Food and Beverages

TWE could change AGM date

Takeover target contemplates changing meeting to coincide with potential bid vote.

Russia shuts eight McDonald's restaurants

Moscow alleges sanitary violations at American brand as geopolitical tensions grow.

Picks of the week

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler assesses our addiction to dividends, Bartholomeusz reflects on Qantas' massive loss, and Gottliebsen talks about how CEOs can learn from a new young player.

How to solve Australia's youth unemployment crisis

There's a lot of work to be done to tackle the nation's high youth unemployment. The CEO of Seek says younger people should tailor their studies to industries where there are jobs, but they also must be taught how to secure a job in the first place.

Retail Food splurges on coffee, pizza chains

RFG acquires mobile coffee franchise Cafe 2U as well as franchise rights for the La Porchetta pizza chain.

What Australian CEOs can learn from fast food's young gun

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Many of Australia's chief executives simply want to produce income for shareholders, but Burger King's 33-year-old CEO is chasing global growth and transforming the ailing franchise.

Fonterra seeks tie-up with Chinese baby foods maker

Deal would give access to Beingmate's extensive distribution network.

China is awash in grain crops

Surpluses will be sold into a global market already in oversupply.

McDonald's could break with supplier OSI

Fast food giant suspends relationship pending results of Chinese government investigation.

Buffett to fund Burger King inversion deal

Fast food giant's merger with Canadian coffee chain yet to gain Washington approval.

Juice maker Nudie hires bank on takeover talk

Privately owned Nudie has hired UBS to field several takeover approaches for the company.

Wine maker secures foothold in China

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Maker of McGuigan Wines secures distribution deal with a major Chinese food company.

ACCC 'must put Woolies on short leash'

Backlash against supermarket chain's market power spreads to its liquor operations.

DataRoom AM: PacBrands' big plans

Speculation is swirling that Pacific Brands may be looking to offload its prized brands, while juice company nudie foods is up for sale.

Juice maker nudie up for sale: report

Group seeking bid up to $60 million, appoints UBS to manage sale.

Bega's FY profit soars on WCB sale

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Dairy group eyes expanded Asian sales, says demand strong.

Picks of the week

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler assesses the impact of the digital revolution, Bartholomeusz delves into the details of BHP's demerger, and Gottliebsen talks to the one minister who has a vision for Australia.

Metcash CFO flags exit

Adrian Gratwicke to resign in January 2015, hunt for replacement underway.

Russia targets McDonald's outlets

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Moscow orders nationwide inspections in apparent backlash to Western sanctions.

Clarke's running out of time on Treasury Wine

While Treasury Wine's result may not look so encouraging at first glance, there are signs that Michael Clarke’s strategies are gaining traction. His biggest problem now is a lack of time.