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CEO boasts Woolworths has taken Masters and Big W losses in stride but market skeptics remain

Woolworths annual financial results released Retail giant Woolworths has reported net profits of $2.45 billion for the year to June 30 2014, up from $2.26 billion a year earlier. The profit gains of 8.5 per cent came despite losses of $169 million from Masters hardware chain and weak earnings at Big W down nearly 19 per cent. Strong growth in food and liquor With profits primarily reflecting improved... Read more »

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‘Healthy sodas’ appeal to consumers, Mintel

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Fonterra partners with Chinese infant food manufacturer to meet growing demand in China

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China set to be second most valuable bakery and cereals market by 2018

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