$WWAV (The WhiteWave Foods Company)

$WWAV {{ '2016-08-09T14:32:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WWAV said its 2Q16 net sales for Americas Foods & Beverages rose 14% to $898MM. Growth in the segment reflects strong organic sales growth and contributions from acquisitions, the company said. Sales growth in the Europe segment was driven by increased demand for beverages and plant-based yogurts.

$UNFI {{ '2017-10-06T12:58:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNFI BoD has authorized the initiation of a $200MM share repurchase program. The company intends to fund the program with a combination of cash on hand, cash from operations and borrowings under its credit facility. The company had about 50.6MM shares of common stock outstanding as of Sept 14, 2017.

$HAIN {{ '2017-10-04T21:00:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HAIN announced the appointment of Julie Bowerman as SVP, Digital Engagement and eCommerce, effective October 4, 2017. Julie will oversee the company’s overall digital strategy and will report to Gary Tickle, CEO, Hain Celestial North America.

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T18:39:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

As part of stepping up its online presence, $PEP said it now has an exclusive team of roughly 200 e-commerce professionals working to capture growth in the e-commerce channels. The business has approx $1Bil in annual sales. "Our e-commerce retail sales are projected to be up 80% in the US and nearly double in China this year," Pepsi said.

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T18:18:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PEP said it allotted a major chunk of media spending and shelf space on new low-calorie, smaller brands in 3Q17, to promote its healthy offerings. The company added that it will now step up marketing spending on Pepsi and Mountain Dew, including their zero and low-calorie products for better top-line performance.

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T18:03:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

On $PEP's revenue decline in North American Beverage segment in 3Q17, CEO Indra Nooyi said the issues are temporary and the company has taken actions to improve its performance beginning in 4Q17. She added that unfavorable weather and marked slowdown in the C-store channel contributed to its sports drink, Gatorade's volume decline in 3Q17.

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T12:12:54+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$PEP PepsiCo, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T11:12:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

On $PEP's organic revenue growth of 1.7% in 3Q17, CEO Indra Nooyi said, “Each of our operating sectors delivered results in line with or ahead of our expectations, with the exception of North America Beverages, where revenues declined following two consecutive years of very strong third-quarter growth."

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T11:04:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PEP now expects core EPS of $5.23 in FY17, up from $5.13 previously. For the same period, the Purchase, NY-based company sees net capital spending of approx $3Bil.

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T10:59:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The sheen of $PEP's higher 3Q17 earnings was partly dampened as the company said it is slashing its FY17 guidance for organic revenue growth. It now expects organic revenue to grow 2.3% vs the previous outlook of 3%, hurt by profit declines in North American Beverage segment.

$PEP {{ '2017-10-04T10:47:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Beverage and snacks giant $PEP reported better revenue and income in 3Q17, driven by growth in Quaker Foods North America and Frito Lay North America segments. While net revenue grew 1% to $16.24Bil, net income jumped 8% to $2.14Bil. On a per share basis, net income grew 9% to $1.49, and on an adjusted basis (Core EPS), it grew 6% to $1.48.

$BGS {{ '2017-10-02T21:40:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BGS completed the acquisition of Back to Nature Foods from Brynwood Partners, $MDLZ and certain other entities and individuals. $BGS projects that following the completion of a six-month integration period, the acquired business will generate on an annualized basis net sales of about $80MM and adjusted EBITDA of about $17MM.

$BGS {{ '2017-10-02T21:40:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BGS completed the acquisition of Back to Nature Foods Co., a player in the better-for-you snack foods category, from Brynwood Partners, $MDLZ and certain other entities and individuals for about $162.5MM in cash. $BGS expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to its EPS and free cash flow.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T19:07:20+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MKC said with regards to cost synergies from the RB Foods deal, the level given is $50MM, based on historical performance with acquisitions, the CCI program and cost of goods sold. On the revenue synergy side, $MKC has modelled growth in the international business, but the bulk of the financial return has to come from performance in the Americas.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T18:49:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

The RB Foods acquisition impact to $MKC’s adjusted EPS was neutral in 3Q17. $MKC expects the deal to be accretive to adjusted EPS in its first 12 months with an increase of about 5% excluding transaction and integration expenses, as well as the RB Foods amortization expense. This expectation increases to about 10% when synergies are fully realized.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T18:48:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, in the consumer segment, in the Americas, $MKC grew constant currency sales by 7% including 3% from the acquisition of RB Foods. Base business growth of 4% was driven by higher pricing volume and product mix. During the same period, $MKC’s US branded spices and seasonings grew 5%.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T15:27:21+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T14:33:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2017, $MKC expects to grow sales 9-10% compared to 2016. Excluding the impact of unfavorable currency rates, the projected growth is 10-11%. $MKC expects EPS to be $3.69-3.73 and adjusted EPS to be $4.20-4.24. Operating income is expected to grow 10-11% from 2016. The company plans to achieve at least $105MM of savings from its CCI program.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-28T14:24:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MKC reported a decrease in 3Q17 earnings, driven by transaction and integration expenses from the Reckitt Benckiser Foods acquisition. Net income was $108.2MM or $0.85 per share compared to $127.7MM or $1.00 per share in 3Q16. Adjusted EPS rose 9% to $1.12. Net sales grew 9% to $1.18Bil compared to last year.

$MKC {{ '2017-09-26T21:25:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MKC said its BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share on its common stocks. The dividend is payable October 24, 2017, to shareholders of record on October 10, 2017.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-20T00:35:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT appointed $PEP's CFO Hugh Johnston to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. He will also be the member of Board's audit committee. He will be 13th Board member of Microsoft. Additionally, the current Board member Mason Morfit will not seek re-election to the Board and his term expires at the annual shareholders meeting in November.

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