Summit Notebook

Sleek new look for Wal-Mart’s Great Value

March 16, 2009

Wal-Mart’s Great Value private brand is getting a makeover just in time for its sweet sixteen. 

Recession? Not at Reckitt, really

March 16, 2009

The recession has hit U.S. consumers, yet Reckitt Benckiser has not felt as much of a pinch.  The maker of Lysol disinfectants and Air Wick air fresheners said shoppers did not shy away from its products even as the overall household products industry felt the impact of pantry destocking, or consumers using up what they had at home rather than buying more products.
   
Rob De Groot, head of the group’s North America and Australia region, told the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago that he did not see a massive consumer destocking.  Click here to hear his comments

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Campbell Soup’s CEO steps up

March 16, 2009

conantCampbell Soup CEO Doug Conant, who spends his day selling soup, V8 vegetable juice and crackers, wrapped up his appearance at the Reuters Food Summit in Chicago with an exercise tip.