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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is tapping the head of PepsiCo North America's nutrition division as its new president and chief commercial officer.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $1.47 or 4.6 percent, to $33.48. General Mills Inc. rose$. 39 or. 8 percent, to $51.22. Mondelez International Inc. rose$. 39 or 1.1 percent, to $35.81.
ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $1.23 or 3.8 percent, to $33.24. General Mills Inc. rose$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $51.12. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $50.67.
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 36 or 1.1 percent, to $32.01. General Mills Inc. fell $2.35 or 4.4 percent, to $50.83. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $50.56.
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 53 or 1.6 percent, to $31.84. General Mills Inc. fell $2.06 or 3.9 percent, to $51.12. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $50.47.
*DuPont shares up 4 pct. Sept 17- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont to separate its high-growth businesses from the more cyclical ones, blaming the company's conglomerate structure for its "underperformance."
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $32.09. General Mills Inc. fell $1.73 or 3.3 percent, to $51.45. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $50.58.
LONDON, Sept 14- A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners- like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez- drooling at the prospect.
MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.
MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties on Mexican sugar in a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico, which is keen to agree a deal to avoid the new levies.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar, sources said on Tuesday, a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico on other products. U.S. sugar producers have claimed cheap imports from Mexico are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the local market.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States will slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar in a decision set to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the head of Mexico's sugar chamber said, in a case that could spark a trade war.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar after a preliminary decision expected to be formally announced later on Tuesday, the president of Mexico's sugar chamber said ahead of the ruling. Until we know that, we can't know what it will mean, "said Rick Pasco, president of the Sweetener Users Association.
ZURICH, Aug 7- Nestle announced an 8 billion Swiss franc share buyback on Thursday and revealed stronger sales growth in emerging markets in contrast to other big consumer products companies.
Aug 6- Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, cut its 2014 sales target on Wednesday after price hikes to cover commodity costs sparked a backlash by consumers and retailers in some European markets. Mondelez also reported higher net income in the second quarter, topping Wall Street estimates.
Aug 6- Mondelez International Inc said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose on higher prices in emerging markets, but the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies cut its sales target. Net income increased to $622 million, or 36 cents per share, from $601 million, or 33 cents per share, a year earlier.
U.S. stock index futures traded down on Wednesday, as European shares fell sharply on rising concerns about Russia and Ukraine.
Investors are honed in on consumer companies that use cocoa as a raw ingredient to see how they manage costs to protect the bottom line.
Mars Chocolate North America said that it will raise its prices by 7 percent "to offset rising costs," its first increase in three years.
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