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Analysts fear Chinese frugality and US share loss: Looking ahead to Diageo’s 2014 results

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With Diageo set to report its full-year 2014 results tomorrow, let’s look at what we might expect – with analysts predicting a share loss in US spirits and continued concerns in Asia-Pacific.

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Diageo appoints Facebook exec to bolster digital marketing skillset

Diageo today announced leadership changes that CEO Ivan Menezes says will continue its shift away from regions towards greater market accountability, and also appointed a senior Facebook executive to bolster its digital marketing and communications skills.

DSM reads 'fini' in green tea and leaves it to Japanese

Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.

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Kiwi fruit products company Taura Natural Ingredients has introduced what it claims is possibly the world’s smallest real fruit pieces.

Future of food: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies from FoodNavigator.com

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