Will regulation weigh down Big Food’s bottom line?
Obesity is a big global problem and, with various governments taking regulatory steps to address it, major food companies could face challenges ahead.
Some investors fear that changing lifestyles as well as regulatory interventions to tackle obesity may threaten longer term shareholder returns from consumer food and soft drink groups. Experience and history suggests that those fears can be somewhat misplaced.
Obesity has become a very visible and now a political problem in much of the developed world.
It contributes to the soaring cost of national health services’ costs, which have become so high that governments have been...
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