Richard Collings is the senior writer for consumer products and retail, focusing mostly on M&A. Prior to joining The Deal, Richard was a reporter for Mergermarket, where he covered apparel, footwear, retail and personal care, as well as mergers and private equity. Richard was also an associate editor for Investment Management Weekly, a publication of then Thomson Media, where he wrote about money management, following public retirement funds and their money managers.
Food companies are trying to meet the demand for sustainable sources of protein from a host of places, some of which might seem less than appetizing.
The packaged food giant has been cited as a takeover target for Kraft-Heinz, which is consolidating the food sector.
Consumers are increasingly opting for plant-based food, and WhiteWave is "the company that has it all," says Jim Cramer.
The parent of Banana Republic and Old Navy says same-store sales fell a worse-than-expected 7% in April, as it weighs what to do with its Banana Republic chain.
The toy retailer has retained investment bank Guggenheim to assist with the review.
The nutritional supplements retailer would be an attractive target for a private equity firm, but a merger with a big rival could also make sense.
The consumer packaged goods giant has been divesting brands to focus on fewer categories.
The beleaguered fast casual chain really needs to show improvement in one key metric, says TheStreet's Jim Cramer.
TheStreet's Jim Cramer says that the fast-casual restaurant chain still has room to run, but if you don't own it yet, you should probably wait till after it reports earnings.
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