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Darden Restaurants Completes Acquisition Of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Company Press Release

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen (Cheddar’s) for $780 million in an all-cash transaction from its stockholders including private equity firms L Catterton and Oak Investment Partners. Read More

The Coca-Cola Company Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Net revenues declined 11% to $9.1 billion, impacted by a headwind from acquisitions, divestitures, and structural items of 10% related to the ongoing refranchising of bottling territories and a foreign currency exchange headwind of 1%. Read More

Shaping The Industry – Part II

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As Canada commemorates its sesquicentennial this year, there is much to celebrate. Of course, there are also areas of ongoing concern—and this is true for the fresh produce industry as well. Read More