The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kraft Heinz's, Merck, BlackRock, Apple and Alibaba
On Oct 14, food and beverage company The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) was upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Although the company has been witnessing soft sales in recent times, cost savings have led to better margins.
Top Research reports for Apple, Merck, BlackRock & Kraft Heinz
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Shivika Sinha Shivika's mission is to promote mindful consumerism and support business that have an environmental and social impact. She believes that business must play a role in alleviating humanity's greatest crisis in order for exponential positive impact to occur. Shivika is Director of Digital Marketing at Alex & Ani, a brand that creates eco-conscious jewelry and has donated over $30M to humanitarian causes. Previously, Shivika had spent nearly a decade guiding brand strategy and accelerating growth at organizations like Oscar de la Renta, Gap Inc, Intermix and Fortune 100 companies such as Pepsi, Kraft Foods, Macy's, Fedex and more via Epsilon. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Pivot Conference, where cross-industry leaders unite to fuel digital transformation. She's a judge for the Social Good prize at the Shorty Awards and joins women like Chelsea Clinton as an Influencer on the Mogul platform. Shivika's vision and execution have received acclaim from leading industry publications. She's a frequent speaker on conscious business, mindful consumerism, sustainability, social impact and digital innovation. Her career is augmented by her multidisciplinary experiences and approach. She's an artist, writer, photographer, blogger and former dancer. Shivika was raised in India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Vietnam and Bangladesh. She holds a M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? I grew up in India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. During my global upbringing, I observed two cultures at play. One culture was stagnant and ingrained by deep-rooted traditions, religion and family heritage. The other culture was dynamic and ever-changing, being transformed by media, pop-culture, and business. As I bid farewell to the majestic spirit of southern Africa six years after calling it 'home' and celebrated Tet in Vietnam, I decided that I wanted to leverage this ever-changing culture to catalyze ideas that create a sustainable, compassionate and innovative world. My passion to lead people to impact some of humanity's greatest societal struggles comes from observing and learning from my family, whom inspire me every day. My father spent 30 years impact investing with the World Bank. He is a global thought leader in inclusive business and conscious capitalism. My grandfather was a renowned agriculture pioneer in India who dedicated his life to soil conservation and environmental sustainability. My uncle was an economist who fought against poverty and economic divides. He fought for transparency in governments and to turnaround income inequality. Another uncle forged the Shiv Nadar University, India's first multi-disciplinary university which has disrupted the higher education systems. He continues to work on improving the quality of and access to education. Through the examples of my family members, I am driven to continue a legacy of purpose and positive change for future generations. What advice can you offer to women who want a career in your industry? In marketing, as with any field of expertise, it's important to cultivate a growth mindset, insatiable curiosity, passion and the intellectual rigor required to seek out first principles. Strive for excellence in the process of work rather than perfection in the outcome. Fear can be a good thing and a signal that you're headed out of your comfort zone into something that will help you grow to your greatest potential. Failure and success are simply data points telling you which way to go, listen to them but don't dwell on them. Lastly, always strive to gain knowledge as we are all lifelong learners who can grow each day. What is the most important lesson you've learned in your career to date? One of my most vivid memories with my grandfather takes place on a warm day in New Delhi. We sat in our garden and were engaged in musings about life. Since he was over 90 years old and one of the wisest, smartest and most genuine hearted people I knew, I asked him what advice he would give to others who hoped to live a fulfilling life. He said that one should never wait until they're rich enough or have enough time to be of some use. From then on, I've strived to use my education and professional experiences to be of use in solving the problems humanity faces today. How do you maintain a work/life balance? I don't know if such a thing exists in my world. I love what I do, the people I meet as a result of my projects and passions, and the process of work itself. Work and life doesn't separate as disparate entities in my mind and heart. For me, they mesh together and complement one another. I've trained myself to become a morning person. I'm usually up soon after sunrise and use those few quiet hours for meditation and work that requires deep focus. I avoid coffee and alcohol. I keep a gratitude journal and often reflect upon my goals and mission. I strive to stay fully present in each moment during the day. How has mentorship made a difference in your professional and personal life? Mentorship has been a blessing and gift I've been fortunate to receive in my professional and personal life. I'm grateful to call some of the smartest, most inspiring and caring people I've ever met, my friends and mentors. Through the shared experiences of others, I can spearhead the projects that I am passionate about. The energy I receive from my mentors and friends inspires me to keep going each day. It is an honor for me to pass along the same guidance and friendship to others. Perpetuating the cycle to other passionate individuals is a joy and privilege I don't take lightly. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kraft Heinz, Coca-Cola Amatil, Craft Brew Alliance, Coty and McCormick & Company
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kraft Heinz, Coca-Cola Amatil, Craft Brew Alliance, Coty and McCormick & Company
Given an improving labor market and the gradual rise in wages, we expect consumer spending to improve. Momentum investing should be a winning strategy for investors seeking higher returns in a short spell.
While men still enjoy a bigger piece of the corporate pie, things are starting to shift. Twenty-three women now head Fortune 500 companies and hundreds more are in CXO positions, a definite sign of progress. But despite this achievement, 34% of the population still believes that men are better at assessing risk than women are. Is one gender truly superior to the other in the boardroom? Or are company culture and regulation still holding women back from reaching their true potential? Let's take a look at five of the most compelling female CxOs from high-profile companies: 1. Pepsi-Cola - Indra Nooyi Indra Nooyi is the leader of Pepsi-Cola, a company currently valued at $19 billion. Much like its rival, Coca-Cola, Pepsi has been forced to make some tough decisions in recent years thanks to a more health-conscious America. Nooyi chose to embrace this, producing healthier alternatives alongside the classics. This caused a rift in the company; Nelson Peltz attempted to tear the company in half and people thought Nooyi's days as CEO were numbered. But they weren't. In fact, the last 9 years she's been CEO, Pepsi's stock has risen. What's her secret? Innovative design and user experience. A great example is how Nooyi revamped vending machines to not only be healthier, but keep user-friendly design in mind. Interactive screens, the ability to mix products and save a user profile has turned the archaic vending machine an addictive, modern innovation. This shouldn't be surprising -research has shown that female executives may drive more innovation and growth than their male peers because they have better empathy, which helps them hone in on customer pain points. 2. Facebook - Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Sandberg became a billionaire in 2014, making her one of the highest-paid COOs in the nation. Given her incredibly impressive history, this isn't too surprising. After working for the World Bank, the Clinton Administration, and Google, she became Facebook's COO in 2008. Since joining, she's helped the company of "college kids" stay organized and growth-oriented. Facebook had $777 million in revenue in 2009 and $1.79 billion in 2015. Sandberg, a single mother, reveals the secrets to her success in Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which has sold over 1 million copies. One of the keys to her success? Her willingness to take on any role, as long as it's mission critical. "If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat." But another secret to her success lies in her COO role: research has shown that women may be better at meeting employee's essential workplace requirements. 3. GM - Mary Barra Mary Barra came into GM right before one of the largest crises in its history. Her first task as CEO was to recall 2.5 million vehicles and pay $900 million to settle criminal charges, due to a fault that could stop the car's airbags from deploying. This was one of those make-or-break-decisions that could define the CEO (and the company) going forward. Rather than take it out on middle management, Barra took full responsibility. And she was praised for it. "We're going to do the right thing, even if it's hard," she said in a recent interview. By handling the situation with leadership and grace, Barra is now moving the company forward on a far less bumpy road, recently investing $500 million in Lyft and beginning research into self-driving cars. This year, she helped usher in the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV, which put GM ahead of Tesla in the race to engineer the first affordable electric car with a range of 200 miles. The secret to Barra's success may lie in her savvy internal networking at GM. A lifer, she started working for GM at the age of 18 and has been in just about every role at least once. And it's paid off. Her $16.2 million pay package in 2015 was 80% higher than that of her predecessor, Dan Akerson. 4. Xerox - Ursula M. Burns Ursula M. Burns has the distinction of being the first black woman in America to run an S&P 500 company, which is even more impressive because she started with Xerox over three decades prior as an intern. Burns may have single-handedly saved the company with her acquisition of CEO Affiliated Computer Services. This $6.4 billion purchase-derided by her critics-now produces more revenue than all of Xerox's original copier services combined. This move was the most recent headliner in Burns' attempt to rebrand Xerox as a services company, and it's working. In 2015, she helped generate $18 billion in revenue. After six years in the CEO seat, Burns will be forced to step down when Xerox splits into two different companies (at the prodding of activist investor and board member Carl C. Icahn). However, there is a possibility that she will retain her CEO seat in the larger of the two resulting companies (an $11 billion document technology company) if she doesn't retire in 2017. According to Burns, her success in the face of overwhelming odds ("I was black. I was a girl. And I was poor.") can be attributed to following the same mantra that Sandberg did at Facebook: the courage to lean in and sit at the table. 5. Kraft / Mondelez - Irene Rosenfeld If women CEOs are unicorns, Irene Rosenfeld may well be a Pegasus. Not only has her tenure at Kraft resulted in a centuries-old company spinning off into two entities (Modelez International and Kraft Foods), Rosenfeld masterminded the split. And she did so while weathering criticism from Warren Buffett, one of Kraft's biggest investors. The bold move paid off. Kraft Foods was eventually acquired by Kraft Heinz, which has a market cap of $75 billion. Meanwhile, Rosenfeld's baby, Mondelez International, enjoyed $33.2 billion in revenue in 2014. Compare that to Kraft's last fiscal year before the spit: $18.22 billion in 2012. Somehow, Rosenfeld managed to nearly double the revenue of Kraft's spiritual successor in only two years. Rosenfeld's aggressive barnstorming at Kraft ruffled a lot of feathers, but it also paved the way for massive, unprecedented success at a company that hadn't done much to change the status quo in many years. A new generation of leadership Not only are women leaders just as capable of deciding between stressful, risky choices, they're much more likely to be altruistic and empathetic than men. As we've seen, many female CxOs make fantastic leadership decisions, even in the face of overwhelming criticism. In 2016, only 5% of the nation's top CEO roles belong to women. Hopefully, with the success of trendsetting leaders like Nooyi, Sandberg, Barra, Burns, and Rosenfeld, we will see more women "lean in" to executive roles by 2040, when a third of all CEO seats may be occupied by women. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
On Sep 2, shares of The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) rallied to a new 52-week high of $90.54.
Based on a solid Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy), a beta of less than 0.8, and dividend yields of more than 2%, we have zeroed in on five stocks that have bright prospects to ride out the impending volatility.
The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) introduced a new line of coffee called Special Reserve under its brand Gevalia Kaffe.
The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) is one of the largest branded food and beverage company in the world.
Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the license to manufacture and sell Cadbury biscuits globally from Burton's Biscuit Company.
We issued an updated research report on The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) on Aug 10, 2016.
It is known as the DARK Act. D-A-R-K standing for Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last Friday in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage. The bill's moniker is apt. With a few strokes of his pen Obama scratched out the laws of Vermont, Connecticut and Maine that required the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. He also nullified the GE seed labeling laws in Vermont and Virginia which allowed farmers to choose what seeds they wanted to buy and plant. And for good measure he preempted Alaska's law requiring the labeling of any GE fish or fish product, a law passed to protect the state's vital fisheries from contamination by recently approved genetically engineered salmon. The White House justified the Dark Act's massive onslaught on local democracy on the grounds that the bill would create national standards for labeling of GE foods. It does nothing of the sort. In fact, according to Obama's own Food and Drug Administration (FDA), if enacted, the bill would exempt most current GMO foods from being labeled at all. The FDA further commented that it "may be difficult" for any GMO food to qualify for labeling under the bill. And even for any GE foods that might be covered, the bill allows for food to be "labeled" through a digital system of QR codes that can only be accessed if the consumer has a smart phone and reliable internet connectivity. Unfortunately for one-third of Americans, it seems President Obama does not know that the digital divide is real. More than 50 percent of America's low-income and rural populations--a disproportionate number of which are minority communities--and more than 65 percent of the elderly don't even own smartphones--and for those that do, many cannot afford monthly payments, or live in areas lacking internet access. All in all a minimum of 100 million Americans will not have access to food information because of this labeling system. Reverend Jesse Jackson understood this. He wrote a letter to the President urging a veto and saying that the bill raised "serious questions of discrimination" and left "unresolved matters of equal protection of the law." Do all Americans have rights in an increasingly digital society? Or, will they be discriminated against because they have limited means? Adding insult to discriminatory injury, the bill also allows for labeling through 800 numbers and websites. The idea that Americans can spend hours in the supermarket calling or searching websites to find out if each and every product they buy is genetically engineered is absurd. It's just another way to masquerade non-labeling. The president refused to listen to his own FDA, a majority the Democratic members of the Senate, hundreds of thousands of comments from the public and the pleas of civil rights leaders, and either out of ignorance or arrogance, signed a discriminatory "fake" labeling bill aptly dubbed by Senator Barbara Boxer "a sham and an embarrassment." Obama's action is deplorable. But how did this train wreck of a bill even reach the president's desk in the first place? The answer is a sad commentary on the corruption seen far too often in our federal legislature. The DARK Act was not subject to any hearings. No expert testimony was taken. Rather, it was the result of backroom dealing between a few senators and industrial food and biotech companies. The DARK Act was actually defeated in March in the Senate as the food movement in America poured in millions of outraged comments to their senators. But Monsanto and the company's friends in the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) were not going to take this loss easily. Republicans in the pocketbooks of Big Ag were easy to sway; they actively pushed for the bill that they knew would be the next best thing to no GMO labeling. Unfortunately, a handful of Democrats, up for election again in 2018, were also able to be bought by Monsanto and the other corporations pushing the DARK Act. Senators Stabenow (D-MI), Klobuchar (D-MN), Heitkamp (D-ND) and Donnelly (D-IN) began private negotiations with the GMA and Senator Roberts (R-KS) to see if they could find a way to get the DARK Act across the finish line. But would bringing in those senators looking for campaign dollars even be enough to get the 60 votes needed to bring the bill to a final vote? Probably not. So the bill's proponents made a deal with the Organic Trade Association (OTA), the trade association that represents organic food companies, but is increasingly influenced by big food companies like Smuckers, General Mills and Kraft--food giants that have only a small percentage of their business in organic brands. While virtually all of the legitimate organic farmer organizations were opposed to the DARK Act, the OTA had "big organic" industry interests in mind and simply "sold out" for some organic "pork." The last provision in the bill, added at the 11th hour, allows all organic food to be labeled as "non-GMO" without any testing to see whether it contains any GMO contamination, as can happen with some organic products. So while non-organic companies that want to label "Non-GMO" will have to undergo testing and verification by third-party verifiers like the Non-GMO Project to ensure that they do not have any significant GMO content, that is now not so for organic; they get a "get out of jail free card." The OTA endorsement did the trick and the bill was rushed through the Senate, then the House. So through campaign corruption and an organic industry "sellout" the DARK Act wins? Not so fast. Numerous groups (including the author's) have committed to fighting this bill in federal court. No bill that is this blatantly discriminatory and unconstitutional should be allowed to stand. So the fight against the DARK Act, and for local democracy and the right to know for all Americans, continues. This post was originally published on AlterNet. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. 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The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) posted mixed second-quarter 2016 results wherein earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate while revenues missed the same.
Американская компания Kraft Heinz, созданная после слияния поставщика продуктов питания Kraft Foods и производителя продуктов питания H.J. Heinz, представила финансовые результаты за первый фискальный квартал, завершившийся 3 июля. Так, прибыль компании составила $950 млн или 63 цента на акцию по сравнению с $366 млн или 15 центами на бумагу годом ранее. При этом прибыль за исключением некоторых статей поднялась с 61 цента на акцию годом ранее до 85 центов, в то время как аналитики прогнозировали 72 цента на бумагу. Выручка в отчетном периоде уменьшилась на 4,7% г/г до $6,79 млрд, хотя аналитики ожидали $6,79 млрд.
TRUMP getting TROUNCED in Mich., N.H., Pa. -- POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Will Trump drop out? -- Steve LaTourette dead at 62 -- PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: Ben Smith -- B’DAY: POTUS is 55
POLLS DU JOUR -- DISASTER for Trump -- Donald Trump is down nine points in Michigan, 15 points in New Hampshire and 11 points in Pennsylvania, according to three new polls out this morning. Hillary Clinton is beating Trump 41 percent to 32 percent in a Detroit News poll of Michigan, a state the GOP nominee’s team says is crucial to winning the White House. Sixty percent of voters in Michigan say Trump is not qualified to be president. In New Hampshire, WBUR found Clinton is up 47 percent to 32 percent. Trump and Clinton were running neck and neck there two months ago. And in a Franklin and Marshall poll in Pennsylvania, Clinton is up 49 percent to 38 percent among likely voters. New Hampshire poll: http://wbur.fm/2azO0lD … Michigan poll: http://detne.ws/2avnsk3 … Pennsylvania poll: http://bit.ly/2aEGKml--“Walker, Ryan and Johnson all skipping Trump campaign stop” – AP/Madison: “Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday joined with House Speaker Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in announcing he would be skipping the [Donald] Trump rally in Green Bay. All three have backed Trump, but their support has come with criticism over some of his most controversial policies and comments.” http://apne.ws/2b4MAxQTHE NARRATIVE -- “GOP reaches ‘new level of panic’ over Trump’s candidacy,” by WashPost’s Philip Rucker, Dan Balz and Matea Gold: “Turmoil in the Republican Party escalated Wednesday as party leaders, strategists and donors voiced increased alarm about the flailing state of Donald Trump’s candidacy and fears that the presidential nominee was damaging the party with an extraordinary week of self-inflicted mistakes, gratuitous attacks and missed opportunities. ... Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), one of Trump’s most loyal defenders, warned that his friend was in danger of throwing away the election and helping to make Clinton president.” http://wapo.st/2b4K9LLTHE MAP -- “Trump’s shrinking electoral map: There are growing signs that Colorado, a key Western swing state, is no longer in play,” by Gabe Debenedetti in Commerce City, Colorado: “‘Colorado has a significant and growing Latino population, and Trump has done everything he possibly can to draw Latino voters into the waiting arms of Democrats. The same is true in Nevada. So it’s not surprising that Hillary Clinton looks reasonably strong there — I don’t know if he can [win Colorado]. Maybe not attack a Gold Star mother while she’s grieving?’ said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, who worked for Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign.” http://politi.co/2aPHJ5WGood Thursday morning. The Olympics opening ceremony is FRIDAY night in Rio. Ninety-six days until the election.POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Will Trump drop out? Should he? (A mindmeld of party insiders and operatives, campaign sources and students of Donald Trump.)--Why he will: It’s been four consecutive days of utterly disastrous press. There’s staff turnover in key swing states and reports of dissension at the highest ranks of the campaign. Prominent Republicans are announcing they’ll vote for Hillary, the battleground map is shrinking rapidly, he’s being badly outspent over the airwaves and there’s talk of a situation so dire that an intervention from some of the GOP’s top figures is in the works.If Trump’s trajectory doesn’t change dramatically -- and quickly -- the race is cooked. And once he concludes the election is unwinnable, why would he stay in? He has no allegiance to the GOP and won’t lose any sleep over what happens down-ballot. Keep in mind: He didn’t become a billionaire by throwing good money after bad.The only question, then, is how to get out and save face. He’s already laid down a foundation for his exit -- he’s now asserting the race is already rigged for Hillary Clinton. The next step? Throwing Reince Priebus under the bus and claiming that BOTH major parties are conspiring to keep him from winning.The exit scenario isn’t that far-fetched. Lots of folks, in fact, are already thinking it. Here’s the top trending question on Google yesterday: “Is Trump dropping out of the elections?”--Why he won’t: Trump knows this better than anyone: The news cycle is so incredibly sped-up that any one of his scandals can fade to background noise with a savvy media play. For example: We all spent yesterday talking about his non-endorsement of Paul Ryan and John McCain, not his continuing war with the Khan family.Trump is closing the gap in fundraising. He’s still drawing massive crowds almost everywhere he goes. Economic growth is still anemic. And despite the stuff that’s bubbled up, he’s still within striking distance in some polls. Another WikiLeaks release could redirect the race and put Clinton on the ropes. Another terrorist attack here or abroad could help him, and hurt Clinton. But most of all, Trump -- above everything else -- is not a quitter, especially not when the stakes are so high and the fight is so public. Slinking away from Clinton would prove that he didn’t have the mettle to take her on, toe to toe.REAL TALK -- If Trump dropped out, Republicans would be in big trouble. According to multiple sources with knowledge of ballot-access laws, Republicans could be forced to wage state-by-state legal battles to get a new candidate on the ballot. Courts have tended to discard ballot deadlines in favor of having two parties represented on the ballot. But that would be a time-consuming and expensive exercise for the RNC.HAPPENING TODAY -- Hillary Clinton is in Nevada, touring the Mojave Electric training facility in Las Vegas. Donald Trump is in Portland, Maine, and Norfolk, Virginia. Mike Pence is in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Virginia Beach.THE NEW GAME -- House Democrats are launching a Twitter ad blitz against Trump in 15 districts and D.C. “We are targeting House GOPers specifically on the Khan attacks. The message behind the ad applies perfectly to the Gold Star Khan family issue that all GOPers are facing: If Trump is your standard-bearer, then what happened to your standards?,” per a DCCC aide. Republican members targeted include: California Reps. Jeff Denham and Darrell Issa, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, Illinois Rep. Bob Dold, Texas Rep. Will Hurd and Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock.DEFECTION WATCH -- “Republican releases ad promising to ‘stand up’ to Trump,” by Alex Isenstadt: “The commercial, from GOP Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado, represents the first time a House Republican has used explicitly anti-Trump messaging in paid advertising. It comes as many in the Republican Party — concerned about Trump’s impact on down-ballot races — are grappling with whether to take further measures to repudiate their presidential nominee after a string of controversies including an attack on a Gold Star family and his refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary.” http://politi.co/2aPEonH-- “Rep. Kinzinger says he will not vote for Trump,” by Tyler Pager: “[Illinois Rep. Adam] Kinzinger told CNN he went to the [RNC] and had hoped to be able to endorse Trump by the end of it. However, the former Air Force pilot said after Trump’s comments on NATO and his spat with Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen soldier who spoke at the [DNC], he doesn’t see how he could endorse him.” http://politi.co/2awMJM5DAILY DONALD -- NYT A1 above the fold, “Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground,” by Nick Confessore and Nick Corasaniti: “Donald J. Trump all but erased his enormous fund-raising disadvantage against Hillary Clinton in the span of just two months ... converting the passion of his core followers into a flood of small donations on a scale rarely seen in national politics. Mr. Trump and the [RNC] raised $64 million through a joint digital and mail effort in July ... the bulk of it from small donations. All told, Mr. Trump and his party brought in $82 million last month, only slightly behind Mrs. Clinton’s $90 million, and ended with $74 million on hand, suggesting he might now have the resources to compete with Mrs. Clinton in the closing stretch of the campaign.” http://nyti.ms/2aCa7oG--“Republican Donors Panic As Trump Melts Down,” by BuzzFeed’s Tarini Parti and Rosie Gray: “Republican donors weren’t expecting a traditional campaign from Donald Trump, but they weren’t expecting the level of this week’s implosion either. ‘I don’t know what he’s doing — trying to commit suicide?’ said Stan Hubbard, a Minnesota-based top donor to a pro-Trump super PAC.” http://bzfd.it/2anrc5s--“Trump: ‘I don’t know why we’re not leading by a lot,’” by Cristiano Lima: “‘I hear we’re leading Florida by a bit,’ he said. ‘I don’t know why we’re not leading by a lot. Maybe crowds don’t make the difference.’” http://politi.co/2aPAlrm--FLASHBACK: Mitt Romney thought he would win on Election Day 2012 when he saw a big crowd at the Pittsburgh airport. “Intellectually I’ve felt that we’re going to win this, and I’ve felt that for some time. But emotionally, just getting off the plane and seeing those people standing there — we didn’t tell them we were coming. We didn’t notify them when we’d arrive. Just seeing people there, cheering as they were, connected emotionally with me.” http://wapo.st/2aSLwRdWHAT THE RIGHT IS READING -- Mass stabbings in the U.K. -- Drudge banner: “WARZONE LONDON” http://bit.ly/2awzCNMDAMAGE CONTROL -- “Trump meets with Gold Star families amid controversy,” by Military Times’ Leo Shane III: “Reeling from days of controversy, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met Wednesday with the families of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to hear their concerns about the campaign and broader national security issues. The private conference, which attendees said lasted about 30 minutes before a rally in Florida, included top Trump defense adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and was organized by Karen Vaughn, the mother of a fallen Navy SEAL and a featured speaker at last month’s Republican convention. Ten parents, siblings and spouses of fallen service members were included.” http://bit.ly/2aWmM85VIDEO DU JOUR -- “Voices From Donald Trump’s Rallies, Uncensored,” by NYT’s Ashley Parker, Nick Corasaniti and Erica Bernstein: “‘Kill her.’ ‘Trump that bitch!’ ‘Build a wall — kill them all.’ New York Times reporters have spent over a year covering Donald J. Trump’s rallies, witnessing so many provocations and heated confrontations at them that the cumulative effect can be numbing ... [W]hat struck us was the frequency with which some Trump supporters use coarse, vitriolic, even violent language — in the epithets they shout and chant, the signs they carry, the T-shirts they wear — a pattern not seen in connection with any other recent political candidate, in any party.” 3-min. video http://nyti.ms/2aSzXcFYOU’RE INVITED! -- Playbook Breakfast this morning with Tom Donilon and Stephen Hadley, two of the nation’s top national security minds. Donilon was national security adviser to President Barack Obama and is now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and vice chairman at O’Melveny and Myers. Hadley was national security adviser to George W. Bush and is now a partner at Rice Hadley Gates LLC. We’ll talk national security, Russia and cybersecurity. Doors open at 8 a.m. at the Mayflower, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Metro to either Farragut North or West). RSVP http://bit.ly/2apGEUg … Livestream starts at 8:30 http://politi.co/2aUD0le‘DOH! -- Breitbart runs a photo of the Cleveland Cavaliers championship parade under the headline: “TRUMP’S JACKSONVILLE RALLY DRAWS 15,000” -- photo has now changed -- @BecketAdams: “LOL. Okay, guys. (h/t @ConradKaz).” http://bit.ly/2akkOR3INSIDE TRUMP TOWER -- “Donald Trump’s man on Israel: The GOP nominee gets his advice on the Middle East’s most politicized conflict from someone he trusts: His lawyer,” by Katie Glueck in New York: “Donald Trump’s chief Israel adviser doesn’t believe in briefing books, or in sharing topical news articles with his boss. He has no formal background in foreign policy. And his most extensive writing about the Middle East comes in the form of a family travel guide to Israel that he penned with his wife. What Jason Greenblatt does have is a fierce loyalty to Donald J. Trump … In an hour-long conversation with POLITICO this week, his first interview with a secular outlet, Greenblatt painted a picture of life inside the Trump Organization where efficiency is prized over nuance and depth, where loyalty outweighs experience and passion trumps traditional credentials.” http://politi.co/2aKH84b2016 PLAYERS -- Eli Stokols: “According to two sources, the [Trump] campaign has brought on Larry Weitzner, a veteran ad man who has worked for the likes of Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki, to help craft TV commercials. He joins Rick Reed, who helped oversee the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth offensive against John Kerry in 2004 on the Trump media team.” http://politi.co/2axuru3REMEMBERING STEVE LATOURETTE -- The former Ohio congressman died Wednesday at 62 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. LaTourette, a close friend of former Speaker John Boehner, represented the Cleveland area in Congress. He was a very nice man, who loved the game and the rough and tumble of the House of Representatives. Obit http://bit.ly/2aBs9Yf TWEET DU JOUR -- @DRUDGE: “Non-reported story: Rise of MSNBC. Andy Lack pulling off huge upset, easily passing CNN again last night. Primetime avg nearly 2m viewers!”SHOT -- CNN President Jeff Zucker defended Corey Lewandowski in a “Variety” story Tuesday morning: “I actually think he’s done a really nice job.”CHASER -- Appearing on CNN Tuesday night, Lewandowski said of President Barack Obama: “And the question was: Did he get in as a U.S. citizen, or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?”TALKING POINTS -- “No going back: Senate Republicans have made their bed with Trump,” by DSCCPress on Medium: “But here’s the plain reality for any Senators thinking that they can now create some distance between themselves and Trump: The damage is done. Whether — or if — they try to disavow Trump in a few hours, a few weeks, or after Election Day, GOP Senators and candidates will be remembered for not having the guts to take a stand against Donald Trump and put their country over their party.” http://bit.ly/2aC70gx--AMERICAN BRIDGE is out with new 30-second ads titled “What Will it Take?” attempting to tie six GOP senate candidates to Trump: Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Joe Heck of Nevada and Marco Rubio of Florida. Bridge declined to comment on the size of their ad buy. Their ad against Toomey: https://youtu.be/Q3SwjjZ_IfYTHE PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: BEN SMITH“Variety” ran a profile earlier this week about Jeff Zucker, the head of CNN. In that piece, Zucker said BuzzFeed and Vice aren’t serious news outlets. We think highly of BuzzFeed, and they have had some interesting pieces about Donald Trump’s business practices, his foreign policy views and the presidential campaign. Ben Smith, a longtime friend of Playbook and former POLITICO reporter, called us up yesterday to talk about his news organization.--Smith clearly disagrees with Zucker. “The way you earn respect from the people you cover and your peers, is you break news and you do stories, and reporters think, ‘Damn I wish I had that story,’ and people you cover say, ‘I wish they hadn’t done that story about me.’ I think in Silicon Valley, Washington and New York, people in the middle of the biggest stories in the world realize we’re covering them really competitively. There’s a huge universe of people who don’t consume a ton of news, and only consume it when it matters to them and who love BuzzFeed … and still sometimes are surprised to see us as a news brand, and I think we’re winning them over. That’s a longer game.”--He was “nervous” going into 2016. “For BuzzFeed News, 2012 was the year we broke out – the way Politico did in 2008 … I was pretty nervous going into 2016 because I knew the expectations were higher. We weren’t going to get back pats for basic blocking and tackling, the way in 2012, people said, 'Wow, BuzzFeed is doing stories. Cool.' I’m thrilled where we’ve come out. Andrew Kaczynski has done a number of really defining stories of the cycle … unearthing the Trump-Howard Stern stuff. That’s a huge chunk of what people know about Donald Trump, and raising very serious questions about Trump’s foreign policy instincts and debunking the notion he’s a dove. McKay Coppins reporting, Ruby Cramer on Clinton … I’m obsessed with scoops and I think we’re breaking news every day.”--Trump is the breakout media star of the cycle. “It’s Donald Trump’s cycle. Donald Trump is the breakout media organization of 2016 … This is very much my theory of the world, and I got it from Peter Kaplan, and it’s part of why I took the job at BuzzFeed. The idea that because politics is the media business, new media organizations and products can define and be defined by presidential campaigns … Trump … exists almost entirely through television and uses Twitter to program television and talk back to television …The non-media elements – a field organization, voter contact – he’s not really doing. He’s only doing the media piece. He’s competing for attention with media outlets. During the primary, there was a tacit partnership with the cable outlets, where he was providing content for ratings, perhaps the implicit deal that no one was interfering with that stream, pretty much … He essentially provided the Donald Trump show to television.”FUTURE OF MEDIA – NYT Business Day front, “How Snapchat Helped Ad Buyers Get Over Their Fear of a Ghost,” by Katie Benner and Michael J. de la Merced: “In the last 15 months, Snapchat has ... introduced new ad formats. It dangled its attractive user base — the service now claims 150 million daily users, including nearly half the country’s population from ages 18 to 34 — to lure advertisers. Most important, Snapchat has persuaded brands like Tiffany & Company, Kraft Foods and Burger King that its ads let them interact playfully with this young audience.” http://nyti.ms/2aEdHzkMEDIAWATCH -- NYT B1, “Fox News Sexual Harassment Inquiry Is Said to Look at What Others Knew,” by Jim Rutenberg and Ben Protess: “Investigators looking into sexual harassment accusations against the former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes are also examining whether other executives knew of alleged improper behavior by Mr. Ailes and failed to act on it ... The investigation, focused on accusations against Mr. Ailes, has not broadened into a comprehensive look at the workplace culture at Fox News.” http://nyti.ms/2aPAACB-- “Clinton, Kaine to release book 2 months before election,” by AP’s Hillel Italie: “Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, are releasing a book two months before the election. Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the 256-page book being released Sept. 6 will be called ‘Stronger Together.’ It will present a wide range of the policy proposals from the Democratic presidential nominee.” http://apne.ws/2aEE486 A Bob Barnett production.WEST COAST WATCH -- “Is Sean Parker changing politics — or is politics changing him?” by LA Times’ Evan Halper: “Parker is the man who terrorized the music industry with his file-sharing technology at Napster, inspired a sinister Justin Timberlake acting performance with his scheming at Facebook, and threw environmentalists into a fit with his multimillion-dollar fairy tale-themed wedding in a California redwood grove … The 36-year-old Silicon Valley oligarch once vowed to rattle the established order of Washington. But several years into a multiplatform, multimillion-dollar effort that seeks to transform politics through technology, campaign cash and a few big ideas, the renowned rule-breaker is finding that the rules of politics are not easily broken.” http://lat.ms/2aWDS5DWASHINGTON INC. -- “Drug lobby plans counterattack on prices,” by Sarah Karlin-Smith: “Washington’s powerful drug lobby is gearing up to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a post-election ad war pushing back against politicians from both parties who have savaged its members over drug prices. The massive campaign by the [PhRMA] — expected to start positive by highlighting drugs that save or prolong lives — will dwarf the $20 million that health insurers spent on the iconic ‘Harry and Louise’ campaign credited with sinking Hillary Clinton's health reform plan in the early 1990s.” http://politi.co/2anuINdBILL KOCH RAISING MONEY FOR TRUMP -- Page Six’s Richard Johnson: “Normally generous Republican donors Charles and David Koch aren’t supporting Donald Trump, but their fun-loving, wine-collecting brother Bill Koch is. Trump will be the guest of honor Saturday at the Cape Cod, Mass., home of Bill and his wife, Bridget. Tickets range from $2,700 to $50,000.” http://pge.sx/2aPJFvlTRANSITIONS -- Elizabeth Wilner, who has helped the political press corps cover the ins and outs of election advertising from Kantar Media, and before, that, served as NBC political Director, is joining Airbnb as managing editor for policy … Mark Bergman is leaving his job as Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s office as deputy chief of staff at the end of the summer to begin work as senior associate for communications at the public affairs shop Grossman Heinz. Andy Grossman recently served as the Staff Director of the Democratic Platform Committee at the DNCC ...Former RNC communications director Lisa Camooso Miller has joined Reset Public Affairs as a partner.SPOTTED: Sen. Chuck Schumer last night at the Lumineers concert in Brooklyn, where he gave a short stump speech before introducing them.LATINOS44 LAUNCHES -- A small group of current and former Obama political appointees have established LATINOS44, a 501c6, alumni group for Latinos who served in the Obama administration. The organization is holding an inaugural retreat this weekend to bring together more than 150 current and former appointees to help provide connections and professional development beyond the Obama administration. Speakers and coaches at this weekend’s retreat include: Lisa Quiroz, Time Warner Inc. Chief Diversity Officer; Michael Strautmanis of the Barack Obama Foundation; Ramona Romero of Princeton University; Janis Bowdler of JPMorgan Chase; Francisco Sanchez of CNS Global Advisors; and representatives from Korn Ferry, Funny or Die, Univision, Google, Comcast, Verizon, GMMB, Estee Lauder, LATimes, Spotify, LinkedIn, The Raben Group, Podesta Group, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others.SPOTTED celebrating Sen. Patty Murray’s primary win last night at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle: Murray chief of staff Mike Spahn, Steve Hartell, Cantwell alums Kurt Beckett and Michael Meehan, Democratic Senate Energy Committee Chief Angela Becker-Dippman and Amazon’s Andy Elting.WELCOME TO THE WORLD – Kara Kearns, director of operations for Politico, and Geoff Pelletier, assistant department manager of construction services at HNTB, email friends and colleagues: “Geoff and I are proud to announce the arrival of Poppy Alice Pelletier, born Friday afternoon at Sibley Memorial Hospital, greeting the world at an impressive 8 lbs, 8 ounces and a lanky 21 and 3/4 inches. Not to be rushed, Poppy fought her scheduled induction for 36 hours, and was eventually so bothered about her impending eviction, she required some surgical coercion.”Pic http://bit.ly/2asoWeZBIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla is 45 ... Ed Carberry ... Alex Mackler, deputy counsel for VP Biden ... (was Tues.): FCC’s Gigi B. SohnBIRTHDAYS: President Obama is 55 … Sheldon Adelson is 83 … Bret Baier is 46 … Politico’s Seung-Min Kim, Randi Braun and Ashley Ryan … former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is 61 ... Andrei Cherny (h/t wife Stephanie) ... Caren Auchman, SVP at FleishmanHillard and a Waxman, GSA, and Dodd alum (h/ts Brad Bosserman and Allison Preiss) ... Alex Mallin, ABC White House producer (h/t Arlette Saenz) ... Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is 53 ... Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is 46 ... Rep. Tom Rice (R-NC) is 59 ... Andrea Hechavarria ... Daniel Moss, Bloomberg News’ executive editor on global economics … Washingtonian editor Michael Schaffer is 43 (h/t Cathy Merrill Williams) ... Susan Benton, president and CEO of the Urban Libraries Council ... former Rep. Andrew Hinshaw (R-Calif.) is 93 ... Jonathan Green of Senate Armed Services ... Sam Carmody of DeLauro ... former Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) is 59 ... former Rep. Jim Slattery (D-Kans.) is 68 ... Kaci Sturgeon of Cotton ... Derek Dash of Bennet ... David Myles FitzSimmons, COS for Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) is 38 (h/ts Legistorm) … Allison Rhodes Morgan, former press secretary for Sen. Rick Santorum, now a stay at home mom (h/t Kristina Baum) ... AP’s Sinan Salaheddin is 41 ... Nick Wing, senior viral editor at HuffPost, is 29 ... Kate Michelman ... John Edgell, comms director for Rep. Marcy Kaptur (h/ts Jon Haber) ... former U.S. treasurer Rosario Marin ...... Brett Loper, SVP of gov’t affairs at American Express, and a Boehnerworld alum ... WashPost deputy Outlook editor Mike Madden, a City Paper alum, is 4-0 ... Wendy Ruderman ... Wendy Cohen, party planner extraordinaire ... CNN Politics’ Greg Krieg, alum of Mic and ABC ... former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is 75 ... Daniel Son, a banking officer at M&T Bank and alum of HPS and Capitol Hill ... The U.S. Coast Guard is 226 (h/t Stew) ... Joel Bailey … Hayley Prim, principal at Hilltop Public Solutions … Martha Love … Steve Kean … Lina Brunton … Paige Shipman … Anna Bennett (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Valerie McCabe ... Susan Whitson, a Laura Bush alum and now travel advisor at King & Whitson Travel ... Fritz Fitzpatrick ... WJLA’s Steve Rudin ... Emil Hill, SVP/management supervisor at PowellTate ... actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 72 ... Football Hall-of-Famer John Riggins is 67 ... actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton is 61 ... Hall of Fame track star Mary Decker Slaney is 58 ... retired MLB All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens is 54 ... race car driver Jeff Gordon is 45 ... country singer Crystal Bowersox (“American Idol”) is 31 ... Tom Parker (The Wanted) is 28 ... Jessica Sanchez (“American Idol”) is 21 (h/ts AP)
В сельском хозяйстве и пищевой промышленности занято более одного миллиарда человек в мире или треть всей рабочей силы. И хоть данный сектор играет ключевую роль в жизни человечества, как это ни парадоксально, его контролируют крайне небольшое число транснациональных компаний. Согласно докладу компании Oxfam International, 10 компаний, специализирующихся на производстве продуктов питания и напитков, могут формировать продуктовую корзину большей части населения планеты, влиять на их условия труда, а также окружающую среду. Associated British Foods Выручка: $21,1 млрд Расходы на рекламу: неизвестно Прибыль: $837 млн Сотрудники: 112,6 тыс. Штаб-квартира: Лондон, Великобритания Associated British Foods – это британская компания-производитель продуктов питания, которой удалось выстроить глобальную сеть с помощью приобретений. В результате постоянного прироста за счет покупки новых компаний, Associated British Foods производит практически все виды продовольствия, начиная от сахара, заканчивая кукурузным маслом и чаем. ABF один из основных поставщиков важных пищевых ингредиентов, в том числе эмульгаторов, ферментов и лактозы. Coca-Cola Сo. Выручка: $46,9 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $3,0 млрд Прибыль: $8,6 млрд Сотрудники: 130,6 тыс. Штаб-квартира: тланта, Джорджия, США Coca-Cola является одним из самых дорогих брендов в мире. Совокупный объем продаж в 2013 финансовом году в стоимостном выражении превысил отметку $47 млрд. Coca-Cola Сo. крупнейший мировой производитель и поставщик концентратов, сиропов и безалкогольных напитков. Крупнейшим акционером этой компании является фонд Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (8,61%), контролируемый легендарным инвестором Уорреном Баффетом. Groupe Danone Выручка: $29,3 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $1,2 млрд Прибыль: $2,0 млрд Сотрудники: 104,6 тыс. Штаб-квартира: Париж, Франция Французская компания Groupe Danone имеет обладает колоссальным присутствием в во всем мире. Его крупнейшим рынком, по объемам продаж, является Россия, далее следуют Франция, США, Китай и Индонезия. Компания является крупнейшим в мире продавцом свежих молочных продуктов, больше половины от всего объема продаж данной продукции в мире в 2013 году пришлось на Groupe Danone. General Mills Выручка: $17,9 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $1,1 млрд Прибыль: $1,8 млрд Сотрудники: 43 тыс./LI] Штаб-квартира: Голден-Вэлли, Миннесота, США Компания General Mills владеет рядом одних из наиболее известных американских брендов, таких как Pillsbury, Colombo Yogurt, Betty Crocker, «Зеленный великан». Производственные мощности компании размещены в 15 странах, однако, продукция реализуется более чем в 100. Полоска продукции компании невероятно широкая : хлопья для завтрака, йогурт, замороженное тесто, консервированные супы, пицца, мороженое, соевые продукты, овощи, мука и др. Kellogg Выручка: $14,8 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $1,1 млрд Прибыль: $1,8 млрд Сотрудники: 30,2 тысячи Штаб-квартира: Батл-Крик, Мичиган, США Американская компания Kellogg зарабатывает меньше всех среди пищевых гигантов, по итогам 2013 года объем выручки составил лишь $15 млрд. Kellogg является одним из крупнейших в мире хлебообработчиков и производителей печенья. Компания специализируется на производстве сухих завтраков и продуктов питания быстрого приготовления. Mars Выручка: $33,0 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $2,2 млрд Прибыль: нет данных Сотрудники: 75 тыс. Штаб-квартира: Маклин, Виргиния, США Из всех компаний, представленных в данном списке, Mars –единственная, которая находится в частной собственности. Mars владеет такими "шоколадными" брендами, как M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers и Twix. Компания владеет продовольственными брендами, такими как Uncle Ben's, а также производителем жевательных резинок и конфет Wrigley. Mondelez Выручка: $35,3 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $1,9 млрд Прибыль: $3,9 млрд Сотрудники: 107 тысяч Штаб-квартира: Дирфилд, Иллинойс, США Компания Mondelez появилась в результате разделения пищевого гиганта Kraft Foods. Во время разделения мировые бренды (Oreo, TUC, Cadbury, Milka, Alpen Gold, Jacobs) достались Mondelez, вто время как американские - Kraft Foods Group. По итогам прошлого года, выручка компании составила $35 млрд выручки при капитализации более чем $72 млрд. Nestle Выручка: $103,5 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $3,0 млрд Прибыль: $11,2 млрд Сотрудники: 333 тыс. Штаб-квартира: Веве, Швейцария Nestle по всем показателям является крупнейшей пищевой компанией в мире. Выручка компании за прошлый год составила 92 млрд швейцарских франков. Компания производит растворимый кофе, минеральную воду, шоколад, мороженое, бульоны, молочные продукты, детское питание, корм для домашних животных, фармацевтическую продукцию и косметику. Более 2000 товарных знаков на 461 фабрике в 83 странах мира. PepsiCo Выручка: $66,4 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $2,5 млрд Прибыль: $6,7 млрд Сотрудники: 274 тыс. Штаб-квартира: Пёрчейз, Нью-Йорк, США Помимо известных "содовых" брендов, PepsiCo владеет рядом продуктовых торговых марок, таких как Tostitos, Doritos, Quaker. Более того, компания является крупнейшим рекламодателем в мире, расходы компании в этой области в 2012 году превысили $2,5 млрд. История вопроса Выручка: $68,5 млрд Расходы на рекламу: $7,4 млрд Прибыль: $6,7 млрд Сотрудники: 174,3 тысячи Штаб-квартира: Лондон, Великобритания и Роттердам, Голландия Unilever трудно назвать пищевой компанией, так как большую часть ее прдуктовой линейки представляют средства личной гигиены и бытовая химия. Однако, на еду и напитки проходится более трети выручки. По итогом прошлого года выручка компании составила 50 млрд евро. Компания владеет такими брендами, как Lipton, Brooke Bond, Calve, Rama, Creme Bonjour и другие.