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French food group Danone said on Monday that it expected its 2016 sales growth to be slightly below its original targets due to a weaker-than-expected(...)

Gaps in the market: Toblerone drew the ire of customers by increasing the spacing between its  chocolate pyramids. Photograph: iStock

Within hours of the Brexit vote in June, as sterling fell precipitously, Gavin Darby, chief executive of Premier Foods in the UK, had summoned his dir(...)

Nestlé forecasts improvements in margins and underlying earnings per share in constant currencies. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, cut its full-year revenue forecast amid slowing growth in emerging markets. Revenue will rise about 3.5 per (...)

The world’s largest yoghurt maker kept its full-year guidance, and said it was confident about its goal to stabilise dairy sales in Europe. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/File Photo/Reuters

French food group Danone reported a slowdown in quarterly sales growth on Tuesday that was slightly worse than expected as difficulties in China hurt(...)

This year’s largest deal so far, Bayer’s $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, was clinched in the third quarter.

The value of announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worldwide fell 27 per cent year-on-year to $753 billion in the third quarter of 2016, as app(...)

Nestlé is heading for a fourth consecutive year of missing its long-term target for average organic revenue growth of 5-6 per cent. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Nestlé reported the slowest first-half sales growth since 2009 as the world’s biggest food company struggled to raise prices. Sales increased 3.5 per(...)

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, reported first-half earnings that beat analyst estimates as a revamp of its Actimel and Danonino brands and price increases offset lower-than-expected volume.

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, reported first-half earnings that beat analyst estimates as a revamp of its Actimel and Danonino brands and (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: the ECB has bought about €10.4 billion of bonds issued by 150 companies under the five-week-old stimulus programme. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Finland’s central bank has emerged as a buyer of Irish corporate bonds for the European Central Bank’s recently expanded quantitative easing programm(...)

 Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer of WhiteWave with Franck Riboud, chairman of French food group Danone. Photograph: John Schults/Reuters

France’s Danone said yesterday it would double the size of its US business by buying organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods for $10.4 billion in its l(...)

 Euronext Stock Exchange,  Paris: European markets made gains on Thursday, ending a three-day slide with London’s FTSE up 1.09 per cent. The CAC in Paris rose 0.8 per cent and Germany’s Dax was 0.49 per cent higher. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty

World stocks climbed as riskier assets like equities received a bump from a second day of positive US data and worries eased over the impact of Brita(...)

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