Financial Review on Dole Food Co. and Unilever PLC - Food

Financial Review on Dole Food Co. and Unilever PLC - Food Companies
Looking to Revive Brands and Expand Into Emerging Markets 
NEW DELHI, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --  Companies with
operations in food products, such as Dole Food Co. and Unilever PLC,
are generally relatively well insulated from economic turbulence as
their products are primarily considered as necessary staples.
However, the prolonged recession in Europe and ongoing sluggish state
of the U.S. economy has been challenging for branded products as
penny-conscious consumers opt for cheaper alternatives. In their
search for growth, many companies are evaluating their current
offerings with an eye to pare back non-performing brands and invest
in innovation. Street-Wire posted its analysis on Dole Food Company
Inc. (NYSE: DOLE) and Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) at has brought together some of the best financial
and technical minds from around the biggest economies globally so
that you can have an array of free stock research and reporting. As
the global economy continues to experience colossal strain, our
researchers give you insight of how big players in different key
sectors of the American exchanges are faring. Sign up now at  
The challenges in developed markets have also been driving many large
food companies to increase their focus and presence in fast growing
emerging markets. In Asian and South American markets a fast
expanding middle-class is boosting demand for convenient and branded
packaged food, creating huge potential for growth. Our financial
analysis on Unilever PLC can be accessed at  
Although emerging markets bode well, rising input costs, including
commodity and labor expenses, have been a headwind for the industry.
As margins come under increasing pressure, industry players have been
forced to implement price increases and boost efficiency with
cost-cutting programs.  
On the earnings front, Dole Food will release its 3rd quarter
financials on November 9, 2012. Dole Food financial analysis is
available at  
About Street-Wire:
 Street-Wire aims to satisfy our new members with
timely knowledge and to provide veteran traders with innovative and
cognitive content when it comes to investing. We believe learning is
a two-way channel, and we learn from our members as much as we
provide them with what they need to make sense of the markets. We
strive to introduce investors to new analytical viewpoint before the
market becomes aware of them.  
Read our Disclaimer  
Contact Person:
Anthony K. Merchant
Communications Executive 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.