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Mixed Outlook for U.S. Nonalcoholic Beverage And Packaged Food Companies Nov 06 Product Image

Mixed Outlook for U.S. Nonalcoholic Beverage And Packaged Food Companies Nov 06

  • Published: November 2006
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' credit outlook for investment grade rated U.S. nonalcoholic beverage and packaged food companies is relatively stable, as almost 80% of the 14 rated companies in this sector maintain a stable outlook, while more than half of the 19 speculative grade rated nonalcoholic beverage and packaged food companies have either a negative outlook or are on CreditWatch with negative implications (see table below). Changing consumer preferences, specifically a company's ability to react to such changes, ability to manage volatile commodity prices, as well as financial policies will remain key areas of focus for the sector in the near-to-intermediate term. Nonalcoholic beverage and packaged food companies operate within highly competitive markets. In addition, their business environment is...

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- Campbell Soup Co.
- Dole Food Co. Inc.
- The Coca-Cola Co.
- ConAgra Foods Inc.
- General Mills Inc.
- H.J.Heinz Co.
- The Hershey Co.
- Hormel Foods Corp.
- Kellogg Co.
- McCormick & Co. Inc.
- PepsiCo Inc.
- Chiquita Brands International Inc.
- The Hillshire Brands Co.
- Big Heart Pet Brands
- Dean Foods Co.
- B&G Foods Inc.
- Eagle Family Foods Inc.
- Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
- Bellisio Foods Inc.
- Mondelez International Inc.
- Michael Foods Inc.
- Flowers Foods Inc.
- Otis Spunkmeyer Inc.
- Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
- Merisant Worldwide Inc.
- Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
- Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
- AdvancePierre Foods Inc.
- Windsor Quality Food Co. Ltd.
- CTI Foods Holding Co. LLC
- Wm. Bolthouse Farms Inc.
- Nutro Products Inc.

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