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August 06, 2012 08:35 ET

Analyst Research on Kraft Foods Inc. and Unilever PLC - Major Diversified Food Companies Battling Margins

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - offers free research on Kraft Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: KFT) and Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) from the Food - Major Diversified industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Increased input costs for companies in the Food - Major Diversified industry have created challenges as of late. The ongoing drought is a particular concern, as higher corn prices have been shrinking margins for a number of key products. In an attempt to offset input costs, several companies have been raising prices. However, as recession-hardened shoppers hunt for deals, companies run the risk of losing sales. is an online platform where investors doing their due diligence on the Food - Major Diversified industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Kraft Foods Inc. and Unilever PLC. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

Companies with a strong international presence have been able to weather the storm better than local companies, as in some cases overseas where revenue gains have outpaced those in North America. Unilever PLC has done a solid job so far this year, reporting that underlying sales grew by 7% over the first six months of 2012. Register now to have free access to our report on Unilever PLC, and to do so please click the link below.

Several companies have also been looking to improve their outlook by adjusting their operations through partnerships and divestures. Kraft Foods Inc. is one such company, recently stating that it has grown its partnership with SodaStream International Ltd. Unilever has been moving in the opposite direction, stating that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. frozen meals business for $265 million. Investors and shareholders of Kraft Foods Inc. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.

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