Nestle, the world's leading packaged food maker, reported slightly better-than-expected first-quarter sales on Friday, helped by price increases.» Read More
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Consumer goods giant Unilever beat forecasts with a 5.8% rise in quarterly underlying sales, and said it now expected sales growth for the full year at the upper end of its 3% to 5% target range.
Hindustan Unilever, India's top consumer goods maker, on Sunday reported a better-than-expected 29% rise in second-quarter net profit and said it would spend up to $156 million on its first ever share buyback.
Shares in Unilever rose more than 4% Wednesday on speculation in the market about Colgate-Palmolive being interested in all or part of the consumer products maker.
Danone shares fell on Tuesday after the French food group unveiled its planned acquisition of Numico for 12.3 billion euros ($16.8 billion) - a high price for its Dutch rival, analysts said.
The recent wave of M&A and private equity has missed the larger packaged food manufacturers, but the sector remains on the radar screen of private equity players, who could be poised to begin a new round of deal-making.
Nestle, the world's largest food company, posted a 6.4% increase in sales for the first quarter to 24.25 billion Swiss francs ($20.11 billion), ahead of expectations.