A Review of Foreign Food Retailers

Some of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S. are Kroger(KR), Safeway (SWY), Whole Food Market(WFMI), Supervalu (SVU) and The Great Atlantic and Pacific (GAP). These companies operate in multiple states and take advantage of their size by selling products sometimes at very low prices. Even the world’s largest retail chain Wal-Mart(WMT) is …

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Nine Foreign Food Sector Stocks

As a consumer staples sector, stocks of food producing companies can provide some margin of safety and stability to a portfolio especially in adverse market conditions. Only a handful of foreign food companies trade in the organized U.S. exchanges. Two of the large global food companies are Europe-based Unilever and Cadbury. British confectioner Cadbury is …

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Agri-Food Stocks Offer Potential Investment Opportunities

Food prices skyrocketed worldwide in 2007 and early 2008 leading to a crisis in many developing and under-developed countries. In 2008 and last year prices stumbled and the crisis faded away from headline news. Last November BusinessWeek had an interesting report titled Land Rush in Africa. The article discussed in detail how Agri-business and global …

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Ten Global Food and Beverage Titans

The Dow Jones Food & Beverage Titans 30 Index represents the leading global companies in the Food & Beverage sector. The components of this index are selected based on rankings by float-adjusted market capitalization, revenue and net profit. Since this is a defensive sector, the index was down only about 26% last year – which …

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