Pernod Ricard's profit hampered by Absolut

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French spirits manufacturer Pernod Ricard has seen its profit drop 15 % over the past fiscal year although turnover did spike again, after it dropped 7 % last year. A decrease in vodka sales is the main factor in that drop.

FrieslandCampina's profit nearly doubled

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Dutch dairy manufacturer FrieslandCampina has managed to almost double its profits in the first half of 2015, despite turnover being at pretty much the same level as last year.

New Exki opens in Central Station in Amsterdam

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Belgian healthy fast food chain Exki has opened its second Dutch store in the renovated Central Station of Amsterdam. The formula aims to bring healthy food, mainly based on fresh and biological, seasonal vegetables: one of its ideas is to have a seasonal vegetable become vegetable of the month.

Le Pain Quotidien trials vegetarian formula

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Belgian bread chain Le Pain Quotidien will soon open its very first vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Ghent, Belgium. To avoid any misunderstandings with its regular restaurants, it will use a new brand name, Le Botaniste.

Ahold does well in second quarter

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Dutch supermarket group Ahold has been able to present excellent second quarter results: the total turnover (at level exchange rates) was up 3.1 %, online turnover up nearly 23 % and net profit grew 33 % compared to the second quarter of 2014.

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