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International Archives

JT to buy Natural American Spirit

Japan Tobacco will acquire the Reynolds American brand for $US5.0 billion.

Mars’ price-fixing charge dropped

Examination of company ends two years after alleged collusion with Hershey's and Nestle.

World food prices lowest in 7 years: FAO

International food commodities slump including milk, vegetable oils, sugar and cereals.

Madrid blocks Coca-Cola ad

Move comes as beverage company plans to dismiss 1200 Spanish workers.

Product innovation to boost vegetable industry

Report reveals new vegetable products to increase productivity and profitability.

US McDonald’s to switch to cage-free eggs

Development part of wider plans to modernise ailing company.

Mylan to launch bid for Perrigo

Dutch drugmaker to make offer for Irish drug and ingredients company.

A2 says no takeover bid ‘imminent’

Dean Foods, Freedom Foods cease talks on takeover offering.

Nestle to face court

Swiss food giant being sued in US for allegedly using supplier linked to slave labour.

Insider trading probe sours A2 Milk bid

Federal investigation into US-based Dean Foods hampers its potential takeover of milk brand.

Kimberly-Clark partners in recycling initiative

Personal care company partners with New Zealand government.

Australian vegetable exports grow

Trend driven by demand in key Asian and Middle Eastern markets.

Paw Paw wins international award

Australian made Paw Paw ointment wins accolades at international beauty awards.

India seeks damages from Nestle

Indian government files suit against company after tests find excessive lead levels in Maggi noodles.

A taste for new things

Australian consumers more sceptical than global counterparts to try new products.

The best of GlobalShop 2015

Laura Williams recounts her wild ride at GlobalShop 2015 in Las Vegas.

US lifts beef export ban

Beef markets open again after outbreak of foot and mouth disease subsides.

Sharp in “selective default”

Japanese electronics company struggles to repair tattered balance sheet.