ADM’s Nutrition division a bright spot in a challenging year

Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) nutrition division is shining at a time when the food-processing giant’s biggest sources of revenue, agriculture services and carbohydrate solutions, are being battered by the U.S.-China trade war. The Nutrition division’s operating...

Tyson Looks Beyond A Fire In Their Facility At The Opportunity Abroad

The fire might be out at the Tyson plant in Holcomb, Kansas but the damage to the company’s bottom line is still smouldering in the fourth quarter. An August fire at one of the company’s processing plants limited production and reduced its beef inventory, inevitably...
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Dow Sees Big Payoffs as It Moves Away From Crude Oil

For Dow, Inc., moving away from crude oil is paying off.  Dow announced that it cut its production of naphtha, a crude oil product that is costly to process, to zero. That’s because the company has shifted its reliance on the material by cracking butane, which leads...

Salesforce.com’s Altruism Succumbs to the Bottom Line

Marc Benioff, co-CEO of Salesforce.com, boasts that his company excels at doing well by doing good. He also preaches about it, calling for other companies to do the same. But the pressures of the market are relentless, and Salesforce.com may be getting ready to...

Tesla Returns to Profitability in its Bid to Become a Global Player

Tesla’s surprisingly profitable third quarter beat Wall Street’s earnings expectations and made investors more confident that the company could grow into a global electric vehicle maker.   The company delivered a record 97,000 vehicles in the third quarter partly due...
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Dow, Inc. Should Call Its Saudi Joint-Venture a Bust and Move On

The world has changed a lot since 2011, and Dow, Inc. knows it.  Eight years ago, Dow, Inc. joined up with Saudi Aramco to form a new, Saudi-based chemical company, Sadara. It still holds a 35% share of the company. At the time, it was expected to be fully running by...

Kroger must fix its delivery and e-commerce strategies if it wants to keep pace with Amazon and Walmart

The 138-year-old grocery giant Kroger, has been slow to move to the online and delivery market, banking that brand loyalty and sales from its thousands of supermarket locations would be enough to carry the business forward.   Although only 3% of grocery sales...

Harley Davidson Reports the Smallest Decline in Sales in Three Years

Is there Light at the End of the Tunnel for HOG? Harley Davidson, Inc. (HOG) reported continued declines in domestic sales and net income in third quarter earnings that were not as bad as expected leading investors to hope that the worst declines are over and Harley...

Tesla’s New Leasing Option could Help it Make Electric Cars Mainstream in the U.S.

Tesla’s leasing strategy can help the company win in America’s challenging electric vehicle market. Tesla, the ten year old electric car maker has been trying to make electric cars as ubiquitous as gas guzzlers in the U.S., but it has been difficult. According to a...

Harley Davidson Fails to Appeal to Younger Generations

The story at the largest motorcycle manufacturer in North America, Harley Davidson, is getting old. Sales have been declining every quarter for the last three years. The “live free” baby boomers who took refuge in the Harley brand are aging out of motorcycles. Unlike...
Salesforce.com’s Altruism Succumbs to the Bottom Line

Salesforce.com’s Altruism Succumbs to the Bottom Line

Marc Benioff, co-CEO of Salesforce.com, boasts that his company excels at doing well by doing good. He also preaches about it, calling for other companies to do the same. But the pressures of the market are relentless, and Salesforce.com may be getting ready to...

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Beyond Burgers At McDonald’s Are Not Vegan

Beyond Burgers At McDonald’s Are Not Vegan

Beyond Meat has other problems besides a decreasing stock. Their product is being cooked in the same place a beef burger gets prepared.  Last month, McDonald’s announced they were adding plant-based meat to their menu. The new Plant. Lettuce. Tomato. Burger is based...

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