F&B Companies Strike the Right Balance with Promotional Strategies, Plant Investments, and Cost Saving Efforts - Research Report

  F&B Companies Strike the Right Balance with Promotional Strategies, Plant
    Investments, and Cost Saving Efforts - Research Report on Pepsi, Green
             Mountain Coffee, Diageo, Annie's, and Diamond Foods

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NEW YORK, June 13, 2013

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR),
Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE: DEO), Annie's Inc. (NYSE: BNNY), and Diamond Foods,
Inc. (NASDAQ: DMND). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

PepsiCo, Inc. Research Report

On June 10, 2013, PepsiCo, Inc. (Pepsi) announced that gaming fans in the US
will soon be able to experience the next level of play thanks to the biggest
promotion in the Mountain Dew and Doritos brand history. In the coming fall,
to celebrate a new generation of gaming, Mountain Dew and Doritos brands will
give fans the opportunity to get their hands on thousands of Xbox One
consoles, the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system. Larry Hryb, Director
of Programming for the Microsoft Gaming Network Xbox Live, said, "The Mountain
Dew and Doritos brands are going to reward gamers in the biggest way possible
this year with a variety of opportunities to get their hands on the Xbox One.
We'll be sharing more details throughout the summer, but rest assured that DEW
and Doritos are creating something that is truly befitting of our epic new
generation hardware." The Full Research Report on PepsiCo, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/dc46_PEP]

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. Research Report

On June 7, 2013, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.'s subsidiary, GMCR Canada
Holding Inc. (GMCR Canada) announced that it plans to invest (Canadian Dollar)
CAN$55 million in its existing Saint-Michel facilities to create a true
Quartier du café in Montreal. According to the Company, modernizing and
expanding its Montreal plant will allow GMCR Canada to increase and diversify
its production capacity over the coming years and remain a prime manufacturing
hub in GMCR's North American network. More specifically, this investment will
enable the Company to upgrade its roasting facilities, add new high
performance packaging lines, renovate its green coffee infrastructure, and
expand its traditional product portfolio to include new beverages for GMCR's
Keurig brewers. The Full Research Report on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/cd08_GMCR]

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Diageo plc (ADR) Research Report

On June 6, 2013, Diageo plc (ADR) (Diageo) announced several appointments to
its Executive Committee. Andy Fennell, Chief Marketing Officer, will be
appointed as the President and Chief Operating Officer, Africa and will report
to Nick Blazquez, President Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey, effective July
1, 2013. Fennell will continue as a member of Diageo Executive Committee. Syl
Saller, Global Innovation Director, will be appointed as the Chief Marketing
Officer with effect from July 1, 2013, and will join the Diageo Executive
Committee at the same time. Further, the Company announced that Gareth
Williams, HR Director since January 1999, will retire from the Company.
Williams will leave the Executive Committee on June 30, 2013, and will remain
with the Company until June 30, 2014, supporting a number of key projects.
Leanne Wood, Global Talent and Organizational Effectiveness Director, will be
appointed as the HR Director with effect from July 1, 2013, and will join the
Executive Committee on the same date. The Full Research Report on Diageo plc
(ADR) - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/9826_DEO]

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Annie's Inc. Research Report

On June 10, 2013, Annie's Inc. (Annie's) announced financial results for Q4 FY
2013 and full-year FY 2013 (period ended March 31, 2013). Excluding items
related to the frozen pizza recall, adjusted net sales increased 21.5% YoY to
$52.2 million for Q4 FY 2013. Adjusted net income was $5.1 million, or $0.29
per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $3.9 million or $0.24
per diluted share in Q4 FY 2012. Adjusted net income growth was driven by
strong improvement in operating income and a lower tax rate as compared to Q4
FY 2012. For full-year FY 2013, the Company's adjusted net sales increased
21.1% YoY to $171.1 million. The Full Research Report on Annie's Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/f2a4_BNNY]

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Diamond Foods, Inc. Research Report

On June 10, 2013, Diamond Foods, Inc. (Diamond Foods) reported financial
results for Q3 FY 2013 (period ended April 30, 2013). Net sales decreased 11%
YoY to $184.9 million. Nuts segment sales decreased 23.2% YoY to $80.7 million
driven by a 40.3% decrease in volume. According to the Company, the primary
drivers of the volume decline were planned reductions in SKUs and lower
promotional spending with the Emerald brand and lower walnut supply. Gross
margin was 23.4%, up from 16.5% in Q3 FY 2012. Commenting on the results,
Diamond Foods' Chief Executive Officer, Brian J. Driscoll, said, "The
improvement in gross margins reflects both an increase in net price
realization in our portfolio and results of our cost saving efforts that are
materializing in our operations and supply chain. While we still have
difficult and important challenges to tackle, we continue to track toward an
operating model that is designed to create sustainable growth." The Full
Research Report on Diamond Foods, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/0bda_DMND]

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