Food and Beverages

McDonald's lifts profit, revenue in Q4

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Fast food giant's result boosted by breakfast menu bump, sales top expectations.

SAB Miller posts fall in Q3 revenue

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Brewer's revenue lifts on constant currency basis, amid strong result in Africa and Latin America.

Cairns must fix Woolworths' cultural mess

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If Gordon Cairns didn't realise it before he must now know the extraordinary malaise he has inherited at Woolworths.

The glass is half full for Australia Post

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Australia Post's collaboration with Alibaba's online selling platform 1688 marks a small but important leap forward for the company.

John Durkan’s Coles campaign is not the full story

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Coles boss John Durkan is engaged in a brilliant campaign to be the consumers’ friend who stands up to evil, foreign-based suppliers used to treating Australia as a treasure island.

ATO left with Arnott's crumbs

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Arnott's has sent more than $62m offshore, potentially slashing its Aussie tax bill by up to $20m.

Collins Foods swings to interim profit

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Company posts $14.3m first-half profit as KFC sales increase, Sizzler expands in Asia.

Private equity isn't to blame for Spotless and Dick Smith's woes

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An obvious suspicion is that private equity squeezes a business for every last drop of value before flogging it off to unsuspecting suckers in an IPO. But there is another element the market needs to explore.

AB Inbev, Asahi held Foster’s talks

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The world’s largest brewer is understood to have held talks over a Foster's sale.

Coles runs its own race

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Coles managing director John Durkan outlines the company's customer-focused strategy for dealing with competition.

AB InBev weighs Foster’s IPO

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Anheuser-Busch InBev may float local brewer Carlton & United if SABMiller deal proceeds.

Cairns struggles to sell Woolworths' restoration project

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Gordon Cairns has drawn a line under the company's past mistakes, but continues to stress that the road back to former glory is a long one.

Retail Food reaffirms guidance

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Group repeats expectation for underlying profit to slow; outlet openings set to increase.

Court action over foreign dairy sale

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OnCard International starts legal action against owners of Van Diemen's Land Company.

Berry recall still hurting Patties

by AAP
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Mass recall of frozen berries amid hep A scare still pressuring profits at Patties Foods.

Costa buoyed by major supermarkets

by AAP
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Fruit, vegetable grower says major supermarket competition gives it growth opportunities.

Supermarkets restrict baby formula buying

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Coles follows Woolworths in limiting purchases following shortage linked to Chinese buying.

China formula boom boosts a2 Milk

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China's booming demand for baby formula prompts dairy company to raise earnings forecasts.

Fonterra raises annual earnings forecast

by AAP
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Dairy group cuts costs and boosts margins even as milk volumes decline.

Treasury Wine to spotlight regional brands

by AAP
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Group forms a team to focus on regional brands with strong following but less scale.

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