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  • July 18- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, boosted by strong growth in the UK and higher ad spending in its core U.S. market. Interpublic's clients include General Motors, Unilever and Johnson& Johnson.

  • *To be replaced by Unilever exec Dave Lewis. LONDON, July 21- Tesco is to ditch chief executive Philip Clarke and replace him with a turnaround specialist from Unilever, ending a disastrous three year reign as Britain's biggest retailer warned it would again miss profit forecasts.

  • Tesco chief Philip Clarke to step down Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    LONDON— Tesco says Chief Executive Officer Philip Clarke will be stepping down after the latest earnings figures showed Britain's largest retailer by revenue struggled at home.

  • LONDON, July 21- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco said on Monday its chief executive Philip Clarke would quit, to be replaced by Unilever executive Dave Lewis, after it issued a profit warning.

  • Tesco CEO Clarke to leave after profit warning Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    LONDON, July 21- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco said on Monday its chief executive Philip Clarke would quit, to be replaced by Unilever executive Dave Lewis, after it issued a profit warning.

  • July 18- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, boosted by strong growth in the UK and higher ad spending in its core U.S. market. Interpublic's clients include General Motors, Unilever and Johnson& Johnson.

  • July 18- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, boosted by a strengthening international market and higher ad spending in the United States. Interpublic's clients include General Motors, Unilever and Johnson& Johnson.

  • Unilever sells Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Unilever said Thursday it sold its Slim-Fast brand to the private equity firm Kainos Capital. Unilever said it will keep a minority stake in Slim-Fast, which sells weight loss and nutrition products in North America, the U.K., and Ireland. U.S. shares of Unilever lost 65 cents to $44.61 in afternoon trading.

  • *Sodexo cuts 2013/ 14 sales growth goal to 2.2-2.5 pct. *Sodexo keeps full-year profit goals. PARIS, July 9- Sodexo, the world's second-biggest catering services company, cut it full-year sales growth forecast on Wednesday, warning its fourth quarter would be weaker than expected due to the delayed start-up of some large contracts.

  • LONDON/ ACCRA, July 4- Tucked in a corner of a Guinness brewery in a run-down part of Ghana's capital, flanked by industrial silos and crates of bottles, stands the Cube, a gleaming mini-factory that may point the way forward for global consumer goods companies in Africa.

  • Food makers feel their way towards online future Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

  • June 25- General Mills Inc, maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker baking products, said it would launch healthier products and revamp and promote its existing ones to revive sales that have slipped for three straight quarters.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 16- The storm of bad publicity that hit confectioner Cadbury in Malaysia after its chocolates tested positive for traces of pork highlights the costly, religious minefield food companies must navigate as they rush to tap the surging $1 trillion global halal market.

  • MUMBAI, June 13- Vishal Sikka is equally comfortable designing cutting-edge software as he is negotiating in the boardroom, skills the new chief executive of Infosys Ltd will need to turn around a company that was once the poster child of India's $108 billion IT services industry.

  • Facebook's Instagram to expand ads beyond U.S. Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 9- Instagram, the mobile photo service owned by Facebook Inc, is expanding its nascent advertising business beyond the United States and will begin showing ads to users in Britain, Canada and Australia, the company said on Monday.

  • Coup may bring relief to corporate Thailand Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    Thailand's military coup may have shaken confidence in the country's outlook, but businesses and investors are taking democracy's loss in stride.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • UK ‘Shareholder Spring’ weighs on top pay Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The "Shareholder Spring" continues to weigh on U.K. companies, with CEO bonuses falling for a third consecutive year in 2013, according to a PwC report published on Tuesday, as investors keep a watchful eye on corporate excess.

  • Early movers: JPM, TWTR, HLF, GM & more Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the opening bell on March 14, 2014 in New York City.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.