SHANGHAI, March 16- Japan's Nikon Corp has moved to allay consumer fears in China after being criticised on a closely watched consumer show that said the camera maker had sold defective products in China and denied local consumers fair treatment in aftersales service.» Read More
LONDON, Oct 7- U.S.-based food business Darling International is to buy Dutch meat producer Vion's ingredients division for 1.6 billion euros, according to a company statement on Monday, in a blow to private equity firms bidding for the unit.
Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.
Oct 4- Hershey Co, North America's biggest chocolate maker, said it would invest $250 million to build a manufacturing plant in Malaysia, its biggest investment in Asia.
*TCS to raise $150- $200 mln to grow its retail business. MOSCOW, Oct 3- Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov has launched a London stock market listing for his credit card business TCS to raise up to $750 million, seeking to convince investors that households will continue to pile on debt despite an economic slowdown.
WELLINGTON, Oct 3- Danone says it is seeking full compensation from New Zealand dairy exporter Fonterra over a contamination scare involving a Fonterra ingredient used in milk formula produced by the French food manufacturer.
WELLINGTON, Oct 2- New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy exporter, said it is in talks to resolve a dispute with Danone over a contamination scare involving a Fonterra ingredient used by the French food manufacturer.
LONDON, Oct 1- Nestle, the world's largest food company, is working harder to manage its portfolio, its chief executive said, as some businesses have underperformed for too long. CEO Paul Bulcke said on Tuesday that there were short lists for businesses that could be fixed and some that can not. He did not mention specific brands.
If the shutdown lasts more than two or three days, USDA may be forced to delay the release of its monthly crop estimates, due on Oct. 11, which often cause swings worth billions of dollars in the price of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton.
Teys manages six accredited export beef processing plants, two feedlots and is a leading exporter of Australian beef to the United States, the statement said. Teys Australia is a 50/ 50 joint venture between the Teys family and Cargill Inc, the third largest meat processor in the United States, according to the company's website.
*Pig virus, Smithfield buyout feed bullish outlook. CHICAGO, Sept 30- The hottest commodity trade of the summer is facing a lean winter. A Chinese company bought out top U.S. producer Smithfield, stoking bullish views about global demand for pork.
Vancouver, British Columbia- based A&W Food Services of Canada, known for its Teen Burger, dancing bear mascot and root beer, launched its "Better Beef" promotional campaign this week. Privately held A&W, which has annual sales of about C $850 million, said it is the only national burger restaurant in Canada to source only hormone-free beef.
While McDonald's is promoting healthier foods, Jack in the Box is rolling out the Stacked Grilled Cheeseburger. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story. And Justin Wilson, Center for Consumer Freedom, and Meme Roth, National Action Against Obesity, discuss if the fast food consumer will have a bigger appetite for salads or cheeseburgers.
The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.
Colombian financier Jaime Gilinski recently committed to becoming the biggest shareholder of Spanish bank Sabadell and China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, told Spanish news agency EFE this week that his next investment targets were Belgium and Spain.
McDonald's Corp on Thursday said it would offer healthy options as part of its popular value meals, letting customers choose a side salad, fruit or vegetables instead of french fries.
Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis discusses how his business keeps competitive globally, whether his company will get into cupcakes or frozen yogurt, and what weather impacts his business.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Nestle SA, the world's largest food company, is looking to divest its PowerBar energy bars, a pioneer of sports nutrition products, according to four people familiar with the matter. The brand, which one of the sources said generates about $175 million in revenue, was founded by Brian Maxwell, a Canadian athlete and entrepreneur.
CHICAGO, Sept 25- Archer Daniels Midland Co continues to expect to complete its acquisition of Australian grain handler Graincorp Ltd by the end of the year, the U.S. agribusiness giant's chief executive officer said on Wednesday. Graincorp has an edible oils facility in China.
Sept 24- Burger King Worldwide Inc, known for its "Whopper" hamburgers, has introduced lower-fat french fries as consumer groups and nutrition experts in the United States increase pressure on the food industry to offer healthier alternatives.
Sept 24- Smithfield Foods Inc shareholders on Tuesday approved the pork giant's $4.7 billion sale to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd in what is shaping up as the biggest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm.