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Fitch says consumer trends, taxes, M&A impact U.S. Consumer Sectors

Thursday, 25 May 2017 02:08pm EDT

May 25 (Reuters) - Fitch : :Fitch says consumer trends, taxes, M&A impact U.S. Consumer Sectors.Fitch says views firms with meaningful natural/organic or snack food offerings as best positioned to benefit from these changes.Fitch says "Believes moderating litigation risk has increased appeal of U.S. tobacco market to global players".Fitch says cos across consumer sector are adjusting their product mix, menus, strategies to address consumer trends toward health, wellness, convenience and value.Fitch says also views firms with portfolios focused on fresh offerings or on-trend around perimeter of store, as best positioned to benefit from changes.Fitch says M&A will persist with Kraft Heinz, Tyson, Newell Brands and Constellation remaining active participants.Fitch says views positively Mcdonald's recently announced initiatives.Fitch says "Alterations to trade policy might affect agribusiness and protein firms given role of exports in these areas".Fitch says tax reform could provide a disproportionate benefit to multinational U.S. non-alcoholic beverage companies, such as Coca-Cola and Pepsico.Fitch says "Restaurants will likely be most impacted by changes to labor regulations as labor can be a third of costs".

Dr Pepper Snapple Group says commenced cash tender offers for its 7.45% senior notes due 2038, 6.82% senior notes due 2018

Friday, 19 May 2017 08:55am EDT

May 19 (Reuters) - Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc : :Dr Pepper Snapple Group announces commencement of cash tender offers for its 7.45% senior notes due 2038 and 6.82% senior notes due 2018.Commenced cash tender offers for up to $180 million aggregate purchase price of its outstanding 7.45% notes due 2038 & 6.82% notes due 2018 .

Refresh Group acquires business of AMPI Plastics Pty Ltd (AMPI)

Sunday, 14 May 2017 07:15pm EDT

May 15 (Reuters) - Refresh Group Ltd ::Refresh has acquired business of AMPI Plastics Pty Ltd (AMPI).

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