*Remy Cointreau, Diageo report weak China demand. LONDON, April 17- European shares edged lower on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in luxury drinks after a crackdown on gift giving in China knocked beverage company earnings, in quiet trade ahead of a public holiday. Weakness in Asia also affected Diageo.» Read More
CNBC anchorman Geoff Cutmore gave his best impression of Ron Burgundy on Squawk Box Europe this morning.
*Britain, trailblazer in online grocery, seen at 13.7 bln euros. *Grocery e-commerce also set to take off in Germany, Netherlands. BERLIN, Oct 24- Online grocery sales will roughly double on average by 2016 in five key northern European markets- Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands- the food and consumer goods research group IGD said on Thursday.
Apple's biggest smartphone rival, Samsung, has overtaken the Cupertino-based company when it comes to brand simplicity.
*Heineken shares down 4 pct, Carlsberg, ABI also down. BRUSSELS, Oct 23- Heineken, the world's third largest brewer by volume, lowered its guidance for full-year profit after beer sales in eastern European dropped sharply and slipped in Brazil and in its large African markets.
LONDON, Oct 23- British American Tobacco said it remained on track for a year of solid earnings growth after price rises in the first nine months of the year helped it to offset a 3 percent fall in total tobacco volumes.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22- South Africa's No.2 grocer, Pick n Pay, increased its profit for the first time since 2010 in the first half, sending its shares surging on Tuesday as investors bet the retailer's turnaround plan is starting to bear results.
*Analysts' value of unit ranges from 2 bln- 5.5 bln stg. LONDON, Oct 22- Reckitt Benckiser may sell its pharmaceuticals unit, which has been suffering from declining sales of its main heroin addiction drug, to focus on growing consumer health and household cleaning products businesses.
WOKING, England Oct 21- When Sue Clark named the near-black Fawcett's Folly imperial stout the winner of SABMiller's 2013 employee brew-off contest last week, it was not just because she likes dark beer.
Kevin Lilley, portfolio manager Old Mutual European equities fund at Old Mutual Global Investors, discusses the outlook for the consumer staples sector and argues it's best not to go long.
Amazon has been quietly using Procter & Gamble warehouses as the online retailer makes a push into household products like shampoo and toilet paper, the WSJ reports.
The food industry is facing a backlash against high sugar content on the same scale as the one experienced by the tobacco industry.
Small farmers in Vermont and New York are backing a sustainable sail freight project that seeks to revive a 330-mile river trade route.
The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.
RJ Hottovy, Global Director of Consumer Equity Research at Morningstar tells CNBC's Cash Flow which consumer stocks he likes at the moment.
Coca-Cola is apologizing for a promotion on its vitaminwater bottle caps in Canada. Words in French sometimes have rude meanings in other languages.
A distribution model popular in Europe could finally give U.S. grocery stores a solid online footing.
As the coffee and baked goods chain gets set to roll out stores across the U.K., it is the "right time" for the company, the CEO told CNBC.
Small might be beautiful, but it can also be dangerous – at least in the beer business – according to investment bank Nomura.
Kasper Rorsted, CEO of German consumer goods firm Henkel, discusses why he's not worried about the recent sell off in emerging markets.
Campbell Soup says it will start offering K-cup soup packs that can be made with Green Mountain's single-serve coffee machines.