And in the real world... Kraft, obesity, General Motors, M&S, Boots and more
By Noel Bussey, campaignlive.co.uk, Wednesday, 04 November 2009 08:00AM
LONDON - Today's round-up of the biggest business stories.
Kraft Foods saw its shares lose ground in after-hours trading on Tuesday, as its third-quarter results failed to deliver a boost that could increase the attractiveness of its cash-and-shares offer for Cadbury, the UK confectioner.
Source: Financial Times
Scientists at the National Heart Forum say the anticipated surge in the numbers of obese children in the UK is levelling off.
Source: The Guardian
The board of General Motors last night scrapped the sale of its European operations, which include Vauxhall in the UK, after months of tortuous negotiations with national governments and the European Union.
Source: The Independent
Marks & Spencer is to break with 125 years of tradition and start selling branded grocery products such as Nescafe and Persil in its stores
Source: Daily Mail
The discount fashion retailer Primark is looking at selling clothing online as it continues an expansion drive that helped its profits and sales soar this year.
Alliance Boots received a swine flu boost as it revealed half-year sales surged by 11.2 per cent.
Source: Daily Mail
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