Dec 9- Dairy products producer WhiteWave Foods Co said it would buy organic food brand Earthbound Farm from investors including private equity firm Kainos Capital for about $600 million to expand its offerings of organic products. Earthbound Farm produces packaged salads and organic fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as dried fruits and snacks.» Read More
Jean-Guillaume Prats, President & CEO of Moet Hennessy Estates & Wines discusses the fine wine investment theme and the firm's venture in India.
*Saputo declares A $9/ shr offer unconditional. *Saputo will pay A $9.20/ shr if gets acceptances for more than 50 pct. SYDNEY, Nov 25- Canada's Saputo Inc declared its A $505 million bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co unconditional on Monday and said it would hike its offer if it won control of Australia's oldest dairy maker.
SYDNEY, Nov 25- Canada's Saputo Inc said on Monday it would increase its offer for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co if it won control of Australia's oldest dairy maker, seeking to end a costly three-way battle for the company.
Thirsty for a "financial holiday cocktail?" CNBC's Jane Wells suggests a "JPMor-Garita," a $13 billion drink that leaves the top bank execs without a hangover. Also, Wells shares her favorite bathrooms around the globe.
Leinenkugel is looking to boost sales with a variety of fresh fall and winter flavored beer. Jake Leinenkugel and Dick Lienenkugel of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing, provide insight.
CNBC's Brain Sullivan and Mandy Drury experience Pinnacle's new Cinnabon vodka.
LONDON, Nov 21- SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, said emerging markets would continue to drive sales and earnings while European and North American consumers drink less beer.
*EBITDA $3.27 billion, above estimates of $3.22 billion. LONDON, Nov 21- SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, reported a rise in profits for the first half of its financial year, as strength in Africa helped offset declining beer sales in Europe and North America.
*YST Dairy to use proceeds to build five new dairy farms. The year is shaping up to be the busiest ever for both M&A and equity issuance in the Asia ex- Japan region, according to Thomson Reuters data, as investors bet on booming demand in China.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "Duck Dynasty's" move into the wine business. She also weighs in on China's vastly growing wine market.
Nov 20- J.M. Smucker Co, the maker of Folgers coffee and Jif peanut butter, reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue as lower commodity costs and product selling prices failed to translate into sales growth. A K-cup is a plastic pod that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc licenses to coffee and beverage makers.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports wine production in the U.S. is estimated to be up 20 percent. Trinchero Family Estates is investing in expansion.
Alcoholic drinks maker Diageo does not need to buy rival Beam, its chief executive officer said, since it is expanding its line of whiskeys.
Nov 19- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup maker, cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday after a drop in demand for its soups and drinks resulted in first-quarter earnings that fell far short of analyst estimates. The company cut its full-year adjusted earnings forecast to between $2.53 and $2.58 per share from $2.55- 2.60.
*Guangzhou property curbs hit Chinese property sector. HONG KONG, Nov 19- China shares retreated from a month high early on Tuesday, limiting rises in Hong Kong markets, as benchmark indexes ran into chart resistance after recent strong gains from investors cheering Beijing's ambitious reform plans.
WARRNAMBOOL, Australia, Nov 19- Dairy farmers in the tiny Australian town of Warrnambool, battered in recent years by drought, a stubbornly high currency and a bruising supermarket war over milk prices, are on the cusp of a much welcome windfall.
*Canada's Saputo made A $9 per share offer late Friday. SYDNEY, Nov 18- Saputo Inc's failure to deliver a knockout offer in the three-way battle to take over Australia's oldest dairy company is leaving the door open for a better bid.
*Canada's Saputo made A $9 per share, unconditional offer late Friday. SYDNEY, Nov 18- Saputo Inc's failure to deliver a knockout bid in the three-way battle for Australia's oldest dairy company is leaving the door open for rival suitors to jump in with sweeter offers.
SYDNEY, Nov 18- Shares in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co hit an all-time high on Monday after the Australian dairy company recommended a fresh A $505 million bid from Canada's Saputo Inc..
Craft beer sales are booming, but one beer style is standing out from all the rest: the India Pale Ale. But it wasn't always this way. A look how IPA became so popular.