New York / NY. (dd) Traditional supply chains will radically change over the next five to ten years as a result of new technologies, competition and customer demands. On average, companies surveyed expect to invest heavily in new supply chain technologies.
Chicago / IL. (tni) The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2014 to a four percent increase, totalling an estimated 274.4 billion USD. But some of the biggest brands among them lost ground.
Deerfield / IL. (mdlz) Mondelez International Inc. announced that Robin Hargrove, 49, will become Executive Vice President, Research, Development and Quality, effective April 01. In this role, he will report to Chief Growth Officer Mark Clouse.
Chicago / IL. (adm) To drive further improvements in returns and accelerate the company´s growth strategy, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced five management appointments in its Corn business unit, the company said in a statement.
Helsinki / FI. (fg) Fazer Group continued to improve its performance in 2014, despite difficult market conditions. The Group´s net sales and operating profit fell slightly below 2013 levels but showed an improvement when measured with comparable foreign exchange rates.
Omaha / NE. (caf) ConAgra Foods Inc. reported results for the fiscal 2015 third quarter. Diluted loss per share from continuing operations was (2.23) USD for Q3/2015, due to a significant impairment charge, versus diluted EPS of 0.52 USD as reported for Q3/2014.
Lembeke / BE. (lbbv) In 2014 the consolidated turnover of the Lotus Bakeries Group grew by 4.7 percent to 348 million EUR. This growth comes almost entirely from branded products, where turnover increased by 14 million EUR, the Belgian Group said.
Lembeke / BE. (lbbv) Lotus Bakeries Group and its Korean distribution partner, Lotus Korea Company Limited, have concluded an agreement for the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares. Lotus Korea is owned by two private reference shareholders.
Redditch / UK. (hg) Halfords Group PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill McDonald as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 11 May 2015. Jill is currently CEO, UK and President, North West Division, Europe for McDonald´s Corporation.
Zurich / CH. (aag) Aryzta announced an offering of up to 49 million ordinary shares in Origin Enterprises, by way of an accelerated book-building process to a limited number of institutional investors. Aryzta currently holds 85.3 million shares in Origin.