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Wall Street Equity Research

September 01, 2010 08:52 ET

Professional Research on Dean Foods and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company - Food Processing Industry Starving in the U.S.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the food processing industry, and offers free research on industry players Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

High unemployment and economic turbulence in the western world is continuing to take its toll on companies in the food processing industry. While companies with worldwide distribution opportunities are able to gain revenue from emerging markets, those limited to the US and Europe are still being effected by frugal consumer habits. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on food processing industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Dean Foods Co., Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

High levels of discounting and promotion are continuing to plague the market which is struggling to move higher priced brands consistently. Although there has been some increase in demand for higher priced luxury items as the upper-income consumers gain confidence, uncertainty about employment benefits during June and July has decreased lower-income spending. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting food processing stocks.

Companies offering child and infant nutrition are suffering in the U.S. due to low birth rates as well as recession driven changes in consumption. However, emerging markets are proving profitable especially in China. With recent scandals regarding the safety of Chinese products buyers are now increasingly reaching for the safety of international brands. 

In the recent earnings season, Dean Foods Co., the U.S. largest dairy producer, saw its profits declined to $44.8 million from $62.3 million a year back on revenue of $2.95 billion. On the other hand, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company earnings also experience a dive to $121.4 million. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at or to download the full reports on Dean Foods Co. and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company.

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