*Poll pegs Brazil 2014/ 15 coffee crop at 48.9 million bags. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 7- ICE arabica coffee futures rose on Friday as resistance near the key psychological level of $2 slowed a sharp rally triggered by dry weather this year in top grower Brazil.» Read More
SINGAPORE, March 6- Some of those who have lost bitcoins in the collapse of Mt. "The crowdsourcing so far has been a miserable failure," said Emin Gun Sirer of Cornell University, who posted his own analysis challenging several theories about what may have happened at Mt. Mark Karpeles, the 28- year-old French CEO of Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt.
At a time when beer sales are slumping, Bud Light is finding success with its line of margarita-flavored malt beverages.
*Demand from China underpinning growth. SYDNEY, Feb 28- Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Holdings Co reported a doubling in first-half profits on Friday, a step towards justifying the rich bidding war that left Canada's Saputo Inc owning almost 90 percent of the company.
Feb 27- PepsiCo Inc said its board again rejected activist investor Nelson Peltz's renewed call to split the company's beverage business from its flourishing snacks division. Cook said PepsiCo had analyzed the company's current structure and its beverage business and concluded that it was better off as a combined food and beverage company.
PepsiCo is responding to Nelson Peltz, saying management and the board are fully aligned with its current strategy, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.
NEW YORK, Feb 25- PepsiCo Inc made a huge splash in the US high-grade market on Tuesday, offering USD2bn of three-year and 10- year bonds to an investor base keen on fresh corporate debt. Pepsico's outstanding 1.25% August 2017 s are trading at a G-spread of 34 bp while its 2.75% March 2023 s are at G +94 bp.
BEIJING, Feb 25- Real estate remained the most lucrative road to riches in China last year, according to the Hurun Global Rich List, despite Beijing's repeated efforts to cool red-hot property prices. Six of world's 10 top real estate tycoons are now from China and Hong Kong, according to Hurun Report Inc, which released its Global Rich list on Tuesday.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 23- Investors are growing impatient with the makers of global brands like Cadbury chocolate, Campbell Soup and Tide laundry detergent, as these stalwart consumer products companies try to boost profits through cost cuts and brand makeovers while smaller rivals take risks and grab market share.
Corona Beer is moving beyond the bottle. The brand will be boosting its presence on tap in bars and restaurants.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 21- Coca-Cola Co on Friday announced deals to sell bottling operations in the greater Chicago and central Florida areas as it slowly undoes its 2010 purchase of its North American bottler.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 21- Coca-Cola Co on Friday announced deals to sell bottling operations in Greater Chicago and Central Florida, as it slowly undoes its 2010 purchase of its North American bottler.
The announcement from the world's biggest soda company came hours after rival PepsiCo was hit with a renewed push from billionaire activist investor Nelson Peltz to split its challenged North American beverage business from its more robust snacks operation.
Feb 20- Coca-Cola Co said Chief Financial Officer Gary Fayard would retire in May after serving the company for more than 20 years. Coke's shares were up 0.72 percent at $37.37 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
Just days ago, PepsiCo rejected Peltz's call to get it to spin off its slow-growing beverage business from its flourishing snacks division.
*Danone to overhaul China milk powder range in 2014. SHANGHAI, Feb 20- In Danone SA's China, diamonds are free, milk powder is forever. With investors restless over its inability to grow in China, this month Danone paid $665 million to lift its small stake in the country's number two milk maker, China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd..
SHANGHAI, Feb 20- In Danone SA's China, diamonds are free, milk powder is forever. With investors restless over its inability to grow in China, this month Danone paid $665 million to lift its small stake in the country's number two milk maker, China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd..
BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 19- Nespresso is launching a new single-serve coffee brewer that makes larger American-sized portions, putting its Swiss parent Nestle in direct competition with U.S. market leader Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
*Carlsberg, Lafarge shrug off EM hit with strong updates. *Tenaris, Vallourec pummelled by U.S. import tariff ruling. LONDON, Feb 19- European shares pared early losses in late trade on Wednesday, tracking a rally in Wall Street, with WM Morrison gaining in the afternoon after a report that the grocer may be taken over by private-equity firms.
Carlsberg's "challenge profile" is fully reflected in its share price, says Sanford Bernstein's Trevor Stirling. He highlights the brewer's dominant place in the emerging Asian nations of Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters stock is up around 50 percent since announcing its 10-year partnership with Coca-Cola. Green Mountain's CEO Brian Kelley says this is a "real good deal for both companies." CNBC's Sara Eisen reports.