Zero-sugar drinks and smaller cans drive Coca-Cola revenue

Customers take to smaller-sized cans and no sugar drinks prompting an upbeat forecast for the soft drinks giant.

Fonterra: Too early to discuss job impact from organisational changes

Fonterra told employees it was scrapping bonuses and freezing pay hikes of about 7,000 employees.

Asahi buying Carlton & United for $16b

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has agreed to sell Carlton & United Breweries to Japan's Asahi.

Kraft Heinz forecasts gloomy 2019, writes down value of iconic brands

The FMCG giant highlighted the tough environment for the packaged food industry.

GrainCorp wants details on $2.38b LTAP bid

Earlier this month the bulk grain handler received a buyout proposal for $10.42 per share.

Marlboro maker in talks to acquire Canadian cannabis company

A deal would mark one of the largest combinations between mainstream tobacco and the booming marijuana sector.