What is Pat’s commentary for the week of May 4, 2021

International Flavors & Fragrances recently completed its merger with the nutrition and biosciences business of DuPont. This follows another major purchase—the company’s 2018 acquisition of Frutarom, an Israel-based maker of flavourings.

As we often remind investors, using acquisitions to expand adds risk. However, these two purchases… Read More

WW repositions itself for a digital market

Weight Watchers rebranded itself as WW in the fall of 2018, when it expanded its weight-loss services to include “Wellness that works” programs. The move reflects the company’s goal of promoting healthy living, in general, rather than just weight loss.
More important, it also focused on… Read More