As American food tastes drift from processed to fresh foods - evidenced by grocery stores...

As American food tastes drift from processed to fresh foods - evidenced by grocery stores shifting focus from the center aisles to the perimeter - sales at consumer giants like Heinz (HNZ), Kraft (KFT), Kellogg (K), and General Mills (GIS) are under pressure. Managements are going to have to earn their keep and get adaptive.

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  • The Geoffster
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    Never sell short America's love for cheeseburgers and fried chicken.
    11 Aug 2012, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • 7iron10
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    PLEASE get pressured - I would love to get in on HNZ at a discount.....
    11 Aug 2012, 07:16 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    To believe that ketchup is "under fire" is a little too much for me to take. The analysts can analyze all they want, but to make this leap is just ridiculous.


    How do you "get adaptive" with ketchup? Move it from the center of the store and people still need it.


    Someone must be short HNZ and looking for a quick price dip.
    11 Aug 2012, 08:07 PM Reply Like
  • Shelby Cardozo
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    Because when the economy is on the shitter, nothing says recovery like expensive fresh local foods. No one buys those cheap, easy, instant meals.
    11 Aug 2012, 09:12 PM Reply Like
  • bunny22
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    a good percentage of HNZ sales are from foreign sources. HNZ is doing a good job in this respect.
    11 Aug 2012, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • catsa
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    it is a long stretch to put kelloggs products in the "bad for your health " category. sounds like these analysts are down ramping k,hzn and the like. there would hardly be a pantry around the western world without some of the products from these companies in it
    11 Aug 2012, 11:17 PM Reply Like
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