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December 07, 2010 08:14 ET

Research on Kraft Foods Inc. and Unilever PLC - Foods - Major Diversified Sector Hurt by High Commodity Prices

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the food - major diversified industry and has completed analytical research on Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) and Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Rising commodity prices have hurt the margins of many companies within the Foods - Major Diversified sector, causing them to raise prices. Corn prices have risen to their current high levels due to the increased demand for ethanol. This comes at a time when Brazilian sugar production has been hurt by poor weather, further pressuring ethanol supply. The good news on the sugar front is that a strong growing season in India may partially offset the Brazilian decline. Further hurting the sector, a drought in Russia has hurt the global wheat supply. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the food - major diversified industry. 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; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

All of these factors hurting production have caused commodity prices to soar and margins for many companies within the sector to fall. To protect their revenues, companies such as Kraft Foods Inc. have been passing the increase onto consumers. However, price cuts during the recession and current high levels of unemployment have consumers looking to trim their spending. Major brands could cede some of their market-share to less expensive in-house brands, especially now that consumers are beginning to see the quality discrepancy between them is not what they previously thought. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Kraft Foods Inc. at

With food markets in the developed world hurting, many companies such as Unilever PLC are combating some of this revenue loss by expanding their presence in emerging markets as denoted by earnings posted in Q3 2010. In emerging markets like China and India, the middle classes increasing access to money has changed their eating habits, creating opportunities for the Foods- Major Diversified sector to grow its business. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Unilever PLC at

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