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Starbucks seeks to pause union elections at U.S. cafes, claims misconduct

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NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) on Monday accused the federal labor board overseeing union elections at its U.S. cafes of misconduct and asked for elections to be suspended nationwide pending the outcome of an investigation. The coffee chain said in a letter to National Labor Relations......

Zelenskiy says Ukraine ready to ship grain, awaits signal to start

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U.N.-brokered deal aims at easing global food shortages Ukraine says it is ready to start grain shipments Kyiv awaits signal for first shipment – Zelenskiy ODESA, Ukraine, July 29 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president visited a Black Sea port on Friday to show his country is ready to start exporting grain......

First Ukraine Black Sea grain shipments could move in days – U.N., Ukraine

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KYIV/UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (Reuters) – The first shipments of Ukrainian grain could leave Black Sea ports within days under a U.N.-brokered deal to tackle a global food crisis that has worsened since Russia invaded its neighbor, the United Nations and Ukraine said on Monday. “All parties have reconfirmed their......

Factory shutdown to hit Barry Callebaut after 9-month sales rise

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Empoyees of chocolate and cocoa product maker Barry Callebaut prepare chocolates after the company’s annual news conference in Zurich, Switzerland November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register 9-month sales volume up 7.9% Sales revenue up 13.5% to 6.1 bln Swiss francs Confirms mid-term......

China’s exports bounce back, but global risks darken trade outlook

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China June export grows at fastest pace in 5 months June import growth slows, misses f’cast Trade surplus at record, but export outlook still faces uncertainty Darkening global economic backdrop, Ukraine war add to strain Fresh COVID flareups also a worry BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – China’s exports rose at......

Soaring prices, plastic bottles to dampen Japan’s thirst for Beaujolais Nouveau

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TOKYO, July 8 (Reuters) – Japanese fans of Beaujolais Nouveau wine will likely be reining in their enthusiasm this year as importers hike prices, dramatically shrink their product offerings and even resort to plastic bottles in a bid to cope with surging costs. In the latest example of inflationary pressures......

Argentina trucker strike ends, boosting grains exports

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An agricultural worker operates a tractor with a seeder to sow wheat on farmland in Comodoro Py, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, June 30 (Reuters) – An Argentine truckers strike ended on......

U.S. July Fourth cookouts feel the heat of soaring food prices

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CHICAGO, June 30 (Reuters) – Summer cookouts are getting more expensive ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday, forcing Americans to make tough decisions about how they celebrate. Prices for barbecue items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and lemonade climbed 17% compared with a year ago,......

Primark to trial Click & Collect but online delivery still off the agenda

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The Primark logo can be seen on windows at Primark’s new Spanish flagship store in Madrid, Spain, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea Comas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register To trial Click & Collect on children’s products Primark sales up 81% in third quarter Parent AB Foods’ sales......

France’s Cristal Union lures farmers to secure sugar beet supplies

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Granulated white sugar and sugar cubes are seen in this picture illustration taken December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) – French sugar and ethanol maker Cristal Union promised farmers high prices for their 2023 sugar beet harvest in......

India restricts sugar exports at 10 million tonnes

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A labourer carries a sack filled with sugar to load it onto a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, May 24 (Reuters) – India has imposed restrictions on sugar exports for......

Food crisis fuels fears of protectionism compounding shortages

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DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – A growing world food crisis is precipitating protectionist moves by countries which are likely to compound the problem and could lead to a wider trade war, business leaders and policymakers at the World Economic Forum said. In a sign of the escalating squeeze on......

Indonesia policy uncertainty hampers resumption of palm oil exports

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Trucks with palm oil fresh fruit bunches are parked in a queue at a palm oil factory in Siak regency, Riau province, Indonesia, April 26, 2022. Picture taken with a drone April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, May 23 (Reuters) –......

Egypt’s PM wants to boost private sector investments

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Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly tours Luxor, Egypt August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CAIRO, May 15 (Reuters) – Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said on Sunday he wanted the private sector to account for 65% of all investments......

India prohibits wheat exports with immediate effect

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A combine deposits harvested wheat in a tractor trolley at a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, May 14 (Reuters) – India has prohibited wheat exports with immediate effect, the government said in a......

Britain delays ban on promotion of high-sugar foods

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Shoppers look at bread in a Sainsbury’s supermarket, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Rules banning multi-buy deals delayed by a year Ban on advertising before 9 p.m. also delayed Rules limiting store......

EBRD to help Ukraine find an exit for its exports

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The Arkas Line’s Conti Basel container ship is docked in the Black sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MARRAKECH, Morocco, May 12 (Reuters) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering financial support for......

Bunge lifts 2022 earnings outlook as Ukraine war crimps crop supplies

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The sun sets behind grain elevators at the Bunge Grain facility along the Ohio River in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S., September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 27 (Reuters) – Global farm commodities merchant Bunge Ltd (BG.N) on Wednesday reported a higher......

Column: U.S. corn planting slowest since 2013, yield risks still premature -Braun

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A combine harvester is seen as it harvests soybeans in Deerfield, Ohio, U.S., October 7, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. Picture taken October 7, 2021. REUTERS/Dane Rhys – RC225Q9SXZBI Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 25 (Reuters) – U.S. corn planting is moving......

Sri Lanka doubles interest rates to tame inflation; stabilise economy

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CBank hikes rates by 700 bps Sri Lanka beset by crippling economic crisis Finance minister seeks debt moratorium, financial aid COLOMBO, April 8 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s central bank doubled its key interest rates on Friday, raising each by an unprecedented 700 basis points to tame inflation that has soared......

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