Global flavour and ingredients firms Symrise and IFF have both reported strong growth in Q3 results, especially in emerging markets, despite increasing financial pressures from increasing raw material costs.
German retail group Metro has posted full-year sales growth of 5.3
per cent for 2004, in line with analysts' expectations. But with
the figures boosted by positive exchange rates, the underlying
sales performance reflects ongoing...
French retailer Casino saw a slight downturn in growth in the
second quarter of the year, impacted by fewer shopping days and the
cost of revamping its convenience business. But a solid performance
from the discount business in France...