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Food giant Nestlé is upbeat about an ice cream joint venture, while brewer Sabmiller is not that keen on AB InBev's takeover bid. In Britain, online supermarket Ocado is shopping for staff and over in New Zealand, kiwi fruit giant Zespri has reason to celebrate. Enjoy the read and spread the word if you like our daily updates. Subscription is FREE.
asia & australasia
Carrefour goes easy in China The French retail giant has opened its third Easy convenience store in Shanghai last month and is set to launch 10 more stores by the end of the year. The company says it will focus on providing community convenience stores with selected produce from its hypermarkets.
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Zespri backs TPP and Diwali The New Zealand-based kiwifruit giant supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, especially the elimination of Japanese tariffs, which has cost the industry over NZ$ 15 million in 2014. Over in India, Zespri has come up with a new kiwi promotion to mark this year’s Diwali celebrations.
Management reshuffles and job offers Europe's leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer, Dixons Carphone, is reorganizing its executive team and online supermarket Ocado is on the lookout for nearly 2,000 permanent staff before December.
Nestlé confirms ice cream talks The Swiss food giant is in advanced discussions with Britain's R&R Ice Cream to merge its international ice cream business. The joint venture is valued at EUR 3 billion. Nestlé's ice cream business has more than 150 brands including Mövenpick, Nestlé Schöller and Extreme.
usa, canada & Latin america
Pepsico tops expectations The snack and beverage company has reported better than expected quarterly profits after seeing rising demand in North America. Profit plunged, however, in Venezuela, where many companies are struggling due to the country's hyperinflation.
Organics gain ground in Brazil The Brazilian domestic market for organic products is expected to grow by 20-30% in 2016, according to forecasts from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. Currently, Brazil has 11,084 registered organic producers.
Council for e-commerce The National Retail Federation has formed a Digital Council to focus on the e-commerce, mobile and innovative initiatives that exist within the retail industry today.
Printing shoes with Nike Based on what the US footwear giant is already doing with Flyknit technology, Nike's COO Eric Sprunk thinks the ability for consumers to 3D print a pair of sneakers is close at hand. He shared his vision with the audience at a summit, held by tech news site GeekWire.