HEADLINES

Tyson to Sell Mexico and Brazil Poultry Businesses

Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith says that the company lacked then necessary scale to gain lading share positions in these markets.

CG Execs Say They Lack Digital Know-How

7/28/2014 - New research finds that more than half of business leaders place digital strategy and data analytics high on their agenda. Yet, 32 percent of respondents currently see themselves as having weak or no capabilities in these areas. Meanwhile, the supply chain was rated by consumer goods and retail executives as the No. 1 challenge for their companies — and is also the most likely to receive increased investment this year.

Walmart US CEO Steps Down

7/24/2014 - Bill Simon's successor, Greg Foran, joined the company in October 2011 and became President and CEO of Walmart China in March 2012.

Newell Rubbermaid Acquires Ignite Holdings

7/22/2014 - The acquired business will become part of the Home Solutions segment with Contigo and Avex joining the company's Rubbermaid, Calphalon, Goody and Levolor brands.

Big Data & Analytics Top Executive Agendas

7/22/2014 - A new report from IDC Manufacturing Insights concludes that big data and analytics will remain one of the top investment priorities for manufacturing organizations of all sizes for the foreseeable future. In fact, nearly 51 percent of respondents expect to generate new revenue streams from big data and analytics projects.

General Mills Invests $15M in China

7/15/2014 - The focus is on developing high-quality products for Chinese consumers including snacks, convenient meals, yogurt and super-premium ice cream.

Lindt & Sprungli to Acquire Russell Stover

7/14/2014 - The addition of the Russell Stover and Whitman's brands are expected to perfectly complement Lindt & Sprüngli's existing chocolate portfolio and make the company the No. 3 North American chocolate manufacturer.

La Fresh Group Launches New Line

7/11/2014 - Made in California, Eco-Beauty Be Good. is a line of highly-natural skincare products made with a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginkgo leaf, grape seed and hickory bark.

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