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Beverage maker $DPS said that Dr Pepper brand sales increased 4% in 1Q16, reflecting growth in fountain foodservice business. Sales of core 4 brands (Canada Dry, 7UP, A&W and Sunkist soda) slid 3%. Schweppes and Crush grew 10% and 6%, respectively on increased promotional activity at a large retailer. Penafiel grew 5% and Squirt grew 3% in 1Q16.
Well this is big! I don’t know if it’s someone’s monopoly or genuine excitement, but either way, $CSX is up 23% after market closed. I heard some activist investor is going to blow big money into CSX Corp. Anyone mind explaining?
After so much controversy and family issues in $VIAB over the recent months, Paramount brings in some good news. News is that they signed a $1 billion deal with Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media. The material impact to Viacom however is still uncertain.
Looks like Uber will be paying $20 million to settle a US Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. FTC accused Uber of false and misleading claims about driver pay and stuff. Uber however neither denied nor admitted and will just be paying the $20 million.