Mar 21, 2013 13:18 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola will cut 750 jobs in the United States as part of a restructuring of its North America operations, a company spokesman said Thursday.
Mar 13, 2013 19:21 EDT
France's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault landed in Ottawa on Wednesday for a four-day visit that includes talks with his Canadian counterpart on quickening Canada-EU free trade negotiations.
Mar 13, 2013 07:45 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is "cooperating fully" with Chinese authorities on allegations that it illegally mapped part of a southwestern province as part of its distribution operations, it said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 06:02 EDT
Six in 10 Britons have changed their shopping habits following the horsemeat scandal, with many buying less processed meat, while consumer confidence in the food industry has plummeted, a survey published Wednesday suggests.
Mar 11, 2013 10:37 EDT
After years of trying, the EU finally put into effect Monday a complete ban on the sale of cosmetics developed through animal testing.
Mar 08, 2013 12:59 EST
Imports to meet Europe's ever-growing food demand require it using land beyond its borders roughly the size of Scandinavia, according to a new study that urges belt-tightening.
Mar 08, 2013 02:49 EST
China will retain its crown as the world's fastest growing wine consumption market although the rate is tipped to slow significantly after years of explosive expansion, according to a new study.
Mar 07, 2013 05:38 EST
Global food prices remained stable in February from the previous month and wheat harvests are set to increase by 4.3 percentage points this year, the UN's food agency in Rome said on Thursday.
Mar 06, 2013 08:48 EST
Taiwan and the United States will resume stalled trade talks next week after Taipei removed a six-year-old ban on some US beef imports, officials said Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2013 01:14 EST
Indian tax authorities have accused the local unit of chocolate giant Cadbury of evading $46 million in taxes by pretending to produce sweets at a factory that did not exist, according to a report.
Mar 05, 2013 10:26 EST
The US services sector picked up pace slightly in February despite the impact of payroll tax hikes at the beginning of the year, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.
Mar 02, 2013 11:23 EST
Saudi police have arrested 176 people, including 15 women, for holding an illegal protest to demand the release of Islamist prisoners, according to the official SPA news agency.
Mar 01, 2013 10:43 EST
Horsemeat has been found in ground beef supplied to Taco Bell's three restaurants in Britain after tests sparked by Europe's sprawling food scandal, the US fast food giant said Friday.
Mar 01, 2013 01:32 EST
Japan's Shiseido on Friday said it was mostly dropping animal-tested cosmetics, as the European Union gets set to finalise a sweeping ban on the sale of such products later this month.
Feb 28, 2013 10:12 EST
British American Tobacco, the world's second-biggest maker of cigarettes, announced on Thursday a 24-percent hike in annual net profit.
Feb 28, 2013 09:46 EST
South Africa has launched an "urgent" investigation into how unlabelled donkey, water buffalo and goat got into meat products sold in supermarkets.
Feb 27, 2013 23:46 EST
The Australian government's pension fund for public servants Thursday announced it would sell off its Aus$222 (US$228) million holdings in tobacco companies following the nation's move towards plain packaging.
Feb 27, 2013 17:06 EST
Russia said Wednesday it had found horsemeat in a shipment of pork sausages imported from Austria in its first known case of horsemeat contamination as the scandal spread further across Europe.
Feb 27, 2013 14:57 EST
Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby said Wednesday that its net profit fell for the third time in a row with a drop of 35.7 percent in the second quarter on the back of lower crude palm oil prices.
Feb 27, 2013 12:18 EST
Ikea said Wednesday it was withdrawing more food products from its stores in Europe as tests confirmed the presence of horsemeat in its meatballs.