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Consumer Cos Up Amid Deal Activity -- Consumer Roundup

08/08/2022 | 03:07pm EDT

Retailers and other consumer companies rose slightly amid deal activity.

Appliance maker Whirlpool agreed to buy Emerson Electric's InSinkErator waste-disposal gadget making unit for about $3 billion.

Poultry processor Tyson Foods said more consumers are choosing to buy chicken and cheaper cuts of beef, a sign shoppers are becoming more cost-conscious as food prices rise.

Australian carrier Qantas Airways is asking managers and executives to help with on-the-ground tasks such as unloading luggage as it grapples with a labor shortage and employees being out sick.

Blue Apron Holdings rallied after the meal-kit maker struck a deal with Walmart to feature its meals at the giant retailer's locations.


Write to Rob Curran at rob.curran@dowjones.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

08-08-22 1707ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
BLUE APRON HOLDINGS, INC. -1.74% 3.11 Delayed Quote.-53.05%
QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED 3.82% 5.17 Delayed Quote.3.19%
TYSON FOODS, INC. 0.64% 67.085 Delayed Quote.-23.45%
WALMART INC. 1.13% 133.9 Delayed Quote.-10.36%
WHIRLPOOL 3.30% 144.8 Delayed Quote.-42.55%
WHIRLPOOL S.A. 0.18% 5.5 Delayed Quote.-32.88%
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