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Kraft Heinz profits miss on weak demand in Canada, U.S.

Reuters — Kraft Heinz, North America’s third-largest food and beverage company, reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, hurt by weak demand in the U.S. and Canada. Shares of the company, which owns brands such as Velveeta cheese and Heinz ketchup, were down nearly three per cent at $86.75 in after-hours trading on Wednesday (all figures

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PotashCorp notches higher profit as sales climb

Reuters — Saskatchewan-based PotashCorp reported a bigger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit on Thursday and raised its full-year outlook, citing lower costs and increased sales volumes. Shares of the Saskatoon-based fertilizer producer rose 1.6 per cent in early New York trading, touching a three-week high. Revenue was lower in the first quarter due to weaker prices

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Maple Leaf posts higher-than-expected profit

Reuters — Meat-packing company Maple Leaf Foods reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by increased retail sales in Canada and higher exports. The company, whose brands include Schneiders and namesake Maple Leaf, said adjusted operating earnings rose 10 per cent to $59 million in the first quarter ended March 31. Maple Leaf, which is Canada’s


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Maple Leaf profit jumps by over 70 per cent

Reuters — Meat processor Maple Leaf Foods on Wednesday reported a 70.4 per cent jump in quarterly profit as lower costs and higher prices boosted earnings at its prepared meats business. Maple Leaf said adjusted operating earnings in its meat products unit, the company’s primary source of income, more than doubled to $65.93 million in