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New CEO, new strategy? How can Danone fulfill its promise of One Planet, One Health, You?

A new CEO started work at Danone this week. Antoine de Saint-Affrique was previously at Barry Callebaut, a specialist (and hugely successful) chocolatier and before that Unilever. Danone’s share price has not shown any positive momentum this year and the previous CEO was forced out in March. There were multiple reports of a boardroom power …

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Facing strong headwinds, Shiseido offloads three business to private equity – at a significant loss.

Shiseido is one of the oldest cosmetic companies in the world. Listed on the Tokyo stock exchange it has over 33,000 employees and sales of US$8.6b. However last year Shiseido produced a loss, a sharp contrast to the previous 4 years. The reason: higher than expected sales and general expenses. The company has always had …

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Vodka burners are go; private equity takes a full swig of Stock Spirits

Last week UK-listed Stock Spirits accepted a take over from private equity’s CVC who agreed to pay a 44% premium. Over 50% of Stock Spirits business is in Poland, other key markets include Italy, Slovenia & Croatia. Its core brands are Eastern European Vodka, Vodka based liqueurs and Limoncello. The company has been under pressure …

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Are sugar concerns the real reason Pepsico strips Tropicana and Naked?

In the West Governments have gone to war against sugar due to concerns about obesity and related life style diseases like diabetes. In the UK, according to the food standards agency, ‘the amount of sugar in food’ is currently the number one consumer concern, ahead of food waste, animal welfare and surprisingly (for me) the …

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