News in Numbers


The number of stores Kroger and Albertsons now plan to sell to C&S Wholesale Grocers in a bid to get US regulatory clearance for their controversial mega-merger.


The decline in purchasing power in Argentina has led to the steepest drop in the country’s beef consumption – 18.5% – in 30 years.


Meat major Danish Crown is to close an abattoir in Denmark after a “challenging two years”, resulting in the loss of around 1,200 jobs. It plans to create up to 300 roles at other sites.


Reckitt Benckiser will seek to “overturn” a US court decision awarding $60m in damages to the mother of a baby that died after being fed Enfamil Premature 24 infant formula.


Beyond Meat is hoping promoting the health credentials of its new Beyond IV product will help repair a decline in volumes, which fell again – by 16% – in Q1.